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WAB to collaborate with Gary Lang

Posted on: 26/4/2017 10:00AM

NT Dance Company artistic directorWest Australian Ballet (WAB) has announced a new collaboration with Gary Lang, a Darwin-based Indigenous choreographer and the artistic director of the NT Dance Company. With a confirmed investment from the Federal Government, the project’s creative development officially began in October and with other support will span across 16 months. It will culminate in a world premiere as part of the 2018 Ballet at the Quarry program.


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Bolshoi ballerina to join Queensland Ballet for ‘Swan Lake’ in May

Posted on: 25/4/2017 9:30AM

Yanela Pinera for Swan LakeFor the first time in many years, Queensland Ballet brings to the stage one of the world’s most-loved ballets when Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake opens at the Lyric Theatre on May 5. Artistic Director Li Cunxin said he is thrilled to have the opportunity to present a work as timeless as Swan Lake and to welcome Evgenia Obraztsova, principal with the Bolshoi Ballet, as a guest artist.


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CoreDance Contemporary in 'Framework'

Posted on: 24/4/2017 11:00AM

Australian dance troupe in New York CityCoreDance Contemporary, a dance troupe comprised of Australian performers residing in New York City, will soon present Framework, an evening-length program, at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. Surface & Skin by Artistic Director Rebecca McCormac, a WAAPA graduate, will have its premiere.


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The McDonald College hosts an Open Morning

Posted on: 21/4/2017 8:15AM

Classical Ballet programme in NSW AustraliaThe McDonald College, a co-educational performing arts day and boarding school, will soon host one of its “Open Mornings”, where prospective students and their parents can tour the school campus and its performing arts facilities.


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Australian Dance Week coming up May 1-7

Posted on: 20/4/2017 8:30AM

Graphic design by Andrea McCuaig, courtesy of Ausdance ACT.Are you an Australian who loves dance? Then it’s time to decide how you’re going to get involved with Australian Dance Week this year, scheduled for May 1-7. This week aims to raise awareness of professional dance and dance in the community, and to celebrate its diversity. Events are happening across the country.


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Australian Dance Cup hits Surfers Paradise

Posted on: 19/4/2017 9:45AM

Surfers Paradise Queensland Dance EventA new hot dance event is happening in Surfers Paradise on April 21-23! The inaugural Australian Dance Cup will present dance shows, dance competitions, dance workshops and dance parties. Lots of dance!


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SCENE Co. Performing Arts Holiday Workshop

Posted on: 18/4/2017 10:00AM

SCENE Co. Easter 2017 Performing Arts Holiday WorkshopSCENE Co., a performing arts program that promises to bring out that “true triple threat”, is presenting a holiday workshop on April 20 and 21 at Industry Performing Arts at 65-67 Hunter Lane in Hornsby, NSW.


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Shanghai Ballet tours to Melbourne

Posted on: 17/4/2017 11:00AM

Swan Lake by Derek DeaneIn a unique collaboration between the Shanghai Ballet and renowned British choreographer Derek Deane, a grand production of Swan Lake with 80 dancers will open exclusively at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre on April 20.


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Sydney Eisteddfod names 2017 ballet judges

Posted on: 15/4/2017 8:30AM

Tyla Steinbach on stage in the 2016 Sydney EisteddfodThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced the judges for its 2017 Ballet Scholarship competition. Hao Bin and Prudence Caldwell will adjudicate all rounds of the event with The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David McAllister once again joining the panel for the Final.


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Australian Ballet to launch 2017 regional tour

Posted on: 14/4/2017 8:00AM

Giselle ballet coming to Tasmania, Victoria and New South WalesThe Australian Ballet is bringing romance to regional Australia as it presents the quintessential classical ballet Giselle in 2017. The critically acclaimed production will be presented in Tasmania from 28 June to 1 July, Victorian venues from 5 to 12 July and then on to New South Wales from 14 to 15 July.


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Hot Brown Honey and Djuki Mala to shake up Sydney in June

Posted on: 13/4/2017 8:30AM

Sydney Opera House Studio Winter 2017The Sydney Opera House Studio will get steamy this winter as two festival sensations get their own headline seasons: the all-female cabaret Hot Brown Honey and the dance celebration Djuki Mala. Both seasons are scheduled for June.


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Longlist announced for 2017 Dance Awards

Posted on: 13/4/2017 2:15AM

Gravity & Other Myths. Photo by Chris Herzfeld.Ausdance has announced the longlist of nominations for the 2017 Australian Dance Awards. The official shortlist will be announced mid-July, with final winners being formally announced at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards Ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday, September 24.


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‘Aladdin’ opens in Melbourne mid-month

Posted on: 12/4/2017 8:00AM

Disney’s Aladdin coming to MelbourneDisney’s Aladdin, one of the largest and most spectacular productions to ever grace an Australian stage, arrives at Her Majesty’s Theatre soon, beginning performances April 15. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) directed and choreographed this production.


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April School Holiday Program in Adelaide

Posted on: 11/4/2017 8:30AM

2017 Adelaide Festival Centre School Holiday ProgramOn April 18–21 and 26–28, the Adelaide Festival Centre will offer its School Holiday Program, a series of performing arts workshops and masterclasses for children aged 8–16. Registration closes this Friday, April 14.


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Queensland Ballet shares the joy for World Dance for Parkinson’s Day

Posted on: 10/4/2017 10:00AM

World Dance for Parkinson’s DayQueensland Ballet will join with 12 other internationally acclaimed dance companies to showcase its renowned Dance for Parkinson’s program on a free online portal created especially to celebrate the global World Dance for Parkinson’s Day on Saturday, April 29.


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RAD Australia unites 19 schools in one event

Posted on: 9/4/2017 1:30PM

Royal Academy of Dance Australia Showcase 2017On Saturday, March 25, nearly 300 Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) students from Victoria and Tasmania came together to celebrate dance in the region at the RAD Showcase performance. Held at the National Theatre in St. Kilda, the event was sponsored by the RAD Victoria/Tasmania Regional Advisory Panel as well as brands Energetiks and Capezio.


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Movitae interviews Hannah O’Neill

Posted on: 8/4/2017 6:15AM

New Zealander Hannah O’Neill is a Premier Danseur with Paris Opéra BalletMovitae, an engaging online hub for dance schools, recently released a video interview with the amazing Hannah O’Neill, a New Zealander performing as a Principal Dancer at the prestigious Paris Opéra Ballet.


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ISTD announces new Artistic Director

Posted on: 7/4/2017 9:00AM

New AD of the Imperial Society of Teachers of DancingOne of the world’s leading dance examinations boards has announced its new leader. The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) has appointed its former Head of Education and Training, Ginny Brown, to the new role as Artistic Director. She will direct the Society’s artistic vision and future development.


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2017-18 Australia Council International Residencies announced

Posted on: 6/4/2017 8:30AM

Deaf dancer Anna Seymour of AustraliaThe Australia Council for the Arts has announced the 21 artists chosen for its 2017-18 International Residencies program. The residencies will provide the artists with the opportunity to develop their practice and build knowledge, networks and partnerships. Of the 21 selected artists, five are dancers.


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Ausdance ACT offers Open Adult Classes

Posted on: 5/4/2017 8:30AM

Ausdance ACT offers Open Adult ClassesEach week Ausdance ACT runs two open adult dance classes. The organisation’s aim is to bring together the Canberra dance community to share, network and most importantly, have fun.


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Applications open for The Marten Bequest Scholarships

Posted on: 4/4/2017 10:45AM

Australia Council for the Arts delivers 2017 Marten Bequest ScholarshipsApplications are now open for The Marten Bequest Scholarships, delivered for the first time by the Australia Council for the Arts in a three-year partnership with Australia’s largest managers and distributors of philanthropic funds, Perpetual. This year, the scholarships total a worth of $600,000 and they will support 12 successful artists across six categories – including Dance (Ballet).


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The Australian Ballet School’s 2017 Open Masterclasses

Posted on: 3/4/2017 9:00AM

2017 Open MasterclassesThe Australian Ballet School is once again offering Open Masterclasses for 2017! These classes give students aged 9-17 the exclusive opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading dance teachers. Classes will be held across the country.


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Ian Potter Cultural Trust funding round opens

Posted on: 31/3/2017 9:00AM

Australian artist grantsA new funding round has opened for the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, which provides small grants of up to $7,000 to individual Australian artists for professional development opportunities overseas. This round closes May 23 for projects or travel that commences after September 22.


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Applications open for APAM 2018

Posted on: 30/3/2017 9:00AM

Australian Performing Arts Market 2018Applications are now open to performing artists and companies from across Australia and New Zealand who wish to be a part of Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) 2018.


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Australian Dance Vision's Sydney Workshop

Posted on: 29/3/2017 8:30AM

Australian Dance Vision hosts a Sydney Workshop in April 2017Thanks to Australian Dance Vision (ADV), dance teachers and students Australia-wide will soon have the opportunity to participate in a three-day educational workshop at the Ecole Ballet & Dance Theatre in Lindfield (Sydney) on April 11-13. The workshop will provide content-rich training and development.


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The Australian Ballet appoints three new Directors to its Board

Posted on: 28/3/2017 9:30AM

Australian Ballet Board of Directors' MembersThe Australian Ballet recently announced the appointment of three new Directors to its Board – Edwina McCann (editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia), Annabelle Chaplain (former investment banker) and John W.H. Denton AO (CEO of Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth).


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IADMS to hold Regional Meeting in Melbourne

Posted on: 27/3/2017 12:00PM

International Association for Dance Medicine & ScienceThe International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will soon hold a Regional Meeting in Melbourne that will address the training and care of the adolescent dancer. The educational event will be hosted by Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.


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Limitless Dance Company presents ‘SE7EN’

Posted on: 24/3/2017 9:00AM

Mitchell Turnbull choreographs Se7en for Sydney dance companyOn May 12 – 14, Limitless Dance Company will return to NIDA’s Playhouse Theatre in Sydney with its second production, SE7EN. Last year saw the debut of the young contemporary dance company with its first show Both Sides.


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‘Genesis’ is back at WAB and set to excite

Posted on: 23/3/2017 8:45AM

West Australian Ballet presents Genesis 2017West Australian Ballet’s most innovative season of the year is just around the corner. Following a sell-out season each year running, Genesis is back and already sold out again. The program will present new creations by André Santos, Meg Parry, Christopher Hill, Liam Green, Melissa Boniface and many others.


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‘Fragile Matter’ bound for Launceston

Posted on: 22/3/2017 11:00AM

Jukstapoz and Tasdance for Ten Days on the Island 2017Greek dance company Jukstapoz recently performed its work Fragile Matter at the Moonah Arts Centre in Tasmania. Presented by Tasdance and the Ten Days on the Island Festival, Fragile Matter will come to Launceston’s Princess Theatre next.


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