Perth Festival launches 2018 Program

Posted on: 21/11/2017 7:15AM

Perth Festival 2018This summer, the 2018 Perth Festival invites you to see art in a different light and revel in a feast of captivating experiences to suit every taste and budget. The Festival welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from February 9 to March 4 as more than 700 of the planet’s best and brightest artists and entertainers descend on Perth for one of the world’s most magnificent multi-arts celebrations.

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The Space seeks to raise $60k for Skydeck

Posted on: 20/11/2017 10:00PM

Melbourne dance studio and dance hall fundraiserThe Space Dance & Arts Centre in Melbourne is fundraising $60,000 to deck out its new dance studio, performance space and function room – The Skydeck. Last year, like many other urban creative facilities, The Space on Chapel Street in Prahran found out it was losing three of its dance studios to a property developer. They ask for the dance community’s support as they attempt to complete this new rooftop expansion project. 

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'STOMP' returns to Australia in 2018

Posted on: 20/11/2017 11:45AM

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions brings STOMP to Australia again in 2018The Broadway, West End and international sensation STOMP is back, and it promises to be better than ever! Following a sell-out visit in 2013, STOMP returns to Australia with its unstoppable energy and “pure stage magic”.  The show will tour to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Sydney from May to August next year.

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WeAreSOUND premieres ‘Train of Thought’

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

WeAreSOUNDWeAreSOUND, led by Artistic Director Callum Mooney, will soon premiere its new dance theatre production, Train of Thought. The work will present a fusion of physical theatre, contemporary dance, hip-hop and comedy at the Annandale Creative Arts Centre, located in the Inner West of Sydney.

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Dance Force on the road for Grad Tour 2017

Posted on: 16/11/2017 11:45AM

Australian Full Time Dance CoursesDance Force, a studio and training organisation based in Tweed Heads South, NSW, offers everything from introductory preschool dance classes to accredited courses for aspiring professionals. Dance Force also has competitive dance teams, hip-hop crews and after-school classes for recreational dancers. Now Dance Force is hosting its Grad Tour 2017, where its full-time course graduates present a complete show in various cities across Australia.

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Cameron Daddo joins 'Rocky Horror Show'

Posted on: 15/11/2017 1:35PM

The Rocky Horror Show in AustraliaStage and screen leading man Cameron Daddo will join the cast of the rock and roll musical The Rocky Horror Show. Daddo will play the role of the Narrator in the Adelaide and Brisbane seasons of the show. His most recent stage credits include Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music across Australia and The Haunting at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre.

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Wish Upon a Ballet Star names 10 Finalists

Posted on: 14/11/2017 12:35PM

Queensland Ballet contest for Young DancersQueensland Ballet Principal Partner Suncorp is giving one lucky Queensland boy or girl the chance to appear in Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker in December. Many young dancers entered the Suncorp Wish Upon A Ballet Star Contest but only 10 were named finalists.

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WAAPA presents ‘Verge’ & promotes auditions

Posted on: 13/11/2017 11:30AM

Verge Dance Season 2017 at WAAPAThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will present its next dance season, Verge, on November 18-25 in the Geoff Gibbs Theatre at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley. This program of two original contemporary works and a timeless ballet classic celebrates the skill and artistry of the graduating students. In addition, WAAPA will host auditions for its 2018 Propel Dance program in December.

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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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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 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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