ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

THE FUMES – SUNDANCER

The Fumes are a hard-boiled addition to the increasing global army of two-piece bands – their hard-rock approach to the minimalist blues is potent and … Read more

BALLET: FIREBIRD AND OTHER LEGENDS

Puppets brought to life, forest sylphs and a mystical glowing bird from old Russian folk tales are brought to Sydney audiences through three classic Mikhail … Read more

DANCE: WE UNFOLD

Sydney’s got her dance card full. Last week both Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet opened their 2009 Sydney seasons; a new voice/dance production … Read more

THEATRE: THE MAN FROM MUKINUPIN

A fantastic set, great casting and stellar performances transport us to a dusty small town in WA during the Great War, and a distinct, bygone … Read more

DANCE: PILOBOLUS

Taking its name from a sun-loving fungus that grows in barnyards and pastures, Pilobolus is a Connecticut-based dance company that was founded in 1971.   According … Read more

SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL

Wendy Were, the artistic director of this year’s festival, speaks of 2009 as a year of great change, where Obama’s “lofty ideas” of “hope and … Read more

THEATRE: THE DISTANCE FROM HERE

American playwright Tim LaBute is, in his own words, ‘looking to pick a fight’. In this early work, LaBute presents us with an animal enclosure: … Read more

CURVY

Throwing a curve ball into fancy-pantsy, boys-only art circles the world over is the annual all-girl art book, Curvy. Unleashed like a swarm of … Read more

BLACKCHORDS – BLACKCHORDS

From the opening strains, this debut from Victorian troupe Blackchords offers up an intriguing bent. Their epic alternative folk rock sounds emanate from somewhere East … Read more

MONSTERS VS ALIENS

In the latest movie to be part of the new 3D technology phenomenon, Monsters vs. Aliens is a fun reimagination of the sci-fi and superhero … Read more