Performing arts & pop culture
Artist Meets Expert
What constitutes a trend? Can they be predicted and quantified? And how do trends in the broader culture influence the creation of new artworks? In this conversation, artists Jordan Prosser and David Finnigan – creators of the Melbourne Knowledge Week event, CrimeForce: LoveTeam – will discuss themes of futurism in art and beyond. With cultural strategist and insights specialist Stephanie…
Laugh Breaks: Finding the Limelight
'How did you get your big break?' It’s a question asked of every successful performer in the comedy industry. Tales abound of mates dobbing in mates for open mic comedy comps, along with household names who cut their teeth doing sketch, improv or stand-up in late-night comedy rooms.
Is it luck, timing, talent or all three? Laugh Breaks: Finding the…
Jeez Louise: Transplaining
Trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse comedians and performers are standing up and stepping out. As the world evolves its understanding of gender identity, preferred pronouns and social norms, gender-transcendent stars are reaching wider and more diverse audiences and garnering critical acclaim.
To further interrogate, understand and celebrate their careers, Jeez Louise: Transplaining brings together an incredible panel of writers and performers…
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced tonight by the Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson. For the first time, the Awards ceremony was held as a free online digital event.
Scalia/Ginsburg: An Opera by Derrick Wang and Across the Aisle: A Panel Discussion on Justice and Jurisprudence
Join us for an unforgettable evening in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens, as we honour the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a panel conversation and the Australian premiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg.
Scalia/Ginsburg is a comic opera about the close and unlikely friendship between US Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia. The…
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Lethem Slams Brooklyn’s Writers
“Brooklyn is repulsive with novelists, it’s cancerous with novelists.” So opined acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem in a profile in the LA Times this weekend. The comment has raised eyebrows - in Brooklyn and further afield - because few writers of recent vintage have been more closely associated with the city. Partly because of his disillusionment with Brooklyn, Lethem moved to southern California last year…
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