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Sydney Opera House to present Nederlands Dans Theater in 2013

Posted on: 26/10/2012 2:29AM

Nederlands Dans Theater will perform in Sydney in 2013Sydney Opera House has announced that in June 2013 they will present an exclusive season of dance by Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the world’s most respected and influential companies. 


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Dance on Film festival

Posted on: 23/10/2012 6:00AM

Get Down Dance Film FestivalAustralian Cinémathèque Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, is presenting Get Down! Dance on Film Since the 1970s from November 9 to December 5. The film festival celebrates the depiction of dance onscreen, featuring 40 films, from lavish musicals to cult classics.


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2013 National Dance Forum

Posted on: 22/10/2012 7:23AM

National Dance Forum, Melbourne AustraliaThe 2013 National Dance Forum will be a dynamic conversation for the whole dance sector—choreographers, dancers, independent artists, artistic directors, educators, researchers and dance producers. It will take place in Melbourne over three days from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March, coinciding with Dance Massive.


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D Festival at Deakin University

Posted on: 19/10/2012 2:26AM

Deakin University D FestivalDeakin University is currently holding D Festival to celebrate the artistic work of its students. The Festival, spread over two weeks from October 18, includes work from graduating students in dance, drama, photography, visual arts, film, animation, and digital media.


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Tap Dancer Performs with QLD Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: 17/10/2012 5:40AM

Australian Tap dancer Bill SimpsonOn Sunday November 11, Brisbane based tap dancer, Bill Simpson, will perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as part of the Circus! Circus! concert in the QPAC Concert Hall. Bill Simpson will perform movements from 'Gould’s Concerto for Tap Dancer and Orchestra' where the tap rhythm is written much like a percussion part.


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World's Biggest Ballet Class Charity Event

Posted on: 12/10/2012 7:05AM

World's Biggest Ballet ClassThe world's biggest ballet class, taught by The Australian Ballet's Lucinda Dunn, is to be held on October 20 at Martin Place, Sydney as a charity fundraiser. The event will raise money for the children who attend the ballet school in the Italian town Mirandola, which has been devastated by an earthquake.


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WA Ballet brings Neon Lights to Sydney

Posted on: 10/10/2012 2:46AM

WA Ballet Neon Lights at Sydney TheatreTo celebrate its 60th anniversary, West Australian Ballet is bringing Neon Lights to Sydney Theatre from 17 to 21 October - a collection of exhilarating works from Jiri Kylian, Garry Stewart, Alejandro Cerrudo and Artistic Director Ivan Cavallari.


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Australia's Largest Hip Hop Event This Weekend

Posted on: 5/10/2012 12:09AM

Platform 5 Hip Hop Festival SydneyThis Saturday and Sunday October 6-7, Carriageworks, Sydney will host Platform 5 - Australia’s premier hip hop event bringing together a mind-blowing list of local and international artists from every aspect of hip hop culture.


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Dance Auditions for Blaze The Show

Posted on: 2/10/2012 3:37AM

Dance Auditions for Blaze The ShowProducers of the international streetdance spectacular Blaze The Show are seeking Australia’s best dance artists across hip hop, tap, break and street styles to join the company exclusively for its Melbourne season in January 2013.


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Audition for Norwegian Cruise Line!

Posted on: 27/9/2012 4:06AM

Cruise ship dance auditionsNorwegian Cruise Line is holding open call auditions for dancers, singers and actors in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Norwegian Cruise Line has some of the best directors, choreographers and designers on board, why not be on board too?


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2013 Prix de Lausanne Choreographers

Posted on: 25/9/2012 2:44AM

Prix de Lausanne ballet competitionThe Prix de Lausanne has announced the names of the three choreographers who have generously offered their contemporary variations to the candidates of the 2013 competition: Didy Veldman, Goyo Montero and Jorma Elo. All three artists have well-established, international reputations.


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Presenters Announced for Helpmann Awards

Posted on: 20/9/2012 12:24AM

Australian Helpmann Awards - dance and performing arts awardsThe 2012 Helpmann Awards® Ceremony will be held on Monday 24 September at Sydney Opera House, hosted by acclaimed performer Simon Burke. Live Performance Australia has just announced the names of the Award Presenters for the 41 categories, including dance legends such as Darcey Bussell CBE and Li Cunxin.


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Fat Swan Returns to Melbourne

Posted on: 14/9/2012 2:53AM

Fat Swan ballet comedyDouble Helpmann Award nominee Trevor Ashley is back to delight Melbourne audiences. After sell-out seasons of Fat Swan at the Spegieltent, Melbourne in March and the Seymour Centre Sydney, 'Natalie Portly' is back to delight and disgust audiences.


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Entries Open for the world's first Online Competitive Dance Competition

Posted on: 12/9/2012 4:34AM

online dance competitionOnline dance competition Dance Upon a Dream is 'live' and taking enrtries from around the world. Dance Upon a Dream is the new way for young and amateur dancers to compete against each other from around the world for prizes and fame.


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NY International Ballet Competition open for applications

Posted on: 8/9/2012 5:01AM

2013 New York International Ballet CompetitionNew York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC) is currently in preparation for its 30th Anniversary, to be held June 19-23, 2013 at the Rose Theater/Lincoln Center.  Dancers' repertory study will take place June 3-18. Applications are being accepted from dancers around the world until December 15th.


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Yellow Wheel's Dance Project

Posted on: 7/9/2012 4:40AM

It's A Dance Project, Yellow Wheel youth dance VictoriaVictoria's newest centre for youth dance, Yellow Wheel, is holding a unique workshop called It’s A Dance Project. It
will be a one day workshop run by Adam Wheeler to make a short contemporary dance work to be performed that night.


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Dance Awards Shine Light on Aussie Dance Stars

Posted on: 3/9/2012 3:30AM

The Dance Awards Harlequin FloorsThe Australian Dance Awards celebrated a night-of-nights in Perth on Saturday 1 September, shining a light on the nation's dance stars. Ten awards were given in a variety of categories to Australia's best dance artists.


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Australian Dance Awards, presented by Harlequin Floors, to be streamed live across the country!

Posted on: 31/8/2012 6:31AM

The Dance Awards Harlequin FloorsFor the first time in history the Australian Dance Awards, sponsored by Harlequin Floors, will be live-streamed to major cities across Australia this Saturday 1st September.


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This Week's Spring Dance Treat: Correria Agwa

Posted on: 28/8/2012 12:10AM

Spring Dance Sydney Opera House Hip HopAugust 29- Sept 2: There’s an explosion of energy as 11 Brazilian dancers from the slums of Rio de Janeiro break, pop, lock and waack their way across the stage in these two distinct yet complementary works that have won over both critics and audiences worldwide.


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Dancing coins celebrate ballet anniversary

Posted on: 25/8/2012 1:04AM

Australian Ballet commemorative coinThe Australian Ballet and The Royal Australian Mint have collaborated on a commemorative 50c piece to mark the company’s 50th anniversary.


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Everybody Dance Now Axed

Posted on: 22/8/2012 12:04AM

Everybody Dance NowChannel 10’s new, much anticipated dance show Everybody Dance Now has been axed after only a few episodes. Following initial poor ratings Ten cut the show from three nights a week to one, but has now decided to axe the show.


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Nanette Hassall given Dance Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on: 21/8/2012 7:00PM

Australian Dance Awards winner Nanette HassallNanette Hassall has been selected by the Australian Dance Awards panel as this year's winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Nanette Hassall will be presented the Award at the Australian Dance Awards ceremony at the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre, Perth on Saturday 1 September 2012.


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Brian Lucas to present Performance Anxiety

Posted on: 20/8/2012 6:00AM

Choreographer and Dancer Brian LucasIn a special return season, nationally acclaimed performer/choreographer Brian Lucas holds a mirror up to our age of anxiety, revealing reflections which dazzle and provoke in his newest solo physical theatre work Performance Anxiety at Brisbane Powerhouse from 24 October – 3 November.


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Ea Sola brings Drought & Rain to Arts Centre Melbourne

Posted on: 15/8/2012 4:00PM

Dance at Arts Centre MelbourneDrought and Rain, an iconic dance production exploring the recall of historic and cultural memory from French Vietnamese Choreographer Ea Sola is coming to Arts Centre Melbourne this September 20-22. artscentremelbourne.com.au


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Auditions - Universal Studios Japan!

Posted on: 15/8/2012 12:18PM

Dance Auditions Universal Studios JapanThis months Universal Studios Japan are holding Australian auditions in the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne for versatile dancers who can sing, face characters/actors, singers who move well, stunt performers and jet skiers & water skiers/jumpers. www.universalauditions.com/japan


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2012 Schools Spectacular

Posted on: 14/8/2012 5:56AM

Sydney Schools Spectacular2012 marks the 29th year of one of Australia’s most colourful and inspiring events on the entertainment calendar, the Schools Spectacular.  This year 3,600 students from 400 NSW public schools will showcase their talent and hard work in an epic production of dance, music, song and dazzling costumes and brilliant choreography that will captivate audiences of all ages.


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New exhibition en pointe: 50 years of The Australian Ballet

Posted on: 14/8/2012 2:44AM

The Australian BalletFrom Saturday 9 June – Sunday 23 September, Arts Centre Melbourne visitors can enjoy a free exhibition that maps out The Australian Ballet’s remarkable career both nationally and internationally. Time In Motion: 50 Years of The Australian Ballet revisits the memorable moments of The Australian Ballet and gives patrons a behind-the-scenes look at their history and creative process.


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Mrs P - 50 Years a Celebration

Posted on: 4/8/2012 10:00PM

In salute to a doyenne of Australian Ballet, Tanya Pearson OAM, a full length ballet is being staged this weekend telling the extraordinary story of her life. Many dancers have flown into Sydney to perform in her honour, including the Australian Ballet's Lucinda Dunn, Halaina Hills and Christopher Rodgers-Wilson.


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Australian Dance Festival Announces Instructors

Posted on: 2/8/2012 7:18PM

Australian Dance FestivalThe Australian Dance Festival is now just 6 weeks away, and dancers from all over Australia are getting ready for the one event which brings together Australia’s best dancers, best choreographers, and best teachers. Once again, Dance Informa will be there to join in all the action.


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Brisbane Powerhouse is Dance this August!

Posted on: 31/7/2012 2:10AM

Dance at Brisbane PowerhouseOver the next two weeks Brisbane Powerhouse is presenting Briwyant by Vicki Van Hout and Tarian Malam (Night Dances) by Nan Jombang Dance Company of Indonesia. With a two show ticket package at only $40, these shows are not to be missed!


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