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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Bangarra family grows with two new dancers

Posted on: 21/3/2017 10:00AM

The Bangarra family grows with two new dancers in 2017Bangarra Dance Theatre recently announced that two young Aboriginal dancers will join the company for 2017 as part of the Russell Page Graduate Program, thanks to the generosity of a group of philanthropists and a matched funding grant from the Sherry-Hogan Foundation.

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Aussie dancers set a World Record

Posted on: 19/3/2017 10:00PM

Victorian Dance FestivalThe world record for the most dancers en pointe for one minute was broken on Saturday, March 18 at the Victorian Dance Festival at the Melbourne Town Hall. Channel 7 and 10, along with a crowd of several thousand dancers, were there to witness Australian ballet students snatch the record from the U.S.A, previously set in 2011 by 245 dancers in Orlando, Florida.

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Co3 presents ‘Frank Enstein' in QLD & WA

Posted on: 17/3/2017 8:00AM

Co3 collaborates with The Farm, QLD on Frank EnsteinWestern Australia’s contemporary dance company Co3 recently had its dancers Andrew Searle, Talitha Maslin and Zachary Lopez join The Farm on the Gold Coast to rehearse the company’s newest production, Frank Enstein. The company will be performing it at the Bleach* Festival on 31 March and 1 April. The dancers and The Farm will then bring the show to Perth.

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Queensland Ballet to host health conference

Posted on: 15/3/2017 8:00AM

2017 Queensland Ballet health conferenceOn Sunday, April 2, Queensland Ballet (QB) will host a half-day health conference about all things wellness and ballet. The company invites dancer parents, studio teachers and students ages 11 years and older to attend.

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ADT to return to Melbourne

Posted on: 14/3/2017 8:00AM

Australian Dance Theatre tours Be Your Self in 2017Adelaide-based Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) recently announced it will return to Melbourne for the first time since 2013! It will bring Garry Stewart's Be Your Self to The Sumner, Southbank Theatre in August. Following this engagement, the troupe will embark on a national tour.

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Northern Beaches 'Stars' learn to dance

Posted on: 13/3/2017 8:00AM

2017 Dance for Cancer fundraising gala and competitionCancer Council NSW has launched the 2017 Stars of the Beaches: Dance for Cancer fundraising gala and dance competition. Set to be staged on 6 May at Dee Why RSL Club, Stars of the Beaches is a fundraising event that challenges local celebrities to learn a dance routine and perform it live in front an audience, all while raising funds to help beat cancer.

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‘Creature’ arrives at Drill Hall, Sydney

Posted on: 10/3/2017 8:00AM

József Trefeli and Gábor Varga choreographyAs part of their residency exploring ideas around social/partner dance, Swiss-based duo József Trefeli and Gábor Varga will present Creature at Critical Path’s Drill Hall in Sydney on Wednesday 15 March. Creature draws traditional folk dance into a relationship with the world of contemporary choreography.

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Arts Centre Melbourne presents Fun Run

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

Arts Centre Melbourne presents a riotous celebration of enduranceVictorians are invited to join Fun Run, a riotous celebration of endurance, at Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday 12 March from 4:30pm. Over five hours, crowds will cheer on Melbourne artist Tristan Meecham as he runs a grueling 42km marathon on a treadmill. Hundreds of performers drawn from the local community will join in the celebration.

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Energetiks releases Oriental Bloom collection

Posted on: 8/3/2017 9:15AM

Oriental Bloom by EnergetiksBlush pinks, soft petals and floral accents dominate the change of season, much like Australian dancewear brand Energetiks’ newest collection, Oriental Bloom. Perfect for the tween dancer, Oriental Bloom is a playful and active collection that launched this week.

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‘Carmen’ returns to the Sydney Harbour

Posted on: 8/3/2017 8:00AM

Handa Opera on Sydney HarbourFollowing a spectacular season in 2013, Gale Edward’s acclaimed production of Bizet’s Carmen will return to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour in 2017. Featuring choreography by Kelley Abbey, it will run March 24 – April 23.

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Austinmer Dance Theatre presents ‘T W O’

Posted on: 7/3/2017 8:00AM

T W O at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017Austinmer Dance Theatre, a part-time professional company for 17-25 year old contemporary dancers based in NSW, will bring together 
two choreographic forces in its new production of T W O at the Adelaide Fringe Festival on March 16-18. T W O is a special double bill of contemporary dance created exclusively for the company by choreographers Sagi Gross and Maurice Causey.

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Esther Hannaford to play lead in ‘Beautiful’

Posted on: 6/3/2017 9:00AM

Esther Hannaford for Beautiful The Carole King MusicalAs music icon Carole King celebrates her 75th birthday, the Broadway sensation based on her remarkable rise to stardom announces its leading lady. Multi-award winning musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer/songwriter in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which begins its Australian season at Sydney Lyric Theatre in September.

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Tracks Dance seeks male dancers for 2017

Posted on: 3/3/2017 8:00AM

Man Made by Tracks Dance in DarwinTracks Dance Company in Darwin has announced a call out for male performers. Directors want to cast up to 25 community members for Tracks’ Darwin Festival show Man Made in August.

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VDF Gala Showcase bound to amaze

Posted on: 2/3/2017 8:30AM

Victorian Dance Festival 2017Who’s officially counting down till the Victorian Dance Festival? We are! Set for March 17-19 at Melbourne Town Hall, this dance event welcomes students, teachers, parents and anyone who loves dance! One event that is surely going to be a highlight of the festival is the Gala Showcase on Saturday, March 18. Over 30 performances will be presented!

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Major Australian Ballet School advocate dies

Posted on: 1/3/2017 12:00PM

The Australian Ballet School mourns the death of Vale Miss Betty AmsdenOn 26 February 2017, philanthropist, “arts angel”, and the Deputy Chair of The Australian Ballet School passed away at home at the age of 90. The School announced the news Tuesday, expressing grief and surprise at the death of its “dear friend” – Vale Miss Betty Amsden.

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Restless is part of the Adelaide Festival

Posted on: 1/3/2017 9:00AM

Restless Dance Theatre at Hilton Adelaide hotelRestless Dance Theatre will present Intimate Space for the 2017 Adelaide Festival on March 3-19. Each performance will travel throughout the Hilton Adelaide hotel in Victoria Square.

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Expressions Dance Co. presents ‘Propel’

Posted on: 28/2/2017 9:00AM

Jake McLarnon and Alana Sargent. Photo by Samara Sutton-BakerEmerging local and international choreographers are set to be propelled into the spotlight from 3-11 March when Queensland’s premier contemporary dance troupe, Expressions Dance Company, presents Propel at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Art.

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'Where Have All The Flowers Gone?' in VIC

Posted on: 27/2/2017 8:00AM

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?Eden Dance Company, a professional platform for dancers under the umbrella of the urban arts nonprofit 3dArts in Melbourne, will present the return season of its Where Have All The Flowers Gone? on 1 – 4 March at Cranbourne Community Theatre.

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