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The tea meeting that’s so strange and grotesque, it almost defies description
★★★½
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The tea meeting that’s so strange and grotesque, it almost defies description

Our round-up of what to see on Melbourne’s stages leads with Yumi Umiumare’s sprawling solo performance Buried Teabowl-Okuni.

  • by Andrew Fuhrmann, Cameron Woodhead, Tony Way and Jessica Nicholas

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Dance always felt out of reach but Leisa Prowd took a leap of faith

Dance always felt out of reach but Leisa Prowd took a leap of faith

She grew up dancing in her bedroom, pacing out the choreography the world didn’t seem to want her to perform. Then she seized her moment.

  • by Nick Miller
Mania, pornography and dog barking: Inside the mind of Mette Ingvartsen

Mania, pornography and dog barking: Inside the mind of Mette Ingvartsen

In one of two Rising festival shows, the daring Danish choreographer will not only dance but convulse, gurn, laugh grotesquely and bark like a dog.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury
An American in Paris is a stage musical that utterly delights
★★★★ ½
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An American in Paris is a stage musical that utterly delights

This is a timeless love story with glorious music and Robbie Fairchild as lead character Gerry who practically floats on stage.

  • by Jill Sykes
Skills on show but it was a relief when it was over
★★★★½
Performing arts

Skills on show but it was a relief when it was over

This dance work fails to deliver on it promise.

  • by Jill Sykes
‘A beautiful monster’: The experimental ballet that’s ruffling some feathers

‘A beautiful monster’: The experimental ballet that’s ruffling some feathers

Artistic director David Hallberg is returning to the stage and unleashing a piece that’s nothing like the Australian Ballet has done before.

  • by Millie Muroi
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Leap is a bold and furiously fast crowd pleaser
★★★½
Performing arts

Leap is a bold and furiously fast crowd pleaser

The original dance show is the creation of Amy Campbell, the former resident director of Hamilton, the musical.

  • by Jill Sykes
The ballet unlike any you’ve seen before – and why it’ll set a new standard

The ballet unlike any you’ve seen before – and why it’ll set a new standard

Kunstkamer was already the most talked-about event on the Australian dance calendar before David Hallberg decided to put his dance shoes back on.

  • by John Bailey
The Australian Ballet announces a brand new, ‘classic’ Swan Lake

The Australian Ballet announces a brand new, ‘classic’ Swan Lake

One of the greatest ballets of all time is entering a new era at the Australian Ballet. But director David Hallberg had to make a choice: does the swan die?

  • by Nick Miller
This extraordinary show sees uncanny acrobatic prowess meet dance
★★★★★
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This extraordinary show sees uncanny acrobatic prowess meet dance

On, a new show from Circa, is a stylish, flawlessly executed physical essay on the human need for connection.

  • by Andrew Fuhrmann, Cameron Woodhead and Jessica Nicholas
Tapping the zeitgeist: the dance that’s making an online comeback

Tapping the zeitgeist: the dance that’s making an online comeback

Tap dancing, and particularly its Irish cousin, are having a moment on social media. It warms the heart of Aussie Chris Horsey, who’s loved tap all his life.

  • by Catherine Lambert