A highlight of Belvoir’s 2018 season, Strindberg’s The Dance of Death
opens this month. This bleakest of dark comedies will be directed by
Judy Davis, and feature Pamela Rabe and Colin Friels as a sniping
husband and wife locked in an unhappy marriage.
Company South Australia will premiere a uniquely Australia story, born
of the oral histories of post-war migrants to regional South Australia,The Gods of Strangers, a new work written especially for STCSA by resident artist Elena Carapetis. Sydney Dance Company'sNew Breed
will showcase new work by four incredibly talented emerging
choreographers performed by the dancers of SDC. Queensland Ballet's
groundbreaking Bespoke will challenge assumptions about what
dance is, what dancers can do, and how dance is experienced both inside
and outside the theatre setting.
In Melbourne, Helpmann
award-winning director Sarah Goodes directs playwright Albert Belz’s new
play at Melbourne Theatre Company,Astroman, a love letter to the 80s and Circus Oz’s co-created original, hilarious rock’n’roll extravaganza –Rock Bang
– with Otto & Astrid from the (self-proclaimed) best band in the
world: Die Roten Punkte opens at The Coopers Malthouse. Victorian
Opera will celebrate its 20th new work with the world premiere ofLorelei,
directed by Sarah Giles and composed by Julian Langdon, Casey Bennetto
and Gillian Cosgriff. Three operatic powerhouse divas Ali McGregor,
Antoinette Halloran and Dimity Shepherd share the role of the mythical
mermaid meets present-day enchantress.
Appearing together for the
first time in the Southern Hemisphere, three stellar international
soloists in their own right, join forces to tour the country with Musica
Viva. Internationally renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti, with cellist
Leonard Elschenbroich and pianist Alexei Grynyuk will present some of
the masterworks of the piano trio repertoire.
And we can waltz into the festive season with stagings of the Christmas favourite,The Nutcracker.
West Australian Ballet and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra will each offer
audiences in their capital city a night of fantastical fairy tale
Australian Major Performing Arts Group