Program 02-22 Arts Friday on Eastside: 250222

Australian Dance artist Emma Saunders, is the director of the western Sydney dance company We Are Here, and the director of a new contemporary dance work Radical Transparency, which has a short-season at Riverside Theatres in March as part of the MARCH DANCE Festival. The production poses the question of how to present new dance work that is sustainable and buoyant at time when it feels like everything is sinking. Emma explores with us the process and performance.

Verdi’s intense chamber-like piece, Otello, explores all the problems of the world in Opera Australia’s production directed by Harry Kupfer, who passed away in 2019. Revival Director Luke Joslin helped stage the production, which was to have been presented in the winter season last year. Luke provides an insight to the tight deadline in the lead-up to Otello, and speaks candidly on the impacts of COVID-19.

A tribute track to acknowledge the passing of cabaret performance artist and stripper, Elizabeth Burton (1947-2022), the Goddess. Following the sell-out of Goddess (2021), a cabaret production chronicling accounts from her life, produced by Performing Lines and starred Liz, a fundraising campaign to publish her memoir, Around the World in A G-String has been initiated.  Donations can be made: HERE  

Presented and produced by Angela Stretch

Arts Friday acknowledge the First Nations peoples on whose traditional lands we occupy, and in particular the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation in which we produce the program and broadcast from at Eastside Radio.


Patti LaBelle :: On My Own Tribute song for the Goddess, Elizabeth Burton (1947-2022)
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan :: Come On Over Sunday at Devil Dirt
Barney McAll ft Gary Bartz :: Wild Horses in the Morning Sky Precious Energy
Nick Walters :: Supernova Singularity
Mad Professor :: Fast Forward Into Dub
King Errisson :: Space Queen Luke Una Presents E Soul CulturaMr Bongo
Tapioca :: Move On Voyage
Brad Mehidau :: -maybe as his skies are wide Jacob’s Ladder
Jimetta Rose :: A4 Black Light The Gift – Around The Wa Queen