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Remembering The Man Palace Nova By Riley Calaby   Tim Conigrave’s Holding The Man is the seminal piece of Australian gay writing –simply mentioning the title is enough to draw up deep emotion. It’s always going to be a risk to adapt source material that’s so well-known, so beloved, so passionately felt. No-one wants to fuck up one of the touchstones of Australian q

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Play Dunstan Playhouse Saturday, October 3 By Max Cooper Play is the result of collaboration between Sibi Larbi Cherkaoui and Shantala Shivalingappa, who both choreographed and performed the piece, a venture suggested by the famous choreographer Pina Bausch. The piece engages with the concept of play on many levels: from the gameplay of chess, to the performance of theatre and music, to

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GogoStar Space Theatre Saturday, October 3 By Max Cooper GogoStar are a musical powerhouse, and their set for OzAsia was an amazing ride. The K-Indie band rocked the Space Theatre, getting the whole crowd jumping. Vocalist Lee Tae Sun has an almost terrifying level of excitement, and worked the audience up with an ease that shows both skill and practice. The sincerity behind whole band's

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Water Pushes Sand Space Theatre Friday, 2 October By Max Cooper   Water Pushes Sand is fantastically emblematic of the OzAsia festival on the whole, with the blend of modern jazz and traditional Chinese music from the Sichuan province representing OzAsia's attempts at providing an opportunity and space for cultural fusion. The show managed to deliver on this blend in a fantastic

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Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker Rehearsal Room Friday, 2 October By Max Cooper  Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker's promotional write-up asks “can you handle the ride?” and it's actually a fair question to ask. Miss Rev, from director Toco Nikaido, asked a lot of audience members and the cast gave us so much in return. A friend described the experience as “li

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