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