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Kaz Therese’s Sleeplessness: Art and trauma

Keith Gallasch

A courageous and emotionally exacting creation, fusing personal recollection and night-time delirium, Sleeplessness climaxes in a moment of remarkable transformation, as it confronts the tragedy of intergenerational trauma.

10 November 2022

Keith Gallasch: WE ARE HERE’s Radical Transparency: resurrecting dance

Radical Transparency is a vivid, frequently funny and affecting depiction of a young dance company returning to performance ‘post-Covid’ in an interplay between individual impulses and a need for collective cohesion.

6 September 2022

Life on the edge: Suzon Fuks’ Be Like Body—Obsolete #4

Keith Gallasch

Fuks’ 2021 live-streamed “poetic meditation on age, obsolescence and technology” is a richly inventive melding of performance, dextrous filmmaking and the voices of six women poets from around the world.

29 March 2022

re:group, COIL: Looping loss & laughter

Keith Gallasch

re:group’s live-cinema event COIL is an astonishingly multi-layered, funny-sad eulogy for the demise of video rental stores around Australia, a foundation on which grievings personal and artistic are built with an often hilarious, virtuosic interplay of live and screen action.

29 March 2022

Virginia Baxter & Keith Gallasch appointed Members (AM) of the Order of Australia

Virginia and Keith have each been awarded the Order of Australia AM. They express their gratitude to all who have partnered them in their four decades as performance-makers, writers and publishers.

26 January 2022

Andrée Greenwell’s Cinéaste: reflections & refractions

Keith Gallasch

Cinéaste Vol. 1 is a fascinating assemblage that allows composer Greenwell to lovingly reflect on the idiom of film scoring and to inventively refract her own compositions, yielding aural gems: riffs, ostinatos, hooks and soundscapes, the stuff of movies actual and imagined.

5 October 2021

Sky Blue Mythic: Angela Goh’s fantastical myth-making

Keith Gallasch

More essay than review, Keith Gallasch’s response to Angela Goh’s Sky Blue Mythic explores the relationship between experiencing a powerfully disconcerting work, reviewing it and engaging with the artist’s account of it.

26 July 2021

Narcifixion: Watching the narcissists

Keith Gallasch

Anton’s vigorously propulsive, grimly funny dance work, Narcifixion, about screen-bred narcissism provokes Keith Gallasch, watching a finely streamed performance, to appreciate the logic of its structure and respond to its account of a complex condition.

17 June 2021

Rakini Devi’s nightwork: the performer as visual artist

Keith Gallasch

The exhibition Inhabiting Erasures powerfully attests to a passion to arrest the wrongs done to women, conjures a magical otherworld of female strength and beauty and exquisitely reveals painting to be the foundation of Devi’s practice.

2 June 2021

The RealTime Archive: Contributors: Jodie McNeilly

For our archive we’re completing and updating our contributor entries. Dancer, research academic and writer Jodie McNeilly likes that writing “lets [her] turn towards the world with acute attention.” Read Jodie’s profile here.

12 March 2021

The RealTime Archive: Contributors: Erin Brannigan

For our archive we’re completing and updating our contributor entries. Writer and teacher Erin Brannigan’s passionate “motivation in writing about dance and choreography in its many forms is to help it persist into the future.”

12 March 2021

The RealTime Archive: Contributors: Cleo Mees

For our archive we’re completing and updating our contributor entries. Writer, teacher and video-maker Cleo Mees reflects on music and dance, Bodyweather and writing “that makes surprising associations and confessions…”

12 March 2021

Excellent everyday Kathak: Raghav Handa’s TWO

Keith Gallasch

With amusing conversation and exquisite partnering dancer Raghav Handa and tabla player Maharshi Raval reveal much about collaboration, Kathak dance and the testing of boundaries.

25 February 2021

Album review: Offspring Bites 3: En Masse

Keith Gallasch

From Ensemble Offspring potent works by Alex Pozniak (dramatically assaying weight in music), Holly Harrison (a witty take on instrumental and other distortions) and Thomas Meadowcroft (a gently vibrating meditation that opens out to a pulsing expansive vision).

25 February 2021

Editorial Thursday 27 August 2020

Keith Gallasch & Virginia Baxter

The highly successful 2019 exhibition In Response: Dialogues with RealTime, which celebrated the interplay between RealTime and the artists Martin del Amo, Vicki Van Hout and Branch Nebula, is now exhibited online. We also interview instigator and co-curator Dr Erin Brannigan about her motivation for mounting this innovative exhibition. In another bold archival venture, Madeleine Hodge and Sarah Rodigari have created Timely Readings, a visual mapping of live art in Australia.

27 August 2020

In Response… now exhibited online

Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter

2019’s In Response: Dialogues with RealTime is now online, featuring performances, interviews and documentation from the exhibition in a superbly produced digital record that enriches the archives of artists Martin del Amo, Branch Nebula, Vicki Van Hout and RealTime.

27 August 2020

Hodge and Rodigari map Australian live art

Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter

With a large poster, commissioned by London’s LADA, Madeleine Hodge, Sarah Rodigari and artist Ella Sutherland have created a map of Australian live art that is at once impressionistically evocative and incredibly precise, referencing 666 RealTime reviews.

27 August 2020

Erin Brannigan & the living archive

Keith Gallasch

In this interview, Erin Brannigan looks back to her young dancer and street paper reviewer self on a path to developing a passion for dance history and for doing something special for the archiving of performance with In Response: Dialogues with RealTime.

27 August 2020

A guide to the RealTime Archive

Keith Gallasch, Virginia Baxter

Keith and Virginia guide you to the archive within the RealTime website, in UNSW Library’s Digital Collections and the National Library of Australia’s TROVE, revealing a huge online record, digitised print editions and numerous special features.

27 August 2020

Thinking at the speed of light: the art of Sam James

Keith Gallasch

With video camera and a Mini Maglite torch as wand, Blue Mountains-based artist Sam James magically engages with thought, time, objects and space. In this interview James reflects on the making of his animations and we access a powerful new work, Panic Embrace.

27 August 2020