Performing arts & pop culture
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…
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
For decades, we’ve heard seers of all stripes declaring that ‘everything is political’. In 2020, though, you might be forgiven for reading that with a note of exhaustion. The hopeful overtures of the open internet have well and truly descended into countless – endless – jibes and arguments. Cancelled columnists (and cartoonists) heave their laptops open to lament their newfound…
No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle
Thumbed on a phone. Smuggled out. Thousands of text messages. The near impossibility of its existence. On Nauru and Manus Island, they live in a zoo of cruelty.
No Friend But the Mountains, Behrouz Boochani’s multi award-winning book which chronicles his perilous journey as an asylum seeker and his forced detention on Manus Island, was the inspiration behind this…
The Leap Year
24 Clem Baade on the road less travelled
Clem Baade is a public servant and performer. He has worked for the Department of Human Services for thirty years, and this year, like many others, he moved his work and his art online. For the very last episode of The Leap Year, Clem talks to Sally about working with the DHHS and Rawcus Theatre, and how poetry has helped him through the pandemic.
With narration from Scott Limbrick and Robert Frost.
The Leap Year
23 Ed Caesar on adventure
Ed Caesar is a contributing writer to The New Yorker whose work has taken him on a number of adventures, while covering stories about the mysterious owners of London’s largest private residence, Russian money-laundering scams, and Mount Everest in his latest book, The Moth and Mountain. Speaking to Sally from lockdown in his home in Manchester, the UK, Ed talks about craving fun, feelings of restlessness and his approach to research.
The Leap Year
22 Ramachandra Guha on India
Ramachandra Guha is an Indian writer and social commentator, whose work traverses environmental, social, economic, historical and political issues. Speaking to Sally from India, he discusses India’s coronavirus response, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s approach to crises and the relationship between cricket and nationalism.
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