Tag: Roslyn Helper
This year’s Tiny Stadiums festival is curated by new creative collective Groundwork – aka Amelia Wallin, Maria White and Christopher Hodge; the theme they’ve chosen is ‘centre/margins’. “We wanted to start with the geographies and historical aspects of Erskineville,” Wallin explains, “a suburb very much in the centre of Sydney’s inner city, yet with this kind of small town mentality.”
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Brag 464 (May 28), Tiny Stadiums 2012.
Tags: Amelia Wallin, Christopher Hodge, Cultural triangle, Erskineville, Groundwork, Live Art, Maria White, Ngoc Nguyen, PACT, Roslyn Helper, Tiny Stadiums
on White, the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking Texan with a rough voice and a rougher sense of humour, has worked his way to the top of the comedy food chain, a long way away from where he started 26 years ago. “At one point I was doing a lot of work for one chain of comedy clubs, and they realised I didn’t have anywhere else to work, so they decided to cut my pay by a third and take away my airfare,” he recalls. “So basically I told them to go eat a steaming bowl of fuck.”
White promptly moved to Mexico with his then-girlfriend, and opened a pottery mosaic factory. “But then this thing called the Blue Collar Comedy Tour happened, which is what made me really popular, and they couldn’t tolerate me living in Mexico. So they said, ‘You have to move back to the US if you want to do this.’”
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Arts Feature, Brag 465 (June 4), Live Comedy Reviews.
Tags: Arts, Arts Feature, Brag, Comedy, interview, Live Review, Metro Theatre, Moral Compass Tour, Ron White, Roslyn Helper
Based on the 1982 Hollywood rom-com starring Richard Gere, An Officer And A Gentleman – The Musical serves up a ‘timeless’ tale in which Zack Mayo (Ben Mingay), a hunky alpha male with a sketchy background, fulfils the patriotic American dream of becoming an aviator. He also meets a working-class girl (Paula Pokrifki, played by Amanda Harrison), treats her like a dick, then thank-the-heavens redeems himself (without actually apologising), by sweeping her off her feet, saving her from the drudgery of factory life.
Posted: May 29th, 2012 under Arts, Brag 464 (May 28), Theatre Reviews.
Tags: Alex Rathgeber, Amanda Harrison, An Officer And A Gentleman, Ben Mingay, Bert Labonte, Douglas Day Stewart, Kate Kendall, Musical, Roslyn Helper, Sharleen Cooper Cohen, The Musical
“I think the definition of the choreographer has really changed, particularly in the last couple of decades,” says Garry Stewart. “We’re all looking at other media, other art forms and other people in order to shift the language of dance, and also to change our relationship with the stage and with the audience. So in some ways, anything goes. Anything is possible. And for me, that’s the most exciting thing.”
Posted: May 29th, 2012 under Arts, Arts - Interview, Arts Feature, Brag 464 (May 28), Performance/Dance, Theatre Reviews.
Tags: Be Your Self, Charles Renfro, Dance, Garry Stewart, Kimball Wong, Roslyn Helper, Sydney Theatre, Teathre, Walsh Bay
When Kip Williams was asked to take the reigns from Andrew Upton and direct the Sydney Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of Under Milk Wood, it felt like something out of a fairytale. “As someone who’s grown up in Sydney and been going to STC shows since I was a young boy, it’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do,” he says.