DANCE NEWS


2018 VDF Gala Showcase set to astound

Posted on: 11/1/2018 8:00AM

Dance Gala Showcase Melbourne AustraliaThe 2018 Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival is swiftly approaching and the excitement is building for the Gala Showcase! On February 16, the Gala Showcase will ring in the 2018 festival event that’s bound to astound and impress!


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'Storytime Ballet' touring till end of month

Posted on: 10/1/2018 7:45AM

Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty The Australian Ballet’s Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty is in the midst of its national tour. An enchanting ballet experience for children aged 3 and up, this production kicked off its multi-city performance calendar at Arts Centre Melbourne on December 13. Since then it has performed at Sydney Opera House and The Concourse in Chatswood.


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Lauren Seymour leads workshop in Sydney

Posted on: 9/1/2018 8:30AM

Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre in LindfieldLauren Seymour, well-known as the competitor voted Australia’s favourite dancer on Channel 10’s hit show So You Think You Can Dance, will soon host a Commercial Jazz and Contemporary Workshop at Ecole Ballet and Dance Theatre in Lindfield, NSW as part of its 2018 Summer School.


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Jessie McKinlay presents work in Adelaide

Posted on: 8/1/2018 9:00AM

LWDance Hub January 2018 Artist in ResidenceLWDance Hub in South Australia invites the general public to attend a special Choreographer's Showing on January 14. Jessie McKinlay, the organisation’s first 2018 Artist in Residence, will present the outcome of her two-week development of a new work entitled A Supposed Truth.


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Grey Panthers celebrate 30 years in 2018

Posted on: 5/1/2018 9:00AM

Tracks Dance Company DarwinThis year, Tracks Dance Company in Darwin, NT is celebrating 30 years of The Grey Panthers, a unique dance troupe made up of participants predominantly over the age of 60. In commemoration of the troupe’s three decades of artistic contributions, Tracks has created a 2018 Calendar filled with memorable photos.


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New Zealand Festival announces dance shows

Posted on: 4/1/2018 7:30AM

2018 New Zealand FestivalThe New Zealand Festival has announced its complete 2018 programming, with headliners including Michael Keegan-Dolan’s award-winning take on the ballet classic Swan Lake, Crystal Pite’s cutting-edge Betroffenheit, and Michael Parmenter’s brand-new dance opera OrphEus, presented with The New Zealand Dance Company.


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Hayes Theatre Co opens 'Darlinghurst Nights'

Posted on: 3/1/2018 8:00AM

Hayes Theatre Co SydneyThis month, Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney opens a new production from Helpmann Award-winning director Lee Lewis. Darlinghurst Nights is a classic Australian musical celebrating its 30th anniversary. It will take place on the streets around the theatre.


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Sydney hosts world’s largest ‘Grease’ show

Posted on: 2/1/2018 9:00AM

Grease Musical at Qudos Bank Arena SydneyWith over 500 performers on stage, Grease the Arena Experience is big in every sense of the word. Executive Producer Tim O’Connor recently announced a third and final show at Qudos Bank Arena at Sydney Olympic Park. Tickets are on sale now for Friday and Saturday, January 19 and 20.


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Applications to close for Bare Bones 2018

Posted on: 1/1/2018 8:00AM

The Farm dance theatre company on The Gold CoastThe Farm, recognised as The Gold Coast’s flagship dance theatre company, recently decided that as a special Christmas gift it would leave applications open for Bare Bones 2018 till January 4. Bare Bones is a workshop festival in which dancers and dancemakers come together to collaborate and create. It’s 2017 debut was a success and now The Farm is calling for artists to join its second edition.


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Audition Online for New York Dance Project!

Posted on: 30/12/2017 7:00AM

Ballet & Contemporary Summer Programs in NYC and ItalyIn 2018, New York Dance Project will offer Ballet and Contemporary Summer Programs in New York City as well as Florence, Italy! Dancers auditioning via video link or master class who register upon acceptance prior to January 1 will receive a 20% discount!


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Call Out for WA Choreographic Residency

Posted on: 29/12/2017 9:00AM

Choreographic Lab Residency 2018Ausdance WA is delivering a Choreographic Lab Residency, primarily for regionally based dance artists, from Thursday-Monday, May 24-28, 2018, in Denmark, Western Australia. Dancers in WA are invited to apply by mid-January.


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Rambert School to hold auditions in Australia

Posted on: 28/12/2017 12:00PM

The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in the U.K.The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in the U.K. will be visiting Australia in February 2018. It will be offering workshops and holding auditions for its Foundation/BA Degree in Ballet & Contemporary Dance.


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Israel Galván brings 'FLA.CO.MEN' to Adelaide

Posted on: 27/12/2017 3:35PM

FLA.CO.MEN for the 2018 Adelaide FestivalInternational Flamenco star Israel Galvan will bring his show FLA.CO.MEN to the 2018 Adelaide Festival. FLA.CO.MEN is a concerto for a dancer and six musicians – the customary guitars and machismo are there, but so is jazz and lyricism.


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FRINGE WORLD 2018 reveals dance shows

Posted on: 22/12/2017 10:00AM

MicroMove showcases Western Australia's dance communityPerth’s popular FRINGE WORLD Festival has revealed its dance and physical theatre programming for its 2018 Season, which will “shake off the borings” from 26 January through to 25 February.


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Summer Festival coming up at JCMOD

Posted on: 21/12/2017 6:30AM

Jason Coleman’s Ministry of DanceJason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance (JCMOD) will hold a summer dance program to start the fabulous year off. Festivals at JCMOD are the perfect school holiday activity to keep the children entertained and active. This 2018 Summer Festival will be offered at the Melbourne studios on January 15-19.


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Gary Lang to lead workshops at WAB

Posted on: 20/12/2017 8:00AM

Gary Lang leads rehearsal at West Australian BalletEdging closer to the premiere of Gary Lang’s Milnjiya, Milky Way – River of Stars, West Australian Ballet (WAB) has recently announced a new opportunity for dancers to train with the choreographer, who’s at the forefront of aboriginal ballet choreography.


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EDC launches 2018 Season

Posted on: 19/12/2017 9:35AM

Converge by EDC AustraliaExpressions Dance Company (EDC) launches its 2018 season with a year of bold international and Australian collaborations. Featuring three new seasons, 2018 includes numerous new works by some of Australia’s and China's most acclaimed choreographers and emerging dance creators.


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Apply now for AMPA's Dance Degree for 2018

Posted on: 18/12/2017 8:30AM

Sydney Dance Degree ProgramHave you looked into a Dance Degree for next year? Not a Certificate IV, but a Dance Degree? If not, the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) in Sydney highly encourages you too! While there are a large number of full-time dance programs in Sydney offering Certificate IV qualifications (AQF Level 4), AMPA's Bachelor of Dance is the only performance-oriented full-time course that provides an undergraduate Bachelor qualification (AQF Level 7).


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Co3 Junior & Senior Workshops return soon

Posted on: 15/12/2017 8:25AM

Act-Belong-Commit Co:Dance Junior workshopCo3's Act-Belong-Commit Co:Dance Junior and Senior Workshops are on again for the new year. This school holidays, Co3 introduces its Senior Co:Dance program, with four days of intensive contemporary dance training. It suits intermediate and advanced dancers from 13–18 years old. The Junior program, on the other hand, is five days and is meant for dancers 7–12 years old.


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Register for 2018 Countertechnique Intensive

Posted on: 14/12/2017 2:55PM

One Body, One Career IntensiveFrom July 2-13, 2018, the annual One Body, One Career Intensive (OBOC) will take place in Melbourne, Australia. Working for 10 full days with Countertechnique Founder and Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Master Teacher Nina Wollny and Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch, the OBOC offers a wealth of information to both first time and returning participants.


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'Sleeping Beauty' panto coming Winter 2018

Posted on: 13/12/2017 8:30AM

Bonnie Lythgoe Productions AustraliaBonnie Lythgoe Productions, the creative force behind The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell earlier this year, has announced its latest fairy tale classic. In 2018, Australia can awake from its enchanted slumber for the fun-for-all-the-family panto adventure Sleeping Beauty – A Knight Avenger’s Tale. This production will burst into Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre from June 29 to July 8, and then land in Sydney’s majestic State Theatre from July 13 to 22.


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'Pieces for Small Spaces' returns to Melbourne

Posted on: 12/12/2017 8:45AM

Lucy Guerin Inc. in MelbourneIt's here again! Lucy Guerin Inc.’s Pieces for Small Spaces will open its 2017 run on Wednesday, December 13. Co-curated by Lucy Guerin, Resident Director Prue Lang and Mariaa Randall, this professional performance season will premiere five new dance works by five incredible independent artists: Amrita Hepi, Mariaa Randall, Nana Bilus Abaffy, Rheannan Port and Yumi Umiumare.


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National College of Dance preps for 2018 Summer Schools

Posted on: 11/12/2017 9:20AM

2018 Dance Summer SchoolsThe National College of Dance in Lambton, NSW is offering a Senior Summer School and a Junior Summer School in January 2018. There is still time to register! Guest teachers include Sophie Holloway, Jason Winters, Juliette “JET” Verne, Jacqui Stratton-Smith, Prudence Caldwell, Aaron Adkins, Jake Burden, Emma Jones, Jamie King and Montana Doyle.


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Sydney Eisteddfod plans 2018 Dance Events

Posted on: 8/12/2017 10:05AM

Janae Kerr. Photo by WinkiPoP Media.Sydney Eisteddfod will be celebrating its 85th Anniversary in 2018 and it has just put together its tentative calendar for this milestone festival. According to officials, final dates will become available in May after entries close and the organisation has the final number of entrants in each event.


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Telstra Ballet Dancer Award Winner named

Posted on: 7/12/2017 7:30AM

Valerie Tereshchenko gets Telstra Ballet Dancer Award 2017The Australian Ballet celebrated the Sydney premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Tuesday night. However, the production wasn’t the only exciting aspect of the evening, as the 2017 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award Winner was also announced.


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Cirque du Soleil holds Open Dance Auditions

Posted on: 6/12/2017 7:20AM

Australian Cirque du Soleil Auditions 2018The Cirque du Soleil Casting Team is looking for new talent for its current shows and upcoming creations. It will be holding open dance auditions in Australia for the following disciplines: Contemporary, Classical, Jazz, Acrobatics and Urban Styles, such as Hip-Hop, Breakdance, Popping, Waving and Waacking. 


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BCDI is about one month away

Posted on: 5/12/2017 7:30AM

Expressions Dance Company Summer IntensiveExpressions Dance Company’s next Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive (BCDI) is about one month away! As Queensland’s most highly regarded short training course for contemporary dance, BCDI is a fantastic option for those dancers aged 12-17+ who want to deepen their technique and expand their performance skills.


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Melbourne City Ballet announces Season 2018

Posted on: 4/12/2017 8:45AM

2018 Programming of Melbourne City BalletIn 2018, Melbourne City Ballet (MCB) will seek to breathe new life into some of its greatest classical works to date. Four full-length classical works and a children’s ballet will grace the stage – Sleeping Beauty, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Peter and The Wolf and The Nutcracker.


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Royal Caribbean casting dancers and singers

Posted on: 2/12/2017 5:25AM

Royal Caribbean Productions holds auditions in AustraliaThis month, Royal Caribbean Productions will be touring Australia again in search of top-notch dancers and singers. From December 11, cruise line officials will be auditioning performers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Would you like to perform while travelling the world? Could this be your big break?


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The Australian Ballet starts 2018 with ‘Murphy’

Posted on: 1/12/2017 11:05PM

The Australian BalletThe Australian Ballet opens its 2018 season with Murphy, a tribute to one of the country’s greatest choreographers, Graeme Murphy, who celebrates his milestone 50-year career in ballet. The program brings together a diverse selection of works by the master storyteller, including his exquisite retelling of the Firebird story.


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