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SYD­NEY

Dance: Legs on the Wall’s new show is

. Writ­ten by Stephen Sewell, with orig­i­nal mu­sic by Carl Polke, and phys­i­cal per­for­mances by Alex Har­ri­son, Alan Clarke and Kate Sher­man.

aims to un­earth mo­ments of beauty hid­den amid the chaos and con­fu­sion of our ex­is­tence. Car­riageWorks, Red­fern, previews July 28 and 30. From Tues­day to Au­gust 4. Book­ings: ( 02) 9209 4614.

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ADE­LAIDE

Mu­sic: Renowned Peru­vian chanteuse Ta­nia Lib­er­tad is one of the most pop­u­lar singers in Latin Amer­ica. With more than 35 al­bums in 30 years, she is renowned for her abil­ity to sing lando ( the AfroPeru­vian beat of her na­tive re­gion), Cuban- in­spired salsa, boleros and Brazil­ian- in­flected rhythms. Ade­laide Fes­ti­val Cen­tre, Dun­stan Play­house, Au­gust 2. Book­ings: 131 246.

BULLI, NSW

Mu­sic: Sil­ver- voiced Ir­ish tenor and song­writer Brian Kennedy be­gins a na­tional tour in Bulli. The per­for­mances in­clude his own songs along­side clas­sics from Neil Young, tra­di­tional Ir­ish sources and Van Mor­ri­son, the man who dis­cov­ered Kennedy and spent many years record­ing and play­ing with him. The Her­itage Ho­tel Bulli, Au­gust 1. Book­ings: ( 02) 4284 5884.

CAN­BERRA

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Stu­dio: Aus­tralian Painters Pho­tographed by R. Ian Lloyd is an ex­hi­bi­tion of evoca­tive pho­to­graphs from Lloyd’s book of artists in their stu­dios, giv­ing an in­sight into the lives and work of 61 painters, in­clud­ing Davida Allen, Robert Hannaford, William Robin­son and Mar­garet Ol­ley. Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, Com­mon­wealth Place. Un­til Septem­ber 2. In­quiries: 1800 779 955.

MELBOURNE

Mu­sic: The ac­co­lades keep com­ing for Aus­tralia’s con­tem­po­rary a cap­pella quar­tet, the Idea Of North, whose im­pec­ca­ble mu­si­cian­ship has earned it a slew of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional awards. The four vo­cal­ists push the bound­aries of the hu­man voice. Chapel off Chapel, Prahran, tonight and to­mor­row night. Book­ings: ( 03) 8290 7000.

MORN­ING­TON, Vic­to­ria

Vis­ual art: Kalianthi: the art of Criss Can­ning is a ret­ro­spec­tive span­ning three decades and in­cludes por­trai­ture and land­scape as well as her fa­mous flo­ral still lifes. The ti­tle of the show means beau­ti­ful flower in Greek. Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula Re­gional Gallery, un­til Au­gust 19. In­quiries: ( 03) 5975 4395.

PERTH

Vis­ual art: Cal­lum Mor­ton: To­mor­row Land and More. Mor­ton — one of this year’s Aus­tralian rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the Venice Bi­en­nale — melds ar­chi­tec­tural mod­els with mass cul­tural sig­ni­fiers to pro­duce charm­ingly ir­rev­er­ent icons. Perth In­sti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Arts, July 5Au­gust 21. In­quiries: ( 08) 9228 6300.

Be­yond

Beauty and chaos: Legs on the Wall’s Be­yond Be­lief

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