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TIME OUT with jessica matthews & chloe lyons
New Zealand dance company Okareka present this
autobiographical work, which explores the lives of
two Maori men. Tracing their journey from birth
through to adulthood, movement is used to portray
the significance of culture and identity. Dolphin
Theatre, November 25-27 , strutdance.org.au .
The Sleeping Beauty
Sleepy characters aren’t usually the stuff of ballet,
what with all those energetic pirouettes and pointy
toes. But fear not, the princess in this production
finds plenty of time for dancing – despite being
cursed to dream forever. Presented by the West
Australian Ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features
choreography by Marcia Haydée, one of the
greatest ballerinas of her time. Burswood Theatre,
September 10-25, ticketek.com.au.
When a little girl goes missing, her parents
are left tortured with unanswered questions.
What happened to Ruby Moon? Do their
neighbours have something to hide? This
haunting and evocative work by Matt Cameron
exposes a darker side of suburbia. Deckchair
Theatre, October 19-30, deckchairtheatre.com.au.
Puss in Boots
When Colin receives a cat for his inheritance, he is
mortified. But Puss is no ordinary feline, having the
ability to talk and an uncanny penchant for footwear.
Based on the fairytale by Charles Perrault, Puss
in Boots explores how anything is possible with
some hard work and ingenuity. Playhouse Theatre,
December 16-22, www.bocsticketing.com.au.
A man is arrested on his 30th birthday – although
he has committed no crime – and finds the
ensuing trial makes no sense and has no end.
Based on the novel by Franz Kafka, this play is
a provocative meditation on the complex and
often illogical nature of life. Subiaco Arts Centre,
October 23-30, www.bocsticketing.com.au.
Cabaret Soiree Carnivale
This dynamic carnivale draws to a close with
two must-see shows in September. Gold Digger
tells the life and times of quasi-fictional character
‘Rosie Portelou’ – Australia’s most outrageous
socialite. Then Ali Bodycoat plays Marlene
Dietrich in the mesmerising Minor Major Marlene.
DownStairs at the Maj, until September 18,
Krakouer! | They struck the AFL like a
political thunderbolt: two Indigenous brothers
whose immense skill transformed the game and
highlighted racial issues both on the field and in
society at large. But while Jim and Phil Krakouer
experienced huge success, a combination of
personal tragedy and injuries ultimately ended
their careers. Presented by Deckchair Theatre
Company, Krakouer! charts the rise and fall of
these AFL icons. Deckchair Theatre, October 5-9,
Ballet | New York City’s hottest dance outfit
bring their acclaimed show to Perth. Pitting
contemporary ballet against a soundtrack featuring
the likes of Billie Holiday, U2 and Rachmaninov, this
performance is sure to dazzle. His Majesty’s Theatre,
September 21- 25, www.bocsticketing.com.au .
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