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smiley backdock arts theatre brisbane spain play gay romantic comedy

Spanish gay romantic comedy Smiley will transport audiences to Barcelona during its Australian debut in Brisbane this week. The new local adaptation keeps the Spanish setting and follows Alex (Sergio Torres, above left) and Bruno (Matt Young) who only have one thing in common – they’re both gay men. However an invisible thread of destiny …

hedwig and the angry inch hugh sheridan transgender gender

A Sydney production of cult queer classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Hugh Sheridan is on hold after backlash over the actor’s casting in the role. Sheridan was to play the lead role of Hedwig in the rock musical. The character is a queer punk musician who undergoes a botched gender reassignment operation in …

the happy prince kim carpenter australian ballet

In February 2020, the Australian Ballet premiered Graeme Murphy’s interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. Theatre legend Kim Carpenter adapted the story with Graeme Murphy and designed the costumes and sets. Following an acclaimed opening at Brisbane’s QPAC, pandemic restrictions forced the cancellation of the Melbourne and Sydney seasons. Before the cancellation, Kim Carpenter …

Australasian Dance Collective Jack Lister

Jack Lister recently joined the Australasian Dance Collective from the Queensland Ballet. A Brisbane local, Jack joined as both dancer and choreographer. Still Life, his latest work, premieres in the Australian Dance Collective’s THREE at QPAC in April. Established in 1984 as Expressions Dance Company, this leading Queensland contemporary dance company entered 2020 as the …

brisbane drag queen dahlia dyer

Dahlia Dyer is one of Brisbane’s youngest drag queens but don’t let her age fool you. This queen is one for the ages.  Playing with makeup from a young age, Dahlia knew she was destined to be a fierce performer with a stunning mug to boot. She’s a self-confessed “black widow domme” who isn’t afraid …

dance against homophobia

The studio audience for France has Incredible Talent! awarded a standing ovation to dancers Guillaume and Arthur for their dance against homophobia this week. During the last round of auditions, Arthur from Quebec and Guillaume from France, presented a routine displaying their full range of talents as acrobats and dancers. The pair, a couple for …

matrix expressions dance company

Internationally renowned Chinese dance company BeijingDance/LDTX is coming to Brisbane to perform Matrix, a cultural collaboration with Expressions Dance Company (EDC). Prior to the season at QPAC, EDC spent five weeks in Beijing creating the double bill. During that time, they developed new works from Australian multi-award-winning choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. …

“Describe myself in three words? Unapologetic, authentic, and vulnerable.” Meet Jason Chasland, the award-winning, multi-disciplinary bringing his alter ego Leather Lungs to Brisbane for four nights of heartfelt honesty and humour in Son of a Preacher. The thought-provoking and hilarious show tackles adversity through anecdotes and high-pitched notes. And if stories aren’t your thing, don’t worry …

Orpheus & Eurydice opera queensland

Opera Queensland’s concluding production for the year, Orpheus & Eurydice, integrates circus performers into the action.  QNews spoke with one of the principal artists, Jarred Dewey. The story  Eurydice has died and her husband, Orpheus, is distraught. The god of Love, Amor appears and gives him a chance to retrieve his wife from the depths …

richard cilli expressions dance company qpac

In an exhilarating double bill, Expressions Dance Company collaborates with one of China’s leading contemporary dance companies – Beijing Dance/LDTX – to present Matrix at QPAC this November. Renowned Australian dancer Richard Cilli joined Expressions Dance Company for the Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project. Matrix came about as a result of the collaboration. Richard Cilli Richard Cilli …

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