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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 3 June 2018 – Acting, Performance, Stage Combat, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    Pulling no punches: The underrated art of stage fighting

    Stage combat is one of the hardest crafts within theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains the skill and choreography behind a convincing stage fight.

  2. 31 May 2018 – Acting, Drama, Opera, Performance, Theatre

    The Crucible reborn

    Theatre director and University of Melbourne alum Adena Jacobs explains her modern take on The Crucible and looks forward to her UK operatic directorial debut.

  3. 10 May 2018 – Australian History, Australian Indigenous History, Indigenous, Music, Music History

    Breathing new life into old songs

    Thabi - public songs indigenous to west Pilbarra - offer a unique insight into Australian history, and University of Melbourne researchers are documenting them.

  4. 10 May 2018 – Australian Film, Film and Television , Films , Hollywood, Netflix

    Cannes vs Netflix: A screen battle of blockbuster proportions

    A University of Melbourne expert looks at the clash between the Cannes Film Festival and Netflix, after films without theatrical distribution were disallowed.

  5. 27 April 2018 – Art, Ballet, Choreography, Dance, Victorian College of the Arts

    At the cutting-edge of choreography

    University of Melbourne choreographer Gideon Obarzanek began dancing as a teenager, but it's his work as a choreographer that he's most proud of.

  6. 9 April 2018 – Art, Augmented Reality, Death, Mobile Apps, Victorian College of the Arts

    Vanitas: An app to die for

    Vanitas, an immersive app developed by University of Melbourne experts, is a meditative exploration of life and death - and is now nominated for a Webby Award.

  7. 20 February 2018 – Art, Culture, Gallery, Museums, Visual Arts

    Your personal audio tour of the Louvre Abu Dhabi

    The new Louvre Abu Dhabi showcases hundreds of international works of art; a University of Melbourne art expert takes you on an audio tour of the gallery.

  8. 20 February 2018 – Africa, Black Lives Matter, Black Panther, Civil Rights, Movie Review

    Black Panther: How global civil rights found a home in a superhero movie

    A University of Melbourne expert finds the latest Marvel movie, Black Panther, nods to the Black Lives Matter movement with its own take on global Civil Rights.

  9. Podcast14 February 2018 – Acting, Art, Performance, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    For the love of the stage

    Melbourne Fringe Living Legend Rinske Ginsberg, now a University of Melbourne acting researcher and lecturer, reflects on a life of performance.