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Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive '13

Posted on: 4/6/2013 12:00AM

Brisbane Contemporary Dance IntensiveExpressions Dance Company General Manager Libby Lincoln has announced a “season” change to the company’s anticipated second 2013 weeklong Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive (BCDI). The intensive will now be 30 September - 4 October. Applications are now available.


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Michael Jackson tour coming to Australia

Posted on: 1/6/2013 12:00AM

Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson – The Immortal World TourCirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson – The Immortal World Tour has announced its Australian tour dates. The production will arrive on Australian shores in September, first going to Perth and Sydney and then on to Brisbane and Melbourne in October. Tickets are now on sale.


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Yellow Wheel presents 'It's a Dance Project'

Posted on: 31/5/2013 4:14AM

Yellow WheelYellow Wheel, Victoria's premiere youth dance company, will present It’s A Dance Project 2013 at The Space Dance & Arts Centre on Saturday, June 8. The show will present a dance work that has just been conceived, choreographed, rehearsed and finalized all in one day.


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'Making The Cut' event for aspiring dancers

Posted on: 30/5/2013 12:00AM

Making The CutA new pilot event called “Making The Cut – An Insiders Guide to Auditions, Training and the Life of a Dancer” will be presented next month by Ausdance Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne. Set for Sunday, June 16th, the event includes three not-to-be-missed sessions that will equip dancers with important tips and advice from professionals in the dance industry.


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Chunky Move to audition for male dancers

Posted on: 29/5/2013 1:40AM

Chunky MoveChunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk will be holding auditions for Australian male dancers with at least five years experience as a professional contemporary dancer. Auditions will be held on Sunday 7th of July with call backs the next day.


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The Deborah Searle Scholarship Program

Posted on: 28/5/2013 12:18AM

Move Through Life dance classAdelaide-based dance company Move Through Life (MTL) has announced The Deborah Searle Scholarship Program, named after Dance Informa’s Founder and Managing Editor. The program is worth $4,700 and offers two scholarships for one year – one for a beginner and one for an advanced dancer. Both offer free classes with MTL for 12 months. Applications close 6 June.


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Bangarra community events in Sydney

Posted on: 25/5/2013 12:00AM

Bangarra Dance Theatre eventDuring the Sydney season of Blak, Bangarra Dance Theatre will host a series of events to inspire and engage with up to 500 people of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A Community Night performance of Blak will be held on Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with accessible tickets made available.


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Erica Sobol's 'Wallow' on tour

Posted on: 24/5/2013 12:00AM

 Erica SobolThe choreographic talents of Erica Sobol have hit Australian shores with high anticipation for her upcoming production tour of Wallow (then run, gypsy, run!). This is the final showcase of the collidEdance intensive and it will come to Sydney this weekend and Melbourne next week.


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Tracks Dance Company presents 'Future Age'

Posted on: 23/5/2013 1:57AM

Tracks Dance Company's 'Future Age'Tracks Dance Company is a recognised Northern Territory dance company and centre of excellence focused on developing a solely Australian dance idiom. In an upcoming performance titled Future Age, the company celebrates 25 years of the Grey Panthers, Darwin's senior women's dance troupe.


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The Dancers Company on the road again

Posted on: 22/5/2013 2:06AM

The Dancers CompanyThe Dancers Company, the regional touring arm of The Australian Ballet, is on the road again in 2013, travelling far and wide to perform a dazzling triple bill of ballet gems in rural Australia. During July and August the company will bring a program of mesmerising ballet to New South Wales, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Victoria.


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Must-see dance film by Teddy Forance

Posted on: 21/5/2013 1:38AM

Teddy Forance's MovementOne dance filmNow available for download and DVD purchase, Movement One is a dance documentary that follows producer/composer Jon Arpino and Emmy-nominated choreographer Teddy Forance. In just eight days, 20 dancers collaborated to choreograph and perform a 30-minute dance production set to an original score. Movement One features well-known dancers such as Teddy Forance, Twitch, Jaimie Goodwin, Allison Holker, Kathryn McCormick and Michael Keefe.


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Tickets on sale for Australian Dance Awards

Posted on: 21/5/2013 1:04AM

Australian Dance AwardsThis year, Canberra will host the Australian Dance Awards for the very first time as part of the Centenary of Canberra. With performances from leading companies, presentations and eleven Awards, the event will bring together various dance enthusiasts to celebrate the best in Australian dance.


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Ausdance offering choreographic fellowship

Posted on: 18/5/2013 12:00AM

Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic FellowshipAusdance is now inviting applications for the second Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship. Applicants must be choreographers who are 35 years or older that can demonstrate the value of the fellowship to their own choreographic career. Deadline to apply is June 10.


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Sydney Dance Company's International Tour

Posted on: 17/5/2013 12:00AM

Sydney Dance CompanyCurrently wowing Central Australian audiences with their acclaimed production of Rafael Bonachela's 2 One Another, Sydney Dance Company has announced they will soon be taking the show on an extensive overseas tour, performing 13 shows in six countries across three continents in September and October this year.


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Project Y works to produce short film

Posted on: 16/5/2013 1:10AM

Project YYouth dance company Project Y has announced a new project set to create a short film that addresses the major issues of bullying, expectation, self-image and youth suicide.


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Brisbane Eisteddfod to showcase QLD talent

Posted on: 15/5/2013 12:13AM

Brisbane Eisteddfod Masterclass TeachersQueensland’s biggest performing arts competition gets underway this week with more than 4,000 competitors taking part in The Brisbane Eisteddfod’s opening Dance Groups event. Celebrating 117 years in 2013, The Brisbane Eisteddfod will also host an exclusive masterclass series for emerging dancers this year.


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Queensland Ballet to tour new 'Giselle'

Posted on: 14/5/2013 1:15AM

Queensland Ballet's 'Giselle'Audiences across the state can look forward to seeing Queensland Ballet’s beautiful and haunting new production of Giselle beginning later this month. Performances will be presented in six regional venues: Toowoomba, Maryborough, Mackay, Caloundra, Gladstone and Rockhampton.


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'Grease' adds performances for Brisbane

Posted on: 11/5/2013 12:00AM

GreaseDue to an unprecedented demand for tickets, an additional week of performances has been added to the Grease season in Brisbane. The hit musical will now commence in Brisbane on Tuesday, August 20 instead of Tuesday, August 27, with the official opening night on Sunday, August 25 at 6 p.m.


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DFC raises funds to end water crisis

Posted on: 10/5/2013 12:00AM

Dance for ChangeDance for Change, an organisation that gives dancers a platform to help people around the world, is currently working with the nonprofit charity: water. The goal is to raise $5,000 that will provide access to clean drinking water in Africa.


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Australian Ballet hails Canberra's centenary

Posted on: 9/5/2013 12:28AM

SymmetriesThe Australian Ballet will present Symmetries at the Canberra Theatre for four shows from 23 May to recognise the nation’s capital as it celebrates its 100th birthday. The performances will feature a brand-new ballet created by Australian Dance Theatre’s Garry Stewart, titled Monument.


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Aerial dance festival set for France in July

Posted on: 8/5/2013 2:19AM

Les Rencontres de Danse AérienneThe 5th Aerial Dance Encounters, titled “Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne,” will take place July 1-12 in France. An international aerial dance festival, it is an educational and artistic event that takes place every year during the first two weeks of July.


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Blue Man Group coming to Sydney

Posted on: 7/5/2013 1:56AM

Blue Man GroupBlue Man Group, the international entertainment phenomenon, will play an Australian premiere season at the Sydney Lyric, The Star from August 2013. Performances feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. 


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Tanya Pearson's students gain renown

Posted on: 3/5/2013 11:00PM

Emily SeymourTanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy students Emily Seymour and Anyah Siddall have had huge international success at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York and the Alana Haines Competition in New Zealand. 


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Dance for PD to offer training workshops

Posted on: 3/5/2013 12:51AM

Dance for PDComing to Australia in May, a Dance for PD® workshop will first be held in Sydney on May 8 and 9 and then in Brisbane on May 11 and 12. These workshops are for individuals who want to introduce people with Parkinson’s disease to the joys and benefits of a customized dance experience.


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RNZB celebrates 60 years in July

Posted on: 2/5/2013 2:19AM

Royal New Zealand BalletA weekend of celebration is planned for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 60th Anniversary in Wellington on 20 and 21 July. It will include a host of fabulous festivities and events that will celebrate the past, capture memories, and step forward into the bright future of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.


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'Hot Shoe Shuffle' offers hot seats for teens

Posted on: 1/5/2013 12:00AM

Hot Shoe ShuffleHot Shoe Shuffle recently announced Hot Seats, a special deal allowing young patrons the chance to obtain front row seats for only $20 to the best tap-dancing musical around.


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Australian Ballet promotes Chengwu Guo

Posted on: 30/4/2013 1:23AM

Chengwu GuoAfter his performance in Don Quixote on April 19, where Chengwu Guo danced the lead role of Basilio alongside Ako Kondo as Kitri, David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, announced backstage that Chengwu had been promoted to senior artist.


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Brisbane Festival reveals new headline show

Posted on: 27/4/2013 12:00AM

Debbie AllenBrisbane Festival recently announced it has commissioned an explosive new show from the streets of Los Angeles (LA) to headline its September program. Freeze Frame, which is directed, choreographed and written by choreographer Debbie Allen, will fuse dance, music and theatre.


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West Australian Ballet's 'La Sylphide'

Posted on: 26/4/2013 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet's 'La Sylphide'West Australian Ballet’s stunning new production La Sylphide opens at His Majesty's Theatre next month, performing to live music by West Australian Symphony Orchestra from Friday, May 17 to Saturday, June 1.


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Dance festival takes Melbourne by storm

Posted on: 25/4/2013 12:00AM

UNDERGROUND AutumnUNDERGROUND Autumn will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at Revolt Artspace. It will host 26 acts over two performances and feature the choreographic stylings of Erica Sobol, Adrian Ricks, ballroom act Danzfuzion, hip-hop crews Sole Symphony and The Collektive, and several of Melbourne's freshest dance companies.


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