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RB Corp. Instruction announces audition

Posted on: 17/10/2018 1:45PM

The Hive 2019 Season AuditionsDancers who will be aged 9 to 21 as of April 1, 2019 are invited to audition this Sunday, October 21 for a project-based collective in Brisbane. RB Corp. Instruction's first original work, The Hive, is set to premiere in Brisbane in September 2019 and dancers are now being recruited.


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Rambert to audition male dancers in Sydney

Posted on: 16/10/2018 7:47AM

Rambert auditions male dancers in SydneyRambert, together with world-renowned choreographer Lloyd Newson, is looking for male dancers for the re-creation of DV8’s Enter Achilles. An open audition will be held this Sunday, October 21 in Sydney!


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Want to perform with Queensland Ballet?

Posted on: 15/10/2018 7:42AM

Queensland Ballet CompetitionQueensland Ballet is giving one lucky boy or girl the chance to appear in its production The Nutcracker at QPAC this December. Enter the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star competition now for your chance to win!


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Arts and disability a priority as AUS Council commits significant new funding

Posted on: 12/10/2018 12:18PM

Restless Dance Theatre dancerThe Australia Council has committed $750k over three years to support sustainable careers and to recognise the artistic excellence of artists with disability. Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski made the announcement last month at Meeting Place, the national forum on arts and disability, saying this was a priority.


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Royal Caribbean announces Audition Tour

Posted on: 11/10/2018 10:27PM

Cruise Auditions AustraliaThis month, Royal Caribbean Productions will tour Australia and visit New Zealand in search of dancers and singers with that “wow” factor. From October 18, cruise line officials will be auditioning performers in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney and Wellington. Would you like to perform while travelling the world? This just might be your big break!


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EDC presents 'Everyday Requiem' soon

Posted on: 10/10/2018 8:01AM

Expressions Dance CompanyThe curtain goes up soon on Natalie Weir's final work as Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company. EDC, one of Queensland's leading contemporary dance theatre companies, will perform alongside the community dancers from WaW Dance and the astounding acapella vocals by The Australian Voices.


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Ausdance reports on mature dance sector

Posted on: 9/10/2018 11:13PM

Mature dance sector in AustraliaAusdance Victoria recently released findings from a three-month study entitled Leading Teaching Dance to Aging Populations. Led by Ausdance Victoria’s Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Dr. Katrina Rank, this report aims to contextualise Victorian programs within the national and global trend to provide dance experiences to older people and to prepare the industry for future demand.


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Capezio Mornington plans Warehouse Sale

Posted on: 8/10/2018 7:15AM

Dance Clothing Sale Victoria AustraliaMelbourne dancers, get ready to shop till you drop! Capezio Mornington has announced a HUGE Warehouse Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14! You can snag items for up to 80 percent off!


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Melbourne City Ballet unveils 2019 Season

Posted on: 5/10/2018 5:00AM

2019 Company SeasonArtistic Director Michael Pappalardo has now announced Melbourne City Ballet’s sixth season. 2019 will bring “A Touch of Magic” - featuring some of the company’s most popular repertoire, two new ballets for the organisation, an international tour and its largest national tour to date.


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2018 Dance of Champions Winners

Posted on: 3/10/2018 11:14PM

Sydney EisteddfodThe Sydney Eisteddfod Dance of Champions jury and audience delivered its verdict for 2018 on Sunday 23 September, announcing The McDonald College as the winner of the Jury Vote and Pymble Ladies' College of the Peoples Choice Award.


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Power duo collaborates at STRUT Dance

Posted on: 2/10/2018 10:24PM

Stephanie Lake and Robin Fox CollaborationAs a leading choreographic development centre based in Western Australia, STRUT Dance often recruits and presents elite programming. Now it will present 10 dance artists and 10 composers in a collaborative program designed to encourage and foster cross-artform conversation. All under the exquisite leadership of power duo choreographer Stephanie Lake and composer Robin Fox, the free collaborations showing will be October 7.


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World Ballet Day 2018 to kick off!

Posted on: 2/10/2018 7:00AM

October 2018 Ballet Facebook Live EventWorld Ballet Day 2018 is going LIVE! Be sure to tune in on Facebook from 11 a.m. AEST on October 2 to kick off this 22-hour live stream event with The Australian Ballet in Melbourne. It will then go to The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow at 4 p.m. (AEST) and The Royal Ballet in London at 9 p.m. (AEST). Many, many guest companies are participating throughout.


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Don't miss this Dance Education Summit!

Posted on: 29/9/2018 5:03AM

Melbourne dance summit 2018As announced in June, the Dance Architect Choreographic Award and Summit will bring together hundreds of innovative dance teachers, business owners, industry leaders, students and parents for a week of professional development, collaboration and celebration on October 1-4 at the Transit Dance Centre in Brunswick, Victoria.


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'In the Heights' to thrill Sydney this summer

Posted on: 28/9/2018 8:25AM

Hayes Theatre Co 2018This summer, the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will be transformed into a vibrant Manhattan street corner for the long-awaited Sydney return of In the Heights, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical from one of America’s most acclaimed writers and producers, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Hamilton).


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DanceBourne Arts to present 'VIVA'

Posted on: 27/9/2018 8:04AM

VIVA by Luanne HysonDancebourne Arts will present its fourth annual premiere VIVA, a programme of four new dance pieces, on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Darebin Arts Centre. The audience will take in choreography by Artistic Director Luanne Hyson as well as Geraldine Lett, Kathleen Skipp and Rosie Osmond.


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Norwegian Creative Studios planning auditions

Posted on: 26/9/2018 8:35AM

Norwegian Creative StudiosOfficials from Norwegian Creative Studios will soon be back in Australia to hold auditions in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne! The dates, times and exact locations of the Brisbane and Adelaide auditions have been announced exclusively to Dance Informa! Audition details for Sydney and Melbourne will be announced at a later time.


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RAD appoints new Artistic Director

Posted on: 25/9/2018 11:00PM

RAD's new Artistic DirectorGerard Charles, who was until recently the director of artistic operations at Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, will step into the role of artistic director at The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on Monday, 15 October. He will be responsible for providing artistic leadership, creativity and expertise to all areas of the Academy’s work, maintaining its artistic integrity and leading on the development of its artistic, education and community initiatives on a global scale.


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Tickets on sale for popular 'Storytime Ballet'

Posted on: 24/9/2018 2:00PM

Storytime Ballet by The Australian BalletOn September 13, tickets went on sale to the general public for The Australian Ballet’s new Storytime Ballet Tour. A spellbinding ballet experience for children aged three and up, this year’s production will be Coppélia. It's coming to venues across VIC, NSW and ACT this December and January.


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Don’t miss these Melbourne Fringe shows!

Posted on: 22/9/2018 8:40AM

2018 Melbourne Fringe FestivalThe 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone, kicked off September 13 and runs through the end of the month. Programming features numerous dance shows, including the recently concluded Aimee Schollum’s Sonos at Dancehouse. Don’t miss these remaining shows!


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Sydney College of Dance's Open Auditions

Posted on: 22/9/2018 7:38AM

Full Time Dance Sydney AustraliaSydney College of Dance has scheduled Open Auditions in Brisbane and Sydney for October. Auditions will include ballet, pointe and contemporary work. Registrations are now open. Meanwhile, private auditions can still be arranged upon request.


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Special Capezio Opportunities at DanceLife Unite Nationals

Posted on: 21/9/2018 11:09PM

Capezio Model Contest AustraliaAussie dancers, want to be the next Face of Capezio? On Wednesday, October 3, competitors at the DanceLife Unite Nationals Finale at Luna Park, NSW will be invited to workshop with some of Sydney’s finest models where they will learn a dance-oriented catwalk routine. Later, Capezio Australia representatives will choose four dancers as the 2019 Face of Capezio winners.


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Introducing Aria by Energetiks!

Posted on: 19/9/2018 11:00PM

Energetiks DancewearAustralian dancewear icon Energetiks recently unveiled its newest collection, a floral fantasy named Aria. A symphony of colour harmonizes in this collection, which features the power of compression technology.


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'Men in Pink Tights' to tour Australia

Posted on: 19/9/2018 1:45PM

Men in Pink TightsDirect from New York, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Victor Trevino, artistic director of the 2007 smash hit Men In Tutus, brings back to Australia his hilarious production Men in Pink Tights. From thrilling pirouettes by male dancers in drag to sidesplitting humor presented in specially-designed lavish costumes, Men in Pink Tights is a show designed for all audiences. It will tour throughout NSW, QLD and WA soon. 


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Bangarra to extensively tour India and Japan

Posted on: 14/9/2018 11:08PM

Kinship endingBangarra Dance Theatre will embark on a major international tour at the end of the year, with performances at the prestigious Saitama Arts Theater in Japan and an impressive multi-city tour across India, which will include an extensive range of cultural exchange opportunities and a major free outdoor performance in New Delhi.


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Stephanie Lake given Australia Council grant

Posted on: 13/9/2018 11:00PM

Australia Council grant recipientThe Australia Council is continuing to see positive outcomes for female artists who received more than half (63%) of the grants awarded to individual artists in its latest grant round. One of the projects supported is the latest dance work by choreographer Stephanie Lake, in collaboration with theatre director Matthew Lutton.


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Vote now for Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Posted on: 12/9/2018 7:45AM

2018 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award NomineesThe Telstra Ballet Dancer Award was created in 2003 to foster young dancers in The Australian Ballet, helping them reach their full potential and truly thrive. This year, six performers, all with unique talents, were nominated for their artistic quality, powerful stage presence and contribution to The Australian Ballet. The public is invited to vote for their favourite candidate.


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2018 Dance of Champions Finalists Revealed

Posted on: 11/9/2018 2:00PM

Sydney Eisteddfod dance group finalsThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced its finalists for its 2018 Dance of Champions. The 17 dance groups were selected from across this year's events. These finalists will compete at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 at the Science Theatre, UNSW. In the Final, they’ll each try to claim their share of the prizes on offer, including the Jury and People's Choice Awards.


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Brent Street holds Main Round Auditions

Posted on: 10/9/2018 7:36AM

Full-Time Dance Sydney and Gold Coast AustraliaBrent Street has announced its Main Auditions for its Sydney and Gold Coast courses in 2019! The Main Audition for Full-Time 2019 Gold Coast is on Saturday, September 22. Sydney’s Main Round is on Sunday, September 23. Interested dancers should complete the Audition Application Form by Sunday, September 16.


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SITEWORKS returns this spring for 10th year

Posted on: 8/9/2018 7:00AM

Bundanon Trust SITEWORKSBundanon Trust’s annual event SITEWORKS returns this spring for its 10th year. Each year SITEWORKS brings together contemporary artists, scientists and environmentalists to respond to a theme. This year the event explores the theme of “Micro”, focusing on the miniature and microscopic. Dancenorth will perform Patrick Nolan’s choreography of the invisible.


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Spectrum Full Time Auditions for 2019 Intake

Posted on: 7/9/2018 11:40AM

Full Time Dance AustraliaApplications are now open for one of Melbourne's ultimate dance courses! Spectrum Dance offers students the opportunity to excel through specialised teaching techniques whilst focusing on individual student development in a challenging, creative and motivating environment. Offering nationally accredited courses and certificates in Dance and Musical Theatre, Spectrum Dance hosts auditions throughout the year at its studios in Burwood.


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