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Jane Albert

Audrey contributor, Writer

Jane Albert is a Sydney-based arts and features writer who covers theatre, dance, film, music and visual arts.

She first became an audience member aged five and started drama and music not long after but quickly realised writing was her best chance at staying close to creative types as her own artistic genes were underwhelming. She worked for eight years on the arts desk at the Australian newspaper before leaving to pursue life as a freelance journalist and write a book, House of Hits (Hardie Grant, 2010).

Twelve years and many children later she has adjusted to life outside a busy newsroom with only a cat and dog and the occasional stray child for company. She enjoys the mental gymnastics of writing for print and digital, and is the arts writer for Vogue Australia and Broadsheet (Sydney); and is a regular contributor to the Australian Financial Review, the Australian newspaper, the Good Weekend and Dance Gazette (UK).

Jane’s mantra is that life is too short for bad coffee and bad books and that a night in the theatre is almost always* better than a night on the couch.

Memorable experiences in the dark are too numerous to mention but stand-outs include Thyestes (Sydney Festival/Belvoir); the Australian Ballet’s Nijinsky; Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife (Belvoir); Simon Stone’s film The Daughter and Pipilotti Rist’s MCA exhibition Sip My Ocean.

* she recently acquired Netflix

Evie May: Recharging the Tivoli circuit
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ArchivedHayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney 12 Oct - 10 Nov 2018

Evie May: Recharging the Tivoli circuit

A new musical at the Hayes Theatre begins at the point where an era of Australian showbiz history ends.

“it gave me a sense of pride”
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ArchivedSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 14 Jun - 14 Jul 2018

“it gave me a sense of pride”

Bangarra's Yolande Brown is inspired by a book exploding assumptions about the ways indigenous people related to and managed the land.

Can contemporary dance help kids navigate their complex world?
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ArchivedRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 26 - 27 Jun 2018

Can contemporary dance help kids navigate their complex world?

A new dance work springs from a fascination with the cognitive impact of the increasing time young people spend on screens.

Youth and Experience to Refresh Sydney Dance Company
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ArchivedRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 14 - 26 May 2018

Youth and Experience to Refresh Sydney Dance Company

Four new faces take to the stage for the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela's ab [intra].

Rafael Bonachela: In the Beginning, the Word
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ArchivedRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 14 - 26 May 2018

Rafael Bonachela: In the Beginning, the Word

Rafael Bonachela distils the learning of the past few years into his first full-length work since 2 One Another.

Meaning, Message and Movement
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ArchivedCarriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney 15 - 17 Mar 2018

Meaning, Message and Movement

Now in its third iteration, the Keir Award is the most important generator of new works in choreography in Australia.

Emerging choreographers go head to head
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ArchivedCarriageworks, Eveleigh 30 Nov - 9 Dec 2017

Emerging choreographers go head to head

Choreographers butt heads in this year's showcase of emerging choreography.

Bangarra dancers share special bond
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ArchivedCarriageworks, Eveleigh 24 Nov - 2 Dec 2017

Bangarra dancers share special bond

Bangarra choreographers combine their knowledge of a sacred animal to create an abstract work of dance.

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