SCHIZOPHRENIA OF THE COLONISED

SCHIZOPHRENIA OF THE COLONISED

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 17.08.18

Dance is a wonderfully abstract medium which can allow for a myriad of interpretations. But, aided by the persuasive writing in the program for 'Le Denier Appel' (The Last Cry) at Carriageworks only until tomorrow, I read the impassioned and...» Read More

 

The Long Forgotten Dream

The Long Forgotten Dream

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.07.18

The world premier of this play by a writer unknown to me but given the imprimature of Neil Armfield's decision to direct it for the Sydney Theatre Company raised mighty expectations. For Armfield has credentials in the Indigenous area –...» Read More

 

DARK EMU

DARK EMU

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 15.06.18

Bruce Pascoe's important 2014 book has been turned into performance by the only company that could possibly have attempted it – Bangarra Dance Theatre. In case you haven't caught up with the book (which you really should), The Conversation website...» Read More

 

WARS & MASSACRES

WARS & MASSACRES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 08.06.18

The ever-over-wrought Alan Jones was launching a book about political correctness the other day and was quoted as saying that “primary school children today know more about the 'fictitious' Welcome to Country than they do about Burke and Wills (who...» Read More

 

THE PLAY'S THE THING.....

THE PLAY'S THE THING.....

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 30.05.18

As Hamlet noted, a play can play a significant role in stimulating the conscience – even one that may or may not be possessed by a king. So the month of June in Sydney (elsewhere later) seems to have been...» Read More

 

GURRUMUL

GURRUMUL

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 19.04.18

How I long to get to Elcho Island! For this generous, ceremonially dynamic community of Yolngu tribes-people willingly sent out their blind son into the world to promote its culture. There was no way he was ever going to even...» Read More

 

THE SONGKEEPERS

THE SONGKEEPERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 04.04.18

Weird coincidences abound, don't they? On the day that I saw a preview of the delicious documentary, 'The Songkeepers' about the (mainly) women's choirs that are a key part of cultural maintenance in remote desert communities, I also caught up...» Read More

 

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