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NIDA launches new Sydney studio courses

Posted on: 1/1/2013 12:00AM

The National Institute of Dramatic ArtThe National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) has recently announced the expansion of its acclaimed studio program. The launch of the 2013 NIDA Studio program provides new opportunities for Sydney’s emerging artists, with 23 different studio courses now being offered for adults and young people in disciplines including acting, writing, directing, singing, movement, filmmaking, design, theatre production and more.


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Win tickets to dance spectacular 'BLAZE'

Posted on: 29/12/2012 2:13AM

BLAZEDancers can krump, lock, pop or moonwalk their way to free tickets to the international dance spectacular BLAZE on Saturday 5 January and Sunday 6 January in Sydney


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DirtyFeet offers The Choreographic Lab

Posted on: 28/12/2012 2:23AM

DirtyFeet's Choreographic LabDirtyFeet, a Sydney-based non-profit contemporary dance organisation supporting independent dance artists, is seeking applications from choreographers for The Choreographic Lab, a place early professionals come together to explore their creative practice.


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Chunky Move to present '247 Days' in 2013

Posted on: 27/12/2012 12:00AM

Chunky MoveVictoria's contemporary dance company Chunky Move strips back the layers to explore human dynamics in a shifting Australian landscape with the world premiere of 247 Days at the Malthouse Theatre in March 2013. 


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2013 Festival of Colour presents Black Grace

Posted on: 26/12/2012 12:00AM

2013 Festival of Colour presents Black GraceFestival of Colour, a New Zealand arts celebration taking place at Lake Wanaka, has recently announced leading New Zealand contemporary dance company Black Grace will be one of the highlights of the 2013 arts festival that will take place on 16 - 21 April.


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Starry, starry nights at the Quarry

Posted on: 25/12/2012 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet's 'Ballet at the Quarry'West Australian Ballet's annual summer season Ballet at the Quarry opens Friday 8 February with a cracking programme, celebrating 20 years at The Quarry Amphitheatre. Performances include two world premieres, Yes I'll Move For You by Cass Mortimer Eipper, and Jubilate by Daniel Roberts, and from the great Glen Tetley, a modern classic, Voluntaries.


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Bangarra Dance Theatre tours 'Blak' in 2013

Posted on: 22/12/2012 12:31AM

Bangarra Dance Theatre presents 'Blak'Beginning in May 2013, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Blak, a new production about the challenges and rewards for Aboriginal young people making transitions to adulthood.


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Genée International Ballet Competition 2012

Posted on: 21/12/2012 1:00AM

Genée International Ballet Competition 2012Recognised as one of ballet’s most prestigious competitions, the Final of the Royal Academy of Dance's Genée International Ballet Competition took place at the St. James Theatre in Wellington on Saturday, December 15. Local ballet communities are celebrating after area dancers won various medals.


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Queensland Ballet presents 'Dance Dialogues'

Posted on: 20/12/2012 2:26AM

Queensland BalletQueensland Ballet will treat audiences this February to the first of its two up-close and personal studio series. Dance Dialogues will open new Artistic Director Li Cunxin’s highly anticipated debut season.


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2013 Artist-in-Residence program

Posted on: 19/12/2012 1:39AM

Dance HouseAs part of its partnership with Dancehouse, Deakin University has initiated an artist-in-residence program for dancers seeking access to studio space for a period of creative work. Applications for the program are being accepted through January 14, 2013.


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Ausdance Victoria names new director

Posted on: 18/12/2012 2:28AM

Andy HowittAusdance Victoria, the body and voice for dance in Victoria, recently announced the appointment of Andy Howitt as it’s new Director and CEO. Howitt comes to Ausdance Victoria with a wealth of experience in dance, most recently as Artistic Director of Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen, Scotland. 


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Sydney Festival 2013 coming soon

Posted on: 14/12/2012 11:30PM

Fabulous Beast performing 'Rian'Sydney Festival 2013 is edging closer to commencement. An explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and more, the festival will take over Sydney’s venues, streets and parks from January 5-27.


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Tap documentary invites video submissions

Posted on: 14/12/2012 2:54AM

Tap WorldEmmy Award-winning Executive Producer Dean Hargrove and Producer Jeff Peters have teamed up with tap dancers Chloé and Maud Arnold to create an online competition and feature-length documentary titled "Tap World." Video submissions of tap dancing are being accepted through Dec. 31. 


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Tasdance announces 'Exposure!' intensive

Posted on: 13/12/2012 2:26AM

Tasdance's Exposure! summer dance intensiveTasdance recently announced their inaugural summer dance intensive Exposure! will take place in Launceston, Tasmania on Monday, Jan. 7- Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Culminating in a performance in front of potential employers, Exposure! is an opportunity for aspiring professionals to further their careers.


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KAGE produces work on dementia

Posted on: 12/12/2012 1:54AM

KAGE's 'Sundowner.' Photo by Jeff Busby.When a loved one starts to lose their memories, how do we hold on to them? Physical theatre company KAGE addresses this question by presenting Sundowner, a inter-generational story celebrating the love that binds families together.


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Demi Sorono joins cast of 'BLAZE'

Posted on: 11/12/2012 1:00AM

BLAZE comes to the Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House recently announced So You Think You Can Dance finalist and hip hop dancer Demi Sorono will join the international cast of Summer at the House headline show BLAZE.


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Inaugural Isolate Dance Festival announced

Posted on: 8/12/2012 12:00AM

Isolate Dance FestivalA new dance festival is coming to southwest Victoria in March 2013, as recently announced by Artistic Director Paul Malek, one of Melbourne’s most innovative and hardworking theatre creators.


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Harris wins Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Posted on: 7/12/2012 12:00AM

The Australian Ballet’s Senior Artist Amy Harris. Photo by James Braund.Two dancers hailing from regional Australia have reigned triumphant at the recent Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA) announcement at the Sydney Opera House. Senior Artist Amy Harris was crowned the 2012 TBDA winner. 


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Sylvie Guillem coming to Melbourne in 2013

Posted on: 6/12/2012 1:43AM

Sylvie Guillem performing 'Bye.' Photo by Lesley Leslie-Spinks.Melbourne Festival recently announced that Sylvie Guillem, widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest dancers, will appear at the 2013 festival with 6000 miles away, her latest collaboration with three world-renowned contemporary choreographers – Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián.


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Conservatoire of Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Posted on: 5/12/2012 1:12AM

The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'Following the success of Christine Walsh’s production of The Sleeping Beauty in 2008, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet is once again presenting the enchanting traditional ballet at the newly refurbished Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne. 


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Ausdance NSW offers Bridge Dance Intensive

Posted on: 4/12/2012 12:00AM

Ausdance NSWBridge Dance Intensive, presented by Ausdance NSW Dec. 10-14, seeks to provide development, performance and promotional opportunities for tertiary dance graduates. Registration is still open.


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QL2 presents 14 short dances

Posted on: 1/12/2012 12:00AM

QL2 On Course 2011QL2 Dance is preparing to present On Course on Dec. 15 and 16, which will conclude their year with 14 new short dance works by dancers from Australia and beyond.


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Riverside Theatres' 2013 season revealed

Posted on: 30/11/2012 1:38AM

Luminous FluxWith a reputation as a premium venue for diverse and entertaining events and performances, Riverside Theatres recently announced an impressive 2013 season in the year of their 25th anniversary, featuring what is some of the best value theatre available in Sydney.


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Tasdance announces residency program

Posted on: 29/11/2012 1:45AM

TasdanceTasdance recently announced its newest opportunity for professional dance artists and choreographers Australia-wide, the Tasdance Residency for Independent Practice (TRIP.) Hosted in Launceston, TRIP is an artist-in-residence program for both project-based and research-based residencies.


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Famous Spiegeltent shows announced

Posted on: 28/11/2012 2:29AM

Brisbane’s Casus in Knee DeepArts Centre Melbourne recently announced the next wave of shows that will inhabit The Famous Spiegeltent from Tuesday, Feb. 5 to April 21, 2013. Joining the existing line-up will be Ireland’s Ponydance with Anybody Waitin’, Trevor Ashley’s I’m Every Woman and an Opening Night Gala.


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Bloch's Red Pointe Shoe Project

Posted on: 26/11/2012 9:00PM

Bloch’s Red Pointe Shoe ProjectBloch recently announced that they have created a custom pair of red satin Pointe shoes for each of The Australian Ballet’s female Principal Artists to be auctioned off online for charity.


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World Dance Movement set for Switzerland

Posted on: 24/11/2012 1:00AM

World Dance Movement SwitzerlandWorld Dance Movement, an organisation that presents dance workshops in exotic and beautiful locations all around the globe, has announced that they will be offering a spring program in Lucerne, Switzerland this coming March.


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Principal artist to retire from Australian Ballet

Posted on: 22/11/2012 7:00PM

Rachel Rawlins of The Australian BalletOne of Australia’s most acclaimed ballerinas will take her final curtain call next month. After a stage career spanning 21 years, Principal Artist 
Rachel Rawlins has announced that she will retire at the end of the Swan Lake season.


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Glenn Hill wins Rob Guest Endowment

Posted on: 21/11/2012 6:00PM

Glenn Hill - 2012 Rob Guest Endowment RecipientEarlier this week in Melbourne, the winner of the annual Rob Guest Endowment was announced at the Gala Concert hosted by Bert Newtown, Rob Mills and Lucy Durack at Her Majesty’s Theatre.


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Short+Sweet Dance kicks off in Melbourne

Posted on: 21/11/2012 1:00AM

Short+Sweet Dance Melbourne 2012Billed as “the biggest little arts festival in the world,” Short+Sweet will kick off it’s 2012 Melbourne festival this week. Along with theatre, cabaret and a closing gala, diverse dance performances will take the stage.


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