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Ep 59 – Grand Theft Theatre, Identity

Happy winter listeners! We hope this finds you well and rugged up. This month we discuss ⁠Pony Cam’s Grand Theft Theatre⁠ and the shows that have left an indelible mark on us. Intermission chatter plugs the HBO show ⁠Barry⁠ (better than Succession? you decide!) and the Music Viva ⁠International Chamber Music Championship⁠. Our second act is the Australian Ballet’s double bill ⁠Identity⁠. An odd pairing we couldn’t wrap our brains around. Our Coming Soon recommendations are ⁠This is Living⁠, ⁠An Uprising of Dreams⁠, the ⁠Women’s World Cup⁠ and hyper local video store documentary ⁠Rainbow Video⁠.

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Ep 58 – I Liked it But…, Happy Days

Happy days are here again, or are they? This month we head to Little Creature’s in Geelong for an education in contemporary dance (and pizza) with Joel Bray’s ⁠I Liked it But…⁠ and do a rare mission to the MTC to see Becketts absurdist tragicomic provocation ⁠Happy Days⁠. In Intermission we discuss our favourite Little Creatures moments, ⁠Loaded at Malthouse Theatre⁠ and ⁠Sydney Dance Company at Geelong Arts Centre⁠. Recommendations for Coming Soon are ⁠Clarice Beckett at Geelong Gallery⁠, ⁠Shadow Spirit at Rising⁠, La Mama’s new festival ⁠Explorations⁠ (featuring ⁠Pony Cam’s Boobs in Space⁠) and ⁠Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition⁠. Please tell a friend about our show today! <3 Carla, Philip and Ron. 

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Ep 48 – Finale – Daddy, Blood Quantum

Welcome to the LAST EPISODE of Across the Aisle. That’s right, after 4 years and 48 episodes we are ending. This episode is our Yirramboi special, covering Joel Bray’s Daddy and Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Tracey Bunda’s Blood Quantum. Join us for a greatest hits look at our back catalogue during intermission – where we both award our top 3 of the past 4 years and a wooden spoon!

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Ep 40 – Do You Know Me?, Spartacus

In this episode the gang have two very disparate experiences – Do You Know Me? a site specific work on homelessness for Melbourne Fringe Festival and Spartacus, the brand new production of a very old tale by the Australian Ballet. During intermission Carla and Phil give the latest blockbuster exhibition MOMA at NGV a D- and discuss their favourite works from the recent Fringe Festival (Sweaty Pits Pity Party and Love Song Dedications (without Richard Mercer)). In coming soon the Elyssian Ensemble and MONA FOMA are recommended as is the visual arts exhibitions Polly Borland at Ian Potter Centre and From Will to Form – the Tarrawarra Biennial. As always if you like our work please give us money! You can donate, subscribe or buy us coffee over at our website.

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Ep 37 – Verve, Carrion

Welcome to season 4! Thank you to our generous subscribers for helping fund our show. This month the gang hit the Australia Ballet for Verve! which gave Carla many 90’s art house crushed velvet Peter Greenaway feels and was very gender political for Phil. During intermission we revisit The Crown and Queer Eye – both shows Carla found incredibly problematic but has now grown to love (which Phil was enlightened on all along). We then move along to Arts House for Justin Shoulder’s Carrion – a deeply unique and amazing movement piece with incredible puppetry. Where the future human is a shapeshifting turtle – thank you to Donna for sponsoring our trip to this piece. The gang discuss snacking methods for festival season, our late MIFF picks and suggestions for stoner film experience. Tune in and share with your friends!

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Ep 26 – Nightdance, Credentials

HELLO. We are up to date with the launch of our August episode! Covering Nightdance by Melanie Lane at Arts House and David Williamson’s new work Credentials at La Mama, two very different works that we felt beautifully book ended the spectrum of work we can see in Melbourne. We don’t often cover dance on the show but it’s something we would like to keep looking into. The gang discuss their MIFF2017 highlights (surprise Phil love the gay Catholic SM nature film and Carla loved the Pioneering Women stream) and in coming soon we discuss the problematic programming of Taylor Mac* for Melbourne International Arts Festival.

* (Carla) I wholeheartedly apologise for using the wrong pronoun for Taylor Mac. Taylor Mac prefers to use the pronoun judy which I should have researched before talking about the upcoming show.

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Ep 21 – Passenger, Faster

Carla and Philip head onto a bus and explore Docklands in the compelling and site specific piece Passenger, presented by Women of the World Festival and Footscray Arts Centre. They then head over to sit in line at The Arts Centre for Tix and Six and get to see The Australian Ballets contemporary program Faster. Enjoy!

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Ep 18 – The Interpreters, Hot Brown Honey

Happy new year! In this episode of the podcast, Philip and Carla and joined by special guest Julien to discuss Nicola Gunn’s latest production “The Interpreters” at the Alliance Française. Then they see “Hot Brown Honey” at Arts Centre Melbourne. At intermission they discuss Susie Dee’s “Animal” at Theatre Works as well as their latest TV obsessions. And in coming soon they offer their top picks for Midsumma. Enjoy!

*A previous version of this episode incorrectly attributed both Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Candy Bowers as the same person. They are sisters, and only Kim is in Hot Brown Honey. This episode has been edited to reflect this correction.

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Ep 5 – Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster, Dracula

In today’s episode we will be discussing Nicola Gunn’s latest production “Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster” plus Little Ones Theatre’s silent film style retelling of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

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Ep 2 – I Am a Miracle, Picnic

In our second episode we’ll be discussing I Am a Miracle written by Declan Greene and produced by The Malthouse Theatre. We’ll also be covering Picnic written by Marieke Hardy and produced by KAGE Theatre, The Australian Ballets new production 20:21 and upcoming shows and festivals for September.

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