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Look out Australia 9 TO 5 The Musical is coming next year!

Posted on: 18/9/2019 6:00PM

Look out Australia – 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is coming next year. Dolly Parton has announced that the smash-hit West End musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020.


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Joffrey Ballet School Masterclasses and Auditions

Posted on: 17/9/2019 6:00PM

Joffrey Ballet SchoolThe Joffrey Ballet School, direct from New York, is coming to Australia from October 4th. Masterclasses, which will also serve as auditions for the school's renowned summer intensives, will happen in Melbourne, Gold Coast and Sydney, thanks to Joffrey Program Director Matthew Prescott.


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The Production Company announces final show

Posted on: 17/9/2019 6:00PM

Jeanne Pratt AC, founder and chairman of The Production Company announced that after nearly 21 years and 65 musicals, her company will present its final musical in May 2020.


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Conference Programme Announced: RAD’s Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds

Posted on: 17/9/2019 5:21AM

The programme for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia’s 2020 conference Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds has been announced! The conference will be held at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) in Melbourne, Australia from 18-19 January 2020, with an opening night cocktail party held on 17 January at the nearby Malthouse Theatre.


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Caroline, Or Change Season Extended After Opening to Rave Reviews

Posted on: 15/9/2019 6:00PM

Due to popular demand, the stunning award-winning musical Caroline, Or Change has been extended by an additional week. Featuring a spectacular cast and helmed by a stellar creative team, this Hayes Theatre Co production has captivated audiences and received rave reviews.  Directed by four time Helpmann Award winner Mitchell Butel, this uplifting and profound musical by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet) will now play at the Hayes until 28 September!


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Expressions of interest open for a dance course developed by TAFE NSW with ACFIPS and Ausdance NSW

Posted on: 15/9/2019 6:00PM

Expressions of interest are being taken between August 29th to September 20th to take part in an accredited dance course developed by TAFE NSW in collaboration with ACFIPS and Ausdance NSW. This funded one day course addresses the skills and knowledge needed to teach students who may have specific needs. 


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Opera Australia and John Frost will be presenting two glorious musicals in 2020

Posted on: 13/9/2019 6:00PM

Following their wildly successful collaboration with EvitaMy Fair LadyThe King and ISouth Pacific and Anything Goes, Opera Australia and John Frost will be presenting two glorious musicals commencing at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2020 before a Melbourne run soon after.


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Two of Queensland’s foremost arts organisations join forces

Posted on: 12/9/2019 6:00PM

Two of Queensland’s foremost arts organisations join forces to present Orpheus and Eurydice, a circus opera infused with desire and longing that melds sublime music and singing with the raw physicality of movement. Opera Queensland has partnered with internationally renowned contemporary circus company Circa to stage Christoph Gluck’s spellbinding opera from 24th October to 9th November 2019 at Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Playhouse.


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Brand new Capezio Studio Collection made to order just for you!

Posted on: 11/9/2019 6:00PM

Capezio have announced their new studio collection which offers more choice with multiple styles for men, women, boys, girls and toddlers! Studio owners will be delighted by all their styles being available in a choice of 24 colours and in sizes from toddler to 2XL. This means it’s a one stop shop for dancers aged from entry level to advanced dancers and everything is made to order - just for you!


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Universal Studios Japan 2019 Auditions
!

Posted on: 10/9/2019 9:00PM

The search is on again for new and exciting talent to join the performers at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka! They are looking for passionate and talented individuals with a vast range of performance skills to fill a variety of extraordinary positions throughout The Park! The Hollywood USA auditions will be held September 15-17th 2019 before heading to Australia to hold auditions in 3 major Aussie cities!


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Universal Studios Japan 2019 Auditions
!

Posted on: 10/9/2019 9:00PM

The search is on again for new and exciting talent to join the performers at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka! They are looking for passionate and talented individuals with a vast range of performance skills to fill a variety of extraordinary positions throughout The Park! The Hollywood USA auditions will be held September 15-17th 2019 before heading to Australia to hold auditions in 3 major Aussie cities!


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Australia’s rising ballet stars revealed in 2019 Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards 

Posted on: 10/9/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Ballet and Telstra are delighted to announce that six talented young dancers have been selected as nominees for the prestigious and coveted Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards 2019.


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Victorian State Schools Spectacular students set to shine in 2019 production ‘Made Of Stars’

Posted on: 9/9/2019 6:00PM

The 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (VSSS) will bring together 3000 young performers from more than 200 government schools across Victoria, for two shows on Saturday 14 September at Melbourne Arena. Students dedicate many hours across many months preparing for the three-hour, live Spectacular. This opportunity of a lifetime gives them the chance to perform to an audience of around 12,000 people at Melbourne Arena and a TV audience later in the year on Network Seven.


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RITUAL The Grand Premiere "A thrill-seeking immersive dance experience"


Posted on: 6/9/2019 6:00PM

After its sold out taster premiere in February, Sydney's renegade dance company Twisted Element will be presenting their most recent, and most boundary pushing work 'RITUAL'. This production will catapult the company into a whole new level of production, making RITUAL the largest scale, and most sophisticated immersive production by the company so far. 'RITUAL' will take place in a newly opened warehouse space by Create Or Die in the heart of Marrickville Sydney this September 2019.


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Perth’s 115 year old Theatre haunted

Posted on: 5/9/2019 6:00PM

While Perth’s iconic His Majesty’s Theatre is not free of its ghostly rumours, West Australian Ballet will materialise in the 115 year-old Edwardian theatre this September with its haunting tale of heartbreak, Giselle


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MLIVE Welcomes Panta Rei Danseteater in an Australian Exclusive

Posted on: 5/9/2019 12:00AM

Monash University’s new $53 million Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts will play host to two dance works by internationally acclaimed Norwegian dance company, Panta Rei Danseteater, on Friday 6 September as part of MLIVE’s Weightless dance series.


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Leaders in Philanthropy, Business and Culture honoured at 2019 Creative Partnerships Awards

Posted on: 3/9/2019 6:00PM

Seven exemplary individuals from Australia’s philanthropic, business and arts sectors were honoured at the 2019 Creative Partnerships Awards in Melbourne. The awards recognise individuals who show leadership in philanthropy and business partnerships with the arts. Those honoured have demonstrated active involvement in developing private giving to the arts, promoting the value of supporting the arts to the broader community and display an ongoing commitment to a strong, sustainable future for Australia’s cultural sector.


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In The Dark Presents Todrick Hall – Haus Party Tour

Posted on: 2/9/2019 6:00PM

Todrick Hall is bringing his amazing US dancers and new feature length show to Australia and New Zealand in March and April 2020! You’ve seen him on YouTube, you may have seen him on RuPaul’s Drag Race, now you can see him live on stage for his Haus Party! Tickets for his Australian and New Zealand tour go on sale on Saturday 17 August at 12 noon.


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Australian Dance Festival Special Guest Instructor Finally Announced!

Posted on: 30/8/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Dance Festival (ADF) 2019 full workshop timetable has already been released. The ADF already has such an incredible faculty planned for this September, but they have managed to up the ante from last year and lock in the one and only Michael Dameski!


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Rob Guest Endowment announced major changes  

Posted on: 30/8/2019 11:00AM

The Committee for the Rob Guest Endowment, one of Australia’s most exciting scholarship programs providing financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, today announced major changes to the Endowment. The winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award will now be awarded a $50,000 prize along with the coveted RGE Trophy, making the award the largest single Musical Theatre scholarship in Australia. Melbourne’s East End Theatre District Artist Development award will also be increased to a $10,000 cash prize. The competition will now be offered biennially with the next Endowment in 2020 boasting a total prize pool of over $75,000.


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Ballet set to put kids in a spin at Awesome Festival

Posted on: 28/8/2019 6:00PM

For the first time in its 67 year history, West Australian Ballet has created a Children’s Ballet specifically aimed at three to six year olds. Peter and the Wolf will be presented by AWESOME Arts Festival in Perth Cultural Centre 5, 7 – 11 October 2019.


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Billy Elliot the Musical returns & the adult cast is announced!

Posted on: 27/8/2019 6:00PM

The adult cast has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical which opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre in October 2019 followed by seasons in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020 and the Festival Theatre at Adelaide Festival Centre from September 2020.


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Ausdance Victoria and Dance House invite you to join them in a Creative Consultation for the Dance Industry

Posted on: 26/8/2019 6:00PM

As the last date for submissions to the Creative State 2020+ gets closer, help Aus Dance and Dance House ensure the dance industry has a say in the Victorian Governments next four-year creative industries strategy, covering 2020-2024. They urge their friends to join them in an informal facilitated consultation led by Michelle Silby to explore key discussion themes and share ideas regarding the issues, challenges and opportunities faced by the dance sector on Tuesday, August 27th at Dancehouse Victoria.


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Prix de Lausanne 2020 International ballet competition

Posted on: 23/8/2019 6:00PM

The Prix de Lausanne announces the names of the six preselected candidates to participate in the next competition. The dancers have been chosen after the first Summer Intensive organized by the Fondation en faveur de l’Art Chorégraphique and after the 5th Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition. The dancers will take part in the 48th Prix de Lausanne in Montreux from February 2nd to 9th, 2020.


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English National Ballet’s 2019 UK Tour

Posted on: 22/8/2019 6:00PM

Continuing its commitment to UK touring and presenting world-class ballet to the widest possible audience, Autumn 2019 sees English National Ballet present three acclaimed ballets, CinderellaLe Corsaire, and Nutcrackeron tour in it’s 70th Anniversary Season. 17 October – 30 November 2019.


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Moulin Rouge musical heads to Australia

Posted on: 21/8/2019 6:00PM

The acclaimed film and now Broadway musical Moulin Rouge is headed to Australian and will begin it’s run at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in 2021 to which marks 20 years after the Baz Luhrmann film.


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Pointe, Line and Surface

Posted on: 21/8/2019 6:00PM

Dancebourne Arts will stage a renewed version of their first original progamme Pointe, Line & Surface. The programme will be performed at the Darebin Arts Centre in Preston, Melbourne on Thursday August 29th.


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Legally Blonde Musical in Melbourne

Posted on: 19/8/2019 6:00PM

Legally Blonde, the musical will be in Melbourne November 23 to December 8th 2019 at Chapel Off Chapel produced by James Terry collective.


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Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship Final

Posted on: 16/8/2019 6:00PM

Sydney Eisteddfod has announced that Christian Tâtchev, Chelsea Andrejic, David McAllister AM,  Li Cunxin and Rafael Bonachela will be adjudicators for the 2019 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship. Tickets are on sale now for Sydney Eisteddfod's Ballet Scholarship Final at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 24 August at 2:30pm.


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Announcing Discount Dance Costumes Australia

Posted on: 16/8/2019 6:00PM

Discount Dance CostumesStudio owners: Tens of thousands of stunning dance costumes have landed in Australia just in time for your concert season, thanks to Discount Dance Costumes. The discontinued stock from the UK has been sent over for Australian studio owners to take advantage of. All stock is at least 50% off! The high quality range includes styles for ballet (including tutus), jazz, contemporary, tap, male dancers, hip hop and debut/mini dancers. There are so many cute, stunning and eye-catching looks to choose from for any concert theme.


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