DANCE NEWS


Iconic Sondheim musical comes to Hayes Theatre in 2020

Posted on: 3/12/2019 6:00PM

The award-winning producer of Sweet Charity and Little Shop of Horrors, Luckiest Productions, in association with Hayes Theatre Co, is thrilled to present the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along. A thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and the high price of success, Merrily We Roll Along will run from 16 April 2020 at the Hayes Theatre Co.


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Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus preparing to amaze Sydney audiences

Posted on: 2/12/2019 6:00PM

A ‘must see show for all the family’ The Guardian UK Circa presents Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus is preparing to amaze and wow audiences with their spectacular Circus Theatrics at the Sydney Coliseum Theatre in 2020.  This modern-day story features circus with a classy, classical touch and will play from 28 December to 4 January.


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Queensland Ballet performs The Nutcracker and also unveils it's Company for 2020

Posted on: 1/12/2019 4:00PM

In addition to seeing The Nutcracker performed by Queensland Ballet this December at QPAC in Queensland, it promises to be another great year for Queensland Ballet (QB). In 2020 QB will celebrate its 60th anniversary and presents a mix of traditional and new productions, revelling in both its heritage and future as a Company. Artistic Director Li Cunxin* AO has unveiled his dancer line-up for the new year that reaches his strategic growth totalling 60 world-class Artists.


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RSPCA NSW has been chosen as the charity partner for SHREK The Musical AU

Posted on: 28/11/2019 4:00PM

RSPCA NSW has been chosen as the charity partner of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January. Donkey, the Three Little Pigs, Ugly Duckling, Mama Bear and all the animals in SHREK THE MUSICAL were very excited when they heard the news.


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Vaganova Ballet Academy Official Summer Intensive

Posted on: 27/11/2019 4:00PM

The Vaganova Ballet Academy Official Summer Intensive will take place on July 2020 from 7th to 15th in La Spezia, Ligurian Region, Italy. It's also possible to participate by live International Audition or by video. 


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Tickets on sale for Fiddler On The Roof - In Yiddish 

Posted on: 26/11/2019 6:00PM

Tickets for the Sydney season of one of the most loved musicals of all time, Fiddler On The Roof, are on sale. Fiddler on the Roof will be brought to life at the Sydney Opera House from 3 September 2020 in a new production performed entirely in Yiddish (with English subtitles), the language of Tevye and his family! It premieres in Australia after sold-out seasons in New York and worldwide critical acclaim.


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March Dance - In-Kind Space

Posted on: 25/11/2019 4:00PM

March Dance has been created to support independent dance artists in Sydney. 2019 saw the pilot year for March Dance and now it will return in 2020! March Dance is a project of Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) a collaboration between Critical Path, DirtyFeet and ReadyMade Works who have joined forces with other companies and organisations to support artists’ participation in this month-long dance festival, celebrating the culture of independent dance in Sydney.


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The Australian Ballet School’s Summer Season 2019 is fast approaching

Posted on: 24/11/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Ballet School’s Summer Season 2019 is fast approaching with just two weeks to go! You can catch the show at the Playhouse Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne on the 6th and 7th of December 2019.


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Principal Casting for English National Ballet's Nutcracker

Posted on: 21/11/2019 10:00PM

As part of its 70th Anniversary Season English National Ballet is continuing its Christmas tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production each year since 1950. English National Ballet's Nutcracker returns this festive season with performances at the Liverpool Empire Theatre (27-30 November) and the London Coliseum (11 December-5 January).


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Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place

Posted on: 21/11/2019 6:00PM

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place. More than 250 events across theatre, music, dance, opera, film, visual arts and literature and ideas – many of them free – will dazzle audiences from near and far from 7 February to 1 March.


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Teacher Professional Development by the Australian Ballet's Education Program

Posted on: 20/11/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Ballet’s Education Team deliver Teacher Professional Development across Australia. Training is available for specialist and generalist school teachers and is delivered in partnership with schools or local venues as part of The Australian Ballet's Education Program.


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Lead cast announced for Dolly Parton's Smash-hit West End Musical!

Posted on: 19/11/2019 6:00PM

Caroline O’Connor, Marina Prior, Samantha Dodemaide and Erin Clare have been entrusted with the much-loved lead roles in Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL. Direct from London’s West End, the hilarious smash-hit musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020.


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New Musical Theatre Residency

Posted on: 18/11/2019 6:00PM

The Australian Musical Theatre Festival have announced a New Musical Theatre Residency, a week-long residency for the purpose of developing and supporting new Australian musical theatre. It is open to Australian residents engaged in writing or creating new musical theatre work for Australian audiences, and applications close 31 January 2020.


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EbbFlow Theatre Co.Present DREAMSONG

Posted on: 17/11/2019 6:00PM

Those looking for a fun Pre-Christmas celebration this is the place to be! This side splitting all Australian comedy will leave your cheeks sore from laughter, and you’ll never want to leave the DreamSong Church! DreamSong, dubbed the “Australian Book of Mormon” is coming to The Alex Theatre - St Kilda Melbourne this November!


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New Zealand School of Dance Delivers a Thrilling Dance Programme for their 2019 Graduation Season

Posted on: 14/11/2019 6:00PM

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and striking new works from NZSD, 20-30 November at Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre.


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Todd McKenney joins Shrek the musical and full cast now released!

Posted on: 13/11/2019 6:00PM

Television and stage star Todd McKenney will take on the hilarious role of Lord Farquaad, the short-in-stature, ruthless ruler of Duloc in the upcoming lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May. The full cast is now also released!


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Sydney Eisteddfod Donation Drive 2019

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

The mission of Sydney Eisteddfod is to make a difference in the lives of young people, providing them with performance opportunities across dance, drama, music and song so that they can pursue their passions. Sydney Eisteddfod are hoping to achieve this by asking for tax deductible donations to support the Eisteddfod and those who donate will go into the running to win a Grand Holiday Hamper! 


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Dance Rites returns to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt

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

Taking place over the weekend of 23-24 November, Australia’s fifth annual national First Nations dance competition Dance Rites returns to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt over two days for a free, cross-generational celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, language and culture for the whole family.


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FORM Dance Projects’ annual dance festival Sharp Short Dance returns to Riverside Theatres

Posted on: 10/11/2019 6:00PM

FORM Dance Projects’ annual dance festival Sharp Short Dance returns to Riverside Theatres from 12th to 16th November, giving young dancers and choreographers the opportunity to present their own works in front of industry professionals.


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English National Ballet’s Christmas at the Coliseum


Posted on: 7/11/2019 6:00PM

This Winter at the London Coliseum, English National Ballet presents Nutcracker (11 December – 05 January) and Le Corsaire (8-14 January) alongside three special gala performances celebrating English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary (17-18 January).


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Young Princess Fionas announced for Shrek The Musical in Sydney

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

Theatre producer John Frost has announced the five young actresses who will join the rest of the fairy-tale cast and share the role of Young Princess Fiona during the Sydney season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which premieres at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020.


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Royal NZ Ballet 2020 Season Reveal

Posted on: 5/11/2019 6:00PM

See ballet with fresh eyes - clear, sharp and focused on the future of dance. The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2020 season will bring you dance that delights you, moves you, starts conversations and brings people together.


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Circa is casting and hiring

Posted on: 3/11/2019 6:00PM

There’s no better time to join Circa. They are growing – making new shows, reaching new audiences and continuing to push boundaries as they ask “what is possible in circus?” and they are seeking three extraordinary ensemble members to join them as well as various new production positions. Apply by November 4th 2019.


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Audition to join Origins Dance Company

Posted on: 31/10/2019 6:00PM

Origin's Dance Company is at the forefront of Youth Dance Eduction in Australia offering industry leading extension programs in Classical Ballet, Performing Arts and Contemporary Dance. Auditions will be held on November 10, 2019.


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Frozen musical tickets now on sale!

Posted on: 31/10/2019 6:00PM

Experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen, with tickets for the much-anticipated Australian premiere season of the hit Broadway musical on sale now. The incredible new production from the producers of Aladdin, The Lion King and Mary Poppins begins performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from July 2020.


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Cruise Auditions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne

Posted on: 31/10/2019 5:00AM

Cruise Auditions AustraliaOfficials from Norwegian Creative Studios will be back in Australia from November 8 to hold auditions in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Dancers, actors and singers will be welcome to audition for all shows produced on Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, with special attention being given to performers in Sydney and Melbourne for the musical production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert.


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Applications are now open for two exciting opportunites with Lucy Guerin!

Posted on: 30/10/2019 6:00PM

Applications are now open for two exciting opportunites with Lucy Guerin! The first is for a choreographer to become the company’s Resident Director and the second is for the 2020 Residency program.


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Bonnie Curtis Projects seek Dancers for their 2020 Season

Posted on: 29/10/2019 6:00PM

Bonnie Curtis Projects are seeking Dancers for their 2020 Season. Auditions will be held late November/early December in Sydney. The contract will commence in January for a March/April season in Sydney. The deadline to apply is November 17th 2019.


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Dancehouse is looking for a new Artistic Director

Posted on: 28/10/2019 6:00PM

Dancehouse is looking for a new Artistic Director. They are looking for a visionary leader to lead them through the next phase of their development as Australia's premiere centre of independent dance based in Melbourne. Apply before Nov 6.


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'RADAR' a new contemporary dance work by Brooke Leeder & Dancers

Posted on: 27/10/2019 4:00PM

'RADAR' is a new contemporary dance work by Brooke Leeder & Dancers, in collaboration with Louis Frere-Harvey and Nemo Gandossini-Poirier. The new work will be performing between Thursday 21 November 2019 and Saturday 23 November 2019 at B Shed in Fremantle, Perth WA.


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