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VAR Preview: 'Behind The Scenes' presents part two of the Tapestry Project interview

07 June 2019

Behind the Scenes kicks off this week with part two of our fascinating conversation with Short Black Opera’s Deborah Cheetham, and the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s Antonia Syme, about their terrific collaboration on the Woven Song Embassy Tapestry Project. If you missed part one don’t despair, just hop onto the Vision Australia Radio website and look for the podcast of last week’s show.

Then we’ll check out the current exhibition at Linden New Art. Dark Water is described as oceanic gothic with a twist of horror. It includes works on film, paper, ceramic sculptures and even a bit of scrimshaw. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s engravings on bone or ivory, in this case etched whale teeth. Intrigued to know more? Linden’s curator, Juliette Hanson, is just the person to explain it to us.

After that we’re off to the circus…sort of. The National Institute of Circus Arts is about to present Dispersion, a new work performed by fifteen second year students looking at notions of cultural identity from initial evolution, to tribes, to our globalised world. Co-director Zebastian Hunter will be in the studio along with student performer Antonia Sassine, so we’ll get both sides of this creative story.

Meanwhile, following up on the success of its 2017 tour, Puttin’ on the Ritz is back with its all singing, all dancing extravaganza that brings us the songs of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. Direct from London’s West End, we’ll catch up with Graham MacDuff who headlines this celebration of the glory days of Hollywood.

Speaking of Hollywood, we’ll round out the show with our fortnightly movie reviews. This time it’s Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters, Rocket Man and maybe a little look at Judi Dench in Red Joan. What will the verdict be? You’ll find out on this week’s Behind the Scenes, with Chris Thompson, right here on Vision Australia Radio.