Young Australian ballet dancers Milei Lee and Amelia Soh have won a silver and bronze medal respectively at the Royal Academy of Dance's prestigious competition The Fonteyn.
Jo Litson is the Editor of Limelight Magazine. She took up the position in late 2018 having joined the magazine as Deputy Editor in 2016. During a 35-year career as an arts journalist she has been a contributor to numerous publications including Limelight, The Australian, The Bulletin, and the Qantas magazine. She was the arts writer and theatre reviewer for The Sunday Telegraph for 12 years until 2018, and has written the labels for the Archibald Prize for the Art Gallery of New South Wales for over 20 years.
Articles by Jo Litson
A new partnership will see Queensland Ballet present two seasons at HOTA in 2022. The company will also build a new Production Centre at Yatala.
Barrie Kosky returns to the Adelaide Festival with his third operatic production, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel.
Based in Europe, Australian soprano Alexandra Flood is back home for a few months and discusses her career, quarantine at Howard Springs, forthcoming gigs and making the most of it during COVID.
Three Melbourne-based artists have launched a petition calling for the arts to be included in our daily news services in a similar way to sport.
Deborah Cheetham, Celia Craig, Elena Kats-Chernin, Genevieve Lacey and Katie Noonan are among the finalists announced for the Australian Women in Music Awards.
Three of the four finalists for this year's Freedman Jazz Fellowship are women, while the styles of all four are markedly different – which is a boon for Australian jazz.
Simone Young and Dr Carolyn Watson are among the finalists in this year's Advance Awards, which recognise Australians making an impact on the global stage.
HOTA, Home of the Arts has opened applications for ArtKeeper, a program to support local Gold Coast artists during COVID by putting them on the payroll to create work.
A new independent touring organisation called Music In The Regions, chaired by Naseema Sparks, has been established to oversee tours by NSW musicians to regional centres not usually visited by classical ensembles.
Throughout August, Camerata was Artist in Residence of the Museum of Brisbane, creating musical responses to the City in the Sun exhibition. You can hear their music in performances at the Museum.
With a hard border closure now in place in Queensland, Opera Australia has been forced to postpone its new Brisbane Ring Cycle for the second year running due to COVID.
Benjamin Northey will continue in his role as Principal Conductor in Residence at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for another two years.