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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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Circa and Opera Queensland join forces for Orpheus & Eurydice

Posted on: 24/10/2019 6:00PM

This month Circa and Opera Queensland are deep in rehearsals for Orpheus & Eurydice which is part of their 2020 seasonAt its core, Orpheus & Eurydice is a profoundly timeless story of the human condition exploring love, loss and the innate, often overwhelming desire to return our loved ones to life.


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New Zealand School of Dance 2019 Graduation Season

Posted on: 23/10/2019 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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Legally Blonde Melbourne

Posted on: 22/10/2019 6:00PM

Omigod You Guys! Legally Blonde has announced their full cast for the Melbourne based Musical. Joining Samm Hagen (as Elle Woods) they welcome Evan Lever (RENT, Muriels' Wedding) Tod Strike (Evita, Sweeney Todd), Willow Sizer (RENT, Ghost Quartet) Joshua Firman (Into The Woods) and others. The show runs from 23 November 2019 – 8 December 2019 at Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel Theatre.


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World Ballet Day Fed Square Melbourne

Posted on: 21/10/2019 5:00PM

On Wednesday 23 October, join The Australian Ballet at Fed Square to celebrate World Ballet Day 2019! Watch World Ballet Day LIVE, plus participate in classes and watch special workshops run by The Australian Ballet Education team. The event runs from 8am until 11.59pm.


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Noise by DanceNorth presented in QLD

Posted on: 20/10/2019 6:00PM

NOISE is a brand new work of epic proportions created by Dancenorth’s Kyle Page and Amber Haines. NOISE was recently presented  in Queensland as part of the Northern Australia Festival of Arts (NAFA) program in collaboration with Townsville’s percussion community. 


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CUNNINGHAM documentary released this December

Posted on: 17/10/2019 4:00PM

360 is excited to announce the release of the documentary CUNNINGHAM in December. View the essence of Merce Cunningham's genius brought to life in this exciting new documentary!


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Frozen the Musical pre-sale begins 21 October

Posted on: 16/10/2019 6:00PM

Frozen arrives at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre 7 July 2020 and tickets go on sale this month. Pre-sale to access tickets before the general public, will commence at 9am Monday, 21 October 2019.


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Audition for The National Theatre Ballet School

Posted on: 15/10/2019 6:00PM

Are you wondering what the next step is to become a professional dancer is? Appy now for The National Theatre Ballet School to commence training in the 2020 school year. Auditions are now open for registration and will be held on Saturday October 19th at The National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne.


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Dance Development Officer position with Ausdance Vic is open for applications

Posted on: 14/10/2019 6:00PM

Ausdance Vic is looking for an all-rounder to drive its programs and play an active role in advocacy and development of the dance sector. The Dance Development Officer is responsible for Project Management, Advocacy and Development and supporting Marketing and Operations in line with the organisation’s vision.


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Stephanie Rice and Jude Bolton are Baby and Johnny on The Real Dirty Dancing TV show on Channel 7

Posted on: 13/10/2019 6:00PM

Channel Seven presented an event TV series like no other, based on the most iconic Dirty Dancing film of the 80’s. THE REAL DIRTY DANCING, TV reality show gave eight Australian celebrities the unique opportunity to revisit the movie’s most memorable moves and moments as well as travel to the USA to be at the location of the original movie.


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Australian Ballet Artistic Director applications now open

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

With the retirement of David McAllister in December 2020, the Board of The Australian Ballet is now seeking to appoint an inspirational, internationally- recognised person with outstanding artistic and leadership qualities to serve as Artistic Director and to guide the company’s continued growth and success. Interested candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and a detailed resume on or before 25 October 2019.


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Gauthier Dance perform Classy Classics in Germany and Switzerland

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

In November Gauthier Dance will once again focus on the celebrated COLOURS opening production Classy Classics in Germany and Switzerland, that combines works by the contemporary master choreographers William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin and Marco Goecke with repertoire favourites by Eric Gauthier and Cayetano Soto.


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Australia’s ultimate competitive DanceSport event takes to a brand-new stage 

Posted on: 9/10/2019 6:00PM

This December, the 2019 Interflora Australian DanceSport Championship competitive DanceSport event celebrates 74 illustrious years and graces a brand-new stage at Melbourne Park’s Margaret Court Arena. Formerly held in the neighbouring Melbourne Arena, this year will mark the Championship’s first relocation in 19 years.


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English National Ballet opens new building

Posted on: 8/10/2019 6:00PM

English National Ballet’s purpose-built new home in Canning Town East London, has officially opened by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and is now open to the public.


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West Australian Ballet appoints first female chair

Posted on: 7/10/2019 6:00PM

West Australian Ballet has had a strong history of female leaders including Founder and first Artistic Director Kira Bousloff who established the Company in 1952 (and led the Company until 1969). Now in 2019, the Company is proud to have appointed its first female Chair.


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Special Guests at Australian Ballet School Summer

Posted on: 6/10/2019 7:00PM

The Australian Ballet. Photo by Kate LongleyThe Australian Ballet School is delighted to announce that Ako Kondo and Chengwu Guo will be guest teaching at The Australian Ballet School’s Summer School 2020! Since graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Ako and Chengwu have achieved international acclaim and are currently Principal Artists with The Australian Ballet.


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World Premiere of the new musical The Life of Us

Posted on: 6/10/2019 5:00PM

To kick off Hayes Theatre Co’s 2020 season, 100 Coffees Productions and Neil Gooding Productions have announced the World Premiere of the new musical, The Life of Us. Directed by Neil Gooding, this modern-day musical written by Ashleigh Taylor, composed and written by Ben Bennett and mentored by the legendary Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), is being performed at Hayes Theatre Co from 16 January 2020.


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Choreographer of HAIR returns to Gold Coast for inspiring masterclass  

Posted on: 3/10/2019 6:00PM

Amy Campbell, one of Australia’s most accomplished dance talents, and choreographer of the 50th Anniversary Australian Tour of HAIR, the Original Tribal Rock Musical comes to Gold Coast’s HOTA, Home of the Arts for a dynamic and inspiring masterclass on Thursday October 10.


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Tom Dale Company Presents UK tour Step Sonic Parts 1 & 2

Posted on: 2/10/2019 6:00PM

The worlds of electronic dance music and contemporary dance collide in choreographer Tom Dale’s exciting new touring programme Step Sonic which commences its inaugural tour of the UK from 17 October 2019.


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RAD announces programme for Global Dance Education Conference 2020

Posted on: 1/10/2019 6:00PM

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Australia has announced the programme for its third international dance education conference Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds on 18 – 19 January 2020. A key event in a global series of celebrations marking 100 years of the Royal Academy of Dance, the conference programme includes leading speakers such as David McAllister and cements the RAD’s position as a leading voice for dance education worldwide.


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The Book of Mormon celebrates 1000 performances down under!

Posted on: 30/9/2019 6:00PM

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash hit musical has celebrated a milestone, its 1000th performance in Australia on Friday 27 September at the Crown Theatre, Perth. Since opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre in January 2017, the Tony®, Olivier®, Grammy® and Helpmann® award-winning show has broken box office records throughout its incredible tour across the country.


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Spring Holidays at Sydney Dance Company


Posted on: 29/9/2019 6:00PM

The holidays are the ideal time for dancers aged 5-18 to explore their love of dance in a range of different styles at Sydney Dance Company. There will be classes in Ultimo, Bondi and Pennant Hills for the School Holiday Workshops that will be held between 30th September to 11th October 2019.


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International Ballet Workshops Opportunity

Posted on: 27/9/2019 4:00PM

Imagine having the opportunity to train in Prague, Czech Republic, with experienced principal dancers, teachers and choreographers from the top European, Russian and North American ballet companies. As part the IBW Summer 2020 "In the Footsteps of Vaganova" Series, international guest teachers Katherina Markowskaja and Maxim Chashchegorov will be selecting TWO students to attend the Prague Ballet Intensive, 2020


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Registrations are now open for DirtyFeet’s The Right Foot

Posted on: 26/9/2019 4:00PM

Registrations are now open for DirtyFeet’s The Right Foot – creative contemporary dance workshops for people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 30 years this October and November. The popular workshop series is provided FREE to participants and is located in Sydney NSW.


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Helena Waldmann, 'The Intruder an Autopsy' will tour through Germany

Posted on: 25/9/2019 10:00PM

More than three months after the great success of the world premiere at the Pfalzbau Bühnen Ludwigshafen, is the European autumn tour of The Intruder – an Autopsy commencing this November in Germany.


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Spectacular Cirque Stratosphere is coming to the Sydney Opera House

Posted on: 24/9/2019 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.


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Perth Festival announces five glorious shows

Posted on: 23/9/2019 6:00PM

Perth Festival announces five glorious shows as a taste of the summer cultural feast to come next February under new Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage. Perth Festival runs from 7 February to 1 March 2020. Look out for more details when the full Festival program is announced on 31 October 2019.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory partnering with children’s cancer charity My Room  

Posted on: 22/9/2019 4:00PM

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is partnering with My Room to bring hope, strength and joy to children and their families facing life-threatening cancers. Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will host a My Room Gala Performance raising money for children’s cancer charity My Room on Sunday 27 October at 6pm. The producers of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will donate all proceeds from the sale of the My Room tickets to help achieve a 100% cure rate for all childhood cancers.


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Look out Australia 9 TO 5 The Musical is coming next year!

Posted on: 18/9/2019 6:00PM

Look out Australia – 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is coming next year. Dolly Parton has announced that the smash-hit West End musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020.


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