Feb
3
2019

BEWARE OF PITY

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Roslyn Packer Theatre, January 23 9.5/10 This was more like a dream than a play. But then director Simon McBurney has a way of doing that: of disorienting you – in this case of reminding you that what you are watching is not real, and simultaneously making it so completely immersive as to keep the […]

Feb
2
2019

BRETT AND WENDY

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Lennox Theatre, January 19 6/10 Perhaps it’s almost appropriate that the visual, dance and musical elements of a theatrical piece about a painter are stronger than the text-based performances. In this world premiere of a portrayal of Brett Whiteley and his muse, Wendy Whiteley, writer/ director/designer Kim Carpenter has depicted the painter’s artistic process with […]

Jan
31
2019

Keith Jarrett

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LA FENICE (ECM) 9/10 “Not another Keith Jarrett solo piano album,” I hear you say. In a sense there’s no such thing as a Jarrett solo piano album, anyway: they are all conversations between the improviser, the piano, the room’s acoustics and the audience’s listening intensity. For many years he has recorded all his concerts, […]

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