Generations 2019 premiered Olympia Olympia! by performance collective Big Muscles Sad Heart; and Arena by Martin del Amo and Anton on Thursday night at Pact Theatre – to an enthusiastic crowd. 

Pact Theatre launched Generations in 2018, and the show highlights work by emerging artists alongside that of an established artist, to foster a deeper dialogue between generations.  

The very versatile An-ton spends almost an hour channelling several disparate characters who are involved on a film shoot, from a fading female star to a catty queen (who could bitch for Australia) to a somnambulant cleaner. Paced well until the last ten minutes or so, when one or two scenes extend beyond fun and veer into trying too hard, Arena’s Anton provides a great tour de force in this great satire of the commercial film world. 

In Olympia Olympia the sporting spirit of Australia is explored through a wittily choreographed series of competitions with Caitlin Doyle-Markwick and Sarah Easterman doinhg most of the competing and Matte Rochford judging.  The trio are excellent, it is a dialogue-lite  piece that relies on sophisticated use of their physicality and facial expressions which they manage with aplomb. 

A clever debut piece, the show is on for a limited run at Pact Theatre Erskineville, for more information and tickets see: http://www.pact.net.au/whats-on/2019/6/11/generations

This Month in Sydney

Until 25 August 2019

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Australian National Maritime Museum

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From intimate portraits to wild landscapes. Internationally-acclaimed exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the museum on until 25 August.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, running for more than 50 years. It has a pivotal role in providing a global platform to showcase the natural world’s most powerful and challenging imagery.