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Performances announced for 2017 Australian Dance Awards

Posted on: 6/9/2017 1:30PM

Australian dance industry awards Ausdance Victoria recently announced the stellar line-up of performances, presenters and hosts for the 2017 Australian Dance Awards, taking place at the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday, September 24. Celebrating 20 years in 2017, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar.


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VIC State Ballet auditioning this weekend

Posted on: 6/9/2017 12:15PM

Melbourne dance auditions 2017The Victorian State Ballet will soon hold auditions for 2018 intake to its Pre-Professional Program/Finishing Year and its Senior Program. It will also hold actual Company auditions the same weekend in Melbourne.


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'Cultural Renegades' comes to Sydney

Posted on: 5/9/2017 12:40PM

Hip-hop dance show in AustraliaAfter a sell-out season and award nomination at the 2017 Fringe World Festival in Perth, Cultural Renegades is coming to the East Coast this week. Don’t miss out on one of the hottest additions to the 2017 Sydney Fringe line-up. Breaking the mould of a traditional dance show, it will be presented September 6-9 at Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville.


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Expressions Dance Company is auditioning!

Posted on: 3/9/2017 8:00AM

Expressions Dance Company. Photo by Chris Herzfeld.Expressions Dance Company is now seeking expressions of interest from dancers wishing to be considered for an audition for a professional position in the company. The company is seeking to fill one male and one female position from the start of 2018.


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Norwegian Creative Studios plans auditions

Posted on: 2/9/2017 5:00AM

Dance auditions for cruise shipsNorwegian Creative Studios announced in August that it would be returning to Australia this October to hold auditions in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The official audition dates and locations have now been posted. Dance Informa has the exclusive scoop!


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Movitae and ATOD partner to provide online syllabus access

Posted on: 1/9/2017 11:25AM

Movitae and The Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) have partnered upMovitae and The Australian Teachers of Dance (ATOD) have partnered to provide access for ATOD members to syllabus material anywhere, anytime via their smartphones. This partnership between a leading Australian syllabus provider and an innovative dance specific online learning platform is paving the way for a new era of dance syllabus provision.


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2017 Schools Spectacular to be largest yet

Posted on: 1/9/2017 8:05AM

NSW Government supports Schools SpectacularGuinness World Record holder Schools Spectacular will this year showcase a record number of the best singing and dancing talent from public schools across NSW on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25 at QUDOS Bank Arena.


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'Ancestors and Anecdotes' exhibit to open

Posted on: 31/8/2017 10:30AM

Sarah Aiken at the 2014 KEIR Choreographic Award performances. Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.Ancestors and Anecdotes, a unique exhibition exploring Australian contemporary dance through the legacies of five pioneers, will soon open at the Lulu Gallery in North Melbourne. Running September 21-30, it will be open while the 2017 Australian Dance Awards and scheduled National Dance Forum take place.


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Melbourne City Ballet auditioning in 3 cities

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

Company & Training Program AuditionsMelbourne City Ballet will soon hold auditions for its Professional Company and its Training Programs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The organisation is committed to providing as many professional opportunities for artists as possible, as well as the highest quality training for young, upcoming dancers.


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Opera Australia set to dazzle in 2018

Posted on: 29/8/2017 12:25PM

The West Australian Opera presents The Merry WidowOpera Australia will be rolling it out big and bold in Sydney and Melbourne in 2018, with some of the world’s biggest voices taking on some of the greatest roles in opera. For dance fans, there are two productions in particular to look forward to. First, The Merry Widow, a big dance production choreographed by Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon, will be presented in Melbourne and Sydney. Then The Nose, which features 12 tap dancing noses, will have its Australian premiere in Sydney.


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17 finalists to compete in Dance of Champions

Posted on: 28/8/2017 3:40PM

Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions Seventeen champion dance groups have been selected to perform in the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Dance of Champions on Sunday, September 17. Finalists will have the opportunity to perform in the live event that will be recorded for television, in the hope of securing their part of the $28,000 on offer.


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The Australian Ballet School’s Showcase 2017

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

Serena Graham in SerenadeThe Australian Ballet School, directed by Lisa Pavane, will soon flaunt its best and brightest rising stars in its Showcase 2017 performances in Melbourne and Sydney. Programming includes Serenade by George Balanchine, Défilé by Paul Knobloch, Allegro Vivo by Mark Annear, Haydn Symphony by Paul Knobloch, and more.


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NICA to present ‘Precipice’

Posted on: 25/8/2017 9:00AM

National Institute of Circus Arts presents PRECIPICEAustralia’s next generation of circus talents will be on show this September when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Precipice. Leaping into a world of chaos, Precipice defies danger in an effort to celebrate life.


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WA Ballet to open 'The Great Gatsby' soon

Posted on: 24/8/2017 8:00AM

West Australian Ballet productionThis September, West Australian Ballet’s production of The Great Gatsby will come to His Majesty’s Theatre as part of the company’s 65th Anniversary Season. West Australian Symphony Orchestra will play BAFTA award-winning composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE’s cinematic score.


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Interested in becoming a Barre Instructor?

Posted on: 23/8/2017 8:45AM

Aleenta BARRE Teacher Training CourseAre you a professional dancer looking to supplement your income between contracts? Or a dance teacher looking to train in a new skill set? Or a studio owner wanting to expand your class offerings? If so, Aleenta BARRE’s Barre Instructor Training Course might be a great program to consider. 


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Expressions Dance to perform in opera 'Aida'

Posted on: 22/8/2017 11:00PM

Expressions Dance Company to perform in Aida on the beach with Opera AustraliaFollowing its recent sold-out season of Mozart Airborne with Opera Queensland, Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will now focus on a new project: performing choreography by Elise May in Opera Australia's Griffith Opera on the Beach: Aida. Running from September 21-30, Opera Australia's Aida will be presented at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast.


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Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement recipients revealed

Posted on: 22/8/2017 12:30AM

Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Award RecipientsAusdance Australia has announced the recipients of the 2017 Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Awards, which will be presented at The Australian Dance Awards (ADA) on Sunday, September 24. This year’s Hall of Fame inductee is dancer, actor, choreographer, activist and writer Noel C. Tovey AM. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Helen Herbertson, a seminal figure in Australian dance.


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Ready Set Dance chosen as national finalist

Posted on: 21/8/2017 3:30PM

Preschool performing arts program Preschool performing arts program Ready Set Dance has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards in the categories of Customer Service and Business Excellence. The AusMumpreneur Awards, presented by The AusMumpreneur Network, celebrate and recognize Australian Mums in business achieving outstanding success.


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Get certified by Rhythm Works!

Posted on: 19/8/2017 6:04AM

Australian Certification for Dance TeachersThe Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Instructor Certification Course is coming to Australia! RWID is an eye-opening certification workshop that helps teachers best instruct students who have learning differences and other special needs. Workshops will be held in Ipswich, QLD; Melbourne, VIC; Perth, WA; and Sydney, NSW.


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Big Anxiety Festival looks at mental health

Posted on: 18/8/2017 8:05AM

2017 Big Anxiety Festival in Greater SydneyThe Big Anxiety Festival, the biggest mental health and arts festival in the world, will explore and re-imagine the state of mental health in the 21st century. Leading national and international artists, scientists, technology experts and thinkers will assemble across Greater Sydney for The Big Anxiety Festival from 20 September to 11 November.


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Andrew Morrish improvises at Dancehouse

Posted on: 17/8/2017 9:00AM

Performance improviser at DancehouseNow in his mid-sixties, Andrew Morrish is one of Australia's most experienced and cherished performance improvisers. After relocating to Europe in 2003, performing and teaching extensively in France, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland and the UK, he returns to Dancehouse in 2017 to continue his Oh Well series - presenting three extended solo improvisations.


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Premier State Ballet presents ‘La Bayadère’

Posted on: 16/8/2017 12:05PM

Premier State Ballet presents La BayadereSydney-based youth ballet company Premier State Ballet will return with another exciting full-length ballet in September, presented at the Riverside Theatre, Parramatta. La Bayadère is the story of the fated love between the noble warrior Solor and the beautiful temple dancer Nikiya, who is murdered by her jealous rival Gamzatti.


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Misty Copeland to guest with Australian Ballet

Posted on: 15/8/2017 9:41AM

American Ballet Theatre Principal DancerAmerican Ballet Theatre Principal Misty Copeland will guest star in The Australian Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty in November at Sydney's Capitol Theatre. The 34-year-old dance superstar was personally invited by Artistic Director David McAllister to perform. She will debut in the role of Princess Aurora.


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World Ballet Day LIVE returns on October 5

Posted on: 15/8/2017 7:35AM

San Francisco Ballet at the Chris Hellman Center for DanceFive of the world's leading ballet companies will come together for World Ballet Day on Thursday, October 5 to broadcast 20 hours of live, behind-the-scenes footage via Facebook Live, following a successful partnership with Facebook in 2016.


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'Evita' coming to Australia in 2018

Posted on: 14/8/2017 12:05PM

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicalEvita, one of the most celebrated classical musicals, will return to Australia in September 2018 to play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House. This will be the first time a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will play at the Sydney Opera House.


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Norwegian Creative Studios teases auditions

Posted on: 13/8/2017 12:00PM

2017 Australian Auditions for Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Creative Studios will soon be returning to Australia in October to hold auditions in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane! The dates, times and exact locations of these auditions will be announced soon! Keep tuned to Dance Informa for the exclusive inside scoop!


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Artists announced for ‘New Breed 2017’

Posted on: 11/8/2017 12:30PM

Australian choreographers Melanie Lane, Tyrone Robinson, Petros Treklis, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Nelson EarlCarriageworks and Sydney Dance Company, in conjunction with The Balnaves Foundation, recently announced the five up-and-coming Australian choreographers commissioned to create new works for the acclaimed New Breed initiative that supports Australia’s next generation of dance-makers.


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The McDonald College to hold auditions

Posted on: 10/8/2017 12:30PM

The McDonald College 2018 entry auditionsAs a Year 3-12 co-educational, non-denominational school, The McDonald College is Australia's leading Academic and Performing Arts College. It will hold 2018 entry auditions on August 18.


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SDC to launch 8-week short courses

Posted on: 9/8/2017 12:20PM

Ballet Short Courses SydneySydney Dance Company (SDC) will soon launch new eight-week short courses in Ballet and Contemporary. They will offer beginner dancers an extended learning experience to develop strong foundations. Registration is open now.


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Open House for WAAPA on August 13

Posted on: 8/8/2017 10:02AM

2017 Open Day of the Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on August 13 for it’s annual Open Day event. It will showcase its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students.


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