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Mary Lou Jelbart on 10 Years Downstairs – in Time Out

Time Out
By Andrew Fuhrmann

Mary Lou Jelbart on 10 Years Downstairs – see the article in its original context here.

Former ABC arts reporter and current fortyfivedownstairs artistic director Mary Lou Jelbart is overseeing the tenth birthday celebrations of the creative hub in February 2012.

“The original impetus was more toward chamber music and exhibitions,” says Mary Lou Jelbart, who together with Julian Burnside, famous collector of dictionaries, founded the venue in 2002. “But it quickly changed.”

After hosting a series of critically applauded works by Ariette Taylor and Daniel Keene, Jelbart saw the light. “I suddenly recognised how important it was to have a theatre for new work.”

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Two By Two

Not everyone got on to Noah’s Ark – plenty got left behind. Set in a Melbourne of the near future, and in the wake of mass flooding, TWO BY TWO follows a couple and a sick woman who have been…

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Leggings Are Not Pants

Raw, raucous, and beautiful, Leggings Are Not Pants shows that there are no boundaries to gender identity, but there are to lycra. A pole show with a twist on the sexy, this is for anyone who has not come out…

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Collision course to creativity

The Age
Written by Michael Dwyer
December 5, 2011

Collision course to creativity – see the original article here.

Taking an individual approach while participating on a team effort works well for Collider, writes Michael Dwyer.

MUSIC is a lot like life. You can talk about it until you’re as old as Socrates, insist on structure and meaning and higher purpose, or you can just plug in and wing it until it feels good.

Classical tends towards the former, rock the latter. Jazz lays a heavy bet each way.

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The Burlesque Hour: The Glory Box

Finucane & Smith, purveyors of the seductive, subversive, and electrifying are back...and this time they’re opening Pandora’s Box! Get ready for the unleashing of the wild ones led by a jaw-dropping Moira/Medusa in the anarchic, erotic and unforgettable THE GLORY…

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