Art deco gem’s renewal gets NSW country town back in the dance

‘Striking’ theatre revived after years as wool bale warehouse to become one of Australia’s few still being used as originally intended * Download the free Guardian app; get our morning email briefing After a 40-year intermission, the historic Malachi Gilmore hall at Oberon has thrown open its doors with a performance of The Rivoli by Sydney’s Dance Makers Collective. The high-energy touring show – a celebration of mid-century dance halls and their communities – reflects something of the venue’s chequered history. The art deco gem, known affectionately as the Malachi, was built in 1937 and once sat centre-stage in the New South Wales central-west town. Continue reading...

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