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GRACE // IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by John

Deckchair Theatre were honoured to welcome author Robert Drewe and adapter Humphrey Bower in conversation with Artistic Director Chris Bendall. See here an excerpt on what they had to say about the production of GRACE.

Deckchair Theatre is presenting GRACE, in association with the Perth International Arts Festival. Performances continue until March 6.

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Also don’t forget to check out our interview with Chris Bendall here

And our interview with the star of GRACE, Kirsty Hillhouse here

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LIFE AND FATE // Review

Friday, February 26th, 2010 by Dave

Well, what to say about the stage adaptation of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate. It goes for nearly three and a half hours and is in Russian with subtitles projected onto a little screen above the stage. On paper it sounds like a rough night at the theatre, and true it does take a sizable amount of patience and immense concentration to get through it, but I’m proud to say I did get through it, I MOSTLY understood what was going on and I enjoyed it a lot!

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HAIRCUTS BY CHILDREN // DAVID GETS A CUT & COLOUR

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 by John

Cut & Paste’s David Ferrier also drops into Ebony and Ivory, this time for a cut & colour. Although David appears a tad nervous at the beginning he was pretty happy with the final result and spent the rest of the day showing it off!

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HAIRCUTS BY CHILDREN // JOHN GETS SOME COLOUR

Thursday, February 25th, 2010 by John

John Macliver from Cut & Paste drops into Ebony and Ivory on Barrack St. for his appointment with Haircuts by Children. Big ups to Saige from Roseworth Primary School for his amazing use of colours and shape for John’s final do.

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Irvine Welsh, Cottonmouth and Katherine Dorrington//PERTH WRITERS FESTIVAL

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

Katherine Dorrington, program manager for the Perth Writers Festival takes us through a couple of highlights from this year’s “literary long weekend”.

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PIVOT // WE SING

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

It seemed that everyone who saw Pivot play at Beck’s Music Box last week came away discussing whether or not they liked the inclusion of vocals on some of the new material. In this interview Dave Miller and Richard Pike talk about how singing entered organically into the Pivot sound while they were working on their new album, which will be the band’s third, even though the album itself is still without a title.

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THE SOCIETY // THE STEREOTYPES OF COFFEE

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 by John

Cut & Paste talk to Trond Fausa Aurvag and Solfrid Glesnes about the daily rituals of coffee consumption and what happens when a teabag is found… or do they?

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HEALTH // TICKET OFFER

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 by Matt

HEALTH_BANDWe’re pretty into HEALTH just  have a look at John’s previous post here and we’re excited that they’re going to come and make some loud noises  Beck’s Music Box.

These guys are racking up some massive cool points and not just for their skinny jeans, or playing but for stuff like touring with Nine Inch Nails. According to bassist, John Famiglietti “We don’t want you to only like [our music] because you’re supposed to like it or you like it because it’s cool. I don’t want you to scratch your fucking head. It should be immediate… I think [the new album] just makes our music more effective.”  -from this Redefine Magazine interview.

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FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN // FILM REVIEW

Friday, February 19th, 2010 by Megs

Five Minutes of HeavenOpening in mid 70’s Belfast, Five Minutes of Heaven is a story with a heavy heart told in a wonderfully straight forward and quite masculine manner. When sixteen year old Alistair Little packs a gun and heads off to kill a young catholic boy he has no idea he will do so in front of the mans young brother Joe but that is exactly what occurs, the build up to this shocking event isn’t too long but filled with that sickly adrenaline filled dread that comes with a horrible decision already made in ones mind.

Flash forward thirty years and the two main characters are speeding towards each other, literally, in chauffer driven cars. TV programme has given them the chance to meet face to face and the two leads played convincingly by Liam Neeson (Little) and James Nesbitt (Joe Griffen) convey the conflicting emotions of men bound by an unspeakable act superbly.

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Amreeka // Film Review

Friday, February 19th, 2010 by Megs

Starring: Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Alia Shawkat

Directed by: Cherien Dabis
Written by: Cherien Dabis

watch the trailer here

Amreeka tells the, at time arduous, tale of Muna a single mother and her teenage son Fadi and their journey from Palestine to America, namely Illinois.

The opening scenes are dreary and dry, you can almost feel the gritty sand and trickling sweat as you watch Muna travel from her place of work via a slowly moving checkpoint. The dusty landscape, rutted roads and soldiers with guns nicely set up the leap to the U.S where it is freezing cold and full of light and colour.

But it’s Munas struggle to build a life stateside that is the real story here, her struggle to find a job worthy of her university education and years of experience and the blatant racism faced by herself and more so her son are truly heart wrenching as is the secondary story of the impact of current world events namely terroism in the first world is having on Munas sister and her family, the desire to live in the homeland, a failing business, rebelling very American teenage daughter, (played beautifully by Alia Shawkat of arrested development fame).

At times despairing Munas tough take on her situation and her drive to make a better life and blend her family is sincere and extremely moving, I found her to be very endearing, the relationships cultivated with a teenage co worker and her sons principle are highlights.

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THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART // TICKET GIVEAWAY

Thursday, February 18th, 2010 by Matt

The_Pains_of_Being_Pure_at_HeartThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart are a delightful pop band with a fuzzy edge that some people are saying gives them a bit of shoegagaze lean.  Shared Boy/Girl vocals and a lot of time spent with books just makes them so cute that I may have pinch their cheeks at the gig.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are playing at Beck’s Music Box Fri 19 Feb, 8.00PM and we have a double pass for a lucky Cut and Paster.

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LIFE AND FATE // THE STORY BEHIND

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by John

Cut & Paste talks to Dina Dodina, director of the world renowned Maly Drama Theatre, who discusses the story behind Life and Fate and the audience reactions to it’s performance in Europe. This interview contains ‘exclusive’ footage from the dress rehearsal of Life and Fate from His Majesty’s Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

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PIVOT // TICKET GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by Matt

pivot1If you’ve never heard of Warp Records you will undoubtedly have heard of some of the artists on that label. From the extraordinary Aphex Twin, Battles, to the more subdued glitchiness of Boards of Canada and the post-rock styles of Tortoise this label is synonymous  with the finest in experimental, ground breaking sounds.

So Being the first ever Australian Band to get signed by Warp is pretty big deal, and that’s just what Pivot have been able to achieve.  This Thursday the 18th of February Perth gets a special treat when Pivot play live at the Beck’s Music Box as part of the Perth Festival.

Releases include 2008’s O Soundtrack my Heart as  well as appearing on a bunch of Warp compilations.

We have two double passes to give away to their show at the Beck’s Music Box.

So how do you get yours?

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GRACE // CHRIS BENDALL

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by John

Director of the Deckchair Theatre production of Grace, Chris Bendall, discusses the characters in the production and the actors behind them.

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HAPPY AS LARRY //

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by John

We chat to Australian director-choreographer Shaun Parker about his new work Happy as Larry, a buoyant and powerful exploration of human happiness. The interview includes exclusive footage from the dress rehearsal.

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SAMPOLOGY // SERATO

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by John

IMG_0114-1Sampology talks about how his live show incorporates new audio visual hardware/ software. As Sam says on his MySpace page “In a nutshell it sees the manipulation of Visual Clips such as music videos with the use of 2 turntalbes and a Mixer.”

 

 

 

 
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GRACE // KIRSTY HILLHOUSE

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by John

Kirsty Hillhouse talks briefly about her character Grace, of the Deckchair Theatre’s production of the same name. Based on the novel by Robert Drewe and adapted by Humphrey Bower, Deckchair Theatre is presenting Grace, in association with the Perth International Arts Festival.

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LIFE AND FATE // TICKET OFFER

Monday, February 15th, 2010 by Matt

Life and Fate is the adaptation of one of the most important Russian novels of the Twentieth Century. Where there is life there is hope – a truism that tries to explain the need we all have to struggle to survive during times of great suffering. This historical drama’s vast scope includes the siege of Stalingrad, Anti-Semitism, Stalin and the Atomic Bomb.

We would like to offer you the chance to see this remarkable performance at His Majesty’s Theatre on Wednesday 17th February at 7pm.

Nothing comes for free and in Soviet era Russia most of the stuff you wanted didn’t come at all and anything you could get was at the end of a long queue.

If you are the winner of our ticket give away for Life and Fate the only queue you will see is at the bar at intermission.

How to Enter

Send an email to stuff@cutandpastedvd.com

In the subject line write: Life and Fate

In the main part of the email answer this question: What would you queue in the snow for?

Please also include your contact details so we can ensure that your tickets are organised correctly.

The Winner will be the most interesting, creative or unexpected response.

Entries must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 16th February. The Prize is worth at least $100.

The winner we will be announced  via Facebook and Twitter.  We will also contact the winner directly.

Update 18th February:

Thank you to everyone who entered the winner was Carly

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WARREN ELLIS // HOW TO RELEASE AN UNLISTENABLE RECORD

Monday, February 15th, 2010 by John

Warren Ellis talks about how Ocean Songs finally got it’s release and saw the light of day… after an extensive management meeting at Narcotics Anonymous.

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WARREN ELLIS // OCEAN SONGS

Saturday, February 13th, 2010 by John

A small snippet of Warren Ellis from the Dirty Three talking about their album Ocean Songs. Warren talks to Cut & Paste before their final live-performance of the album in it’s entirety at the Becks Music Box.

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