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James Batchelor to premiere ‘REDSHIFT’

Posted on: 11/11/2017 11:45AM

James Batchelor at Chunky Move studiosFrom November 23 – December 2, James Batchelor, an award-winning performer and choreographer from Canberra, will present REDSHIFT at the Chunky Move studios in Melbourne.


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RAW students present Graduation Showcase

Posted on: 10/11/2017 12:30PM

RAW Company 2017 Graduation ShowcaseRAW, a privately owned entertainment and training company, will present its Certificate and Diploma students in a diverse collection of works on Saturday, November 18 at Schonell Cinema & Live Theatre at the University of Queensland, St Lucia.


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Posture & Pirouettes Workshop in Melbourne

Posted on: 8/11/2017 6:20AM

Posture & Pirouettes Workshop in MelbourneI Can Move, a movement education organisation focused on evidence-based techniques from the fields of Psychology, Pilates and the Franklin Method, will soon offer a specialised workshop for dance educators at Elevator Studios in South Yarra, VIC. Cueing the Dancer: Posture & Pirouettes will be taught on November 12 by Bea Glendenning and Sophie Louise Briggs.


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Victorian State Ballet unveils 2018 Season

Posted on: 7/11/2017 8:15AM

Autumn Fairies dancersThe Victorian State Ballet has now announced its 2018 Season, which is all about love, passion and romance. New productions of Beauty & The Beast and Romeo & Juliet are in the works. Programming will also feature the return of Swan LakeSnow WhiteNutcrackerLe Corsaire and Cinderella, plus neo-classical and contemporary ballets like EtudesTangoConcerto and Giselle 2.


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11 Aussies chosen for 46th Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 6/11/2017 12:00PM

Australian ballet dancers compete in SwitzerlandThe Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition for young dancers, recently announced its 2018 selected candidates. The event, which will take place on January 28-February 4 in Lausanne, Switzerland, has accepted 78 competitors. Of these, 11 are from Australia.


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New ‘Dance Boss’ Show Announces Casting

Posted on: 3/11/2017 2:30PM

Channel 7 Australia Channel 7 has announced that it is now casting for a new dance show! Entitled Dance Boss, the show is accepting applications from non-professional dancers who want to compete to win a large cash prize. Applications close in a few weeks!


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RAD Australia has new teaching qualification

Posted on: 3/11/2017 1:45PM

Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching CertificateIn response to a growing need for second career prospects for professional dancers, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) recently announced a new and exciting programme for professional dancers wishing to prepare for a career in teaching right here in Australia.


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Co3 seeks young dancers for training program

Posted on: 2/11/2017 8:30AM

Perth based contemporary dance training programWest Australia's state contemporary dance company Co3 will soon hold 2018 Elite Training Squad Auditions. Auditions will be Sunday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Studio 3 on Level 2 at King Street Arts Centre. Registrations are still open!


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Michael Clark Company tours to Sydney

Posted on: 1/11/2017 9:05AM

Dancer Jordan James Bridge in performanceThe Sydney Opera House has announced the Australian premiere of iconoclastic British choreographer Michael Clark’s celebrated production to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song. with a strictly limited six-night season in the Drama Theatre this summer.


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MCYB to present 'The Sleeping Beauty'

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

The Sleeping Beauty at Darebin Arts & Entertainment CentreFounded in 2014, Melbourne City Youth Ballet (MCYB) provides a platform for young dancers from across the state to work together in a company style environment to create three classical ballet works annually. Coming up soon, MCYB will present The Sleeping Beauty at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre.


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Sydney Festival 2018 announces full program

Posted on: 30/10/2017 11:20PM

Contemporary ballet Tree of CodesThe annual cultural celebration Sydney Festival returns to transform the city on January 6-28, 2018. It seeks to deliver the highest quality art and to experiment with some big ideas. Dance highlights include contemporary ballet Tree of Codes, Cella by contemporary dancers Narelle Benjamin and Paul White, and Force Majeure’s new work You Animal, You.


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FLASH ENERGETIKS SALE - Today Only

Posted on: 30/10/2017 11:00AM

Energetiks dancewear holds huge flash saleEnergetiks dancewear are having a huge flash sale - today October 30th ONLY! Get to www.energetiks.com.au for up to 50% off girl's, boy's women's and men's dance and active wear and shoes. The sale is both online and instore and while stocks last. dancewear that empowers dancers to achieve their dreams.


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2018 Australian Dance Teaching Festival

Posted on: 28/10/2017 8:15AM

Perth Dance Teacher Workshop EventAre you a dance teacher working and living in Australia? Then listen up because here’s something just for you! The 2018 Australian Dance Teaching Festival will present four events as part of its one festival. The events are tailored to teachers and Year 11 and 12 dance students.


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Tasdance Residencies EOIs close soon

Posted on: 27/10/2017 2:45PM

Emily BowmanTasdance, a vital force in Tasmania and a valuable player in the national dance scene, has invited professional dance artists to work with its organisation over the next three years, from 2018-2020. This opportunity for sustained development is best suited to mid-career artists with exceptional performance histories and a commitment to new creation. EOIs are due 31 October.


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Apply now for the Askin Bequest and Marten Bequest Scholarships

Posted on: 26/10/2017 12:00PM

Askin Bequest and Marten Bequest ScholarshipsFor the first time, The Australia Council for the Arts has announced new scholarships on behalf of Perpetual, established with the philanthropic support of former NSW Premier, the late Sir Robert Askin, and his wife Lady Mollie Askin. While one scholarship focuses on opera, another focuses on ballet. The Australia Council is also delighted to once again deliver the Marten Bequest travelling scholarships, which are the legacy of the late arts philanthropist John Marten.


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NICA to present ‘Please Hold’

Posted on: 25/10/2017 8:10AM

Amanda Lee for the National Institute of Circus ArtsAustralia’s next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Please Hold from November 29 to December 9. Please Hold examines the social mediums that bind and isolate – from the invasive qualities of social media, to the rigid expectations of social etiquette.


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Rob Guest Endowment names 2017 Finalists

Posted on: 24/10/2017 10:35AM

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-FinalistsThe 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists were recently announced. Competing against over 250 applicants, six outstanding artists were chosen by an expert panel of judges. These finalists are Stefanie Caccamo, Jayme-Lee Hanekom, Georgina Hopson, Thomas McGuane, Imogen Moore and Morgan Palmer.


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Focus Talent Management Audition Call Out

Posted on: 23/10/2017 3:45PM

Sydney Talent Agency auditions 2017Focus Talent Management will soon hold auditions for dancers, actors, singers and triple threats that are 18 years of age or older. Musical theatre performers and commercial dancers are invited to audition on Sunday, November 12 while actors and singers are open to audition on Monday, November 13.


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Bangarra embarks on European tour

Posted on: 19/10/2017 2:50PM

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company

Bangarra Dance Theatre has embarked on a three-city European tour, which will be its most impressive international program to date. The company will present programs to audiences in Copenhagen, Bonn and Berlin, for a total of six shows.


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West Australian Ballet unveils Season 2018

Posted on: 17/10/2017 12:05PM

Perth Dance Company announces 2018 SeasonWest Australian Ballet has announced its 2018 programming and promises it will be a season of creativity. It will explore the extremes of sweet life and seductive death. In his sixth season, Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella has created a program exemplifying the short distance between pain and pure joy.


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Akram Khan’s last solo touring to Adelaide

Posted on: 16/10/2017 11:45PM

Akram Khan's final solo performance a 2018 Adelaide Festival Australian exclusiveOne of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today, Akram Khan recently announced that he will perform his last full-length solo work, XENOS, exclusively at Adelaide Festival in 2018. As of right now, he will not be touring to any other Australian venues.


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Energetiks launches new Atelier Collection

Posted on: 16/10/2017 11:15AM

Energetiks launches new soft-performance dancewear collection for teachersThis season Australian dancewear brand Energetiks has shifted gears with the release of its latest collection, Atelier. This contemporary capsule collection seeks to integrate dance and leisurewear with a luxury feel, to create elevated everyday essentials. The collection officially launches today, Monday, October 16.


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WAAPA presents titillating Opera Double Bill

Posted on: 13/10/2017 9:01AM

Classical Voice students in Opera! The OperaFrom Monday—Saturday, October 16—21 in the Geoff Gibbs Theatre at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, the talented students of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ Classical Vocal program will perform two boisterous operettas for your enjoyment, under the direction of acclaimed Opera Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess.


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Audition for Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Sydney

Posted on: 11/10/2017 9:00AM

Russian Ballet International holds Australian Summer IntensiveRussian Ballet International will present a Bolshoi Ballet Academy Australian Summer Intensive at the Bondi Beach Pavillion on January 2-13, 2018. Auditions and Placement Classes are this Saturday, October 14 at the University of New South Wales, Myers Studio, Sydney.


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2017 AICD International Ballet Awards

Posted on: 10/10/2017 11:30AM

Australian Institute of Classical Dance competition in AdelaideThe Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD) will soon host the 2017 AICD International Ballet Awards in South Australia. Set to run October 14 and 15, the competition will see elite dancers aged 15-21 from across the country descend on Westminster College.


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‘Common Anomalies’ bound for Riverside

Posted on: 9/10/2017 2:28PM

FORM Dance ProjectsFORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present an exciting triple bill of contemporary dance performances by young artists in Common Anomalies from November 2-4. Vastly different in style, the three works will explore each of the performer’s unique personal histories.


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Eko Supriyanto's 'SALT' coming to Australia

Posted on: 6/10/2017 3:05PM

SALT by Eko SupriyantoStraight off the back of its world premiere at deSingel in Belgium on October 14, Eko Supriyanto's SALT will have its Australian premiere at Dancehouse on November 3 and 4. A pioneering choreographer with a new voice in Indonesian contemporary dance, Eko engages in a web of relations between his Javanese heritage and the rhythm of the underwater world.


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YAGP to audition in Australia for 2nd year

Posted on: 5/10/2017 7:50AM

Talia Fidra named a YAGP Top 12 FinalistThe Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world's largest international student dance competition. Every year it awards about $500,000 in scholarships. For the second year, YAGP will return to Australia to host auditions and offer master classes.


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Who wants to road trip to VDF 2018?

Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:05PM

2018 Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival Dance BusThe Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival has just announced the VDF Dance Bus from Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra! Dancers can now road trip to VDF in Melbourne with new and old dance friends!


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The Australian Ballet reveals 2018 Season

Posted on: 3/10/2017 12:20PM

Kevin Jackson of The Australian BalletThe Australian Ballet recently announced its 2018 program, a celebration of the powerhouse of creativity provided by the choreographers, dancers, musicians and artisans who bring each of the company’s productions to life. The season features nine works created uniquely for The Australian Ballet by resident and guest choreographers from across the company’s 55-year history.


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