DANCE NEWS


Tracks Dance Co. seeks 100 locals for project

Posted on: 12/4/2019 8:00AM

En Masse 2019 ProjectTracks Dance Company in Darwin, NT invites locals to be a “tourist” in their own city and join Darwin’s largest community dance event. The troupe is seeking 100 people (no dance experience necessary) to join them in a dance that takes a cheeky look at the dry season tourists in Darwin.


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Inaugural EDC Youth Ensemble production

Posted on: 10/4/2019 5:25AM

Expressions Dance Company Youth CompanyQueensland’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC) recently announced that its new EDC Youth Ensemble will debut Saturday, May 4 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, located at 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.


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Paris Opera Ballet productions in cinemas

Posted on: 9/4/2019 7:57AM

Swan Lake by Rudolf NureyevSince 2009, Palace Opera & Ballet has given Australian arts-lovers exclusive access to current-season productions from Europe’s finest stages. Thanks to them, balletomanes can enjoy screenings of full-length shows from top companies only weeks after they were presented live on stage! Up next, Palace Opera & Ballet will screen two recent Paris Opera Ballet productions, both featuring choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. 


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IBW offers prizes to winter registrants

Posted on: 8/4/2019 9:37PM

Winter 2019 Balanchine SeriesStudent dancers, are you registered already for the International Ballet Workshops Winter 2019 "Balanchine Series”? The tour will visit Brisbane on June 30-July 2, Melbourne on July 4-6, Perth on July 9-11, Auckland (NZ) on July 14-16, and Sydney on July 18-20. Those registered are entered to win some amazing prizes. If you haven’t registered yet, you have till April 18 to be entered to win something from the earlybird prize pool!


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Elite young artists set to shine in premiere

Posted on: 6/4/2019 5:50AM

SXS collaborates with MethodXSouthern Cross Soloists (SXS) are collaborating with new elite pre-professional dance company, Method X Performance Centre (MXPC), to present the world premiere of an original work, Cerulean.


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Register now for AUS Ballet School Auditions

Posted on: 5/4/2019 8:45AM

National Audition TourRegistration is underway for The Australian Ballet School’s annual National Audition Tour. The tour is conducted from June to August each year, and online enrolments conclude about three weeks prior.


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2019 Bleach* Program heralds new era

Posted on: 4/4/2019 8:00AM

The Farm - Bleach* 2019Bleach* cements itself as The Gold Coast Festival in 2019 with a program that promises to be the premier arts and cultural event’s most captivating yet. The eighth annual festival runs from April 17-28 and heralds a new era for the Gold Coast while celebrating its unique rituals and culture.


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Transit Dance’s Autumn Intensive returns

Posted on: 3/4/2019 8:25AM

Australian dance event 2019Dancers aged 12 years and above are invited to join Transit Dance Artistic Director Paul Malek, Jazz Course Director Kim Adam and Head of Contemporary Daniel Jaber for three days of dance masterclasses on April 8 - 10.


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New Perth company to debut

Posted on: 2/4/2019 4:50AM

Perth dance theatre companyA new Perth-based theatre company, Not Sold Separately, will soon present a double-bill program entitled ceilings. This program will consist of two debut dance theatre works, Bloom and No Mandarin's an Island.


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Travis Wall in Adelaide and Brisbane

Posted on: 1/4/2019 2:00AM

Travis Wall Adelaide BrisbaneDancers, did you hear? Travis Wall is coming to Adelaide and Brisbane! The 2 x Emmy winning, highly popular contemporary choreographer is coming to Australia this month for VDF in Melbourne. And it was just announced today that he will also run masterclasses in Adelaide and Brisbane on April 17 and 18. Tickets are already selling fast, and there’s only 100 available per level, so act quick if you’d like to go.


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Girl Nation to play live at The Gov in SA

Posted on: 29/3/2019 9:21AM

Governor HindmarshGirl Nation, an Adelaide-based teenage R&B and Pop recording group, will soon play at the Governor Hindmarsh on Sunday, April 14. The group is made up of six powerful singer/dancer teen artists who studied at the Australian Company of Performing Arts (ACPA). 


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Energetiks offers first look at Momentum

Posted on: 28/3/2019 6:20AM

Australian dance and activewear brandAustralian dance and activewear brand Energetiks recently teased its new collection Momentum with a “first look”, including freshly designed leggings, crop tops, shorts and jackets. Creativity in motion, the Momentum Collection is the latest dance-active collection inspired by the effortless movement and expression of the dancer.


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The Royal Ballet’s 'Don Quixote' in cinemas

Posted on: 26/3/2019 9:00AM

Royal Opera House presents Don Quixote balletThe Royal Opera House 2018-19 Live Cinema Season will soon present critically acclaimed choreographer Marius Petipa’s breathtaking ballet Don Quixote in 20 Event Cinemas and 7 Village Cinemas locations nationally.


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EDC brings intensive program to new cities

Posted on: 25/3/2019 12:30PM

Brisbane dance intensiveThis year, in addition to its popular dance intensive in Brisbane in July, Queensland’s Expressions Dance Company (EDC) will be launching programs in Toowoomba and Rockhampton in April and May.


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2020 Entry Auditions for McDonald College

Posted on: 22/3/2019 7:45AM

Full Time Dance Australia 2020Expressions of interest are open for 2020 and 2021 Entry Auditions at The McDonald College in Sydney. Auditions for Acting, Classical Ballet, Dance (Contemporary & Commercial), Music & Musical Theatre are now scheduled, with the first being Friday, March 29.


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'Book of Mormon' now set for Brisbane return

Posted on: 21/3/2019 1:02PM

Brisbane TheaterThe Book of Mormon has just announced that due to unprecedented demand the hit production will return to Brisbane next year. Currently playing to sold-out houses at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, the hit musical, written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez, will return from January 3, 2020 for a strictly limited season.


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Larissa McGowan to premiere 'Cher'

Posted on: 20/3/2019 7:30AM

2019 Adelaide Cabaret FestivalCreator, choreographer and performer Larissa McGowan will soon present a world premiere work inspired by ultimate pop chameleon Cher. A fan of the artist herself, McGowan uses Cher’s iconic figure as a totem for exploring the reinvention of the universal aging female artist. In this dynamic solo show, contemporary dance takes on camp and cabaret. 


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RAD Australia names its new director

Posted on: 19/3/2019 8:27AM

Royal Academy of Dance AustraliaThe Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has appointed Rebecca Taylor as National Director in Australia. Taylor, who is currently Head of Strategy and Projects, Performing Arts at Sydney Opera House, will take up the new post on Monday, June 17. She brings over 15 years’ experience in the performing arts, government and tertiary sectors.


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Bangarra farewells Elma Kris from the stage

Posted on: 18/3/2019 10:48AM

Bangarra Dance TheatreAs its regional tour of Bennelong drew to a close, Bangarra Dance Theatre recently saw one of its longstanding dancers, Elma Kris, perform for Australian audiences for the last time as part of the main ensemble.


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Elise May to depart Expressions Dance Co.

Posted on: 15/3/2019 7:30AM

Expressions Dance CompanyOne of Queensland’s leading ladies of contemporary dance, Elise May, has announced her retirement from Expressions Dance Company (EDC) after 10 years. The Australian Dance Award winner, who has starred in more than 45 EDC productions including Helpmann Award-nominated performances in Behind Closed Doors and The Red Shoes, leaves the company to take up an exciting new role as Associate Lecturer of Dance at Queensland University of Technology.


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Dancers to take over Sydney Opera House

Posted on: 14/3/2019 10:05AM

Dance Day at Sydney Opera HouseOne of Sydney's biggest days of dance is only about three months away! Taking place onstage in the magnificent Concert Hall, Dance Day at the Sydney Opera House will return Sunday, June 23 and will see hundreds of dancers perform across three sessions, each session amping it up a notch.


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ZIRK! arrives in Australia this June

Posted on: 13/3/2019 7:15AM

Russia’s Big Top Circus SpectacularIn association with the Russian State Circus Company and Moscow’s Nikulin Circus, Australian producers Andrew Guild and Simon Bryce, will present in Australia ZIRK! – Russia’s Big Top Circus Spectacular, a brand-new global experience that thrilled audiences in South Africa and Singapore.


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'Banjo' launches Australian Tour soon

Posted on: 11/3/2019 9:19AM

Banjo Australian Tour 2019Last August, a new production entitled Banjo premiered at Glasshouse's Ross Family Studio in Australia, as choreographed by Stephanie Maddren and Darren McIntyre. Presented by Got Ya Back Productions, this mash-up of contemporary dance, Coldplay music and the spoken word of Banjo Paterson will now go on tour throughout NSW.


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Eurotard celebrates Women’s Day

Posted on: 8/3/2019 8:00AM

Eurotard International Women's Day 2019Eurotard Dancewear, a beloved leader in dance fashion and attire, is celebrating International Women’s Day 2019! The brand supports women every day with it’s clothing, shoes and accessories selections. However, today it presses pause to really spotlight the strength and unique beauty of women around the industry.


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Murmuration produces 'Return to the River'

Posted on: 7/3/2019 7:52AM

Murmuration produces Angela French workReturn to The River, a new performance work by regional artist Angela French, is being produced by Murmuration soon. The Arts Centre Cootamundra (TACC) will present three performances on March 15 and 16 in The Tin Shed Theatre.


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EDC to tour 'The Dinner Party' nationally

Posted on: 6/3/2019 8:05AM

Expressions Dance CompanyIn Expressions Dance Company’s The Dinner Party, an elegant supper hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. Choreographed by Natalie Weir, The Dinner Party (formerly titled The Host) opens in Brisbane on May 10-18 before touring till June in QLD, NSW and NT.


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Plan your Dance Massive masterclasses

Posted on: 5/3/2019 8:00AM

Burrbgaja Yalirra in 2017Melbourne dancers have the opportunity to expand their dance practice by getting up close with some of Australia's best dance practitioners at Dance Massive this month. Artists can learn from James Batchelor, Marrugeku, Kristina Chan, Lucy Guerin Inc and Thomas E.S. Kelly as they share processes of making work while exploring improvisation, choreography, research and intercultural practice.


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WAAPA takes 'Romeo & Juliet' to State Theatre

Posted on: 4/3/2019 9:00AM

Michael Jenn productionIn an exciting start to its 2019 performance program, WAAPA is taking its first play for the year to the State Theatre Centre of WA. Directed by visiting British guest artist Michael Jenn, WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students will perform William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in the Studio Underground on March 15-21.


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Garuda offers Teachers Training soon

Posted on: 2/3/2019 9:00AM

The Garuda MethodFor dance professionals looking to diversify their skillset, there is a new opportunity next month to certify as a Garuda teacher in Australia with Garuda Founder James D’Silva, who’s coming especially from London, and Master Trainer Anna Tetlow, responsible for national Garuda Teacher Training. The 2019 Garuda Teacher Training Qualifications and Professional Development Workshops will be held in Melbourne from April 5-22.


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Norwegian Cruise Line seeks Aussie talent

Posted on: 1/3/2019 7:10AM

Norwegian Cruise LineOfficials from Norwegian Cruise Line are in Australia ready to cast dancers and musical theatre actors for the latest productions! Sydney auditions start on March 6 at Village Nation in Alexandria while the Melbourne auditions are set to start March 12 at Patrick Studios Australia in Prahran.


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