Author Gordon Forester

Breaking Orbo Novo. Photo by Julieta Cervantes, Adelaide Festival of Arts
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The Australian premiere of this dance piece is based on the work of neuroanatomist Dr Jill Bolte Taylor who, after a stroke, wrote the book My Stroke of Insight

Breaking
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A scary little number that could have been extracted straight from the tomes of Edgar Allan Poe, this is a who’s-haunting-who tale that smacks of the macabre.

Breaking Nonhlanhla Kheswa in The Suit. Photo by Johan Persson.
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The Suit is set in a 50’s South African township during apartheid where a husband & wife are irrevocably changed after an affair.

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Only a handful of artists on the gruelling international touring circuit have the ability to make the concert spaces around them seem smaller; drawing their audience in, with the most personal of invitations to spend some time in their extraordinary world. Imogen Cooper is such an artist. The intimacy she created in her only Adelaide concert for Musica Viva, made for a unique experience from a great concert pianist.

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Four members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra teamed with Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen (a few days after his 40th birthday), for the intimate concert indulgence, Piano Quintets. In doing so, they may have created history’s best looking quintet; they certainly made a play for the best sounding.

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Leigh Harrold has had a big week. First he goes and wins the Hugh D. T. Williamson Prize (first prize pianist) in the 2014 Mietta Song Competition, and then he stars in the first concert of the year for The Firm; the 102nd since inception.

Continuing to be the best value concert in town, The Firm’s stellar 2014 program unfolds over five concerts on the Elder Hall stage, sharing the common theme of “The Waltz”.

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