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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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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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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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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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The post Covid-19 musical, set in a suburban supermarket the year after the pandemic.

Posted on: 25/2/2021 6:00PM

The post Covid-19 musical, set in a suburban supermarket the year after the pandemic. A colourful cast of quirky characters fight to keep the independent business afloat against a major chain store. They all do their best to make meaningful connections in a world full of differences, whilst suffering the pressures of their own lives. Price Check! was originally written as a musical comedy that explored the lives of five diverse characters in a suburban supermarket.


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NAISDA 2021 Cultural Residency connecting young people to culture and community

Posted on: 23/2/2021 6:00PM

 

NAISDA Dance College has begun its 2021 training year by welcoming Cultural Tutors Dujon Niue from Moa Island in the Torres Strait, Jeanette Fabila and Stuart McMinn from Gawura Cultural Immersions NSW to teach and share their song, dance and cultural practice with the College’s new cohort of Developing Artists.

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The Australian Ballet is back performing with its highly anticipated Summertime at the Ballet, at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena

Posted on: 23/2/2021 6:00PM

The dancers of The Australian Ballet will be back in the spotlight this February with the long-awaited Summertime at the Ballet, marking the company’s first performances after almost a year off stage, and the launch of a new era under David Hallberg’s directorship. Summertime at the Ballet will be staged between 25 – 28 February exclusively at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena; it’s the first time the company has performed at the venue. 


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Bangarra Dance Theatre’s national tour for 2021, the world premiere of SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert.

Posted on: 21/2/2021 6:00PM

In 2021, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will present the world premiere of a powerful new contemporary program, SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert. SandSong will tour to Sydney, Canberra, Bendigo, Brisbane and Melbourne from 8th June to 4th September.


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The 2021 Edition of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition will take place online March 8-19 "Preserving the Past - Discovering the Future"

Posted on: 19/2/2021 6:00PM

The 2021 Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition will take place online, with dancers performing live and in their own time zones, in Asia, North America, South America, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and Australia. For each time zone, there will be a different panel of judges. As in past years, selected entrants will dance for medals, prizes, scholarships to dance academies around the world, and contracts to international companies.  All programs will be broadcast worldwide and will be accompanied by narrators.  The Competition will culminate with a Grand Gala on March 19th, featuring medalists from past years, now shining with major companies around the world.


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The Wedding Singer Aussie Tour!

Posted on: 18/2/2021 6:00PM

It's time to get those 80's outfits ready because The Wedding Singer Australian Tour kicks off this April! Based on the hit Adam Sandler film, this hilarious Broadway comedy celebrates all the fun of the film! He's more than a lover. He's more than a legend. He is The Wedding Singer.


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