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Sandra D'urso

Sandra D'urso

Researcher, The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne

Sandra D'Urso is currently an associate researcher based at The Australian Centre, The University of Melbourne. Her research interests include political theatre, feminist performance, and contemporary performance art. Sandra is also the Book Reviews Editor for Performance Paradigm, an online journal of performance and contemporary culture.

In Trustees, Belarus Free Theatre mercilessly demolishes Australia's cultural debate

Oct 09, 2018 12:54 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Review: Trustees, Melbourne International Arts Festival. The Belarus Free Theatre, exiled from their home nation, have returned to Australia to collaborate with local theatre artists on a new political work, Trustees....

Denim and revolution: Belarus Free Theatre's Generation Jeans resonates

Aug 14, 2018 04:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Review: Generation Jeans in Melbourne. With two of their founding members in exile, it is little wonder that The Belarus Free theatre create provocative theatrical works that blend the grammar of political action with...

Melancholia artfully brings the end of the world to the stage

Jul 24, 2018 15:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Rewiew: Melancholia at the Malthouse, Melbourne. Melancholia is based on Lars von Triers 2011 film of the same title but has been adapted for the stage by writer Declan Greene and director Matthew Lutton. The languid...

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Boyer Lectures: the new eugenics is the same as the old, just in fancier clothes

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