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Tim Harbour working with Louisville Ballet

Posted on: 30/1/2019 7:40AM

Tim Harbour ChoreographyDoes technology bring us closer together or further isolate us? This question will be considered in a new program of works by Louisville Ballet, the official ballet company for the state of Kentucky, USA. Choreographers’ Showcase tackles how technology shapes the human experience with never-before-seen choreography in collaboration with Kentucky College of Art + Design. On the program is a new work by Australian choreographer Tim Harbour.


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Acrobats wanted for full-time Sydney team

Posted on: 29/1/2019 8:45AM

Action Reaction EntertainmentAction Education is an initiative of Action Reaction Entertainment, touring Acrobatic Educational Shows around NSW Schools. An example of these shows is the Bullying Prevention Acrobatic Show, which combines Acrobatics, Comedy and Parkour to engage the kids in the program, whilst delivering an important message. Action Education is now casting for two new Metro NSW/Sydney performance team members.


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Energetiks releases new tap shoes

Posted on: 26/1/2019 7:10AM

Black Slip On Tap ShoesAustralian dance and activewear trendsetter Energetiks recently proclaimed “your dream pair of tap shoes are here”! The brand has officially released its new Slip On Neoprene Tap Boot, which comes in Tan and Black. For a limited time, shoppers can enjoy 25% off the shoes in stores!


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'Australia’s Got Talent' 2019 Casting Call

Posted on: 25/1/2019 10:45PM

Channel 7 Australia’s Got Talent 9th SeasonAustralia’s Got Talent is currently seeking a diverse range of acts and performers to take part in its new show this year. The return of the talent competition is a bit of a surprise, as it was axed a few years ago after continual low ratings. This time it will air on the Seven Network, it’s original home.


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Kids and Adults Salsa Classes in Melbourne

Posted on: 24/1/2019 7:10AM

Melbourne Salsa StudioWant to try Salsa this new year? Here's your chance! Kids and Adults Salsa Classes are being offered at Melbourne's newest dance studio, La Encantada Collective. Australian Champion Elysia Baker, as seen at Victorian Dance Festival, invites newcomers to come dance with her!


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Ausdance WA begins 2019 Education Program

Posted on: 23/1/2019 8:05AM

Perth Dance Education Series 2019Ausdance WA’s 2019 Education Program, which offers professional development and networking opportunities for dance teachers, has officially kicked off its workshop lineup. On January 12, Dance for Parkinson’s PD Day taught attendees to work comfortably and effectively with the Parkinson’s population. Up next is ATAR Set Solo Workshops on January 31 and February 1.


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Semperoper Ballett touring to Adelaide

Posted on: 22/1/2019 10:16AM

Semperoper Ballett coming to AustraliaAfter numerous trips around the globe, the 2019 touring schedule of Germany’s Semperoper Ballett will bring company dancers to the South Pacific region for the first time. The initial port of call will be the Adelaide Festival on 8 -10 March, where the company will perform Swedish star choreographer Johan Inger’s interpretation of Carmen. Just one week later, Semperoper Ballett will present William Forsythe’s four-part ballet Impressing the Czar in Singapore.


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Dutch National Ballet calls for choreographers

Posted on: 21/1/2019 8:41AM

Dutch National BalletEmerging choreographers, how would you like to create on dancers from the largest ballet company in the Netherlands? The Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet) is inviting talented young choreographers to apply for its 2019 Choreographic Academy, where they’ll enjoy a series of creation sessions with the 12 highly-talented dancers of the Junior Company. The deadline to apply is January 28.


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New Company Members, Promotions at WAB

Posted on: 19/1/2019 7:00AM

Nutcracker 2018 Promotions at WA BalletFor 2019, West Australian Ballet (WAB) is welcoming four new dancers from around the world. In addition, four Corps de Ballet dancers were promoted to Demi-Soloists. These artists can be seen performing with WAB soon at In-Synch: Ballet at the Quarry.


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New family panto coming to Sydney in July

Posted on: 18/1/2019 7:45AM

Bonnie Lythgoe's 2019 family pantoDirector and Producer Bonnie Lythgoe’s sixth Australian panto will be Jack and the Beanstalk, a “giant" 3D family musical spectacular that will play at the majestic State Theatre in Sydney from Friday, July 12. This production of Jack will feature a fantastic 3D sequence, that will transport audience members deep into the Giant’s castle.


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Global Water Dances accepting applications

Posted on: 17/1/2019 10:30PM

Water Advocacy Dance PerformancesIf you are a dancer or choreographer who has a passion for environmental protection, particularly dealing with water, then you need to check out this international event happening in more than 100 locations around the world. Global Water Dances is now looking for artists to create and present a site-specific work near a body of water on June 15, 2019.


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Audition for Gold Coast Youth Ballet Company

Posted on: 16/1/2019 7:40AM

Gold Coast Youth Ballet CompanyThe new Gold Coast Youth Ballet Company has announced auditions for its very first production, Alice, based on Lewis Caroll’s novels Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Dianne Cassillis and Shane Weatherby invite children aged 7 and over (Grade 2 and above) to audition on February 3 at 1 p.m. at the Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre.


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Sydney Dance Co launches Turns Contest

Posted on: 15/1/2019 7:45AM

50th Anniversary Season ContestSydney Dance Company hits a big milestone this year - its 50th Anniversary Season! To celebrate, the company has launched a contest that will last all year long, with winners drawn every month. It invites dancers to post a video of turning on Instagram, Instastories or Twitter.


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MCYB brings 'Wizard of Oz' to life

Posted on: 14/1/2019 2:00PM

Melbourne City Youth BalletThe students of Melbourne City Youth Ballet (MCYB) have been hard at work getting ready to bring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to life. Premiering in February, the studios at MCYB are buzzing with excitement as finishing touches are put on the brand-new production.


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Co3 offers Junior & Senior Workshops

Posted on: 10/1/2019 7:00AM

Co3 Australia Junior Dance WorkshopYoung dancers based in or around Perth are invited to try something new with Co3’s Act-Belong-Commit Co:Dance program. Soon workshops will be offered for Juniors and Seniors. Each offers daily contemporary dance classes.


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ADT to host Youth Workshops, Auditions soon

Posted on: 9/1/2019 8:00AM

South Australian Dance WorkshopsAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) is offering its School Holiday Workshops soon! On January 23 and 24, youth aged 7-12 can take part in a fun, exciting and creative program at ADT’s Norwood-based studios. In addition, ADT is offering a Boys Only Workshop the day before (January 22) and an audition for its Youth Ensemble on January 31.


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Tracks Dance expands Grey Panthers program

Posted on: 8/1/2019 7:15AM

Tracks Dance Darwin Northern TerritoryDarwin-based Tracks Dance has announced that it’s growing! After years of performing for the Coomalie Community, the organisation started its first outreach Grey Panthers class in Batchelor. Led by Tracks choreographic alumni and Grey Panther performer Darryl Butler, the Coomalie GP's meet weekly, learning the same repertoire as the Darwin troupe.


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Houston Ballet Academy to hold two auditions

Posted on: 7/1/2019 9:31AM

Summer Intensive PerformanceThe Houston Ballet Academy, based in southeast Texas, USA, is coming to Brisbane and Sydney soon! As part of its international audition tour, the academy is auditioning students who want to participate in its 2019 Summer Intensive Program.


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Germany’s largest junior company auditions in Sydney

Posted on: 5/1/2019 7:43AM

Sydney Australia Dance AuditionHave you heard? The Bavarian Junior Ballet Munich is auditioning in Sydney this month! International Summer School at The McDonald College will host the company’s Audition Masterclass on January 13. Bavarian Junior Ballet Artistic Director Ivan Liška invites pre-professional dancers (aged 14-20) with excellent classical and contemporary training to participate.


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Give a listen to this Australian Ballet podcast

Posted on: 3/1/2019 12:24PM

The Australian Ballet podcastThe Australian Ballet’s Meet Me at the Barre podcast has returned for another season. For dancers seeking some summer inspiration, this is perhaps the perfect podcast. The latest episode, which dropped on December 19, features renowned choreographer Graeme Murphy.


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Seet Dance offering intensive soon

Posted on: 2/1/2019 12:00PM

Holiday Dance IntensiveOn her return to Sydney from New York in 2009, Charemaine Seet founded Seet Dance in Surry Hills, NSW. Seet Dance is a contemporary dance school that Ausdance NSW once dubbed the “foremost place in Sydney where dance is taught as a contemporary art form”. Now the school is preparing to offer its 2019 Holiday Dance Intensive on January 14—18.


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Marrugeku plans four-nation tour for 2019

Posted on: 1/1/2019 6:45AM

Le Dernier Appel / The Last CryLooking back at 2018, it marked another global first for Broome-based, Western Australian dance company Marrugeku. In November and December the company toured two of its acclaimed intercultural-Indigenous dance theatre works — Cut the Sky in the USA and Canada, and Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry in France and Belgium.


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New dance book being released

Posted on: 31/12/2018 7:54AM

Kerri Turner dance bookKerri Turner, who has long been involved in the Australian dance industry, has written a new dance book that is being released through HarperCollins. Called The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers, it is historical fiction focused on the Imperial Russian Ballet and the dancers within the company, such as Mathilde Kschessinska.


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Victorian State Ballet restages 'Don Quixote'

Posted on: 28/12/2018 6:44AM

Victorian State BalletFollowing its sell-out 2018 season at The Concourse, Chatswood, the Victorian State Ballet returns with a festive classical ballet treat in 2019. Don Quixote is a flamboyant ballet retold through excellent staging, mime and classical ballet skill.


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Forest Collective to premiere 'Orpheus'

Posted on: 27/12/2018 11:00AM

New ballet-opera OrpheusTo celebrate a new year of creation and collaboration, Forest Collective begins 2019 with Orpheus on January 31 - February 3. Presented as part of Midsumma Festival at iconic arts precinct Abbotsford Convent, Orpheus is a new ballet-opera written by Artistic Director Evan Lawson, with choreography by VCA graduate Ashley Dougan.


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Nominees announced for 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards

Posted on: 26/12/2018 7:34AM

2018 Sydney Theatre Awards NominationsNominations have been announced for the 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre.


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QB's Lisa Edwards bows out on a high

Posted on: 25/12/2018 2:00PM

Queensland Ballet Senior Soloist retiresOne of Queensland Ballet's best known and most treasured ballerinas has taken her last curtain call in 2018 after more than 14 years dancing with the company. Senior Soloist Lisa Edwards announced earlier this year that she would retire from the stage following QB's season of The Nutcracker in December after a stellar career with QB and in Europe.


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Kick off your summer dancing in Sydney!

Posted on: 24/12/2018 11:00AM

Summer Intensive in Sydney, AustraliaNew York Dance Project’s Summer Intensive in Sydney, Australia offers rigorous ballet and contemporary training during two consecutive four-day weekend workshopsStudents will take classes taught by Artistic Director Davis Robertson and Africa Guzman, formerly of Netherlands Dans Theater and Compania Nacional de Danza in Madrid.


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Boys DANCE 19 Scholarship Winners

Posted on: 22/12/2018 8:43AM

RAD Australia Boys-Only Summer School 2019After receiving a significant amount of entries, Dance Informa is pleased to announce the three winners of the Boys DANCE 19 Scholarship Contest, presented in partnership with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia. The winners are 11-year-old Conor Weir from Windsor Gardens, SA; 11-year-old Anthony Di Scala from Edensor Park, NSW; and 7-year-old Avery Brokamp from Aldinga Beach, SA.


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Want to work with Paul Malek & Jayden Hicks?

Posted on: 21/12/2018 8:10AM

Latrobe Performing Arts and Transit DanceLatrobe Performing Arts and Transit Dance will soon offer a four-day workshop and development project for local dancers. Entitled “Transit Regional Creative Project”, this opportunity invites dance students aged 12-25 years to work with Paul Malek and Jayden Hicks, dancers originally from Gippsland.


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