Another Melbourne Fest Hits the Books

This year’s Melbourne Festival comes to a close. “Festival-goers could take their pick of about 70 offerings this year, but it seemed that most wanted to talk about just two of them: the public program Dancing In The Streets and the controversial Belgian production I Am Blood. The former was roundly judged a success, having attracted nightly crowds averaging about 1000 to dance classes at Federation Square, many of them people who had never attended a festival event. But Jan Fabre’s bloody meditation upon humanity’s inhumanity won few fans.”