Your weekly guide for all things art, performance & culture

Melbourne

Spherical Approximations

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If you fancy dress-ups and performance, geometry and shapes, or just something with a little bit of quirk, West Space has got just the thing for you. Melanie Irwin presents Spherical Approximations, an extension of an ongoing artistic practice from 2013’s Geodesic Envelopes project that examines human interaction with space. Watch the live performance unfold as giant white shapes occupied by humans shuffle around the space knocking over ladders and picking them back up.

When: On now until Aug 15
Open: Tue-Sat 12-6pm
Where: West Space Gallery, Bourke St, Melbourne
Price: Free

Sydney

On View: Live Portraits

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Sue Healey will this week wrap up her week long residency at Carriagework’s performance space with her incredible show On View: Live Performance a series of live portraiture of iconic Australian dancers. Photographing the likes of Martin del Amo, Shona Erskine, Benjamin Hancock, Raghav Handa, and Nalina Wait in both filmed and live choreography, Healey’s work is simultaneously transcriptive and transformative.

When: Sat 25 Jul
Open: Video installation 10am-12pm, Performance 2pm
Where: Carriageworks Performance Space, Wilson St, Sydney
Price: $35 tickets here

Brisbane

Unrepresentative Swill

At Queensland’s Performing Arts Centre, famous speeches from Australian history will become a choir of sound, as Adam Spencer introduces Brisbane’s Topology along with The Australian Voices to present Unrepresentative Swill, a fine mix of musicianship, art, and political activism.

When: Wed 29 Jul
Open: 8pm

Where: QPAC, Concert Hall, Brisbane
Price: $59 tickets here

Perth

Ballet Revolución

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Traditional ballet gets flipped on its head, as classical and contemporary dancers perform a dynamic fusion of genres blending everything from urban hip-hop to classical ballet in a hot Latin-American infused show.

When: Fri 24 Jul – Fri 31 Jul
Open: 7pm
Where: Regal Theatre, Hay St, Perth
Price: $70^ tickets here