Collaborations between Indigenous musicians and composers with Western classical orchestras, ensembles and musicians are beginning to grow. Steve Dow talks to some of the artists participating in the cultural exchange about the challenges involved, the protocols that need to be respected, and the exciting new Australian sounds that are emerging.
Steve Dow is a Melbourne-born, Sydney-based arts writer who covers stage screen, music and visual arts. His work appears regularly in The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia, Audrey Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Art Guide Australia as well as in Limelight.
Articles by Steve Dow
A new exhibition from the NGV brings together the work of two of the art world’s greatest disrupters, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This tribute concert to Dr G Yunupingu was a mesmerising, emotionally affecting sensation.
Steve Dow looks at the challenges facing small to medium arts companies when it comes to venues and funding.
Performance spaces are being redeveloped and built all over the country. Steve Dow charts the changes happening to mainstage venues, and explains what this flurry of architecture will mean for classical music and the performing arts.
How Lee Hall has adapted Tom Stoppard’s love letter to the theatre for the stage.
Zindzi Okenyo, who plays Beatrice, and director James Evans talk about gender dynamics and Elizabethan slang ahead of Bell Shakespeare's new production of the comedy.
A new musical looks into the life of game show host Adriana Xenides.
Garry Stewart has his sights set on creating a pre-eminent arts event with the Adelaide Dance Festival.
Simon Russell Beale is widely regarded as the finest stage actor of his generation. Ahead of The Death of Stalin, Steve Dow sat down with Beale to discuss his role as sinister NKVD chief Lavrentiy Beria.
Steve Dow takes a look at initiatives to create work inclusive of artists with a disability. But are fear, a lack of understanding and insufficient funding holding us back?
Currently playing Richard III in Melbourne, the Australian actor's new play about the Russian mystic is showing in Sydney.
The complexities of China and America explored with compelling energy and dramatic dexterity.