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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 28 September 2023 – Drama, History, Performance, Playwriting, Theatre

    The rebirth of ‘The Doll’ at its theatre of origin

    History and future come together with a new staging of the iconic play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the new Union Theatre at the University of Melbourne

  2. 22 September 2023 – Composition, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music, Performing Arts, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Sharing the universal language of music

    University of Melbourne composer Melody Eötvös wrote her first composition at age eight. Now, her latest piece ‘Hun Tur’ is set to captivate audiences in Asia.

  3. 5 September 2023 – Art, Artists, Exhibitions, Protest, Visual Arts

    Art can be anywhere

    A ten-year-long global exhibition program explores the where and when of art outside the traditional exhibition circuits, says a University of Melbourne expert

  4. 4 August 2023 – Cinema, Film, Film and Television , Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Popular Culture

    These five films are a ‘must see’ at MIFF 2023

    You don't need to be overwhelmed by the schedule at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with these hot tips from a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 29 May 2023 – Acting, Film and Television , Popular Culture , Streaming Services, Television

    Succession: Ten reasons why you’ll (re)watch this modern TV masterpiece

    Now that the series is complete, a University of Melbourne expert discusses why it's so good.

  6. 7 March 2023 – Ballet, Dance, International Women's Day, 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.