DANCE NEWS


Farewell to Paul DeMasson

Posted on: 13/1/2012 3:39AM

Paul DeMasson, a former principal artist and ballet master with The Australian Ballet has died. He passed away yesterday after a short, aggressive illness. He was 57. Paul is survived by his wife, Sakura and will be greatly missed by the Australian and international arts community.


Read more


So You Think You Can Dance Australia May Return!

Posted on: 9/1/2012 6:00PM

Dance Informa spoke with Nigel Lythgoe on the weekend about So You Think You Can Dance Australia's return...Will there finally be a Season 4?


Read more


Never Did Me Any Harm at Sydney Theatre

Posted on: 8/1/2012 6:00PM

Described as ‘a play for anyone who has ever been a kid’, Never Did Me Any Harm has opened at Sydney Theatre Company. Drawing inspiration from Christos Tsiolkas’ best-selling novel The Slap, Force Majeure’s Artistic Director Kate Champion explores the diversity of attitudes to bringing up children in this dance theatre piece.


Read more


So You Think You Can Dance US Auditions

Posted on: 6/1/2012 12:06PM

Dance Informa was at the opening day of auditions for SYTYCD Season 9 in Atlanta, USA today. Held at the historic Fox Theatre, hundreds of dancers braced the bitter cold for a chance to be named “America’s Favourite Dancer”. Some hopefuls shared that they had waited since 6pm the night before to secure a place at the front of the line!


Read more


Audition Bootcamp for Kids

Posted on: 5/1/2012 3:09AM

Musical theatre is booming in Australia with more shows featuring children than ever before. Teacher of Audition Technique, Queenie van de Zandt is running a one-week intensive Audition Bootcamp in Sydney, to help children aged 7-15 stand out at musical theatre auditions.


Read more


Perth's Fringe World kicks off on Australia Day

Posted on: 2/1/2012 6:00PM

Perth’s first full Fringe World Festival is set to explode from January 26 to February 19. Featuring over 150 plus shows, including eight dance works, brought to you by over 800 local and visiting artists from across the world of Fringe, the festival has a smorgasbord of entertainment on offer.


Read more


Applications Open - Australia Council's Dance and Music Initiative 2012

Posted on: 19/12/2011 6:00PM

The Australia Council invites proposals for innovative, new dance and music works. Applications close 9 March 2012.


Read more


Win a Private Workshop with Jason Coleman!

Posted on: 18/12/2011 6:00PM

Be part of one of the biggest and best Summer School Dance & Performance Experiences for 2012. The summer school dance program enables you to work with Industry professionals from all over the country in all dance styles. This is your last chance to book in and to be in the draw to WIN your very own private dance workshop with Jason Coleman himself. You and 10 of your best friends get to share an experience not to be forgotten!


Read more


Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

Posted on: 18/12/2011 6:00PM

Nominations have been announced for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2011, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 16. Leading the list of nominations with seven nominations each are Belvoir’s The Dark Room and the musical Hairspray, followed by The Libertine and The Wild Duck each with five nominations, and Baal, Gross und Klein, Mary Poppins, Neighbourhood Watch and The Seagull with four nominations each.


Read more


Applications Open for Queen Street Studio's Performing Arts Residency

Posted on: 14/12/2011 6:00PM

Queen Street Studio are putting the call out for performing artists to apply for their 2012 Performing Arts Residency Program which will provide ten successful applications with up to three weeks of free rehearsal or development space. The residency program aims to support artistic and professional development through a diversity of performance practises. It is open to both emerging and established professional artists (individuals or groups) from NSW.


Read more


Circa @ Sydney Opera House - WIN TICKETS

Posted on: 11/12/2011 6:00PM

CIRCA astonished Sydney audiences in 2010 with their self titled work. This summer they return with a ‘white-hot, funny & sexy’ show, Wunderkammer, opening Jan 9. Our friends at Sydney Opera House have one double pass to Wunderkammer to giveaway to a lucky Dance Informa reader! Click 'Read more' for entry details.


Read more


World Dance Movement Italy 2012

Posted on: 8/12/2011 6:00PM

Registration is now open for World Dance Movement Italy 2012 – the International Workshop. This revolutionary study-vacation workshop introduces dancers and educators from all continents to an International Faculty of talent, including Michèle Assaf, Bruno Collinet, Desmond Richardson, Stacey Tookey, Clarissa Mucci, Igal Perry, Jason Parsons and more. Enjoy training with dancers from over 24 countries. July 8-29, 2012.


Read more


Win Dance Print by Dwyer Design Co.

Posted on: 7/12/2011 6:00PM

Merry Christmas readers! Enter today to win! This artwork will add a splash of elegance and artistic-fun to your wall. The bold brushstrokes provoke a sense of movement in the painting and help the viewer experience the energy of the dancer. For entry details click 'Read more'.


Read more


Launching Choreographic Opportunities

Posted on: 6/12/2011 6:00PM

Expressions Dance Company’s Launch Pad, an intimate in-studio season of short duets, returns to Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art in February 2012. Launch Pad gives choreographers an opportunity to road test new ideas. The 2012 Launch Pad will feature choreographers Lisa Wilson, Claire Marshall and Gareth Belling.


Read more


Terri Charlesworth wins prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on: 29/11/2011 6:00PM

The West Australian Dance Awards has honoured Ms Terri Charlesworth of Terri Charlesworth Ballet Centre at the West Australian Dance Awards. Ms Charlesworth was a highly successful Australian ballet dancer and has been recognised and acclaimed nationally and internationally for her classical ballet training methods.


Read more


Brent Street Summer Camp - Last Chance for Early Bird Rate!

Posted on: 26/11/2011 6:00PM

Book your place at the Brent Street Summer Camp 2012 - an intense week of dance, drama, singing and musical theatre for children and young adults (aged 8 -18 years) who want to hone their skills in the performing arts. With 2 weeks to choose from in January, students have the chance to experience the entertainment industry’s finest choreographers and teachers – first-hand. Hurry up and book your place before the beginning of December to enjoy the Early Bird Rate of only $450.  Phone 1300 013 708 or email info@brentstreet.com.au


Read more


Christmas Must Haves for Dancers

Posted on: 16/11/2011 6:00PM

Need some inspiration for gift ideas this Christmas? Check out Dance Informa's Chistmas Gift Guide. Gifts perfect for the dancers and lovers of dance in your life.


Read more


Australia's finest dancers and musicians unite for a one-off performance

Posted on: 13/11/2011 6:00PM

Internationally acclaimed chamber music trio Ensemble Liaison will combine with JACK Productions for a one-off Sydney performance of El Amor Brujo, featuring Principal Artists of The Australian Ballet, Rachel Rawlins and Andrew Killian, along with Marc Cassidy and Joseph Simons at the newly opened Concert Hall on The Concourse in Chatswood, 3pm on Sunday 27 November.


Read more


The Merry Widow: a decadent tale of love, money and trickery

Posted on: 9/11/2011 6:00PM

The Merry Widow has opened in Sydney at the Opera House for 20 performances until November 28. After an absence of over ten years, Sir Robert Helpmann and Ronald Hynd’s effervescent production returns in 2011 in celebration of The Australian Ballet’s history. As the December season of Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet is already sold out, this is the last opportunity for many to see the company in action in 2011.


Read more


National Ballet of China to bring its greatest love story to Melbourne

Posted on: 6/11/2011 6:00PM

After their triumphant season in 2009 with Raise the Red Lantern, The National Ballet of China are returning to Melbourne in an Australian-exclusive season of one of China’s most famous classical love stories. Described as China’s Romeo and Juliet, The Peony Pavilion will be performed in the State Theatre, the Arts Centre Melbourne from 15 – 18 March 2012.


Read more


Call for Presentations IADMS 22nd Annual Meeting

Posted on: 6/11/2011 6:00PM

Presentations are invited for the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) on clinical dance medicine, dance medicine research, dance science, dance education, and general dance topics. The Annual Meeting will be held October 25-28, 2012 in Singapore, hosted by Paradigm Wellness.


Read more


Melbourne Ballet Company Auditioning Dancers in New York

Posted on: 2/11/2011 6:00PM

For the first time ever the Melbourne Ballet Company will be holding auditions outside of Australia. Alisa Finney, Artistic Director, and Sharon Fernandez, Melbourne Ballet Company Principal dancer, will be in New York from January 1-19 taking guest classes and workshops as well as holding the audition. Contracts and Traineeships are available for highly trained classical and contemporary dancers.


Read more


New AD in the house

Posted on: 26/10/2011 6:00PM

Dancehouse Melbourne has announced the appointment of a new artistic director, Angela Conquet. “I feel tremendously privileged and honoured to have been appointed Artistic Director of Dancehouse. After six years of working with independent dance artists in France, I am extremely happy to transfer my skills and experiences in order to continue David Tyndall’s fantastic work here”, Angela said.


Read more


AUDITION 6TH NOVEMBER, 3PM

Posted on: 24/10/2011 6:00PM

Sydney's newest dance training studio will select 12 dancers for an elite, full time course in classical/contemporary. Evolved teaching techniques, outstanding results. Auditions on Sunday 6 November. Visit www.evolvedanceaustralia.com for more info and to register your interest.


Read more


Australian Production of A Chorus Line

Posted on: 22/10/2011 6:00PM

An all-new Australian production of one the most successful American Broadway musicals of all time, A Chorus Line is coming to Adelaide and Melbourne for 2012. Direct from Broadway and a U.S Tour, this new Australian production is directed and re-staged by Baayork Lee, one of the original cast members and inspirations from the Tony Award® winning 1975 production.  


Read more


Australian Youth Dance Festival 2012

Posted on: 18/10/2011 6:00PM

Ausdance NSW will present the Australian Youth Dance Festival 2012 at NAISDA, NSW next April. Choreographic sessions throughout the week will culminate in a site-specific dance work, with all AYDF 2012 dancers, directed by Rowan Marchingo. Dancers will also have the opportunity to work with Philip Channells, Vicki Van Hout, Kay Armstrong, and Lee Pemberton.


Read more


Baryshnikov gives lifetime of archives to the NY Public Library

Posted on: 11/10/2011 6:00PM

One the world’s most loved dancers, Mikhail Baryshnikov, 63, has donated his personal recordings, photographs, documents, letters, scrapbooks and videotapes to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. With nearly 650 videotapes of Baryshnikov dancing, including footage of him as young as 11 dancing in Latvia where he was born, the Library now has a treasure trove that’s sure to draw dance scholars,  dance teachers, students and the general public.


Read more


Fearless New Producers Deliver Opposing Works

Posted on: 9/10/2011 6:00PM

StageArt is the dynamic new production company created by passionate arts professionals Katherine Armstrong and Robbie Carmellotti. With large commercial producers presenting safe, proven shows, StageArt was formed to meet a need in current Australian theatre: the creation and promotion of new and original work. Both Armstrong and Carmellotti share a love of dance and talent for choreography, and this is evident in their inaugural season of not one but two new works, Mátalor and Grease 2: Live in Concert, which will play in concurrent seasons at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel. 


Read more


Opportunity for Solo Dance Makers

Posted on: 3/10/2011 6:00PM

Sydney’s youMove Company in collaboration with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music is offering five independent solo makers/performers the opportunity to make a new ten minute solo work with an original score. The 10 minute works will be presented in June 2012 as part of the Con’s concert series, as well as presented in a Western Sydney venue. Applications close Friday Oct 14.


Read more


Eight dancers elevated at The Australian Ballet

Posted on: 1/10/2011 6:00PM

Eight dancers have been elevated at The Australian Ballet. Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, made the welcome announcement after wrapping up the sold-out season of Graeme Murphy’s Romeo & Juliet in Melbourne. Reiko Hombo will become a senior artist, Chengwu Guo will be made a soloist and Brett Chynoweth, John-Paul Idaszak, Ako Kondo, Brooke Lockett, Karen Nanasca and Sharni Spencer are moving up to the rank of coryphée.


Read more


Posted on:

SIGN-UP FOR A

FREE DANCE ACCOUNT

  • Monthly Magazine Updates
  • Access Audition Listings
  • Access Dance Event Listings
  • Enter Giveaways & Comps!