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Australian Dance Theatre unveils new home

Posted on: 22/5/2018 7:00AM

Australian Dance Theatre transforms Odeon TheatreAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) has transformed Norwood’s iconic Odeon Theatre into a stunning new home for dance in South Australia. Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company has spent almost half a million dollars updating the venue to create a state-of-the-art theatre and stage space with retractable seating, rehearsal space for creative development and a glamorous new foyer and bar.


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Dance and science meet in one event

Posted on: 18/5/2018 8:45AM

Liz Lea produces event for FORM Dance ProjectsDance and science will collide at Riverside Theatres on June 2 with DANscienCE Moving Well, a one-day event including performances, talks, a panel discussion and films. Presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres, the program will feature guest dance artists and health specialists exploring the nexus between dance, science, health, wellbeing and longevity.


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Dean Walsh offers workshop in Ultimo

Posted on: 17/5/2018 10:30PM

PrimeOrderly PracticeAward-winning Australian dance practitioner Dean Walsh will soon offer a full day professional-level dance workshop in a specific, zoomorphic aspect of his “PrimeOrderly” practice. PrimeOrderly is a methodology Walsh devised that intersects marine environmental science, conservation and his dance, scuba and freediving practices.


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Bangarra to premiere 'Dark Emu'

Posted on: 16/5/2018 7:15AM

Bangarra Dance TheatreIn superb form after the sold-out season of Bennelong, Bangarra Dance Theatre returns with a major new dance work, Dark Emu, directed by one of Australia’s most accomplished creatives, Stephen Page. The much-anticipated creation is Page’s 25th work for Bangarra and premieres at the Sydney Opera House on 14 June, before travelling to Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne in September.


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Ochre works with 'choreographic legends'

Posted on: 15/5/2018 7:30AM

3.3 and Beyond at Subiaco Arts CentreWestern Australia’s Ochre Contemporary Dance Company will soon present 3.3 and Beyond at the Subiaco Arts Centre on 26 May - 3 June. The double-bill dance performance will see the company work with two of Australia’s choreographic legends, Michael Leslie and Chrissie Parrott, and be accompanied by a screening of a short film directed by Artistic Director Mark Howett.


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Wakakirri to inspire next generation

Posted on: 14/5/2018 8:00AM

Dance Career Day VIC AustraliaProminent members of the entertainment industry will be sharing insights with the next generation of Australian stars at Wakakirri’s Performing Arts Careers Day at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on Monday, May 28.


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Cruise auditions coming to Sydney, Melbourne

Posted on: 11/5/2018 1:45PM

Cruise Dance Auditions AustraliaNorwegian Creative Studios is coming to Australia from May 14, 2018 to audition dancers and singers for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Don’t miss your chance to try out to professionally dance while travelling the world!


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Austinmer Dance Theatre presents 'Connect'

Posted on: 10/5/2018 7:15AM

Austinmer Dance TheatreIllawarra-based Austinmer Dance Theatre will bring together three choreographers in the new production Connect, taking place at Coniston’s eclectic Phoenix Theatre for three shows on May 24, 25 and 26.


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'Aladdin' coming to Adelaide in 2019

Posted on: 9/5/2018 11:45AM

Jasmine and AladdinDisney Theatrical Productions recently confirmed its hit Broadway musical Aladdin will come to the Adelaide Festival Theatre in April 2019. This is the first time a main stage Disney Theatrical production has ever been presented in South Australia.


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Tasdance appoints five 'dancer-makers'

Posted on: 8/5/2018 10:45PM

Tasmanian company of makersAfter a rigorous national selection process, Tasdance recently announced the appointment of its new company of “dancer-makers”. As Tasdance embarks on a new beginning and fresh approach to the nature of the professional contemporary dance ensemble and becomes a “company of makers,” it welcomes five talented artists: Sofie Burgoyne, Gabriel Comerford, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Thomas E.S. Kelly and Isabella Stone.


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Long list announced for 2018 Dance Awards

Posted on: 7/5/2018 11:00PM

Mozart AirborneAusdance National and the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel and Advisors have announced the long list for the 2018 Australian Dance Awards. Congratulations to all nominees! The final winners will be announced at the 2018 Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on September 8.


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'Lola Montez' musical brought back to life

Posted on: 4/5/2018 8:00AM

Debora Krizak at Lola Montez WorkshopWritten in 1957, Lola Montez is the most commercially successful Australian musical with an original score of all time. Now, 60 years since its final performance, Lola Montez is back! The 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert of this Australian musical masterpiece is set for Saturday, June 2, as a one night only event.


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Announcing On Stage with Travis Wall!

Posted on: 2/5/2018 11:00PM

VIC Dance Festival WarrnamboolHow would you like to dance on stage with Travis Wall? If the thought excites you beyond words, then be sure to enter the new contest live on Dance Informa at www.danceinforma.com.au/vdf!


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Dancenorth helped open #GC2018

Posted on: 2/5/2018 7:30AM

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony was the biggest celebration the Gold Coast and Queensland had ever seen. Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page served as a Segment Director of the Opening Ceremony.


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'Cry-Baby' announced for The Hayes, Sydney

Posted on: 1/5/2018 7:45AM

Cameron Mitchell choreographs Australian premiere of Cry-BabyProducer LPD, in association with Hayes Theatre Co, recently announced the Australian premiere of the rockabilly musical Cry-Baby. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from July 20, Cry-Baby is based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters film of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp.


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Four artists bring creativity to WAAPA's 'Rise'

Posted on: 30/4/2018 8:00AM

Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsWAAPA’s first dance season for 2018 showcases new works by visiting international choreographer Ori Flomin, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Daniel Roberts, and well-known local artists Jayne Smeulders and Natalie Allen. Rise will be performed by WAAPA’s 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students in WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre from May 5-11.


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Australian Dance Week is upon us!

Posted on: 27/4/2018 10:00AM

Lorna Sim of Alison Plevey, Australian Dance PartyHow are you planning on celebrating Australian Dance Week? It’s almost here (running 29 April to 6 May) so make sure to finalise your plans now! Dance Informa’s team of dance journalists can’t wait!


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Energetiks joins Fashion Revolution Week

Posted on: 25/4/2018 1:30PM

Energetiks dancewear for Fashion RevolutionEnergetiks is participating in Fashion Revolution Week (April 23-29, 2018) by sending customers information about their manufacturing processes and supplier chains, and reinforcing their commitment to remain an Australian made brand. 98% of Energetiks’ garments are being made in Australia, using Australian fabrics. Energetiks’ manufacturers and textile mills uphold Australian standards in fair working conditions and environmental impact reduction.


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Want to dance & take pics with Talia Fidra?

Posted on: 25/4/2018 9:00AM

Pre-Professional Student at Queensland BalletDancers, how would you like to join Instagram star Talia Fidra for an exclusive dance class and photoshoot? Four dancers will be able to do just that thanks to Capezio’s newly launched contest at http://bit.ly/TaliaWorkshop.


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Scholarship Awards back at AUS Ballet School

Posted on: 24/4/2018 9:00AM

Serenade, choreographed by George BalanchineFor the second time, The Australian Ballet School will offer students from around Australia and overseas the chance to participate in The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards. Set for June 8-10, the event welcomes promising young dancers aged 10-17 who aspire to train in the School’s elite, vocational training programme to compete for scholarships.


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IADMS seeks dance educator nominations

Posted on: 23/4/2018 10:31AM

International Association of Dance Medicine and ScienceThe Dance Educators’ Committee of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) seeks to recognize teachers who integrate principles of dance science in their teaching. The Committee is seeking nominations for the 2018 IADMS Dance Educators’ Award from around the world.


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Introducing Melbourne Dance Championships!

Posted on: 20/4/2018 9:35AM

Solo Dance Competition AustraliaA new solo dance competition will soon hit Melbourne! The Melbourne Dance Championships will be presented on April 28 and 29 at Phoenix Theatre, Elwood. It promises to offer an innovative competition structure that will include an audition class and solo performance.


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Dance Teacher Awards named 7 winners

Posted on: 19/4/2018 6:45AM

2018 Australian Independent Dance Teacher AwardsThe 2018 Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards (AIDTA) were presented in a gala evening on Friday, March 9 at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, WA. Teachers from across Australia were nominated, and out of the 14 finalists only seven were named the winners.


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Bundanon celebrates its 25th anniversary

Posted on: 18/4/2018 7:15AM

Arthur Boyd and Paul Keating at the gateBundanon, a unique place for Australian art, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Gifted to the Australian people in 1993 by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd, the Bundanon property is located on 1,100 hectares of bush and park land overlooking the Shoalhaven River, near Nowra. The company’s mission is to operate the property (which includes the Bundanon Homestead site and the Riversdale site) as a centre for creative arts and education, to support scientific research and to maintain a working farm.


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Dancers wanted for Royal Adelaide Show

Posted on: 17/4/2018 7:15AM

Royal Adelaide Show 2018Auditions are being held for male and female professional dancers to be part of an innovative production to be presented during the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show. The production will be a full entertainment experience incorporating music, dance, motion graphics, fun characters and aerial acts. Auditions are set for Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.


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QB Soloist Teri Crilly hangs up her pointes

Posted on: 16/4/2018 8:00AM

Teri Crilly retires from the stageAfter more than 10 years, one of Queensland Ballet’s most recognised and loved dancers, Teri Crilly, has hung up her pointe shoes and retired from the stage. The company celebrated her stellar ballet career following her last performance in the lead role of Edith in La Bayadère on Saturday, March 31.


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DirtyFeet extends new opportunity

Posted on: 13/4/2018 5:30AM

Out of the Studio 2018Sydney's DirtyFeet, a contemporary dance organisation celebrating its 10th year, has newly opened its major program Out of the Studio to artist applications for 2018. This is a special opportunity as this program has always been managed through an internal application process evolving from previous projects. But this year DirtyFeet is extending an open call out to all artists.


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Wild Hearts Youth Co. plans new intensive

Posted on: 12/4/2018 8:15AM

Contemporary Dance Intensive SydneyWild Hearts Youth Company in Sydney will soon hold a two-day Contemporary Dance Intensive. On April 26 and 27 at Creative Dance Co. in Hurlstone Park, students can come and learn from the best.


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'Cabaret de Paris' coming to Sydney

Posted on: 12/4/2018 7:10AM

Sydney's State TheatreSydney’s State Theatre will be transported by the atmosphere and excitement of Parisian-themed revue Cabaret De Paris when a parade of bejewelled international entertainers reveal (nearly) all with two shows only on Saturday, June 30.


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Dancers - Huge Energetiks Warehouse Sale

Posted on: 11/4/2018 4:00PM

Energetiks dancewear saleEnergetiks has just announced every bargain hunter’s dream: their Warehouse Sale is back with a weekend full of huge savings for the savvy dance shopper this weekend, April 14 & 15. Shoppers will be able to browse racks upon racks of your favourite dance and activewear, dance shoes and more, with nothing over $20!


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