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HAIRWORM : DARKNESS MADE VISIBLE

Emma Wrights play HAIRWORM is playing as part of the Old 505 Theatre’s FreshWorksFemme Festival.

It is the story of a woman’s battle with her eating disorder.

Interestingly this is not a one woman show. We have the ill woman and then a chorus of nine who voice her thoughts and concerns. The play has been written in a stream of consciousness flow. The chorus works well within this frame as her jangled thoughts are passed around the different member of the chorus.  Continue reading HAIRWORM : DARKNESS MADE VISIBLE

THAT EYE, THE SKY @ NEW THEATRE NEWTOWN

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THAT EYE, THE SKY has been lovingly adapted from the Tim Winton novel and brought to the stage by Richard Roxburgh and Justin Monjo and directed by David Burrowes. It is beautifully, eloquently written and the show is extremely polished with an incredibly talented cast but the work is mostly cerebal and we feel distanced observers. The play asks the big questions about the nature of religion and the meaning of Life and Death.

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The Emma Press Anthology of Dance

Rachel Piercy and Emma Wright, writer and editor of The Emma Press
A very talented team- Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright, writer and editor of The Emma Press

“Dance is present at every stage of human life,” declares editor Emma Wright in the introduction to her wonderful anthology.  “From lessons to courtships to celebrations and moments when music just demands a response, dance is an essential part of our textured existence.”

This is a small, delightful book full of contemporary poems about dance in short, staccato bursts. There are forty two poems included from both established poets and emerging voices. What is interesting as well is that four of the contributors (Katherine Gallagher, Hilary Gilmore, Melinda Kallasmae and Lana Faith Young) have links to Australia.

A very diverse assortment of dance styles are included ranging from ballet, Flamenco, street, historical, Irish, ballroom to even in private dancing. Continue reading The Emma Press Anthology of Dance