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WAB presents exclusive talk with David Nixon

Posted on: 21/7/2017 9:00AM

Canadian choreographer and Northern Ballet artistic directorWest Australian Ballet (WAB) will present David Nixon’s The Great Gatsby on September 14-30 at His Majesty's Theatre. Perth dance fans have the opportunity to hear David Nixon OBE speak about the art of choreography in an exclusive Artist Talk on August 28.


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Want to speak at National Dance Forum 2017?

Posted on: 20/7/2017 8:45AM

Australian Dance Forum 2017The 2017 National Dance Forum will bring together makers, producers and presenters this September to discuss and share knowledge on current digital practices and technological developments. NDF 2017 is welcoming expressions of interest for 10-minute and 3-minute presentations.


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DirtyFeet's The Right Foot registration open

Posted on: 19/7/2017 8:30AM

Creative dance workshops for people with and without disabilityRegistrations are now open for DirtyFeet’s The Right Foot, a program that offers creative dance workshops to people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 26 years. The inclusive Sydney workshop series is delivered in partnership with Riverside Theatres and is provided free to participants. It's scheduled for Saturdays in August and September.


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2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship and Dance Group Finals coming up

Posted on: 18/7/2017 9:15AM

Lania Atkins with Harrison LeeThe 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship and Dance Group Finals are just around the corner! With eight of the most promising ballet students Australia can muster and top dance troupes vying for other awards, this is one of the most popular annual events in the Sydney Eisteddfod calendar.


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Keir Choreographic Award calls for entries

Posted on: 17/7/2017 11:30AM

Rebecca Jensen, semi-finalist of the 2016 Keir Choreographic Award. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti, courtesy of Dancehouse.The Keir Foundation, Carriageworks and Dancehouse have opened the call for entries and announced the high-profile international jury for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award. The biennial competition, dedicated to new Australian choreography, will accept entries until August 11 for the third edition of the Award, to be presented in March 2018.


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Energetiks releases new Velocity Collection

Posted on: 14/7/2017 2:35PM

Velocity Dancewear from EnergetiksClassic sophistication meets mesmerising, celestial prints and sleek, minimal design in Velocity, a must-have for your dance wardrobe this season by Australian dancewear brand Energetiks.


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EDC and OperaQ premiere ‘Mozart Airborne’

Posted on: 14/7/2017 12:30PM

Opera Queensland and Expressions Dance Company collaborationIn celebration of the beauty and complexity of Mozart’s sublime arias and ensembles, Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and Opera Queensland will combine movement and music in the stunning premiere of Mozart Airborne, running August 5 – 12 at the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC.


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Force Majeure offers new intensive

Posted on: 13/7/2017 8:45AM

Force Majeure’s new professional dance theatre intensive INCITESydney-based dance company Force Majeure has announced that it will soon offer a new professional dance theatre intensive called INCITE. The weeklong, full-time program will present training in the company’s devising process. Applications are due on Monday, July 31.


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2017 Australian Dance Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on: 12/7/2017 12:00PM

Australian Dance AwardsThe nominees for one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards, the Australian Dance Awards, have been announced! Celebrating 20 years in 2017, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar. This year's Awards will be held in Melbourne on Sunday, September 24.


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The Royal Ballet leaps from QPAC to Cairns

Posted on: 12/7/2017 8:15AM

QPAC International SeriesTonight the acclaimed Royal Ballet will give a special one-night-only performance in Cairns as part of the QPAC International Series, bringing the world’s best performers to regional Queensland. The Gala Performance will take place at the Munro Martin Parklands at 4 p.m.


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Cruise Auditions: Royal Caribbean Productions

Posted on: 11/7/2017 11:54AM

Dance Auditions - Royal Caribbean cruise lineRoyal Caribbean Productions will be touring Australia from July 24, looking for dancers and singers. Could this be your lucky break? Would you like to perform while travelling the world? The company is on the search for strong seasoned versatile, technically trained, professional dancers ages 18-35, as well as professional, seasoned, and versatile singers ages 18-40.


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Want to train at Sydney Dance Co. for a year?

Posted on: 11/7/2017 8:20AM

Full time dance course Sydney Australia 2018Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year (PPY) program will hold auditions for its 2018 course on Monday, September 25. Applications are now open to talented Australian and New Zealand dancers.


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Panpapanpayla announced for 2018

Posted on: 10/7/2017 9:00AM

Dance congress in AdelaidePanpapanpayla 2018 will present a large gathering of dancers and dance educators at the University of South Australia’s City West campus and at Adelaide College of the Arts. Set for July 8–13, 2018, Panpapanpayla is being organised by daCi (dance and the Child international) and WDA (World Dance Alliance) Global Education and Training Network.


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‘Universal Carnivale’ set for Sydney venues

Posted on: 6/7/2017 8:30AM

Sydney Dance EventUniversal Carnivale, a show presenting a glimpse of the cultural diversity that exists in Australia today, will come to two Sydney venues soon –Bankstown Sports Club on July 15 at 8 p.m. and The Juniors Kingsford on August 19 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.


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‘Split Second Heroes’ premieres in Adelaide

Posted on: 5/7/2017 8:45AM

Gabrielle Nankivell's Split Second HeroesThe Adelaide Festival Centre will soon present the world premiere of Gabrielle Nankivell's Split Second Heroes as part of its inSPACE program. Coming to the Space Theatre from Thursday, July 27 to Saturday, July 29, the work is being billed as a “technicolour action-adventure” that is “intensely physical” and “highly theatrical.”


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Sydney gala to benefit spinal injury treatment

Posted on: 4/7/2017 7:15AM

Charity Gala at Shore School TheatreSome of Australia’s finest dancers will come together for one star-studded night to raise much needed funds for the treatment of spinal injuries. The Dancers’ Directive 2017 Gala will take place at The Shore School Theatre in North Sydney on Sunday, July 16.


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Catching up with Ella McMillan

Posted on: 4/7/2017 4:15AM

2016 Energetiks and Dance Informa Model Search Winner modelling Oriental BloomLast year, young Ella McMillan of Victoria was named the 2016 Energetiks and Dance Informa Model Search Winner. Out of hundreds of entrants from all across Australia, McMillan was selected. Now Dance Informa and Energetiks have teamed up again to offer a 2017 Model Search Contest. Almost a year after her big win, McMillan reflects on what the opportunity awarded her.


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Co3's Youth Ensemble to take the stage

Posted on: 3/7/2017 2:00PM

PROJECT NEXT by Co3 Youth Ensemble Perth’s Co3 recently announced that its Act-Belong-Commit Co:Youth Ensemble will take the stage this month to present Project NEXT, a new contemporary dance performance brimming with youthful energy, creativity and local talent.


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Registration open for Australia's Indigenous Dance Competition

Posted on: 30/6/2017 9:00AM

Homeground 2016Registration is now open through Monday, September 25 for the Sydney Opera House’s groundbreaking national Indigenous dance competition Dance Rites. The third annual competition will be held at the Opera House on Sunday, November 26.


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Jason Coleman invites you to audition

Posted on: 29/6/2017 8:30AM

JCMOD Full Time Course 2017 Audition for 2018 IntakeMost applicants wishing to audition for Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance Full Time Course do so by attending an Audition Day. This year, auditions will be held on Saturday, July 1 at the Ministry’s world-class studios in North Melbourne.


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Melbourne Festival to present ‘Tree of Codes’

Posted on: 28/6/2017 8:40AM

Collaboration between Jamie xx, Olafur Eliasson and Wayne McGregorFor six performances only, Arts Centre Melbourne will present Tree of Codes this October. This collision of contemporary ballet, visual art and electronic music features Wayne McGregor’s visceral choreography, as performed by 14 dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor.


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The Edge Full Time Dance holds Auditions

Posted on: 28/6/2017 8:05AM

Melbourne Full Time DanceDancers who wish to pursue a Certificate IV in Dance Performance (CUA40113), a Diploma in Dance Performance - Elite Performance (CUA50213), or a Diploma of Musical Theatre (CUA50213) should audition for 2018 intake to The Edge Full Time Dance in Melbourne.


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Murmuration to premiere ‘Days Like These’

Posted on: 27/6/2017 10:05AM

Special needs dancers in Days Like These rehearsalMurmuration Dance Theatre will soon present its highly anticipated world premiere of Days Like These, the latest work from NSW's only professional adult integrated arts company. Three performances will be presented on July 21 and 22 at The Arts Centre Cootamundra.


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RAD WA Festival of Dance winners announced

Posted on: 26/6/2017 10:00AM

RAD WA Festival of Dance 2017 WinnerA record number of students came together in June in Fremantle, Western Australia to compete in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia’s Festival of Dance. A mammoth event taking place over five days and culminating in a gala performance on the final evening, the Festival is a springboard for many aspiring and pre-professional dancers in the region.


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‘Loch na hEala’ coming to Sydney

Posted on: 23/6/2017 9:00AM

Michael Keegan-Dolan's reimagined Swan LakeThe acclaimed Irish work Swan Lake/Loch na hEala will make its Australian debut at the Sydney Opera House in late August, direct from European stages. Straddling theatre, movement and live music, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala is a reimagining of one of ballet’s most popular stories by choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan.


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New ‘SKATE’ project casting performers

Posted on: 21/6/2017 10:30AM

Big hART theatre spectacleThis Friday, June 23, applications close for the brand-new SKATE project. A casting call out for performers, skateboarders and musicians describes SKATE as a new work that will be workshopped and then presented in Melbourne in October 2017.


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2017 'Sharp Short Dance' registrations open

Posted on: 20/6/2017 11:00AM

FORM Dance Projects 2017 SeasonRegistrations are now open for the 10th Annual Sharp Short Dance presented by FORM Dance Projects on November 14-18. Aspiring choreographers and dancers aged 21 years and under are invited to take part in the competitive dance festival for a chance to win awards, secondments and prizes.


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Transit Dance announces Audition Tour

Posted on: 19/6/2017 9:00AM

Full-time dance audition tourAre you serious about a career in dance? Then Transit Dance is inviting you to audition for entry to its 2018 full-time courses. Auditions will be presented in New Zealand, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth in July and August.


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Want to model gorgeous dancewear?

Posted on: 18/6/2017 1:05PM

Dance Model Contest Entrant Molly SawyerDance Informa has once again teamed up with innovative Australian dancewear brand Energetiks to host an exclusive model search! How would you like to win a modelling contract for Energetiks, star on the cover of Dance Informa and be the 2018 Victorian Dance Festival Ambassador? Enter now!


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Yvette Lee headed back to VDF for 2018

Posted on: 17/6/2017 10:30AM

Victorian Dance Festival 2018 Instructor AnnouncementIt has now been announced that choreographer Yvette Lee will be returning as an instructor to next year’s Victorian Dance Festival! VDF will be bigger than ever in 2018 – being held February 16-18 in the larger, historic Royal Exhibition Building at Carlton Gardens in Melbourne. An estimated 6,000 dancers are expected to attend!


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