DANCE NEWS


TODAY! See Encounter free at Sydney Festival, World Premiere

Posted on: 11/1/2020 5:00PM

You are here in this place where the eels lay down and the cars light up and the McDonald’s M is the biggest moon in the sky. Parramatta. Summertime. Early in the evening. ENCOUNTER is your invitation to the neighbourhood. ENCOUNTER, directed by Emma Saunders, was launched as part of Sydney Festival 2020. This en masse, site-specific work of joy which will run as a FREE event from 10-12 January 2020, in Prince Alfred Park, Parramatta. ENCOUNTER explores the everyday extraordinariness of being young and being in this place, from Parramatta, Western Sydney to the Bega valley, on the NSW South Coast.


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2020 One Body One Career Intensive

Posted on: 10/1/2020 6:00PM

After a wildly successful first OBOC in North-America and an equally successful return of the OBOC to Amsterdam in 2019, the OBOC 2020 will take place in both North-America and Europe again this year:  from 22 June – 4 July in Montréal and from 25 July – 4 August in Amsterdam.


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Prelude Masterclass Series March 2020

Posted on: 9/1/2020 6:00PM

Queensland dancers have the opportunity to participate in this year's open Masterclass series taught by industry professionals aimed at helping dancers to prepare for freework in examinations and also prepare those taking part in the Jacqueline Morland Awards 2020.


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Tasdance and Stompin are collaborating

Posted on: 8/1/2020 6:00PM

 REACTOR will premiere at Mona Foma, January 2020. It is an immersive, interactive dance work that allows the audience to be in the controlling seat. Dancers respond to directions given to them by participating audience members. The dancer will be ‘controlled’...or is the audience the real puppet in this experiment of human nature? 


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Adelaide Festival 2020 Dance Program

Posted on: 7/1/2020 6:00PM

Dance will be back in full force at Adelaide Festival 2020 with an enticing program commencing in Febuary. Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue and hosts more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain. 


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Le Corsaire at London Coliseum

Posted on: 6/1/2020 4:00PM

Having delighted audiences of more than 100,000 around the world with tours including Japan, Paris, and Spain, Le Corsaire returns to the London Coliseum (January 8-14). The only UK company to perform the complete work, English National Ballet’s production was staged by Anna-Marie Holmes and features sets by Hollywood designer Bob Ringwood, and a sweeping score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.


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Jason Coleman Presents "All Aboard"

Posted on: 5/1/2020 6:00PM

Stand by to once again feel the might and power of Jason Coleman’s highly charged and outrageously entertaining world-class new show “ALL ABOARD”. The show will run at Rosebud Memorial Hall, Rosebud VIC from Fri Jan 3 - Thu Jan 23, 2020.


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Amazing Grace, New York New York in Australia!

Posted on: 2/1/2020 6:00PM

Following the successful premiere of the first calisthenics theatre show AMAZING GRACE in 2018, Manilla Street Productions is bringing a new show to the National Theatre from 31st January 2020.


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2019 Sydney Theatre award nominations announced

Posted on: 1/1/2020 6:00PM

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2019, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 20 January 2020 at 7pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.


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Prix de Lausanne 2020 Jury members and Interlude International ballet competition – Auditorium Stravinski

Posted on: 31/12/2019 4:00PM

The 48th Prix de Lausanne jury panel will be presided by Frédéric Olivieri, Director of the Scala in Milan and Prize Winner of the Prix de Lausanne 1977. Among the artistic collaborators, Nicolas Le Riche, Etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and actual Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, will be the coach for the male candidates’ variations. During the Interlude, the performance will be the 3rd edition of the Partner School Choreographic Project, choreographed by Mauro Bigonzetti, with 26 of the world’s best students reunited in Montreux for a unique creation, as well as a performance by dancers from the Royal Ballet School of London. The registrations for the 2nd edition of the Summer Intensive – European Preselection are open.


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Ausdance members vote to maintain Ausdance National, Australia’s dance advocacy organisation

Posted on: 30/12/2019 6:00PM

Following the announcement by the National Council of the Australian Dance Council – Ausdance Incorporated (Ausdance National) that the organisation would be wound up, an alternative option to maintain the organisation was proposed to the board by members of the Association.


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New Zealand Ballet Principal & graphic artist, Martin James becomes Patron of bbodance Australasia

Posted on: 29/12/2019 6:00PM

Former Principal of Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet, Martin James has become Patron of bbodance Australasia, the main international presence of bbodance, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2020.


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STRUT Dance presents "HOFESH IN THE YARD" at Perth Festival 2020

Posted on: 26/12/2019 6:00PM

Recognised as one of the most exciting artists working in contemporary dance today, Hofesh Shechter is renowned for creating his own genre. Part dance, part gig, part theatre and wholly original, his work has its own unique and instantly identifiable voice. Spectacularly bold and ambitious, his creations are at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy.


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London’s Royal Opera House’s Live Cinema Season returns to screens across Australia

Posted on: 25/12/2019 6:00PM

The Royal Opera House’s Live Cinema Season returns to screens across Australia with a brand-new program featuring twelve breathtaking live performances of world-class opera and ballet direct from London’s 2019/2020 season.


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Anthony Warlow returns to The Secret Garden

Posted on: 24/12/2019 6:00PM

Australia’s greatest musical theatre performer Anthony Warlow will revisit one of his most acclaimed roles, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, in the 25th anniversary production which will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August next year. Tickets for this sumptuous musical in Sydney are on sale from Friday 29 November.


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Internationally acclaimed choreographer, David Bintley CBE becomes Vice President of bbodance

Posted on: 23/12/2019 6:00PM

Internationally acclaimed choreographer and former Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB), David Bintley CBE has today become Vice President of bbodance. Bintley agreed to join the 90-year-old organisation after watching bbodance students perform at their biggest annual event, Dance Days. "After that performance, I'm going to have to say yes," he stated at the time.


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Winners of the Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards Revealed

Posted on: 22/12/2019 6:00PM

Soloist with The Australian Ballet, Jill Ogai, took centre stage when she was announced the 2019 Rising Star winner of the Telstra Ballet Dancer Awards. Jill will receive a $20,000 cash prize from Principal Partner Telstra in recognition of her exceptional ballet talent and outstanding achievements this year. Senior artist, Marcus Morelli took out the 2019 Telstra People’s Choice Award for the second time.


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Audition for Shaun Parker Company

Posted on: 20/12/2019 6:00PM

Shaun Parker Company are currently seeking experienced versatile and professional contemporary dancers for a range of projects across 2020 and 2021. Interested applicants must be graduates of a tertiary dance course or equivalent and be of advanced technical standard and Australian or New Zealand citizens.  Professional, experienced dancers need only apply. Sydney-based dancers preferred.  Minimum age 21 years (unless otherwise agreed).


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The Secret Garden returns to Australia

Posted on: 19/12/2019 6:00PM

The Secret Garden returns to Australia for a 25th anniversary production which reunites the original Broadway creative team of director Susan H Schulman, choreographer Michael Lichtefeld and designer Heidi Ettinger. Based on the popular literary classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this sumptuous musical will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre in August 2020.


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Cirque Stratosphere this festive season

Posted on: 18/12/2019 6:00PM

This festive season, Cirque Stratosphere – a spectacular new circus from the creators of CIRCUS 1903 (2016) and last summer’s smash-hit The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway, will transform the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall into a futuristic space-age utopia for a strictly limited season from 24-29 December 2019 before heading to Arts Centre Melbourne from 4-13 January 2020.


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VIEW Dance Challenge Australia 2020

Posted on: 17/12/2019 6:00PM

VIEW Dance Challenge offers young dancers a fresh, new exciting experience in Australian dance competitions. They’re a passionate team of professional dancers who have been established for many years. Their main aim it to provide you with the most enjoyable, exciting and memorable dance competitions in Australia next year! They want to be a part of your overall experience as a dancer and to see you thrive and grow! The tour dates are throughout October in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.


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Stepping Out set to tap dance its way into Melbourne’s heart

Posted on: 16/12/2019 6:00PM

Starring Annie Aitken, Debora Krizak and Deone Zanotto with direction and choreography by Madison Lee, Richard Harris’ Stepping Out is set to make its debut its Australian professional premiere at Chapel Off Chapel from 15 April to 3 May 2020.


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Spark Youth Dance Company focussed on mental health to hold auditions

Posted on: 13/12/2019 8:00PM

Spark Youth Dance Company has exploded into the Melbourne arts scene in the last few years, featuring youth creating dance and a culture of bettering mental health through dance. Auditions are being held for Spark Youth Dance Company (SYDC) on Sunday 15th and Thursday 19th December at Rosebud Memorial Hall in preparation for a huge new era for the company in its fifth year.


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Celebrating the writers of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and more.

Posted on: 12/12/2019 6:00PM

It is more than forty years since Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg first met and began a collaboration that would change the course of musical theatre history with their musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. In June 2020, leading stars from Broadway, the West End and Australia will gather to celebrate these unparalleled musicals and their writers in DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?


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20TH Birthday first tease of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020

Posted on: 11/12/2019 6:00PM

Adelaide Cabaret Festival turns 20 in 2020 and we couldn’t wait to give you a tease of next year’s star-studded program with 6 early release shows announced. The cabaret festival gets underway from 5-20 June 2020.


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Dancer’s who Act can attend NIDA classes this Summer

Posted on: 10/12/2019 6:00PM

One of Australia’s most prestigious drama school’s is hitting the road this summer, offering children, young people and adults in Melbourne a taste of its world-renowned teaching through its summer holiday program. For the first time, NIDA is bringing their classes to Frankston, as well as St Kilda, Abbotsford, and their base in Southbank.


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Cats The Movie is here!

Posted on: 9/12/2019 6:00PM

Cats The Movie is almost here! Starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson AND MORE! The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s global stage-musical sensation is coming to cinemas December 2019.


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Yellow Wheel 2020 Auditions

Posted on: 6/12/2019 6:00PM

Yellow Wheel, established in Melbourne in 2012, is an Australian dance company specialising in working with young people and emerging artists. They are seeking young movers aged 14+ to work with them in 2020. Auditions will be held on Sunday December 8th
 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm
 and Tuesday December 10th,
 6:30pm - 9:30pm
 at WXYZ Studios
, 130 Dryburgh Street, North Melbourne.


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The Australian Ballet promotes two dancers

Posted on: 5/12/2019 6:00PM

Following stand-out performances in The NutcrackerSylvia and Giselle this year, Dimity Azoury and Benedicte Bemet have been promoted to principal artists of The Australian Ballet. The two dancers were promoted on the same evening following their performances in Stanton Welch’s Sylvia, securing a well-deserved spot in The Australian Ballet’s highest rank.


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RAD re-opens applications to professional dancers interested in training to become dance teachers 

Posted on: 4/12/2019 6:00PM

 In response to a growing need for second career prospects for professional dancers, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) launched a training programme to prepare dancers for a career in teaching in 2017 with the inaugural course running from July 2018 to June 2019. Entries are now open for the second time in Australia, although for more than 40 years the RAD’s Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate has been bringing the Academy’s worldwide teaching qualification to dancers across the globe from its base in the UK and in Europe. 


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