Sydney Dance Company - 2 One Another

Since its 2012 premiere, Rafael Bonachela’s multi award winning tour de force has left critics and audiences speechless and must be experienced to be believed.

Crackling with exultant power and intricate physical conversation, a pulsing pixelated backdrop, baroque-meets electronica soundtrack and fragments of poetry, 2 One Another is a bright hour of irrefutable sensuality, delivering a visceral charge that has rocked audiences around the world.

2 One Another is the result of an exciting collaboration between Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director and choreographer Rafael Bonachela, set and costume designer Tony Assness and composer/music director Nick Wales, with poetry by Samuel Webster.

The result is an exultant and moving study of human interaction and relationships, 2 One Another explores the couple (2), the individual (One), and the group (Another), in ‘A performance of astonishing stamina and physicality.’ (Limelight).

The performance is set against a stunning digital backdrop of motion design and animation, featuring an exceptional soundtrack – seamlessly encompassing Baroque and electronica – shot through with fragments of poetry created and utilized during the soundtrack development of the work.

The striking 2 One Another campaign artwork is an expression of the interplay between human physicality and technology inspired by the performance. 360º photography captured from the perspective of both dancers has been 3D sculpted and art worked to capture moments of tension in stills and video.

2 One Another premiered in Sydney in March 2012, and has since toured nationally and to nine cities across North America, South America and Russia.

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Melbourne Central throws a Millennial Pink Party for VAEFNO this Friday

This September, Melbourne Central is set to undergo a millennial pink make-over, hosting the cities firstever Pantone inspired party for Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out (VAEFNO) on Friday, 1 September.

Millennial pink, Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2016, has taken the fashion, food and beauty worlds by storm, with Drake famously using the hue in his Hotline Bling music artwork and Alexander Wang requesting models wear millennial pink nail polish for New York Fashion Week.

The hue continued to gain momentum in 2017, with nearly all designers featuring it at Paris Fashion Week, Pinterest revealing “Millennial Pink” was the most searched back-to-work term, up 100% year-onyear, and a Nielson study finding that the rosé wine category grew by 70%.

The obsession has transferred into user-generated online content, with the trend being mentioned over 32,000 times in 2017 thus far – a statistic that is expected to rise significantly following Melbourne Central’s Millennial Pink Party, which has been designed as the most Instagram-worthy destination of the evening.

From 5pm to 10pm, Melbourne Central will activate as the ultimate pop of colour, partnering with a stable of iconic pink brands and vendors to create a journey of food, fashion and frivolity. Headlining the event will be Melbourne Central’s The Pink House – a fully immersive pink experience where visitors can get lost in the floor to ceiling pink space, try on millennial pink clothing and accessories available at Melbourne Central, and take selfies with retro pink props.

A $250 Melbourne Central gift card will be awarded to the best snap shared to #millennialpinkparty. Also on offer, will be 200 pairs of limited edition millennial pink Northside Southside earrings, available exclusively to Melbourne Central shoppers who spend $200 or more between 5pm-10pm on Friday, 1 September.

Also on the agenda, The Letterettes will be customising clothing and accessories for those who like to make their pink personal and Australian graphic artist and accessories designer, Georgia Perry, will be based at the KITKAT Chocolatory, creating bespoke KITKAT packages inspired by pop-culture.

Shoppers will have the chance to take a break and be tickled pink at The Pink Sips Bar, with free G&T’s by Pinkster Gin – a blushing cocktail mixed with refreshing pink grapefruit tonic by Fentimans and topped-off with a pink grapefruit garnish.

Melbourne Central believe it wouldn’t be a party without cult Melbourne food vendors popping up to sell pretty-in-pink sweet treats, so the likes of JY Cake Designs and Bistro Morgan will all be in attendance. Each will be found on level two of the centre.

Supporting the next generation of Melbourne designers is a cause Melbourne Central passionately supports. In recognition of this, Melbourne Central is collaborating with RMIT to bring shoppers the RMIT Fashion School Co-Lab during VAEFNO, and continuing through Melbourne Fashion Week – a fashion photography exhibition where visitors can play with FujiFilm instant photo printing, vote in the “People’s Choice” competition and go into the draw to win prizes.

Even Melbourne Central’s iconic cone will be lit up in millennial pink for one night only.
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Source: Melbourne Central

*Melissa Hoyer will be Host and MC of the Melbourne and Sydney openings of VAEFNO

Queer Screen Votes Yes For Marriage Equality

Queer Screen has announced that it will fundraise for The Equality Campaign at the upcoming Queer Screen Film Fest, being held in Sydney next month.

For every ticket sold, Queer Screen will donate one dollar to The Equality Campaign. Queer Screen is the non-profit LGBTIQ organisation who produce the annual Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest.

Making the fundraising announcement on behalf of the Queer Screen Board, Queer Screen President Kevin Ryan said: “Queer Screen has a proud history of supporting Australian Marriage Equality. As an organisation, we’re dedicated to celebrating the strength and diversity of LGBTIQ people on screen, and we’re passionate about achieving equality for our community.

“Should the government’s proposed postal vote on marriage equality go ahead, we want to help ensure a ‘yes’ vote is successful.” ‘We are delighted to announce fundraising support of The Equality Campaign through a one dollar donation from every ticket sold at this year’s Queer Screen Film Fest,’ Kevin Ryan said.

The 5th Queer Screen Film Fest hits Sydney screens in three weeks, with tickets on sale at The full program runs from Tuesday 19 September to Sunday 24 September at Event Cinemas George Street, and includes a free outdoor Rainbow Families screening of Moana at Sydney Park, St Peters on Saturday 16 September in the lead up to the

Featuring 20 films from four continents, including 16 Australian premieres, Queer Screen Film Fest showcases a diverse
range of LGBTIQ stories across narrative features, documentaries and shorts.

You can sign up to volunteer for Queer Screen at and for The Equality Campaign at Queer Screen Film Fest 2017 is proudly supported by The Star Sydney, Event Cinemas George Street and the City of Sydney.

Tickets for all films are on sale now, including flexi passes to 5 films. Please visit or the Queer Screen app to book or call (02) 9280 1533 to become a Queer Screen member for discounted tickets and priority entry.

Source: Queer Screen

Telstra Thanks - win 1 of 5 trips to the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival

Telstra Thanks is offering you the chance to win the Ultimate Fashion Experience – a money can’t buy trip to WA for you and a friend at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival!

There are 5 Major prizes. A winner from each state (VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and WA) will win the ‘Ultimate Fashion Experience’ which will include:

  • Return flights and transfers for you and a friend.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Perth’s newest boutique hotel, TRIBE.
  • A personal styling session and $200 voucher to spend at HATCH (Fashion Council WA’s fashion designer incubator boutique).
  • VIP double pass to the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Closing Night runway show including VIP lounge access and designer meet and greet.
  • Dinner for you and your guest before the show.
  • A 6-month subscription to Splendour Box.

For your chance to be treated to the Ultimate Fashion Experience, fill in the entry form and tell us in 25 words or less why you should win. The competition opens on Tuesday 15 August at 9am and entries close on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 5pm (AEST). Good Luck!

Source: Telstra Thanks

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: when sailors and socialising collide

Considering it was just a matter of months ago that the island was decimated by Cyclone Debbie, Hamilton Island has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes.

In an extraordinary tribute to the Oatley family – who own the glorious island – the atoll has shown amazing resilience, managing to hold what really is regarded as the premier sailing and on-shore social regatta of the year.

As the country’s most coveted lifestyle event, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, hit the sandy shores all week with competitive sailing and an exceptional line-up of social events set against the picturesque backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef. Pretty much close to heaven, I reckon.

Fine stripes, white sandshoes, breezy hair, lots of white and cashmere knits was the style du jour while the perfect black dresses made their way into glamorous race week evenings.

Hamilton Island’s CEO, Olympic and world champion sailor, Glenn Bourke, said that the support for this year’s event will be seen as a huge ‘thank you’ to the island’s 1200 staff.

“One of our first priorities after we emerged into the outside world and saw the carnage the cyclone had wreaked with its 260kph winds was to establish goals,” Bourke said, “and one of the highest on the list was for us to be ready for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.”

There was much buzz about Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, having made a sneaky entrance to the isle but Our Mary has more important homeland issues to attend – like getting her youngest children – twins Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent, 6, off to school. Instead the island had Crown Prince Frederik, who happily steered Wild Oats X to many great days of sailing while the real socialising went on back on terra firma.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week really is the week that stops, well, it stops many sailors in their tracks and a has slew of socialites and media faces being made to feel very, very special.

There are dinners and lunches that are open to everyone with the likes of Piper-Heidsieck, Wild Oats and Paspaley hosting; there are sunset drinks at the Yacht Club and dinner after dinner finely curated by Australia’s best chefs including Shannon Bennett, Matt Moran, Matt Stone, Guillaume Brahimi, Kylie Kwong and Andrew McConnell.

Basically, it’s a week of fashion, culinary highs and that little thing called sailing happening in the middle of it all. And Vogue, of course, was there.

As soon as we arrived on the isle – Qantas has just signed on as a major sponsor of the week so they hosted an early morning in the QF lounge – we were whooshed to our Qualia villas. I mean, you just don’t want to leave your digs when you hit your slice of hotel paradise.

A quick unpack and it was to Paspaley Pearls, who hosted a chic soirée on a boat to see the latest pearl collection, ‘Rockpool’, designed under the extraordinary creative eye of Christine Salter. The pieces haven’t even been ‘officially’ unveiled yet – that’s not until October. Fortunately, anyone on the isle is able to visit a specially set up Paspaley suite. I mean, who wouldn’t want to pick up a pearl or three to take home with you after your race week sojourn?

Next up, it was back to my exquisite Qualia villa for a quick change for dinner. I got stuck (ha!) next to the simply delightful Richard Roxburgh (an Audi ambassador) as my dining companion who, refreshingly, has not one iota of interest in social media.

“I’m more a reading type of guy,” he told me as we munched into an African-inspired dinner created by Matt Moran.

Why an African theme? Well, designer Collette Dinnigan had been put in charge of the ‘feel’ and ‘design’ of the night and she decided on an Under the Crescent Moon vibe.

To brighten the night, Collette concocted a game of bingo. Yup. A room full of dinner guests as Lisa Wilkinson and Richard Roxburgh called out the numbers made for an interesting after-dinner game.

Richard also told me he is just about to spend seven weeks living in Tuscany with his family which includes his divine chef wife Silvia Colloca and three kids, and has just been working on writing the third season of his hit ABC series, Rake. Just a little bit busy.

Next day, we all had a great afternoon on the serious leisure boat, Quantum, so we could actually watch some sailing – hello Prince Fred! – then it was time to hit the main street of the island for a quiet wander.

This year, This Is Beard Season’s Jimmy Niggles had set up free skin cancer checks, for anyone on the island. It was a sensational initiative: I had one – and got the all-clear. Seriously, what a great idea considering skin cancer is the most common cancer in Australia. And you know how much we love our sun.

It was time to get back to our villa for a quick change and to a very chic dinner to unveil the latest Audi ambassador – the simply gorgeous Hacksaw Ridge actress Teresa Palmer – in the Long Pavilion of Qualia.

A seriously sensational dinner created by Andrew McConnell sent our taste buds into a frenzy while Audi ambassadors like Roxburgh, Collette and Matt Moran also joined in while we could view an exhibit of Audi nostalgia portraits.

Next morning it was up and at it as Qantas hosted an amazing breakfast – listen to this – on the helipad of Qualia before some guests got to take the latest Audi Q5 for a spin. I mean, you just couldn’t make this stuff up!

This year there seemed to be a tonne of TV journalists in the isle, including Lisa Wilkinson, Melissa Doyle and Sandra Sully, the trio putting network rivalry aside and hanging out to check out the on-water action.

Some of the chic and fashion-minded faces I caught up with included Zac and Jordan Stenmark, Nadia Fairfax and Nicole Warne (aka Gary Pepper Girl) while Francesca Packer, US model Jessica LaRusso, Lyssa Morris and the heavenly Nicky Oatley were all in for a week of chic, culinary and fashion fun.

And the week’s finale? (Okay, apart from all that sailing going on.) The week culminates with the annual White Luncheon on the sands of Pebble Beach at Qualia on Friday followed by dinner, designed by Shannon Bennett, in a jetty setting and under the Hammo Island stars.

Yes. Race Week is pretty much my idea of social heaven.

And we’ll be back . . . for as long as they keep having us!

Melissa Hoyer was a guest of Audi at Hamilton Island Race Week.

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