Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.