OPERA Australia has stepped up to the entertainment challenge with “TV: Opera Australia on demand”. Six of its Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour productions —”Madama Butterfly”, “Aida”, “Carmen”, “La Bohème”, “La Traviata” and “Turandot” — are available to stream – free of charge – on any smart device, Apple TV or online here.
LIVEWIRE Goulburn-based arts organisation, Southern Tablelands Arts – STARTS – is inviting lockdown art lovers to visit its gallery here. STARTS is also hosting a regular zoom session inspired by traditional indigenous yarning circles each Tuesday at 12.30pm here.
PRESENTED in a partnership between the National Gallery of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive, Ana Kokkinos’ seminal movie “Head On” will enjoy a brief, free, online weekend season. Based on the novel by author Christos Tsiolkas, it follows 19-year-old Greek-Australian man, Ari, played by Alex Dimitriades, on a journey through Melbourne as he struggles with his sexual identity. Screenings (R18+) run through to Sunday, September 5 at 2pm. Bookings essential here.
DIRECTOR Andrew Robinson and the Four Winds Djinama Yilaga choir were chuffed to learn that their music video clip compilation “Bagan, Barra Barra, Mirriwarr” (land, sea, sky) received the Philip Hearnshaw Best Film Award and Far South Film Best Director Award at the recent online Far South Film Festival.
GEOFF Page presents, via Zoom, a night of readings by two poets including former Colorado poet laureate David Mason and Canberra poetry star, Lesley Lebkowicz. As is usual for Page’s nights, there won’t be an open mic. All details here.
BELCO Arts is keen to remind locked-down would-be hoofers about their free “Dance for Wellbeing” online classes, accessible here.
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