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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 2020 – Dance, International Women's Day, Movement, Therapy, Wellbeing

    The healing history of dance

    On International Women's Day, new University of Melbourne research explores how the history of dance can inform modern dance movement therapy.

  2. 5 March 2020 – Cinema, Film, Hollywood, Literature, Movie Remakes

    Has Hollywood run out of original ideas?

    With a slew of movie remakes due out of Hollywood this year, a new book by a University of Melbourne expert answers the big question: what justifies a remake?

  3. 20 December 2019 – Christmas, Family Movies, Films , Holidays, Traditions

    Where have all the good festive films gone?

    Every festive season, we're used to Christmas schmaltz at the movies, but according to University of Melbourne experts, our film traditions are changing.

  4. 17 December 2019 – Christmas, Holidays, Music, Pop Music, Popular Culture

    All I want for Christmas is … an earworm

    Christmas songs package up the joy the ‘ideal’ day into a three-minute ditty. But a University of Melbourne expert explains why those earworms are so annoying.

  5. 28 November 2019 – Acting, Art, Drama, Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    Putting diversity centre stage

    A new production puts emerging African-Australian theatrical voices centre stage, telling stories that challenge us, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 4 October 2019 – Art, Asylum Seekers, Offshore Detention, Photography, Refugees

    To bear witness in dangerous times

    Manus Island refugee processing may be coming to an end, but new portraits by a University of Melbourne expert shine a light on the lives left in limbo.

  7. 1 October 2019 – Art, Artists, Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

    What can the arts do in the face of climate change?

    The arts plays a role in climate change awareness, but it can do more, helping to define global ecological citizenship says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 30 September 2019 – Computer Gaming, Gaming, Melbourne, Technology, Video Games

    The joy of becoming a horrible goose

    A University of Melbourne experts says the new genre-defying videogame, Untitled Goose Game, combines old-school playability and contemporary technology.

  9. 23 September 2019 – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, Art, Cultural Conservation, Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, Indigenous

    Conserving Australia’s cultural record

    University of Melbourne researchers, in partnership with Indigenous artists, are working to conserve Australia's cultural record – a key element of our identity