The arts and culture scene is one of the main reasons I moved to Melbourne and I think the Arts Centre is really the hub of that - it's an incredible showcase of talent from all over the world.
At the end of the month my daughter and I are going tackle a behemoth - the four hour long epic modern opera Einstein on The Beach. From what I understand you're not meant to sit through the whole thing - it's designed to be experienced in parts, you can wander in and out of the theatre during the performance. I have a feeling we're both going to be glued to our seats, because this sort of thing is frankly fascinating to both of us.. but I"ll let you know how we go - keep an eye on my twitter stream on the 31st!
Here's how the Arts Centre describe what we're going to see:
"With no story, hero, or heroine, Einstein unfolds as a hypnotic tableau, inspired by the poetic idea of a genius, propelled by Glass' sublime score. A cosmic chorus of syllables, numbers, streams of consciousness, and enigmatic poems are punctuated by Lucinda Childs' choreography which unfold beneath Wilson's spectacular set, enlivening this epic, seminal masterwork. "
Sounds like an interesting way to spend an evening, wouldn't you say? I can't wait.