Don Quixote recreated

15 March 2023
In a creative feat that saw ballet transposed from screen to stage, the Australian Ballet recreated Rudolf Nureyev and Robert Helpmann’s 1973 film Don Quixote in a wildly colourful, palpably textured stage spectacle. For this production, artistic director David Hallberg told set designer Richard Roberts, ‘I want the film on stage’. In the video below Roberts describes how he recreated Barry Kay’s movie sets into a new stage design.

Exhibition at the State Library of NSW

From 18 February until 9 July a large selection of Barry Kay’s As A Woman photography project will be on display at a major exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition takes a queer lens to the State Library’s vast collection and shares more than 20 untold stories that celebrate LGBTQI+ communities.

Barry kay (r) accompanied by Barry Kay Archive founder Michael Werner (l). Bottom right a short note in which Barry thanks Michael for giving him the camera that allowed him to create (among other projects) ‘As a Woman’.