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‘Matilda’ and Bangarra Dance Theatre win big at the 2016 Helpmann Awards

Posted on: 26/7/2016 11:30AM

Sheoak by Bangarra wins 2016 Helpmann AwardThe 16th Annual Helpmann Awards hit Sydney on Monday night, with Matilda the Musical especially racking up as it received all 13 awards from its 13 nominations. In the Dance and Physical Theatre category, Bangarra Dance Theatre stole the spotlight with four awards.


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The Aus Ballet made its return to London

Posted on: 25/7/2016 12:00PM

Adam Bull and Amber Scott in London with The Australian Ballet on TourThe Australian Ballet received a very warm welcome in London this month when it presented Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake and Alexei Ratmasnky’s Cinderella at the Coliseum, the West End's largest theatre. Rapturous applause from a packed audience welcomed the company as it began its season on Wednesday, July 13.


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VIC college to stage musical first in Australia

Posted on: 22/7/2016 11:00AM

First production of Dazzle! in Australia announcedThe first production of hit British kid’s musical Dazzle! to be staged in Australia is gearing up to open in Victoria. The acclaimed children’s show with West End-quality songs is being produced by Daylesford College, renowned for excellence in music and the performing arts. It follows recent productions of Dazzle! in China, Kuwait and Malta, and more than 100 stagings across the U.K.


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Lion Heart to premiere ‘Fabricated’ in Prahran

Posted on: 21/7/2016 12:00PM

Fabricated by Lion Heart Dance CompanyIn August, Lion Heart Dance Company will present a new work entitled Fabricated. This premiere promises to be an honest unpacking of “happily ever after”, where the audience is privy to a couple’s discovery of romance and where it takes them. It reveals that while expectations are high and reality can be jarring, love and hope can prevail.


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Shortlist announced for the 2016 Australian Dance Awards in Perth

Posted on: 20/7/2016 2:00PM

2016 Australian Dance AwardsAusdance has announced that the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel has further narrowed down the extensive list of nominations for the 2016 Dance Awards. The official shortlist has now been revealed three months after the longlist was posted.


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Sydney Dance Company holds PPY17 audition

Posted on: 19/7/2016 10:00AM

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year 2017 AuditionSydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (PPY) program will hold auditions for its 2017 course on Sunday, September 4.  Applications are now open through August 7. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to audition in-person on September 4 at Sydney Dance Company Studios, located at The Wharf in Walsh Bay, NSW.


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WA Ballet hosts Monday Vernissage soon

Posted on: 18/7/2016 10:00AM

Design partners Phil R. Daniels and Charles Cusick SmithThe day after West Australian Ballet concludes its Indonesian tour (running August 2–7), it will host its second Monday Vernissage for 2016. This event is a chance to get up close and personal with the designs and designers of WA Ballet’s brand-new production The Nutcracker.


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Left Leg Studios hosts auditions for 2017

Posted on: 15/7/2016 11:00AM

Left Leg Studios 2017 Full Time AuditionsLeft Leg Studios, a boutique dance studio in Melbourne’s Albert Park suburb, has announced auditions for its Diploma of Musical Theatre course and Pre-Professional Program for 2017 intake. Auditions are set for October 2 and November 6.


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Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company returns to Australia after 23 years

Posted on: 14/7/2016 9:00AM

Horses in the Sky. Photo by Eyal Hirsh.The Sydney Opera House will present the leading Israeli dance troupe Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in the world premiere of Horses in the Sky on August 31 - September 3. This will be the first time in 23 years the company has performed on Australian soil.


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Fitness & Health Expo coming to Perth

Posted on: 13/7/2016 10:00AM

Fitness & Health Expo Perth 2016The Fitness & Health Expo will soon visit the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (PCEC) on August 20 and 21. This stop on the national tour will bring with it another round of exciting new products and industry developments. Explore the latest in fitness and health gear, apparel, classes, training, and nutrition, plus enjoy live demos, athletes and celebrities.


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Stompin announces new Artistic Director

Posted on: 12/7/2016 10:00AM

Stompin announces new director in 2016Australian independent dance artist and choreographer Caitlin Comerford has been appointed to lead Stompin, a youth dance organisation based in Launceston, Tasmania, beginning this August. She will be Stompin’s sixth artistic director and will lead the company into its 25th year next season.


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Miranda Otto joins ‘Dance Academy’ movie

Posted on: 11/7/2016 9:00AM

Miranda Otto on set of Dance Academy: The Movie at Sydney Opera House. Photo by Simon Cardwell.Internationally celebrated, award-winning actress Miranda Otto (think The Lord of The Rings) recently joined the cast of Dance Academy: The Movie. She'll play the role of Madeline Moncur, artistic director of the National Ballet Company.


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YAGP workshops bound for Australia

Posted on: 8/7/2016 8:15AM

Youth America Grand Prix 2016 Senior Division Women 3rd Place WinnerExciting news! The prestigious Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) recently announced that it will host workshops in Australia for the first time this year as part of the 2017 Season’s International Semi-Finals.


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The Space holds an Early Audition for 2017

Posted on: 7/7/2016 10:00AM

The Space School of Performance ArtsThe Space School of Performance Arts, located in Melbourne, offers accredited, multi-genre, professional training programmes with a strong focus on technique, performance and choreography. It will soon start holding auditions for its 2017 Full Time courses. The Early Audition is coming up fast, set for Sunday, July 24.


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