Music, Arts & Screen
Creative world commentary from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.
5 must-see films at MIFF this weekend
A University of Melbourne film expert lists 5 films to catch this weekend at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
“A world-class cultural capital needs a world-class arts training faculty”
Martyn Myer doesn't take no for an answer; his tenacity is behind the redevelopment of the University of Melbourne's redevelopment of the VCA Southbank campus.
Storm in a petri dish
The Storm exhibition and symposium, hosted by the University of Melbourne, highlight a profound connection between art and nature, intention and accident.
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.
Putting cross-cultural stories centre stage
University of Melbourne masters student Kim Ho has won the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play Mirror’s Edge - set near Lake Tyrrell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.