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Passion, Lament, Glory … a new take on an old story

28 Mar 2017

Artistic director and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Professor Jane Davidson is gearing up for a powerful Baroque music enactment of the Passion of Christ, at Melbourne’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

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National number-one ranking in Performing Arts for the University of Melbourne

23 Mar 2017

The University of Melbourne has been ranked as number one in Australia for Performing Arts in the recently-released QS World University Rankings.

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All the stage is a world if you work in theatre

05 Sep 2016

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. Read more via Pursuit.

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Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

31 Aug 2016

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. Read more via Pursuit.

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Dingoes, matrophobia and missing PMs: VCA students present FRISK at Melbourne Fringe Festival

24 Aug 2016

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of FRISK – a festival of new performance – at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 22-25. Read the media release.

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Meet the choreography alumnus who worked with Kanye West

06 Aug 2016

Like being in "a totally different world" – alum dancer and choreographer Lee Searle worked with Kanye West for his recent music video, Wolves. Read more via ABC News.

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Theatre with a Pulse and OpticNerve

22 Jul 2016

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, via Pursuit.

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Science and art collide as performers tackle climate change

07 Jul 2016

In a double first, the world-renowned Performance Studies International (PSi) conference is headed to Australia and opening its doors to the public, with Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development Richard Frankland appearing as the keynote speaker. Read the media release.

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Alumni artists and performers front and centre at 2016 Next Wave Festival

07 May 2016

As this year's instalment of the annual arts festival kicks off, we take a look at some of the Faculty of VCA & MCM alumni involved in Australia's platform for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. 

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Stephanie Lake: how to choreograph a CRUSH

29 Apr 2016

Stephanie Lake, award-winning choreographer and dancer, discusses her latest work, CRUSH,  performed by students at the University of Melbourne. Read more via Pursuit.

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The purple reign is over: long live Prince’s legacy

22 Apr 2016

Prince was an icon of R&B, funk and jazz who went against tide as we know it, creating a new context for pop music. Associate Professor Mark Pollard pays his respects via Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM alumni big winners in 33rd Green Room Awards

22 Mar 2016

Alumni of the Faculty of VCA & MCM were among the big winners in the 33rd annual Green Room Awards on Monday night, which recognised outstanding work in Melbourne’s performing arts.

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