Spring things to do
Steve Evans' annual survey of what poets are reading,
Attention Span has been released for 2006.
Steve Evans - a rose is a rose is a rrose
Steve Evans is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine, where he teaches courses on critical theory, poetry and poetics, and the avant-garde. He coordinates the New Writing Series, is a contributing editor for The Poker and tends Third Factory website.
The Poetry Picture Show
poems on films, films on poems
with JS Harry, John Tranter,
Kate Lilley, David Prater & others
one night only :
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6th
Old Darlington School
University of Sydney
(entry by donation)
Eurobeat the ridiculously funny, musical send-up of the annual Eurovision Song Contest is currently playing at the State Theatre in Sydney. Coincidentally, it stars the gorgeous daughter of my blended family, Julia Zemiro.
Sometimes, I'm hard to please, I hardly ever go to musical theatre, generally find self-described comedy unfunny, but I laughed throughout this entirely upbeat, hoot of a show. Book through Ticketmaster.
The Lost Echo
directed by Barrie Kosky co-written with Tom Wright
12 stories of love, lust, madness and revenge
38 of Australia's finest performers
8 hours experienced in two parts.
The Lost Echo is about how the world, human beings and nature are all in a constant of flux and change.
It's about how we love. How passions change us. It's about how desire can destroy.
Based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, The Lost Echo is a kaleidoscope of music, text, dance, and image using the music of Cole Porter, John Dowland and Franz Schubert.
I have seen Part One – four hours of crazy, intense, marvelous theatre and have booked my ticket for Part Two.
At the Sydney Theatre Company
Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Part Two began with the gruelling tale of The Bacchae ('The Song of Bacchus' -isn't that Euripides, not Ovid ?) and the the demise of Pentheus, dismembered and cannibalised by the female followers of Bacchus, his head is returned to Cadmus by an incredibly demented Agave. All this godly gore and human misery performed in an over-sized urban male washroom and toilet.
'The Lost Echo' concluded with 'The Song of Orpheus' interpreted, incredibly, via Franz Schubert's song cycle 'Die Winterreise' (The Winter Journey). All ultra camp, amazingly choreographed, burlesque, kitsch, post modern, pop, funk (snatches of 'Blame It on The Boogie' accompanied by action freezes) and classical. The theatre Barrie Kosky makes, to use an old cliche, defies description. It is stunning. It is THEATRE.
'The Lost Echo' closes tonight, Saturday 30th September.
NEW READING SERIES IN ADELAIDE
THE LEE MARVIN READINGS :
at Gallery de la Catessen:
9 Anster St., off Waymouth
Adelaide, South Australia
Mondays 7.30 for 8PM
10th Reading October 2
: LEE MARVIN ON THE LAM :
11th Reading October 9
:LEE MARVIN IN AN ETUDE BLUE :
12th Reading October 16
:LEE MARVIN IN AN ETUDE BLEU :
Linda Marie Walker
13th Reading October 23
: LEE MARVIN IN A BROWN STUDY :
14th Reading October 30
: LEE MARVIN ON A BENDER :
Steve Evans (not the U.S. Steve Evans)