Editorial 5 December 2018

Welcome to a bumper holiday edition of RealTime featuring extensive reviews of two critically important festivals, OzAsia (image above Yui Kawaguchi) and Climate Century; treasurable reflections on writing for RealTime by Richard Murphet and Gail Priest; and a look at how Australia’s Indigenous dance scene is set to change as new companies emerge.

After a year of consolidating our massive archive, RealTime will formally close in April 2019 when the National Library of Australia and UNSW Library launch our entire print output online on the NLA’s Trove. We’ve also been working hard at the preservation of our much admired website. See our new feature, Special Editions, which includes digitised copies of RealTime team coverage onsite of the 1996 (Kosky) and 1998 and 2000 (Archer) Adelaide Festivals and the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) 1997, plus Tributes to RealTime, messages collected in December 2017 when we announced the end of 24 years of non-stop publishing.

To all of our readers, writers, funders and the members of our wonderful Board (Tony MacGregor, John Davis, Julie Robb, Urszula Dawkins, Phillipa McGuinness), we wish you a happy and safe holiday season and a creative 2019, Virginia, Keith, Assistant Editor Katerina Sakkas and Online Producer Lucy Parakhina.

Top image credit: Yui Kawaguchi, Andropolaroid, OzAsia 2018, photo Elitza Nanova

5 December 2018