DANCE NEWS


Co3 announces 2017 Programming

Posted on: 28/11/2016 9:00AM

Western Australia’s contemporary dance companyWestern Australia’s contemporary dance company Co3 recently revealed its 2017 Season to its supporters in an event at the Courtyard in the State Theatre Centre of WA. The jam-packed year ahead will include the programs Frank Enstein, THE ZONE and Crazy Times.


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Call for Dance Massive 2017 Applications

Posted on: 25/11/2016 9:00AM

Call for ApplicationsAusdance Victoria will present Open Studios - New Works and Tour Ready - Meet & Greet as part of Dance Massive 2017. The call for applications opened on November 16. The deadline to apply is December 1.


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Melbourne City Ballet's ‘Madame Butterfly’

Posted on: 24/11/2016 9:30AM

Melbourne City BalletMelbourne City Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo will bring to life the tragic opera favourite Madame Butterfly at the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre on December 17 and 18.


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The Australian Ballet revs up for ‘Faster’

Posted on: 23/11/2016 10:00AM

The Australian Ballet's 2017 SeasonCharging onto the stage with athleticism, Faster opens The Australian Ballet’s Sydney and Melbourne 2017 seasons at full velocity. As of Monday, November 21, single tickets are now on sale for both seasons.


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SPIEGEL’ESQUE to be premiered in Sydney

Posted on: 22/11/2016 8:00PM

Theatrical cabaret at Spiegel Zelt SydneyThe new theatrical cabaret sensation SPIEGEL’ESQUE opens this week in Sydney! Performed in the magnificent 97-year-old Spiegel Zelt in the piazza of Leichhardt’s Italian Forum, SPIEGEL’ESQUE is part cabaret, part song and dance, part circus, and all decadent world-class entertainment.


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Share the stage with Sydney Dance Company!

Posted on: 21/11/2016 11:00AM

2016 New Breed season at CarriageworksSydney Dance Company is extending a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to members of the general public to share the stage with its dancers! SDC invites you to be a part of this year’s exciting New Breed season at Carriageworks.


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RAD announces live stream of Genée Final

Posted on: 20/11/2016 3:00PM

Genée at the Sydney Opera House in December 2016The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) recently announced that the prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition Final at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday 11 December 2016 will be live streamed online. Hosted by Australian TV presenter and Dancing with the Stars 2015 winner Emma Freedman, viewers will have the opportunity to witness some of the world's most talented young ballet dancers compete.


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AcroDance Teacher Training this summer

Posted on: 19/11/2016 8:00AM

AcroDance Teacher Training in AustraliaAcrobatic Arts is an organisation that equips dance educators with the knowledge and tools necessary for implementing a safe and effective AcroDance program that students love. This summer, the organisation will offer various Australian courses.


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WAAPA holds audition for 2017 Propel course

Posted on: 18/11/2016 8:00AM

Audition for 2017 Propel dance courseThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will soon hold an audition for entry to its 2017 Propel dance course. Primarily focused on students in Year 11 and 12, Propel builds expertise and skills in both ballet and contemporary dance and is taught by highly qualified WAAPA staff.


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Submissions open for Circuitwest WA Showcase

Posted on: 17/11/2016 8:00AM

Barking Gecko Theatre CompanyThe Circuitwest WA Showcase offers an opportunity for presenters and producers from around the state to be exposed to the work being made in Western Australia. The WA Showcase will be held in May 2017, with the venue to be announced shortly. Submissions are now open to artists.


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Sergei Polunin documentary to be released

Posted on: 16/11/2016 9:00AM

Dancer documentary from Vendetta FilmsVendetta Films has announced the theatrical release of Dancer, the new documentary about Sergei Polunin from Oscar-nominated director Steven Cantor, in Australian cinemas from December 1 and New Zealand cinemas from December 8.


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Apply for the 2017 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship

Posted on: 15/11/2016 8:00AM

5th Tanja Liedtke FellowshipThe Tanja Liedtke Foundation recently announced that applications are now open for the 5th Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. The Fellowship, which is only available every two years, focuses on young emerging Australian dancers/choreographers between the ages of 20 and 35 years.


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‘Pieces for Small Spaces’ at Lucy Guerin Inc

Posted on: 14/11/2016 9:00AM

Lucy Guerin Inc in MelbourneLucy Guerin Inc in Melbourne will soon present its 2016 Pieces for Small Spaces Season. Pieces for Small Spaces is a unique opportunity for five choreographers to challenge their practice, take risks and present a new short dance work as part of a professional performance season.


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Matthew Day to premiere ‘Assemblage #1’

Posted on: 11/11/2016 12:00PM

Dancehouse commission Dancehouse Artist-in-Residence Matthew Day will soon present his newly commissioned work Assemblage #1 on November 23-27. Straight off the back of receiving his Master's in Choreography from the renowned DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam, Day is back in Melbourne to present an original and compelling work that has been four years in the making.


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Groove Therapy hits Melbourne

Posted on: 10/11/2016 8:00AM

Vanessa Marian dance classesHave you always admired dancers but felt too old, curvy or uncoordinated to try and take a class? Well, you haven’t missed the boat according to industry professional Vanessa Marian! Her Groove Therapy classes are being offered in Sydney and now Melbourne.


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Lucinda Dunn announced for VDF2017

Posted on: 9/11/2016 8:00AM

Lucinda Dunn to teach at Victorian Dance FestivalThe team at the Victorian Dance Festival (VDF) recently announced that Lucinda Dunn will be holding a Ballet Master Class at the 2017 event, set for March 17-19, 2017 at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall.


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Applications for Kickstart Helix close soon

Posted on: 8/11/2016 10:00AM

Next Wave offers Kickstart Helix programAre you an Australian dance artist looking to test boundaries and explore your individual voice further? If so, Next Wave in North Melbourne invites you to apply for its Kickstart Helix program. The deadline to apply is November 17.


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Critical Path to conclude Spring Workshops

Posted on: 7/11/2016 12:00PM

Jasmina Križaj and Simon Wehrli WorkshopCritical Path, known as one of Australia’s leading centres for choreographic research and development, will soon wrap up its current series of spring workshops being held in its heritage venue on Sydney's harbor.


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Australia Council for the Arts appoints first Indigenous Deputy Chair

Posted on: 4/11/2016 4:00AM

First Indigenous Deputy Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts The Australia Council for the Arts recently appointed Lee-Ann Buckskin as the first Indigenous Deputy Chair of the federal arts funding and advisory body. Amongst others, NAISDA, Australia’s premier Indigenous training college, commended the Council for its historic appointment.


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PIAF launches 2017 program

Posted on: 3/11/2016 11:00AM

Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam in A O Lang PhoThe Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) has unveiled a world-class program of art without borders. From 10 February to 5 March, more than 700 of the planet’s most visionary artists will transform the city with more than 180 events.


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WA Ballet to premiere ‘The Nutcracker’

Posted on: 2/11/2016 9:15AM

West Australian Ballet's world premiere of The NutcrackerPreparations are in their final stages as West Australian Ballet gears up to present the world premiere of its “biggest, most ambitious and most magical production ever.”
 
The Nutcracker – one of the world’s most loved ballets – is joining WAB’s repertoire in its truest traditional form beginning November 18 as His Majesty’s Theatre is transported to a Regent White Christmas.


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Massive art project to feature 60 dancers & musicians in Sydney

Posted on: 1/11/2016 9:00AM

Artist Nick Cave with his horse soundsuitsCarriageworks and the City of Sydney present three live public performances by American artist Nick Cave, marking the first time the renowned artist has presented a major work in Australia. Presented over three performances on November 10 and 12, Cave’s spectacular and seminal work HEARD·SYD features 60 Sydney-based dancers and musicians inhabiting colourful, life-sized horse-suits.


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‘The Bodyguard’ musical to tour in 2017

Posted on: 31/10/2016 9:00AM

THE BODYGUARD musical to tour Australia in 2017Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost recently announced that the international award-winning hit musical The Bodyguard will reach Australian theatres in 2017. The Australian tour will commence in Sydney in April.


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Homeground attracts 10,000 visitors to Sydney

Posted on: 29/10/2016 12:00PM

Homeground 2016 at Sydney Opera House10,000 visitors flocked to the Western Broadwalk on October 8 and 9 to immerse themselves in the music, art and dance showcased at Homeground, the Sydney Opera House’s annual celebration of First Nations culture.


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Watch full World Ballet Day footage now

Posted on: 28/10/2016 10:00AM

The Australian Ballet for World Ballet Day LIVE 2016According to The Australian Ballet, the full live stream of this year’s World Ballet Day LIVE is only available on the company’s website through November 4 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). At that time, the footage will be replaced with a highlights package from each of the five companies.


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Sydney Festival reveals 2017 program

Posted on: 27/10/2016 10:00AM

Wesley Enoch’s inaugural programSydney Festival returns January 7–29 for new Director Wesley Enoch’s inaugural program, which features a renewed focus on theatre and dance, with a strong commitment to support new Australian work. The 2017 program is bursting with free and ticketed events across dance, theatre, circus, opera and contemporary and classical music.


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10 Bondi Junction stars dance to beat cancer

Posted on: 26/10/2016 8:00AM

Dance gala for Cancer Council NSWA surf club president, a school teacher and a police officer are only some of the personalities that will come together to raise funds for Cancer Council NSW in Stars of the East, a dance gala on 5 November at Bondi Junction’s Easts Leagues Club.


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RNZB announces 2017 Season

Posted on: 25/10/2016 8:00AM

2017 Season of Royal New Zealand BalletThe Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) recently announced its 2017 Season, setting the stage for what will be a year filled with passion, tragedy, rhythm and energy. The season will include three national tours, seven special regional performances, and visits to a total of 16 centres.


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Kelley Abbey to choreograph new ‘Cabaret’

Posted on: 24/10/2016 10:00AM

Hayes Theatre Co presents Cabaret revivalThe Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co. from January 9, 2017. Featuring choreography by none other than Kelley Abbey, Cabaret will then play the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from April 27, 2017.


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Norwegian details ‘Priscilla’ auditions

Posted on: 22/10/2016 2:00PM

Norwegian Cruise Line Australian auditionsNorwegian Cruise Line continues to reveal more details for its upcoming Australian Audition Tour, which will visit Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne in search of top-notch dancers and singers. Now Norwegian Creative Studios has announced what roles it is specifically looking to fill for its Priscilla Queen of the Desert production. Auditions will take place in November in Sydney and Melbourne.


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