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Music, Arts & Screen

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

  1. 5 September 2016 – Cinema, Egyptology, Film

    Ben Hur, done that ... time to hang up the sandals

    Timur Bekmambetov’s $100-million Ben-Hur is a pointless attempt to revise a classic that should be left to the annals of cinematic history.

  2. 5 September 2016 – Film, Theatre

    All the stage is a world if you work in theatre

    Matthew Delbridge, Head of Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts, talks motion-capture technology and the skills needed by Australia's emerging actors.

  3. 31 August 2016 – Indigenous, Indigenous Performers, Opera

    Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

    Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman and one of Australia's leading sopranos, reflects on the journey her opera Pecan Summer took to the Sydney Opera House

  4. 29 August 2016 – Music, Performance, Victorian College of the Arts

    All we are saying is give beats a chance

    World-renowned drummer David Jones discusses meditation and music in the run-up to his Peace Lounge series of concerts at the Victorian College of the Arts.

  5. 25 August 2016 – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Music, Music History, Opera

    Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

    Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education.

  6. 5 August 2016 – Batman v Superman, Film, Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad is far from painless

    With Suicide Squad, DC had the chance to throw down the gauntlet to its superhero-film rivals Marvel. And the studio is moving in the right direction, kind of.

  7. 28 July 2016 – Music Therapy

    Let’s rework our approach with ‘angry young people’

    18-year-old David Ali Sonboly shot and killed strangers in his local shopping centre in Munich. What lessons can we learn about working with young people?

  8. 22 July 2016 – Film, Film and Television , Melbourne

    Cris Jones on The Death and Life of Otto Bloom

    Director Cris Jones discusses his debut feature, The Death and Life of Otto Bloom, this year's Melbourne International Film Festival opening film.

  9. 22 July 2016 – Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts

    Theatre with a Pulse and OpticNerve

    Theatre director and founder of OpticNerve Performance Group Tanya Gerstle discusses her latest project: an adaptation of George Eliot's The Mill on the Floss.

  10. 10 July 2016 – Films , Literature, Popular Culture , Shakespeare

    Seven Shakespeare movies you cannot miss

    Seven film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays that stand out because they are both entertaining and deepen our understanding of the Bard's works.