Apply now for the Askin Bequest and Marten Bequest Scholarships

Posted on: 26/10/2017 12:00PM

Askin Bequest and Marten Bequest ScholarshipsFor the first time, The Australia Council for the Arts has announced new scholarships on behalf of Perpetual, established with the philanthropic support of former NSW Premier, the late Sir Robert Askin, and his wife Lady Mollie Askin. While one scholarship focuses on opera, another focuses on ballet. The Australia Council is also delighted to once again deliver the Marten Bequest travelling scholarships, which are the legacy of the late arts philanthropist John Marten.

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NICA to present ‘Please Hold’

Posted on: 25/10/2017 8:10AM

Amanda Lee for the National Institute of Circus ArtsAustralia’s next generation of circus talents will be on show when the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Please Hold from November 29 to December 9. Please Hold examines the social mediums that bind and isolate – from the invasive qualities of social media, to the rigid expectations of social etiquette.

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Rob Guest Endowment names 2017 Finalists

Posted on: 24/10/2017 10:35AM

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-FinalistsThe 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Finalists were recently announced. Competing against over 250 applicants, six outstanding artists were chosen by an expert panel of judges. These finalists are Stefanie Caccamo, Jayme-Lee Hanekom, Georgina Hopson, Thomas McGuane, Imogen Moore and Morgan Palmer.

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Focus Talent Management Audition Call Out

Posted on: 23/10/2017 3:45PM

Sydney Talent Agency auditions 2017Focus Talent Management will soon hold auditions for dancers, actors, singers and triple threats that are 18 years of age or older. Musical theatre performers and commercial dancers are invited to audition on Sunday, November 12 while actors and singers are open to audition on Monday, November 13.

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Bangarra embarks on European tour

Posted on: 19/10/2017 2:50PM

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company

Bangarra Dance Theatre has embarked on a three-city European tour, which will be its most impressive international program to date. The company will present programs to audiences in Copenhagen, Bonn and Berlin, for a total of six shows.

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West Australian Ballet unveils Season 2018

Posted on: 17/10/2017 12:05PM

Perth Dance Company announces 2018 SeasonWest Australian Ballet has announced its 2018 programming and promises it will be a season of creativity. It will explore the extremes of sweet life and seductive death. In his sixth season, Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella has created a program exemplifying the short distance between pain and pure joy.

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Akram Khan’s last solo touring to Adelaide

Posted on: 16/10/2017 11:45PM

Akram Khan's final solo performance a 2018 Adelaide Festival Australian exclusiveOne of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today, Akram Khan recently announced that he will perform his last full-length solo work, XENOS, exclusively at Adelaide Festival in 2018. As of right now, he will not be touring to any other Australian venues.

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Energetiks launches new Atelier Collection

Posted on: 16/10/2017 11:15AM

Energetiks launches new soft-performance dancewear collection for teachersThis season Australian dancewear brand Energetiks has shifted gears with the release of its latest collection, Atelier. This contemporary capsule collection seeks to integrate dance and leisurewear with a luxury feel, to create elevated everyday essentials. The collection officially launches today, Monday, October 16.

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WAAPA presents titillating Opera Double Bill

Posted on: 13/10/2017 9:01AM

Classical Voice students in Opera! The OperaFrom Monday—Saturday, October 16—21 in the Geoff Gibbs Theatre at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, the talented students of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ Classical Vocal program will perform two boisterous operettas for your enjoyment, under the direction of acclaimed Opera Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess.

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Audition for Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive in Sydney

Posted on: 11/10/2017 9:00AM

Russian Ballet International holds Australian Summer IntensiveRussian Ballet International will present a Bolshoi Ballet Academy Australian Summer Intensive at the Bondi Beach Pavillion on January 2-13, 2018. Auditions and Placement Classes are this Saturday, October 14 at the University of New South Wales, Myers Studio, Sydney.

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2017 AICD International Ballet Awards

Posted on: 10/10/2017 11:30AM

Australian Institute of Classical Dance competition in AdelaideThe Australian Institute of Classical Dance (AICD) will soon host the 2017 AICD International Ballet Awards in South Australia. Set to run October 14 and 15, the competition will see elite dancers aged 15-21 from across the country descend on Westminster College.

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‘Common Anomalies’ bound for Riverside

Posted on: 9/10/2017 2:28PM

FORM Dance ProjectsFORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present an exciting triple bill of contemporary dance performances by young artists in Common Anomalies from November 2-4. Vastly different in style, the three works will explore each of the performer’s unique personal histories.

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Eko Supriyanto's 'SALT' coming to Australia

Posted on: 6/10/2017 3:05PM

SALT by Eko SupriyantoStraight off the back of its world premiere at deSingel in Belgium on October 14, Eko Supriyanto's SALT will have its Australian premiere at Dancehouse on November 3 and 4. A pioneering choreographer with a new voice in Indonesian contemporary dance, Eko engages in a web of relations between his Javanese heritage and the rhythm of the underwater world.

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YAGP to audition in Australia for 2nd year

Posted on: 5/10/2017 7:50AM

Talia Fidra named a YAGP Top 12 FinalistThe Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world's largest international student dance competition. Every year it awards about $500,000 in scholarships. For the second year, YAGP will return to Australia to host auditions and offer master classes.

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Who wants to road trip to VDF 2018?

Posted on: 4/10/2017 4:05PM

2018 Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival Dance BusThe Energetiks Victorian Dance Festival has just announced the VDF Dance Bus from Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra! Dancers can now road trip to VDF in Melbourne with new and old dance friends!

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The Australian Ballet reveals 2018 Season

Posted on: 3/10/2017 12:20PM

Kevin Jackson of The Australian BalletThe Australian Ballet recently announced its 2018 program, a celebration of the powerhouse of creativity provided by the choreographers, dancers, musicians and artisans who bring each of the company’s productions to life. The season features nine works created uniquely for The Australian Ballet by resident and guest choreographers from across the company’s 55-year history.

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'Inventories of Bodies in Movement' in WA

Posted on: 2/10/2017 12:45PM

Fremantle Arts Centre in Western AustraliaFremantle Arts Centre in Western Australia will soon present Inventories of Bodies in Movement, an event that brings together dancers from LINK Dance Company, Co3 Youth, Tracksuit and DADAA. This special work will see a total of 70 artists from the local companies collaborate for the first time.

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Loïe Fuller film playing in Australian cinemas

Posted on: 29/9/2017 2:30PM

La Danseuse film on Loïe Fuller Palace Films is now presenting Stéphanie Di Giusto’s screen biography La Danseuse (“The Dancer”) in cinemas nationwide. French singer/actress Soko and Lily-Rose Depp lead a star-studded cast in the film, which is inspired by the true story of Loïe Fuller and Isadora Duncan. These two rival pioneers of modern dance and theatrical performance lived in late 19th-century Paris and have become iconic figures in dance history.

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Pointe Shoe Decorating at Capezio Stores

Posted on: 28/9/2017 1:00PM

Capezio Australia offers 2017 Pointe Shoe Decorating DaysCapezio Australia will soon offer Pointe Shoe Decorating Days at two of its storefronts in Victoria. Capezio Elsternwick’s event is set for Thursday, October 5 while Capezio Mornington’s event will be Friday, October 6. The cost is $5 per shoe and all ages are welcome.

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Energetiks announces BIG Shoe Sale

Posted on: 27/9/2017 10:20AM

Energetiks TechFit Ballet ShoeDancers, what gives you confidence? A killer costume? Choreography that gives you a rush of adrenaline? Owning it at rehearsal? How about the perfect shoes? Popular Australian dance and active wear brand Energetiks invites you to unlock your potential today with 20% off Energetiks’ shoes until October 1!

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The Space presents ‘Acetylcholine’

Posted on: 26/9/2017 9:45AM

Diploma of Dance students at The Space School of Performance ArtsThree final-year Diploma of Dance students at The Space School of Performance Arts will soon perform a contemporary dance work as part of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Students Romain Hassanin, Hayley Chong and Nicki Fraser will present Acetylcholine for three nights only on September 29, 30 and October 1.

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Craig McLachlan back in ‘Rocky Horror Show’

Posted on: 25/9/2017 12:25PM

Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show in AustraliaA favourite rock and roll musical will return to Australia in a fresh new production next year - Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. It will re-open the refurbished Festival Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre from December 28, 2017, then head to Brisbane and Perth in 2018. Craig McLachlan will again don Frank N. Furter’s legendary fishnet stockings in his Helpmann Award-winning role.

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Win Tickets to Victorian Dance Festival

Posted on: 24/9/2017 10:00AM

Dance Contest for 2018 Victorian Dance FestivalHow would you like to win tickets for you and four friends to attend the 2018 Victorian Dance Festival? Now through September 30 dancers can enter to win at!

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Australia Council funds 221 projects

Posted on: 23/9/2017 7:00AM

2017 Grants from Australia Council for the ArtsThe Australia Council for the Arts recently announced a $6.1 million investment through its latest grants round. The funding will support 221 projects delivered by 147 individual artists, 25 groups and 49 small-to-medium arts organisations across Dance, Music, Theatre, Literature, Emerging and Experimental Arts, Community Arts and Cultural Development, and Visual Arts.

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WAAPA to commence Audition Tour

Posted on: 22/9/2017 10:45PM

Verge by Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts DanceThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will soon launch its audition tour for students across the country wanting to try out for 2018 intake to its Undergraduate Courses or Postgraduate Courses. Auditions kick off in Adelaide on 25 September and run through November. 

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Masters Dance Expo coming to Melbourne

Posted on: 22/9/2017 9:00AM

2017 Masters Dance Expo Melbourne AustraliaMasters of Choreography is launching the first Masters Dance Expo – Australia this October! Bound for Melbourne, the expo will be a day for every dancer, whether professional, pre-professional or a student dancer purely for the love of dance.

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'Show Queen' cabaret night returns to Sydney

Posted on: 21/9/2017 3:38PM

Show Queen Founder and ProducerOne of Sydney’s favourite cabaret nights, Show Queen, is back starting this Sunday, September 24. Hosted by Trevor Ashley, Show Queen features a handpicked line-up of Australia’s most talented and celebrated musical theatre stars alongside the next generation of performers.

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SCYB and SYO present 'Together Live'

Posted on: 20/9/2017 11:10PM

Sydney Youth Orchestra collaborates with Sydney City Youth BalletSydney’s most talented young musicians and dancers embark on a landmark collaboration of classical and contemporary ballet and music this spring. Together Live is a special production being presented by the artists of the Sydney City Youth Ballet (SCYB) and the 60-piece Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO) Philharmonic on September 22 and 23 at The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood.

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‘The Unbelievables’ to premiere in Sydney

Posted on: 15/9/2017 1:15PM

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and Arts Centre MelbourneA brand new theatrical extravaganza, The Unbelievables, will fill the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and Arts Centre Melbourne with the world’s greatest circus, magic and acrobatic performers this summer.

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National College of Dance open to auditions

Posted on: 14/9/2017 9:00AM

Australia Full Time Dance Course NSWThe National College of Dance (NCD) in Lambton, NSW invites dancers interested in dancing full-time in 2018 to book their audition now, as auditions are taking place this month. Auditioning dancers will join college students in classical class before completing an individual audition and a meeting with Artistic Director Brett Morgan.

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