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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 26 November 2021 – Art, Conflict Zones, Visual Arts, War Artists, Wars

    Making sense of war through art

    Two former official war artists and University of Melbourne academics are using art to research and explore how we respond to, and cope with, conflict.

  7. 14 September 2021 – Carers, Dementia, Home-Based Care, Literature, Music Therapy

    Using music and words to bridge dementia

    An international trial led by University of Melbourne is showing how home-based music and reading activities can help families care for dementia sufferers.

  8. 6 August 2021 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Australian Indigenous History, Documentaries, Film, Opera

    Ablaze with ideas

    An old silent film has given University of Melbourne opera singer, Tiriki Onus, a key insight into the work of his Aboriginal leader and filmmaker grandfather.

  9. Podcast9 June 2021 – Music, Music History, Opera, Performance, Racism

    Is opera dead or can it redefine itself?

    The classical operas can be interpreted in ways that don't perpetuate harmful stereotypes or cultural appropriation, says a University of Melbourne expert.