The 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.
Norwegian 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.
On September 30, Underbelly Arts in Sydney announced the appointment of Roslyn Helper as its new director. David Robb, the chair of Underbelly Arts, said Helper has been appointed due to her strong understanding of the artist process, her experience in running arts organisations and her knowledge of the emerging and experimental art scene.
The International Dance Educators Workshop (IDEW) returns November 17 and 18, set for Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance in North Melbourne. Hosted by Ausdance Victoria, it is billed as an “invaluable opportunity for teachers and practitioners to network, exchange ideas and learn new approaches in a practical, informal and engaging environment.”
Norwegian Cruise Line had previously announced the dates and locations of its upcoming Australian Audition Tour for the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, but now they’ve also revealed the details of the Sydney auditions!
Tony and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga will return to Australia in February 2017. Salonga will perform at the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House for the first time before touring to Arts Centre Melbourne.
As Adelaide’s award-winning dance company working with young people with and without disability, Restless Dance Theatre will present the premiere of debut 5: the dancers direct in the Restless Studio from 20–29 October. Debut 5 will also mark the first public performances in the new Restless Dance Studio.
Introducing ESCALATE – a new mentoring program being offered by Ausdance ACT for young local dance artists! Dancers aged 15-25 years who are based in ACT are being encouraged to apply. Movers and shakers from all dance genres are welcome.
Bursting with fresh designs and vibrant hues, Crystal Tide is Australian dancewear icon Energetiks’ newest collection, which has now been released online and in store. Both of Dance Informa’s October magazine edition covers feature dancers modelling Crystal Tide.
Created by Melbourne/Berlin-based choreographer Nebahat Erpolat, Emptying The Bucket presented its Australian premiere on September 28-October 1 at the Meat Market, as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. A few days later, the Festival announced the winning artists for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Awards, with Emptying The Bucket receiving the Best Dance Award.
Ballet audiences have welcomed the news that internationally acclaimed ballet dancer Li Cunxin recently confirmed his intention to stay at the helm of Queensland Ballet for another four years. At the same time, Queensland Ballet’s Season 2017 program has been received with open arms by season ticket holders, with sales tracking ahead of where they were at the same time last year.
Led by Artistic Directors Martin and Michelle Sierra, the Victorian State Ballet has now announced its 2017 Season, which is “all about being inspired.” Programming will feature classical ballets like The Magic Toy Box, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Snow White, Nutcracker and Le Corsaire, plus neo-classical and contemporary ballets like Gabriel, Tango, Concerto and Giselle 2.
West Australian Ballet recently announced it’s programming for Season 2017. Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella’s line-up oozes international flare, tales of enchantment and illusion – and of course – refined beauty.
The team at the Victorian Dance Festival is once again on the hunt for Australia’s newest up-and-coming choreographer. With the opportunity to teach at the festival, as well as perform in the Gala Showcase, the grant is open to any artist over the age of 16. Applications are now open, with the deadline set for November 15 at 5 pm.
Ballroom dancers will light up the dance floor in two shows at The Juniors in Kingsford, NSW on Saturday, October 22. Ballroom Superstars Dance Ball will feature songs from "Viktoria Bolonina" being performed live as dance talent from So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars takes the stage.
Thousands of people recently stepped into the unknown and experienced the excitement and emotions of the 2016 OzAsia Festival with events that celebrated contemporary Asian performance. Not even the wild weather could dampen the spirit of OzAsia artists and audiences throughout the festival, which ran September 17-October 2.
At the end of September, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) announced that icon Isobel Anderson had passed away. Anderson had been a RAD student who grew into a teacher, then an examiner and then a mentor. Later in life, she was deemed a Fellow and a Patron of the NSW Regional Advisory Panel.
The Australian Ballet recently announced its full 2017 programming. Combining outstanding classic and contemporary works, the season will showcase the artistry of dance with story ballets Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker – The Story of Clara, and will inspire awe with Faster and Symphony in C.
Terry Simpson Studios, established in 1980, is Adelaide's premier dance studios for ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip-hop and full-time Vocational Training. Auditions for 2017 intake to the Full-Time Vocational Individual Coaching Programme are currently being scheduled.
Carmen Pavlovic, the CEO of Global Creatures, announced on September 8 that her production company is joining forces with Sydney Theatre Company (STC) to produce the world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. As a major highlight of STC’s 2017 season, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical will run November 6 to December 30, 2017, at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre.
Steps on Broadway in New York City offers many course options for Aussie and Kiwi dancers looking to train in the Big Apple. The professional training programs include the International Independent Study Program (IISP), the Steps Conservatory Program, the Steps’ Steele Pilates Teacher Certification Program and the Summer Study NYC Program.
Sydney will host the world premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical on Thursday, October 6. An extraordinary story that goes far beyond the song, Dream Lover reveals the amazing life of the legendary American singer, songwriter and actor Bobby Darin.
Following on from its Generation Next event held in July, The Friends of The Australian Ballet in NSW will now welcome back Lisa Pavane, director of The Australian Ballet School, as its guest speaker on Wednesday, October 5. Pavane will introduce its members to the current Australian Ballet School Captain, Xavier Pellin.
Did you hear that internationally acclaimed choreographer Marc Brew is coming to Brisbane this week? First he’ll be presenting at the highly-anticipated Come Together Dance Convention at Mantra On View on the Gold Coast from September 26-28, and then he’ll teach for Access Arts members on September 29 and again for the larger public through Ausdance QLD on September 30.
Winifred Haun & Dancers, a professional modern dance company based in Chicago, USA, is currently in Melbourne collaborating with renowned Australian circus artist Emma Serjeant, formerly of Casus Circus. Serjeant and award-winning choreographer Winifred Haun are co-creating a new work that combines contemporary dance and circus.
Peridance Capezio Center is beloved as one of New York City’s best dance training facilities, with students from abroad particularly enjoying its International Student Open Program. Besides this, the organisation also offers the following courses: a Certificate Program; a Seminar Program; a Limón Professional Studies Program; a Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis Teacher Training Program; and a Steele Pilates Mat Certification Program.
Following its 21-centre tour of Artistic Director Michael Pappalardo's reimagined Romeo & Juliet, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) is now preparing to present Principal Artist Brendan Bradshaw's Dracula. Shows are set for October 7-9 in South Morang and Preston.
Broadway Dance Center in New York City is on many international dancers’ bucket lists – and for a good reason! BDC offers daily classes led by elite dancers and some of the industry’s hottest choreographers. BDC’s International Student Visa Program is perfect for Aussies and Kiwis who dream of traveling to the Big Apple to study dance.
The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet will collaborate for the third time to broadcast 20 hours of behind-the-scenes footage on Tuesday 4 October. For the first time, World Ballet Day LIVE will be streamed via Facebook LIVE—the longest broadcast ever to be shown on the platform.
Royal Caribbean Productions will return to Australia again in early October to seek exceptional dancers and singers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. All performers age 18 and older that wish to perform on the open sea aboard one of Royal Caribbean’s 24 ships should audition.