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SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Posted on: 9/5/2021 10:00AM

Bangarra launch their latest work. At the heart of this land is the Living Water - Jila – that resides in desert waterholes across the region and is the basis of cultural beliefs and practices. Sandsong tells the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People with performances from June in Sydney to September in Melbourne 2021.


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The future of the dance film industry and the young people who will make that future.

Posted on: 6/5/2021 6:00PM

Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival invites young dancers and filmmakers to come together in July for a unique celebration of dance, film, creativity, artistic growth, and personal development. This is a dance film festival with a difference. The Festival’s mission is to inspireengage and educate the young through a program of dance masterclasses, film workshops and talks from experts in the personal skills needed to thrive.


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One spectacular Convergence at The Odeon!

Posted on: 29/4/2021 6:00PM

Five short dance works. Artists from four continents. Three International Choreographic Competition Hannover winners. Two local Indigenous choreographers, including ADT’s 2021 Associate Artist, Adrianne Semmens, and the South Australian First Nations Dance Collective. One spectacular Convergence. See the performance at The Odeon, from 5-8 May 2021 for Convergence.


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Half Time, a new musical about not acting your age, must close May 2

Posted on: 29/4/2021 6:00PM

There is only one more week left to see the Australian premiere of Half Time, a new musical at Hayes Theatre Sydney, directed by Helen Dallimore and starring some of Australia’s most treasured performers including Nancye Hayes AM, Stefanie Jones, Donna Lee, Wendy-Lee Purdy and more. The musical must close May 2nd 2021.


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NAISDA invites applications for its next intake of standout dance and performing arts students

Posted on: 27/4/2021 6:00PM

NAISDA Dance College is seeking its next intake of standout dance and performing arts students and invites First Nations applicants aged 16 to 26 with a passion for dance and culture to apply online today. NAISDA Head of Dance, Deon Hastie, outlined the unqiue opportunities at Australia’s only national arts training organisation specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.


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The Wedding Singer in Melbourne!

Posted on: 25/4/2021 6:00PM

This is it Melbourne ... The Wedding Singer opens at the Melbourne Athenaeum on Friday 30th April. Following a stunning Australian Premiere and rave reviews, it's now your turn to experience this hilarious comedy based on the hit Adam Sandler film. Robbie and Julia have touched the hearts of all those who have seen this feel-good musical and audiences love celebrating all the fun of the 80's!


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Thrilling physical theatre company debuts in Sydney

Posted on: 21/4/2021 6:00PM

Fuser Production presents INTACT 26 May to 27 June at Woodburn Creatives, Redfern. An exhilarating new physical theatre company debuts with a work both evocative and compelling. Fuser Production was born out of a desire to merge the disciplines of live performance. INTACT is a tangibly intense performance of few words, driven by themes of inward exploration and re-invention.


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Anton's NARCIFIXION, new Australian dance work

Posted on: 19/4/2021 6:00PM

FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present NARCIFIXION, a dark and humorous dance work  about narcissism, at Riverside Theatres from 13th to 15th May. It will also be available to watch online on  15th May. Led by high-profile Australian independent dance artists and powerful performers, Anton (Legs On The Wall,  Australian Dance Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre) and Brianna Kell (TasDance, Dance Makers Collective,  DirtyFeet), NARCIFIXIONis a pertinent, highly detailed and expansive contemporary dance duet, examining  identity in the digital age. 


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STAGECENTA launches unique theatre app

Posted on: 16/4/2021 6:00PM

Australian theatre show guide and theatre ticketing platform, STAGECENTA have officially released their industry first, nationwide FREE mobile Theatre App to help close the gap between theatre productions and their audiences.  The App launched live on both Apple and Google Play stores over the Easter weekend, with actors, creatives, theatre companies and venues flocking to register their information and shows. Audiences can now locate Every Show, Everywhere, Every Day, across Australia with a swipe of a finger.


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Revealed, the Australian cast of its Tony-nominated production, Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

Posted on: 16/4/2021 6:00PM

Global Creatures revealed this week, the Australian cast of its Tony-nominated production, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, playing at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre from 13 August 2021. Alinta Chidzey (Chicago, West Side Story) will star as the sparkling diamond, Satine, opposite newcomer Des Flanagan as bohemian dreamer Christian. Simon Burke AO will play legendary club impresario Harold Zidler and Andrew Cook will play The Duke.


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kicking creative goals, Local talent wins a spot in the World Monologue Film Festival Semi-Finals.

Posted on: 16/4/2021 4:00PM

Arts production around the world might have slowed right down but that didn’t stop dancer, actress and choreographer Lara Bianca Pilcher from kicking creative goals, with a slot secured in the World Monologue Film Festival Semi-Finals. The finals will be screened physically at Dendy Newtown in Sydney on Wednesday 21 April, with a free virtual Finals and Awards Night for a global audience on Saturday 24 April. The Semi-Finals will be screened virtually the night before on Friday 23 April.


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The Academy of Music Dance Drama soars through the pandemic

Posted on: 14/4/2021 6:00PM

Brett Lucas, the reinvented founder of The Academy of Music Dance Drama, runs his school with this in mind: “I am on a mission to empower the creative minds and create more creative markets.” Brett has run The Academy of Music Dance Drama since 2018 and has continuously worked to transform it into the South Coast’s leading performing arts school, refusing to let a global pandemic stand in his way. Brett has increased student enrolment despite the standstill that COVID-19 has created for most people. In his three years of owning The Academy of Music Dance Drama, Brett took enrolment from 75 to over 250 students, with most new additions within the past year.


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English National Ballet release family favourite My First Ballet: Swan Lake on ENB at Home platform

Posted on: 12/4/2021 6:00PM

An hour-long specially adapted version of the world’s best-known ballet, My First Ballet: Swan Lake is now available English National Ballet’s ENB at Home platform.The production, created as part of English National Ballet’s My First Ballet series for children as young as three, features a narrator to help young viewers follow the story and provides the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet. 


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Reference Material, a new dance work from choreographer Alisdair Macindoe

Posted on: 8/4/2021 6:00PM

Reference Material, a new dance work from choreographer Alisdair Macindoe exploring the process and history of dance making in the age of narcissism, debuts as a part of Darebin Arts Speakeasy season at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre from 14 to 24 April.


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Merrily We Roll Along is Coming Back!

Posted on: 6/4/2021 6:00PM

Hayes Theatre Co and Luckiest Productions are thrilled to be presenting Merrily We Roll Along this year from 24 June – 31 July. This Sondheim classic will be directed by Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity, Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors) and choreographed by Andrew Hallsworth (Muriel’s Wedding, Sweet Charity). Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for the cast announcement!


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Inspired Dance Film Festival

Posted on: 4/4/2021 6:00PM

Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia was born last year to offer a place where dance on film can thrive and be seen. Where dancers, choreographers and filmmakers can meet to create exciting new work and show it to a new audience. It starts in July with Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival, a stand-alone event this year that will run from 9-11 July. It will feature outstanding opportunities for young filmmakers to learn from leading industry professionals in the lead-up to a red-carpet Gala Screening and Awards Presentation on 11 July at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.


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Convergence Tickets Now On Sale

Posted on: 31/3/2021 6:00PM

Tickets are now on sale for ADT's bold new season, Convergence, in early May. Bringing together acclaimed choreographers from four continents, Convergence offers an exciting program of five short works from local and international artists, including ADT’s 2021 Associate Artist, Adrianne Semmens, and the three most recent winners of the prestigious annual Hannover Choreographic Competition: Tu Hoang (2020 winner, from Vietnam), Oscar Buthelezi (2019 winner, from South Africa), and Philippe Kratz (2018 winner, from Germany). Join the performance at The Odeon, from 5 - 8 May 2021 for Convergence - a joyful convergence of richly varied dance works and stories from across the globe.


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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, will have its Australian Premiere in Sydney

Posted on: 28/3/2021 6:00PM

One of the most loved fairytale musicals of all time, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, will have its Australian Premiere in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre in November, presented by Opera Australia and the Gordon Frost Organisation.


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English National Ballet launch new apps for ENB at Home content

Posted on: 25/3/2021 6:00PM

English National Ballet has launched brand-new apps to enhance how audiences can enjoy the Company’s digital content from their online platform ENB at Home. English National Ballet’s dedicated on-demand video platform, ENB at Home, gives audiences further access to a wide range of exciting ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes and these apps now makes this content available across mobile, tablet and TV devices.


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The Circadian Cycle On International Screens

Posted on: 25/3/2021 6:00PM

This March ADT's short film, The Circadian Cycle, continues to garner accolades around the world, with its inclusion in the line-up for Cinedans Fest the latest in a long list of international film festival screenings. Completed in August 2019, The Circadian Cycle is an experimental short film conceived and directed by Garry Stewart, with cinematography from renowned filmmaker Cordelia Beresford.


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Tickets to Moulin Rouge!

Posted on: 23/3/2021 6:00PM

Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular…welcome to Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Tickets to Moulin Rouge The Musical are now on sale. Due to the extraordinary demand throughout the pre-sale period, a further four weeks of performances have since gone on sale, with tickets now available for performances up to 5 December 2021.


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INDOKids Fest 2021

Posted on: 21/3/2021 6:00PM

As part of Inner West’s vibrant Multicultural Community-led Celebration Day, INDOKids Fest 2021 will be a family fun day for everyone that celebrates Indonesian arts and community on Saturday 27th March at Leichhardt Town Hall, Sydney.


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Virtuoso musicianship and astonishing physical theatre combine in a captivating collaborative concert

Posted on: 18/3/2021 6:00PM

 As part of the Chatswood Cultural Program, concert goers will be uplifted by the rhythmic richness of the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra when - for the first time - it joins forces with powerhouse aerialists from physical theatre makers Legs On The Wall for the thrilling Next Chapters concert on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 May at the North Shore’s leading cultural hub, The Concourse, Chatswood.


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Hairspray returns to Melbourne!

Posted on: 16/3/2021 6:00PM

 Big, bold, and comedy gold! The smash hit Broadway musical returns for a limited 1-week season to reopen the National Theatre Melbourne - April 14 - 17 (2021). Returning a decade later from the original Australian cast of HAIRSPRAY is Mike Snell (Strictly Ballroom, Aladdin) as the smooth talking Corny Collins. His infamous rival Velma von Tussle is played by Chelsea Gibb (Cabaret), and Rachel Dunham (Rock of Ages) is the loud & proud Motormouth Maybelle.


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Heroes and heroines. Dark secrets and magical endings. Grimm comes to Riverside Theatre

Posted on: 14/3/2021 7:00PM

Grimm comes to Riverside Theatre from 14 -17 April, and will present the world premiere of Sydney Choreographic Ensemble’s debut contemporary ballet, Grimm by Francesco Ventriglia, a modern-day retelling of the fairytales we know and love. 


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CLAUDEL is a thrilling reimagining of the story of one of the world’s greatest and most misunderstood sculptors

Posted on: 11/3/2021 6:00PM

CLAUDEL is a thrilling reimagining of the story of one of the world’s greatest and most misunderstood sculptors, Camille Claudel and her complex relationship with legendary artist, Auguste Rodin. In an exclusive Australian premiere, from 23 April at The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, CLAUDEL is a thrilling combination of narrative, dance, sculpture and music. 


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DRUMMER QUEENS delivers a brilliant blend of movement and rhythm

Posted on: 9/3/2021 6:00PM

Australia get ready – the DRUMMER QUEENS have announced brand-new shows in venues across Australia following on from the hugely successful Sydney season. Sydney audiences were wowed by the stunning staging and world-class percussionists as DRUMMER QUEENS delivered a live musical experience like they’d never seen before. Audiences were amazed by the powerfully irresistible rhythms of this remarkable all-female cast, in awe of their skill and inspired by the joy and energy of this game-changing theatrical production. In addition to Melbourne and Brisbane, the Queens are bringing this must-see original Australian theatrical experience to...

Wollongong, Perth, Albany, Mandurah, Bunbury, Canberra and Adelaide from April 2021!


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Shaun and the flock to explore Melbourne and 3 more cities.

Posted on: 7/3/2021 6:00PM

What does Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show have in common with The Lion King, We Will Rock You and Wicked? No, there aren't any animals in We Will Rock You...No, Shaun doesn't play the guitar… Give up? All these hit shows have had their Melbourne premieres at the Regent Theatre and we're delighted to announce that the cast of Shaun the Sheep's Circus Show is headed in that direction too. From 14-18 April, during the school holidays, there will be eight breath-taking, barnstorming performances at this historic theatre.


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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella Musical

Posted on: 3/3/2021 6:00PM

Polydor Records has announced the release of the third piece of music from the forthcoming album of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella. ‘I Know I Have A Heart’ is sung by Carrie Hope Fletcher and is released on February 12th across all DSPs.


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PAW Patrol™ Live! “Race to the Rescue” Presented by Stan announces Australian Tour this April And May

Posted on: 1/3/2021 6:00PM

Nickelodeon, TEG Life Like Touring and VStar Entertainment Group are excited to announce that the hugely popular PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Presented by Stan is heading to Australian shores this April and May. 


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