Create NSW launches major funding program

Posted on: 4/5/2017 9:00AM

2017-18 Arts and Cultural Development ProgramCreate NSW invites artists and arts and cultural organisations across NSW to apply for funding under the 2017-18 Arts and Cultural Development Program. The program supports dance, visual arts, music, museums, literature, capital works, regional touring and professional development for artists across the state.

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‘Jersey Boys’ musical to return to Sydney

Posted on: 3/5/2017 8:00AM

Jersey Boys musical to return to SydneyThe Jersey Boys musical will return to Sydney in September 2018 for the start of a new Australian tour. Auditions will be held in July and early August this year. Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history.

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Melbourne City Ballet presents ‘Echo’ program

Posted on: 2/5/2017 8:15AM

Echo coming to Chapel off Chapel in May 2017Immediately after presenting Don Quixote in mid-March, Melbourne City Ballet went straight into rehearsals for its contemporary season Echo, which runs May 4–7 at Chapel off Chapel. After Echo, the company will tour to Japan and prepare for regional touring in July.

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2017 Winners of The Australian Cecchetti International Scholarships

Posted on: 1/5/2017 11:00AM

2017 Energetiks Encouragement Award WinnerThe 2017 Australian Cecchetti International Scholarships and Energetiks Young Dancer Awards took place in April at VCASS in Southbank, VIC. Hosted by Cecchetti Ballet Australia, this national competition selects dancers to advance to the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition, which will take place in Florence, Italy this year.

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Australia Council for the Arts Governance Program to hold Webinars & Workshops

Posted on: 29/4/2017 10:00AM

Arts Governance Webinars & Workshops in AustraliaThe Australia Council for the Arts, in partnership with the Institute of Community Directors Australia, an Our Community enterprise, will present a series of workshops and free webinars for leaders of arts organisations. These programs form part of the Council’s Governance Program, which is designed to enhance capability across the sector.

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Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia to host Sydney Workshop

Posted on: 28/4/2017 8:30AM

Dance Movement Therapy Association of AustralasiaThe Dance Movement Therapy Association of Australasia (DTAA) will present two workshops facilitated by international dancer, researcher and leadership coach Sara Boas from Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7.

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Melbourne Dance Centre raises the barre

Posted on: 27/4/2017 9:00AM

Masters Of Choreography show at Melbourne Dance CentreMelbourne Dance Centre is the city’s newest home to classes, performances and rehearsal space. Located in Brunswick, VIC, the centre officially launched in February 2016 and since then has already hosted many special events in addition to its range of casual adult classes. One of the first productions to hold performances in the MDC Theatre was Raise The Barre, which sold out and is now back with more shows.

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WAB to collaborate with Gary Lang

Posted on: 26/4/2017 10:00AM

NT Dance Company artistic directorWest Australian Ballet (WAB) has announced a new collaboration with Gary Lang, a Darwin-based Indigenous choreographer and the artistic director of the NT Dance Company. With a confirmed investment from the Federal Government, the project’s creative development officially began in October and with other support will span across 16 months. It will culminate in a world premiere as part of the 2018 Ballet at the Quarry program.

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Bolshoi ballerina to join Queensland Ballet for ‘Swan Lake’ in May

Posted on: 25/4/2017 9:30AM

Yanela Pinera for Swan LakeFor the first time in many years, Queensland Ballet brings to the stage one of the world’s most-loved ballets when Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake opens at the Lyric Theatre on May 5. Artistic Director Li Cunxin said he is thrilled to have the opportunity to present a work as timeless as Swan Lake and to welcome Evgenia Obraztsova, principal with the Bolshoi Ballet, as a guest artist.

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CoreDance Contemporary in 'Framework'

Posted on: 24/4/2017 11:00AM

Australian dance troupe in New York CityCoreDance Contemporary, a dance troupe comprised of Australian performers residing in New York City, will soon present Framework, an evening-length program, at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. Surface & Skin by Artistic Director Rebecca McCormac, a WAAPA graduate, will have its premiere.

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The McDonald College hosts an Open Morning

Posted on: 21/4/2017 8:15AM

Classical Ballet programme in NSW AustraliaThe McDonald College, a co-educational performing arts day and boarding school, will soon host one of its “Open Mornings”, where prospective students and their parents can tour the school campus and its performing arts facilities.

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Australian Dance Week coming up May 1-7

Posted on: 20/4/2017 8:30AM

Graphic design by Andrea McCuaig, courtesy of Ausdance ACT.Are you an Australian who loves dance? Then it’s time to decide how you’re going to get involved with Australian Dance Week this year, scheduled for May 1-7. This week aims to raise awareness of professional dance and dance in the community, and to celebrate its diversity. Events are happening across the country.

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Australian Dance Cup hits Surfers Paradise

Posted on: 19/4/2017 9:45AM

Surfers Paradise Queensland Dance EventA new hot dance event is happening in Surfers Paradise on April 21-23! The inaugural Australian Dance Cup will present dance shows, dance competitions, dance workshops and dance parties. Lots of dance!

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SCENE Co. Performing Arts Holiday Workshop

Posted on: 18/4/2017 10:00AM

SCENE Co. Easter 2017 Performing Arts Holiday WorkshopSCENE Co., a performing arts program that promises to bring out that “true triple threat”, is presenting a holiday workshop on April 20 and 21 at Industry Performing Arts at 65-67 Hunter Lane in Hornsby, NSW.

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Shanghai Ballet tours to Melbourne

Posted on: 17/4/2017 11:00AM

Swan Lake by Derek DeaneIn a unique collaboration between the Shanghai Ballet and renowned British choreographer Derek Deane, a grand production of Swan Lake with 80 dancers will open exclusively at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on April 20.

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Sydney Eisteddfod names 2017 ballet judges

Posted on: 15/4/2017 8:30AM

Tyla Steinbach on stage in the 2016 Sydney EisteddfodThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced the judges for its 2017 Ballet Scholarship competition. Hao Bin and Prudence Caldwell will adjudicate all rounds of the event with The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister once again joining the panel for the Final.

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Australian Ballet to launch 2017 regional tour

Posted on: 14/4/2017 8:00AM

Giselle ballet coming to Tasmania, Victoria and New South WalesThe Australian Ballet is bringing romance to regional Australia as it presents the quintessential classical ballet Giselle in 2017. The critically acclaimed production will be presented in Tasmania from 28 June to 1 July, Victorian venues from 5 to 12 July and then on to New South Wales from 14 to 15 July.

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Hot Brown Honey and Djuki Mala to shake up Sydney in June

Posted on: 13/4/2017 8:30AM

Sydney Opera House Studio Winter 2017The Sydney Opera House Studio will get steamy this winter as two festival sensations get their own headline seasons: the all-female cabaret Hot Brown Honey and the dance celebration Djuki Mala. Both seasons are scheduled for June.

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Longlist announced for 2017 Dance Awards

Posted on: 13/4/2017 2:15AM

Gravity & Other Myths. Photo by Chris Herzfeld.Ausdance has announced the longlist of nominations for the 2017 Australian Dance Awards. The official shortlist will be announced mid-July, with final winners being formally announced at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards Ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, September 24.

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‘Aladdin’ opens in Melbourne mid-month

Posted on: 12/4/2017 8:00AM

Disney’s Aladdin coming to MelbourneDisney’s Aladdin, one of the largest and most spectacular productions to ever grace an Australian stage, arrives at Her Majesty’s Theatre soon, beginning performances April 15. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) directed and choreographed this production.

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April School Holiday Program in Adelaide

Posted on: 11/4/2017 8:30AM

2017 Adelaide Festival Centre School Holiday ProgramOn April 18–21 and 26–28, the Adelaide Festival Centre will offer its School Holiday Program, a series of performing arts workshops and masterclasses for children aged 8–16. Registration closes this Friday, April 14.

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Queensland Ballet shares the joy for World Dance for Parkinson’s Day

Posted on: 10/4/2017 10:00AM

World Dance for Parkinson’s DayQueensland Ballet will join with 12 other internationally acclaimed dance companies to showcase its renowned Dance for Parkinson’s program on a free online portal created especially to celebrate the global World Dance for Parkinson’s Day on Saturday, April 29.

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RAD Australia unites 19 schools in one event

Posted on: 9/4/2017 1:30PM

Royal Academy of Dance Australia Showcase 2017On Saturday, March 25, nearly 300 Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) students from Victoria and Tasmania came together to celebrate dance in the region at the RAD Showcase performance. Held at the National Theatre in St. Kilda, the event was sponsored by the RAD Victoria/Tasmania Regional Advisory Panel as well as brands Energetiks and Capezio.

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Movitae interviews Hannah O’Neill

Posted on: 8/4/2017 6:15AM

New Zealander Hannah O’Neill is a Premier Danseur with Paris Opéra BalletMovitae, an engaging online hub for dance schools, recently released a video interview with the amazing Hannah O’Neill, a New Zealander performing as a Principal Dancer at the prestigious Paris Opéra Ballet.

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ISTD announces new Artistic Director

Posted on: 7/4/2017 9:00AM

New AD of the Imperial Society of Teachers of DancingOne of the world’s leading dance examinations boards has announced its new leader. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) has appointed its former Head of Education and Training, Ginny Brown, to the new role as Artistic Director. She will direct the Society’s artistic vision and future development.

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2017-18 Australia Council International Residencies announced

Posted on: 6/4/2017 8:30AM

Deaf dancer Anna Seymour of AustraliaThe Australia Council for the Arts has announced the 21 artists chosen for its 2017-18 International Residencies program. The residencies will provide the artists with the opportunity to develop their practice and build knowledge, networks and partnerships. Of the 21 selected artists, five are dancers.

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Ausdance ACT offers Open Adult Classes

Posted on: 5/4/2017 8:30AM

Ausdance ACT offers Open Adult ClassesEach week Ausdance ACT runs two open adult dance classes. The organisation’s aim is to bring together the Canberra dance community to share, network and most importantly, have fun.

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Applications open for The Marten Bequest Scholarships

Posted on: 4/4/2017 10:45AM

Australia Council for the Arts delivers 2017 Marten Bequest ScholarshipsApplications are now open for The Marten Bequest Scholarships, delivered for the first time by the Australia Council for the Arts in a three-year partnership with Australia’s largest managers and distributors of philanthropic funds, Perpetual. This year, the scholarships total a worth of $600,000 and they will support 12 successful artists across six categories – including Dance (Ballet).

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The Australian Ballet School’s 2017 Open Masterclasses

Posted on: 3/4/2017 9:00AM

2017 Open MasterclassesThe Australian Ballet School is once again offering Open Masterclasses for 2017! These classes give students aged 9-17 the exclusive opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading dance teachers. Classes will be held across the country.

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Ian Potter Cultural Trust funding round opens

Posted on: 31/3/2017 9:00AM

Australian artist grantsA new funding round has opened for the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, which provides small grants of up to $7,000 to individual Australian artists for professional development opportunities overseas. This round closes May 23 for projects or travel that commences after September 22.

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