DANCE NEWS


PICA re-opens with Hatched

Posted on: 2/7/2020 6:00PM

On Friday 10 July PICA will re-open its doors with the much loved Hatched: National Graduate Show Friday 10 July - Sunday 18 October. In this, its 29th edition, the work of 24 recent visual arts graduates from every State and Territory will be presented across all of PICA’s gallery spaces, providing an instant snapshot of the nation’s emerging contemporary art trends.


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Dancing at Dusk, A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring

Posted on: 1/7/2020 6:00PM

Following 10 weeks of outstanding online performances, Sadler's Wells Digital Stage will now share Dancing at Dusk — A moment with Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring. In this stunning film, Pina Bausch’s iconic choreography The Rite of Spring is danced in an extraordinary setting, on the beach in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal.


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Sir David Bintley, CBE to judge lockdown Choreography Challenge for students created by BRB Principal, Brandon Lawrence

Posted on: 1/7/2020 12:22PM

Internationally acclaimed choreographer and former Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), Sir David Bintley, CBE will judge an online Choreography Challenge for students together with its creator, Brandon Lawrence.


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‘The Big Time is just around the corner!’ with Maverick Musicals new show

Posted on: 30/6/2020 6:00PM

Maverick Musicals and Plays in Queensland is thrilled to announce the release of a brand new musical, Shifty Crooner by Australian writer and composer Shane Harman.


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ENB at HOME: Wednesday Watch Parties - July

Posted on: 30/6/2020 6:00PM

English National Ballet’s ‘ENB at HOME’ programme has been providing free access to full-length ballets and online content as a way for people to keep fit and active during this time and keeping ballet accessible to everyone, everywhere. The Company have announced the final instalment of their ENB at Home Wednesday Watch Parties.


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Virtual Musical Theatre Competition

Posted on: 28/6/2020 6:00PM

Are you a buzzing actor or actress? Do you love showing your talent to the world? There’s a platform for you to show off your talents through the Virtual Musical Theatre Competition. Only a few days until entries are closed! There are amazing prizes and 1-2-1 training with Broadway and West End stars. 


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The exciting world of online dance this week

Posted on: 27/6/2020 6:00PM

Dance is changing, many studios are now offering dance online and also in the studio which is continuing to open up a range of new opportunities for dancers and creatives everywhere. Here are some of the dance experiences and classes available in Australian and beyond this week. 


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The Boy From Oz Original Company I Go To Rio Virtual Reunion

Posted on: 23/6/2020 6:00PM

The Original production of Gale Edward’s musical The Boy From Oz made its World Premiere in 1998. This year is the 20th anniversary of the closing of Ben Gannon’s and Robert Fox’s record-breaking homegrown production based on the life Peter Allen who died 28 years ago. The purpose of this virtual reunion of the Original Company of the production, dancing to I Go To Rio, is a Celebration of The Australian Arts Community, an empowering trip down memory lane with the Original Cast, Crew and Creatives. 


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The Boy From Oz Original Company I Go To Rio Virtual Reunion

Posted on: 23/6/2020 4:00PM

The Original production of Gale Edward’s musical The Boy From Oz made its World Premiere in 1998. This year is the 20th anniversary of the closing of Ben Gannon’s and Robert Fox’s record-breaking homegrown production based on the life Peter Allen who died 28 years ago. The purpose of this virtual reunion of the Original Company of the production, dancing to I Go To Rio, is a Celebration of The Australian Arts Community, an empowering trip down memory lane with the Original Cast, Crew and Creatives. 


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Circa is casting 2020!

Posted on: 22/6/2020 6:00PM

Circa is seeking an acrobatic base for their ensemble. They have shows to create and perform and they need your help. As their new base, you’ll be experienced in group acrobatics. Having hand-to-hand, movement skills and/or solo acts are an advantage. Being a generous human, a strong performer and someone who loves to work in a team are essential. The role is full-time, based in Brisbane and starts as soon as possible.


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5 amazing ways to smile, dance and watch in virtual dance this week

Posted on: 20/6/2020 6:00PM

5 amazing ways to smile this week are listed here. Watch a performance or 3! Dance a new class style and enjoy the new freedoms slowly returning to dancers in Australia.


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DROPT TV is a new live-streaming dance platform

Posted on: 19/6/2020 5:47AM

 Drop TV is about giving Australian Choreographers a world class live-streaming platform, to reach dancers on a national and international level. This platform does not replace face to face classes and they encourage that more than anything. However, it is a bridge that gives dancers an opportunity to take classes from those who don't have access to the big city choreographers. It launches this week! 


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Royal New Zealand Ballet Audition

Posted on: 14/6/2020 6:00PM

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has 2020 contracts available for Venus Rising and The Sleeping Beauty and auditions will be held on Saturday 20 June 2020.


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Royal New Zealand Ballet Audition

Posted on: 14/6/2020 6:00PM

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has 2020 contracts available for Venus Rising and The Sleeping Beauty and auditions will be held on Saturday 20 June 2020.


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Virtual dance classes to be taken indoors or out, if you like!

Posted on: 14/6/2020 4:00PM

With so many tremendous online dance classes now available for all levels and interests, you can be sure to join in a class at anytime that suits your schedule. The best part, you can do your classes at home or even outdoors if that suits you. Check out the creative array of classes below. 

 


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Petition - Support for Australian Arts and Entertainment Workers now

Posted on: 10/6/2020 6:00PM

The arts and entertainment industry has been devastated by shutdowns caused by the coronavirus crisis. It was the first sector to be hit, when gatherings of 500 people or more were banned, and is likely to be one of the last sectors to be released from restrictions. Data recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows fewer than half of businesses in the sector were operating by the end of March. There is however something we can do to help.


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New online workshop helping arts and cultural organisations support people with disability

Posted on: 10/6/2020 6:00PM

A new online workshop is helping arts and cultural organisations improve how they connect with and support people with disability or who are Deaf, especially in relation to online content and services. The workshop is being delivered by Accessible Arts – NSW’s peak arts and disability organisation – which upskills up to 1000 people every year through its disability awareness training programs. The next online workshop is Wednesday 17 June at 10am. Another workshop is scheduled for Wednesday 15 July. Private and bespoke online training sessions can also be arranged.


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Online classes and performances this week across Australia

Posted on: 7/6/2020 6:00PM

We may all be moving around a little more right now, but life has not yet reached a place that feels normal for many (just yet). However, it doesn't mean we can't dance our feelings out, stay fit and enjoy a performance from the comfort of our lounge rooms with a friend. Check out these amazing upcoming online dance classes and streamed performances.


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Jason Coleman's The Humanimals

Posted on: 7/6/2020 6:00PM

From Jason Coleman’s epic all-human animal stage show, The Humanimals, comes the online adaptation for young children created especially for these ‘stuck at home’ times. An opportunity to learn fun facts about animals through educational song and dance scenes, encased in clever choreography, with giggles galore, witty wordplay, an upbeat mix of tunes and amazing costumes, The Humanimals in Lockdown is a free online experience designed especially for kindergarten, preps and grade 1 students.


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Lights Up On The Arts returns

Posted on: 4/6/2020 6:00PM

After an overwhelmingly positive response to their first online concert, Joshua Robson Productions and host/director James Cutler will return to shining that light on the Australian musical theatre industry and support artists in their next production, LIGHTS UP ON THE ARTS not done yet. This will be broadcast again via Facebook on Friday 19 June from 7pm.


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Who's Your Bagdaddy, Australia's first online full musical production

Posted on: 2/6/2020 6:00PM

During the current Covid-19 restriction, the arts community has been compelled to move their creativity online due to the inability of people to attend theatre productions. Now comes the first season of a stage musical reimagined to be performed online - WHO’S YOUR BAGDADDY (OR HOW I STARTED THE IRAQ WAR) will be performed online from 24 to 28 June for five performances only.


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Dance online and on-screen this week

Posted on: 31/5/2020 4:00PM

Sometimes, it’s only when we’re forced apart that we remember the power of the arts to bring people together. The exchange of ideas, dance, experiences between one another is powerful! Don’t miss these moments of exchange this week, even when they’re confined to the laptop screen.


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Rebuilding Australia’s creative industries after COVID-19: More than an economic imperative

Posted on: 28/5/2020 6:00PM

 

The shock felt by Australia’s cultural sector during the coronavirus pandemic cannot be overstated – theatres, art galleries, music venues and museums have been closed, while the already ailing media has been devastated by a sudden, stark decline in advertising.

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Darwin Festival, the show must go on

Posted on: 26/5/2020 4:00PM

August traditionally means Dry season good times and celebrating with Darwin Festival. This year August 6 – 16th might look different, but rest assured Darwin Festival will be back – just not as you know it! The success of the Northern Territory's response to COVID-19 and the consequent easing of restrictions mean that Darwin Festival has reimagined how it will engage its core audience ­– the good people of the Territory.


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Improve your craft and mind with this weeks online classes and events

Posted on: 24/5/2020 6:00PM

There is so much happening around the world online right now. Classes, streamed shows and talks, that are sure to help you use this season to improve your craft and the way you approach it. Here are some awesome experiences to try this week.


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The World’s Smallest Stage by ADT

Posted on: 21/5/2020 6:00PM

ADT is beyond excited to share with you their upcoming collaboration, The World’s Smallest Stage. They are working with indigenous dancers and choreographers from Kurruru, the team at Restless Dance Theatre, local independent choreographers and an eclectic range of local musicians, identified in partnership with Music SA, to bring The World’s Smallest Stage to you. Generously supported by Arts SA, The World’s Smallest Stage will see ten choreographers matched with twelve dancers and ten composers to create a series of new dance works, between 5-10 minutes’ each.


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Sydney Eisteddfod: keeping Artists engaged

Posted on: 19/5/2020 6:00PM

This week would have marked the start of this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod Festival which has been inspiring and engaging with Australia’s young performers with its annual Festival for over 86 years. Cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis, this not-for-profit organisation has rolled up its sleeves to ensure they continue to provide opportunities to the great array of talent across dance, drama, poetry, classical & contemporary music.


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Watch, Listen, Dance and Learn with this weeks online experiences

Posted on: 17/5/2020 6:00PM

Restrictions have eased a little but most of us are still home most of the time, so we have more inspiration coming your way this week through these online experiences and performanes to enjoy!


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Adelaide Festival Centre will welcome Annette Shun Wah as Artistic Director of the 2021 OzAsia Festival

Posted on: 14/5/2020 6:00PM

Adelaide Festival Centre will welcome Annette Shun Wah as Artistic Director of the 2021 OzAsia Festival, providing a fresh lens on Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. Ms Shun Wah is a freelance actor, writer and broadcaster and since 2013 has served as Executive Producer of Contemporary Asian Australian Performance – a non-profit organisation promoting cultural diversity through cross-artform theatrical works.


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Don’t miss the 24K Dance audition with Bethel Conservatory of the Arts!

Posted on: 13/5/2020 8:00PM

Everything can change in a day with Bethel Conservatory of the Arts (BCA), who are giving away $24,000 in scholarship funds. Which means for the first 24 people to be accepted to BCA's LINK Dance Program, they will win a $1000 scholarship towards their education.


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