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Sexy cabaret show Club Cremorne returning to QPAC

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Aftermath opens into a haunting world of disquiet. Then, the Australasian Dance Collective and Brisbane music producer The Kite String Tangle hurtle the audience through a landscape of fragmented memories and imperfect recollection to a high-octane climax. Visceral physicality and a stirring soundscape collide in a bold new full-length work at Brisbane Powerhouse this February. …

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Cabaret fans rejoice! QPAC’s sexy and stunning stage show Club Cremorne is back by popular demand from next week. The show premiered with a sold-out season last year, as one of QPAC’s first post-lockdown shows in their QPAC Unlocked program. Now from Thursday January 28, Club Cremorne is back. The stage show transforms the intimate …

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The Australia Council for the Arts has announced millions in grants for local artists and arts organisations hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. The Council’s new Resilience Fund will provide around $5 million in funding to those in the creative arts sector during the pandemic. Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette said the arts funding body …

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A group of Australia’s best-known performers have beat the COVID-19 isolation blues with a beautiful rendition of Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World. Musician John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra rallied the artists for the performance to give us a little respite during the pandemic. “This rotten virus has affected everyone, but the impact on the …

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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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Unapologetic alt-rock performance artist Amanda Palmer will bring her critically acclaimed one-woman show, There Will Be No Intermission, to Australia next January. Palmer considers her third solo LP of the same name her most powerful and personal collection to date. The album’s songs tackle life, death, grief and how to make sense of it all. …

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Sir Robert Helpmann became an international ballet star and choreographer as well as a famed actor and director. Openly gay, he lived with partner Michael Benthall until Michael’s death in 1974. Astonishingly, for an openly gay man in the twentieth century, Helpmann was Australian of the Year in 1966, knighted in 1968 and given the …

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby announced she will bring her new stand-up show Douglas to QPAC in Brisbane next January. Douglas is named after the Tasmanian-born comic’s dog and premiered in Melbourne in March. The comedian is touring the show in the US until July. And on Tuesday, Gadsby announced two new more shows for Melbourne and …

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Stage, screen and television star Megan Hilty will return to QPAC in Brisbane next month with a brand-new show and a 40-piece orchestra. Megan first found fame on Broadway as Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. Television audiences discovered her in the musical drama Smash about a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. …

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Indigenous elder Uncle Jack Charles has been honoured with the prestigious Red Ochre Award for lifetime achievement in the arts. The 73-year-old Boon Wurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung man received the honour at the National Indigenous Arts Awards (NIAA) in Sydney on Monday night. Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, gay man and beloved …

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