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Film Review: DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE

Dance Academy: The Movie (Jeffrey Walker, 2017)

Picking up eighteen months after the events of the last season, the movie adaptation of ABC series Dance Academy (2010-2013) sees Tara (Xenia Goodwin) miserable as she works at the Sydney Opera House bar and participates in a writing course. Having broken her back as a result of slipping on a bead at an audition, she has temporarily given up her dream of ballet. But when she is given the chance to audition for the National Ballet Company by artistic director Madeline Moncur (Miranda Otto) she throws her all into reigniting her passion for dance. Continue reading Film Review: DANCE ACADEMY: THE MOVIE

MUSICAL REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 2014)

I really wanted to like this. Baz Luhrmann is one of my favourite film directors, with Moulin Rouge my absolute favourite movie of all time. Baz usually has such extraordinary vision and from memory (it’s been a while since I watched it) the film version of Strictly Ballroom was pretty delightful. It seemed likely that the stage musical would rival the brilliantly showy and hilarious Priscilla Queen of the Desert, but alas, it just lacked that WOW factor. Continue reading MUSICAL REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom