Ecole Gaulier: Trials, Tribulations & Travesty

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Ecole Gaulier is an institution in so many senses of the word. I spent a Parisian spring attending the ‘characters’ module and exploring this style of schooling. I would like to share my impressions with you, with the caveat that my time at the school was brief, and my experience quite personal. I could wax lyrical about the unconventional teaching …

Secret Garden Festival 2015

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What do you get when you take a dairy farm, a bunch of performance artists and several thousand hipsters at a dress up party? The wonderful thing that is Secret Garden Festival. I was blown away by how gorgeous the property and site was, it was delight to explore little fairy lit pathways through the rain forest, silk draped grottoes …

Body Poet at the Melbourne Comedy Festival

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My dear friend Sabrina is the Body Poet. She also specialises in post-socialist, eco-feminist interpretive dance. She’s a much sought after puppeteer in the USA, and prolific in Australia too. Through puppetry, physical theatre and comedy she will surprise and confuse. She’s funny. Haha. Its not just me that thinks so! “Horrifically funny, with an emphasis on horror.” Time Out Melbourne …