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Moscow Ballet Competition accepting entries

Posted on: 9/2/2017 8:00AM

XIII International Ballet and Choreographers CompetitionThe 13th Moscow International Ballet and Choreographers Competition is scheduled for this summer. Set for June 10-20, it will be held at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Applications for the competition are now available.


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Cancer Council to launch Stars of the Beaches

Posted on: 8/2/2017 8:00AM

Cancer Council NSW's Stars of the Beaches launch eventThe launch event for Cancer Council NSW’s celebrated community dance gala Stars of the Beaches: Dance for Cancer is set for this Thursday, 9 February at 12 p.m. The event will be held at the Dee Why RSL Club and the dress code is cocktail or business formal.


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Win a Joffrey Ballet School Scholarship!

Posted on: 7/2/2017 8:10AM

Summer Dance Scholarship Contest 2017Dance Informa, in partnership with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, is delighted to announce the new 2017 Summer Scholarship Contest! Starting this month, Dance Informa will be awarding a total of 50 Summer Scholarships to dancers! Students just need to fill out a form online and submit a 1-3 minute video.


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Prix de Lausanne names 2017 Prizewinners

Posted on: 6/2/2017 9:00PM

2017 Prix de Lausanne Finals SwitzerlandA large audience viewed the 2017 Prix de Lausanne Finals last weekend, both online and in-person at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Switzerland. In the end, eight young dancers were awarded a scholarship allowing them to choose among the 68 prestigious partner schools and companies of the competition.


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NIDA receives $300,000 grant over 6 years

Posted on: 6/2/2017 8:00AM

National Institute of Dramatic Art receives $300,000 grant from Luminis FoundationThe National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) recently announced a $300,000 grant by the Luminis Foundation to assist Indigenous creative professionals undertaking a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Cultural Leadership. The grant will also support the Luminis Foundation Director’s Studio, a new black box teaching space for NIDA’s MFA students.


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Paul Knobloch named new Ballet Master of The Australian Ballet

Posted on: 4/2/2017 11:00AM

New Ballet Master of The Australian BalletRenowned Australian dancer and choreographer Paul Knobloch was recently appointed the Regional Touring and Storytime Ballet Master of The Australian Ballet. The role will involve him teaching daily classes within the company, as well as rehearsing and coaching the artists for regional tours and Storytime Ballet productions.


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Finalists announced for 2017 Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 4/2/2017 5:30AM

Prix de Lausanne 2017 FinalistAfter four days of intensive classes, 20 candidates of the 2017 Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in Switzerland have qualified for the Finals. Of them, two represent Australia – 15-year-old Jessi Seymour and 16-year-old Joshua Jack Price.


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Energetiks releases Tech Fit Ballet Shoe

Posted on: 3/2/2017 10:30AM

Energetiks releases new ballet canvas shoeEnergetiks, the innovative Australian dancewear brand, recently unveiled its new Tech Fit Ballet Shoe, which is designed to enhance the arch and articulation of the foot. The slippers are now available in pink, black and tan.


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‘Calamity Jane’ back at Hayes Theatre Co

Posted on: 2/2/2017 12:00PM

Virginia Gay stars in Calamity Jane in 2017Neglected Musicals presented a stripped-back, script-in-hand production of Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney last August. Even without a set and only under basic lights, the show sold out its run of seven performances. Now the Doris Day movie musical is back March 8 – April 1 with leading lady Virginia Gay returning to the helm as legendary frontierswoman Calamity.


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Dance highlights at White Night Melbourne

Posted on: 1/2/2017 8:45AM

2017 White Night Melbourne event White Night Melbourne, an event that transforms the city through installation, lighting, exhibitions, performances, film and music, returns Saturday, February 18 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Some programs that dance fans can particularly look forward to are The Red Detachment of Women by The National Ballet of China, Australian Dance Theatre's Proximity installation, and the social Swing City dance marathon.


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‘American Idiot’ musical to open at QPAC

Posted on: 31/1/2017 10:00AM

American Idiot at Queensland Performing Arts CentreAn explosive group of talented artists has been announced to star in the Australian premiere season of Green Day’s American Idiot in the Playhouse at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 23 February. This new production of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning rock musical will feature choreography by none other than Lucas Newland, owner of Brent Street in Sydney.


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QL2 Dance’s 2017 Quantum Leap Auditions

Posted on: 30/1/2017 8:00AM

Quantum Leap presents This Poisoned SeaQL2 Dance in Canberra will soon hold its annual auditions for its Quantum Leap ensemble, a troupe for young dancers aged 15-26 with a creative mind and significant dance or gymnastics experience. Auditions are set for 12 February at QL2 Studio, Gorman Arts Centre.


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ADT holds 2017 Youth Ensemble Auditions

Posted on: 27/1/2017 9:15AM

Australian Dance Theatre Youth EnsembleAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) is on the search for talented male and female dancers aged 14-20 to join the 2017 intake of the ADT Youth Ensemble. Participation in the Youth Ensemble will provide essential, unmatched experience to aspiring professional dancers, with performance opportunities at upcoming festivals and events.


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Come to ACPE’s Open Day!

Posted on: 27/1/2017 8:00AM

Australian College of Physical Education Open DayThe Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) will host an Open Day at its Sydney Olympic Park campus on Saturday, February 4! If you’ve ever considered a career in dance, this is an excellent opportunity to find out more about ACPE’s industry-focused Bachelor degrees.


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Sioned Huws & Reina Kimura call for artists

Posted on: 27/1/2017 6:25AM

Critical Path SydneyContemporary dance practitioners Sioned Huws and Reina Kimura (Japan/UK) invite local Sydney area people to take part in their new project through Critical Path’s Development Program. Participants do not need to have experience in dance or performance, merely an interest in movement, theatre, architecture and art.


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Free dance workshop with Eko Suprinyato and Ahil Ratnamohan

Posted on: 26/1/2017 8:00AM

Campbelltown Arts Centre dance residency January 2017World-renowned dance artists Eko Suprinyato and Ahil Ratnamohan have been at Campbelltown Arts Centre in NSW throughout January, working on the development of a new dance work. Their residency will soon present a free public dance workshop on Tuesday, January 31.


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Tasdance Open Day this weekend

Posted on: 25/1/2017 7:00AM

Dance classes in Launceston, Tasmania, AustraliaTasdance is a dance organisation based in Launceston, Tasmania that’s home to a professional company and a lineup of public classes. It invites all locals interested in learning dance to come try up to three different dance styles at its Open Day this Saturday, January 28, 2017.


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Jax & Daz of Muggera Dancers at Yabun Fest

Posted on: 24/1/2017 7:30AM

Muggera DancersReturning this Thursday, January 26, the Yabun Festival is the largest one-day gathering and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Local dancers should be sure to check out the Corroboree Ground, which will be hosted by Jax and Daz from the Muggera Dancers, well-known as stars of Logie Award-nominated TV series Move it Mob Style.


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Mia Michaels coming down under for 1st time

Posted on: 23/1/2017 7:31AM

Mia Michaels Live In AustraliaInternationally renowned choreographer Mia Michaels has announced that she’s coming to Australia for the first time to hold workshops for student dancers and teachers in February 2017. Her masterclasses will be held in Melbourne and Sydney.


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VDF announces Kathryn McCormick & Tate McRae appearances

Posted on: 21/1/2017 6:00AM

Victorian Dance Festival Special Guests 2017The highly anticipated Victorian Dance Festival (VDF) recently announced that U.S. and Canadian dance celebrities Kathryn McCormick and Tate McRae will be appearing at VDF 2017 this March!


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STRUT's first master workshop of 2017

Posted on: 20/1/2017 7:30AM

STRUT Dance. Meeting by Hamilton and Macindoe. Image by Gregory Lorenzutti.Expressions of Interest are still being accepted for STRUT Dance’s first program of 2017 – a Master Workshop with Antony Hamilton and his longtime collaborator Alisdair Macindoe. This collaborative opportunity will take place February 20 - March 3 at King Street Arts Centre and State Theatre Centre of WA in Studio Underground.


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Energetiks releases new urban-inspired collection, Linkd

Posted on: 19/1/2017 7:24AM

Linkd urban dancewear by EnergetiksEncouraging dancers to be ‘anything but ordinary’, Linkd is innovative Australian dancewear brand, Energetiks’ newest collection - released this week. The line delivers a much-needed dose of urban essentials to the commercial dance market. Linkd is the result of the collaboration with well-known Australian commercial dancers, David McLean and Cat Santos.


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West Australian Ballet begins Season 2017

Posted on: 18/1/2017 9:00AM

West Australian Ballet’s 2017 summer seasonPerth audiences are in for yet another treat with the return of West Australian Ballet’s summer season – Ballet at the Quarry – on February 3 – 25. Proving the hottest festival ticket in town, the mixed-bill program of contemporary ballet has sold to capacity three years running.


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2017 Sydney Eisteddfod events announced!

Posted on: 17/1/2017 2:31PM

Sydney Eisteddfod 2017 eventsThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced its 2017 event dates. Entries close 13 March for those wanting to compete in Dance, Classical Singing, Contemporary Singing, Choirs, Piano, Instrumental Solos and Duos, Instrumental Groups, or Speech and Drama this year.


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Canadian hipster circus coming to Sydney

Posted on: 16/1/2017 9:00AM

Québécois Cirque Alfonse brings BARBU to SydneyIt’s circus as performance art and beards across the board when the Québécois Cirque Alfonse brings BARBU to the Sydney Opera House this February. BARBU flings the audience into a fairground time warp of kooky curiosities and feats of spellbinding strength and skill, all inspired by Montreal’s burgeoning circus scene at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.


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‘On One Condition' at Adelaide Fringe

Posted on: 13/1/2017 11:00AM

Dan Daw's autobiographical soloMurmuration Associate Director Dan Daw's autobiographical solo On One Condition will soon be presented at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February.


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Ballet Theatre of Queensland’s ‘Cinderella’

Posted on: 12/1/2017 8:00AM

Cinderella by Ballet Theatre of QueenslandThis year, the Ballet Theatre of Queensland (BTQ) celebrates 80 years as the state’s premier youth dance company. To kick off this exciting anniversary season, it will present its adaptation of the Charles Perrault fairytale Cinderella to Brisbane audiences on January 19-21 at QPAC’s Concert Hall.


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SUPERCELL set to stun Brisbane

Posted on: 11/1/2017 8:00AM

Passing by Amrita Hepi and Jahra Wasasala. Photo by Lucy Alcorn.A new festival of contemporary dance is set to hit Brisbane in February! SUPERCELL will be presented at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts from 18 – 25 February.


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Bridge Dance Intensive 2017

Posted on: 10/1/2017 8:00AM

2017 Bridge Dance Intensive NSWApplications close this Friday for Bridge Dance Intensive 2017, being held in February at ACPE, Sydney Olympic Park. Workshop facilitators include Shaun Parker, Dean Walsh and Kay Armstrong.


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Morning Melodies at Arts Centre Melbourne

Posted on: 9/1/2017 8:00AM

Morning Melodies at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2017Australian music favourites Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Marina Prior and Rhonda Burchmore are among the entertainment icons who have joined Arts Centre Melbourne’s 2017 Morning Melodies program. The feel-good concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will showcase an eclectic mix of celebrated Australian and international artists performing an array of musical and dance styles.


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