Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
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
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?
Sustaining song and spirit
An Indigenous-led project including a University of Melbourne researcher has revitalised traditional Aboriginal song-and-dance, strengthening the community.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.