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Music, Arts & Screen

Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

  1. 7 March 2023 – Ballet, Dance, International Women's Day 2023, Victorian College of the Arts, Women

    The modern women of Australian ballet

    This International Women’s Day, a University of Melbourne expert shares the inspirational ballets and lives of pioneering Australian women choreographers

  2. 13 February 2023 – Art, Community, Culture, Identity, Music

    Building intercultural engagement through music

    A new University of Melbourne framework aims to generate opportunities for cultural exchange and the expression of new cultural identities through shared music.

  3. 8 February 2023 – COVID-19, Dementia, Music, Music Therapy, Singing

    5 ways singing helps humanity

    University of Melbourne researchers have found singing is a powerful way to achieve deep personal and social meaning, and support mental and physical wellbeing

  4. 23 August 2022 – Aged Care, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Music, Music Therapy

    The music app supporting dementia care at home

    A new app aims to train family carers of people with dementia to use music to support care and manage symptoms at home, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 30 June 2022 – Dance, Dance Science, Performing Arts, Victorian College of the Arts, Wellbeing

    The art and science of dance

    University of Melbourne's Professor Emma Redding wrote the world’s first masters degree in Dance Science – a now growing discipline in the dance profession

  6. 29 June 2022 – Art, Artists, Culture, Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts

    How the VCA’s history can help shape Melbourne’s future

    As the University of Melbourne's VCA celebrates its 50th anniversary, what lessons can Melbourne’s post-lockdown artists draw from the institution’s history?

  7. 23 June 2022 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Dance, Indigenous Culture, Indigenous Performers, Music

    Sustaining song and spirit

    An Indigenous-led project including a University of Melbourne researcher has revitalised traditional Aboriginal song-and-dance, strengthening the community.

  8. 6 April 2022 – Creativity, Drama, Performing Arts, Playwriting, Theatre

    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

    The magic that makes great plays comes from empathy, experience and all that is wondrous and strange, writes University of Melbourne's head of theatre

  9. 3 December 2021 – Art, Artists, COVID-19, Creativity, Mental Health

    The arts and Australia’s mental wellbeing

    The creative arts can our support mental health, but a University of Melbourne expert says we need ongoing and joined up research to understand its impact.