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Power duo collaborates at STRUT Dance

Posted on: 2/10/2018 10:24PM

Stephanie Lake and Robin Fox CollaborationAs a leading choreographic development centre based in Western Australia, STRUT Dance often recruits and presents elite programming. Now it will present 10 dance artists and 10 composers in a collaborative program designed to encourage and foster cross-artform conversation. All under the exquisite leadership of power duo choreographer Stephanie Lake and composer Robin Fox, the free collaborations showing will be October 7.


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World Ballet Day 2018 to kick off!

Posted on: 2/10/2018 7:00AM

October 2018 Ballet Facebook Live EventWorld Ballet Day 2018 is going LIVE! Be sure to tune in on Facebook from 11 a.m. AEST on October 2 to kick off this 22-hour live stream event with The Australian Ballet in Melbourne. It will then go to The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow at 4 p.m. (AEST) and The Royal Ballet in London at 9 p.m. (AEST). Many, many guest companies are participating throughout.


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Don't miss this Dance Education Summit!

Posted on: 29/9/2018 5:03AM

Melbourne dance summit 2018As announced in June, the Dance Architect Choreographic Award and Summit will bring together hundreds of innovative dance teachers, business owners, industry leaders, students and parents for a week of professional development, collaboration and celebration on October 1-4 at the Transit Dance Centre in Brunswick, Victoria.


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'In the Heights' to thrill Sydney this summer

Posted on: 28/9/2018 8:25AM

Hayes Theatre Co 2018This summer, the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will be transformed into a vibrant Manhattan street corner for the long-awaited Sydney return of In the Heights, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical from one of America’s most acclaimed writers and producers, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana, Hamilton).


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DanceBourne Arts to present 'VIVA'

Posted on: 27/9/2018 8:04AM

VIVA by Luanne HysonDancebourne Arts will present its fourth annual premiere VIVA, a programme of four new dance pieces, on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Darebin Arts Centre. The audience will take in choreography by Artistic Director Luanne Hyson as well as Geraldine Lett, Kathleen Skipp and Rosie Osmond.


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Norwegian Creative Studios planning auditions

Posted on: 26/9/2018 8:35AM

Norwegian Creative StudiosOfficials from Norwegian Creative Studios will soon be back in Australia to hold auditions in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne! The dates, times and exact locations of the Brisbane and Adelaide auditions have been announced exclusively to Dance Informa! Audition details for Sydney and Melbourne will be announced at a later time.


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RAD appoints new Artistic Director

Posted on: 25/9/2018 11:00PM

RAD's new Artistic DirectorGerard Charles, who was until recently the director of artistic operations at Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, will step into the role of artistic director at The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) on Monday, 15 October. He will be responsible for providing artistic leadership, creativity and expertise to all areas of the Academy’s work, maintaining its artistic integrity and leading on the development of its artistic, education and community initiatives on a global scale.


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Tickets on sale for popular 'Storytime Ballet'

Posted on: 24/9/2018 2:00PM

Storytime Ballet by The Australian BalletOn September 13, tickets went on sale to the general public for The Australian Ballet’s new Storytime Ballet Tour. A spellbinding ballet experience for children aged three and up, this year’s production will be Coppélia. It's coming to venues across VIC, NSW and ACT this December and January.


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Don’t miss these Melbourne Fringe shows!

Posted on: 22/9/2018 8:40AM

2018 Melbourne Fringe FestivalThe 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone, kicked off September 13 and runs through the end of the month. Programming features numerous dance shows, including the recently concluded Aimee Schollum’s Sonos at Dancehouse. Don’t miss these remaining shows!


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Sydney College of Dance's Open Auditions

Posted on: 22/9/2018 7:38AM

Full Time Dance Sydney AustraliaSydney College of Dance has scheduled Open Auditions in Brisbane and Sydney for October. Auditions will include ballet, pointe and contemporary work. Registrations are now open. Meanwhile, private auditions can still be arranged upon request.


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Special Capezio Opportunities at DanceLife Unite Nationals

Posted on: 21/9/2018 11:09PM

Capezio Model Contest AustraliaAussie dancers, want to be the next Face of Capezio? On Wednesday, October 3, competitors at the DanceLife Unite Nationals Finale at Luna Park, NSW will be invited to workshop with some of Sydney’s finest models where they will learn a dance-oriented catwalk routine. Later, Capezio Australia representatives will choose four dancers as the 2019 Face of Capezio winners.


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Introducing Aria by Energetiks!

Posted on: 19/9/2018 11:00PM

Energetiks DancewearAustralian dancewear icon Energetiks recently unveiled its newest collection, a floral fantasy named Aria. A symphony of colour harmonizes in this collection, which features the power of compression technology.


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'Men in Pink Tights' to tour Australia

Posted on: 19/9/2018 1:45PM

Men in Pink TightsDirect from New York, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Victor Trevino, artistic director of the 2007 smash hit Men In Tutus, brings back to Australia his hilarious production Men in Pink Tights. From thrilling pirouettes by male dancers in drag to sidesplitting humor presented in specially-designed lavish costumes, Men in Pink Tights is a show designed for all audiences. It will tour throughout NSW, QLD and WA soon. 


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Bangarra to extensively tour India and Japan

Posted on: 14/9/2018 11:08PM

Kinship endingBangarra Dance Theatre will embark on a major international tour at the end of the year, with performances at the prestigious Saitama Arts Theater in Japan and an impressive multi-city tour across India, which will include an extensive range of cultural exchange opportunities and a major free outdoor performance in New Delhi.


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Stephanie Lake given Australia Council grant

Posted on: 13/9/2018 11:00PM

Australia Council grant recipientThe Australia Council is continuing to see positive outcomes for female artists who received more than half (63%) of the grants awarded to individual artists in its latest grant round. One of the projects supported is the latest dance work by choreographer Stephanie Lake, in collaboration with theatre director Matthew Lutton.


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Vote now for Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Posted on: 12/9/2018 7:45AM

2018 Telstra Ballet Dancer Award NomineesThe Telstra Ballet Dancer Award was created in 2003 to foster young dancers in The Australian Ballet, helping them reach their full potential and truly thrive. This year, six performers, all with unique talents, were nominated for their artistic quality, powerful stage presence and contribution to The Australian Ballet. The public is invited to vote for their favourite candidate.


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2018 Dance of Champions Finalists Revealed

Posted on: 11/9/2018 2:00PM

Sydney Eisteddfod dance group finalsThe Sydney Eisteddfod recently announced its finalists for its 2018 Dance of Champions. The 17 dance groups were selected from across this year's events. These finalists will compete at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 23 at the Science Theatre, UNSW. In the Final, they’ll each try to claim their share of the prizes on offer, including the Jury and People's Choice Awards.


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Brent Street holds Main Round Auditions

Posted on: 10/9/2018 7:36AM

Full-Time Dance Sydney and Gold Coast AustraliaBrent Street has announced its Main Auditions for its Sydney and Gold Coast courses in 2019! The Main Audition for Full-Time 2019 Gold Coast is on Saturday, September 22. Sydney’s Main Round is on Sunday, September 23. Interested dancers should complete the Audition Application Form by Sunday, September 16.


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SITEWORKS returns this spring for 10th year

Posted on: 8/9/2018 7:00AM

Bundanon Trust SITEWORKSBundanon Trust’s annual event SITEWORKS returns this spring for its 10th year. Each year SITEWORKS brings together contemporary artists, scientists and environmentalists to respond to a theme. This year the event explores the theme of “Micro”, focusing on the miniature and microscopic. Dancenorth will perform Patrick Nolan’s choreography of the invisible.


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Spectrum Full Time Auditions for 2019 Intake

Posted on: 7/9/2018 11:40AM

Full Time Dance AustraliaApplications are now open for one of Melbourne's ultimate dance courses! Spectrum Dance offers students the opportunity to excel through specialised teaching techniques whilst focusing on individual student development in a challenging, creative and motivating environment. Offering nationally accredited courses and certificates in Dance and Musical Theatre, Spectrum Dance hosts auditions throughout the year at its studios in Burwood.


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QLD Ballet and Li Cunxin bound for China

Posted on: 6/9/2018 9:20AM

Queensland Ballet in Liam Scarlett workQueensland Ballet announced last month that it’s set to tour to China later this year for the first time under the artistic directorship of Li Cunxin. The company will perform Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in November, hot on the heels of its Melbourne tour of the same production.


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Newcastle Ballet Theatre auditioning for 2019

Posted on: 5/9/2018 11:10PM

Full Time Dance NSW AustraliaNewcastle Ballet Theatre (NBT), situated in the suburb of Cardiff, is already in its seventh year, and within that short time has produced great results, with students entering into many prestigious dance schools. Now NBT is auditioning for 2019 entry to its Full Time Course and Part Time Transitions Program (PTTP).


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‘DANSEUR’ film premiering in Australia

Posted on: 4/9/2018 2:20PM

Dance filmThe Royal Academy of Dance and Project B are privileged to present an Australian première screening of the film DANSEUR. Set for Saturday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m., the première screening will take place at Dendy's Opera Quays, overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Opera House.


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AUS Ballet School presents Showcase 2018

Posted on: 3/9/2018 11:20PM

End of Year Performance by The Australian Ballet SchoolFrom pure classical to contemporary fusions, the students of The Australian Ballet School will fill the stages of Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre and Canberra Theatre Centre with balletic artistry when they present Showcase 2018Now a much loved annual tradition, The Australian Ballet School’s end-of-year showcases are dazzling performances demonstrating the outstanding technical skill and talent of its dedicated students.


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RAD launches Silver Swans project globally

Posted on: 1/9/2018 8:55AM

Royal Academy of Dance AustraliaThe Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has announced the official launch of its Silver Swans programme, featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Fresh from starring in The Boy From Oz in Melbourne, international star of the stage and screen Caroline O’Connor has been named as RAD’s Ambassador for the project.


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Universal Studios Japan auditioning worldwide

Posted on: 30/8/2018 11:10AM

Seasame Street ShowUniversal Studios Japan is traveling the globe to find male and female dancers, actors and singers for its shows. Currently touring to cities across the U.S., Universal Studios Japan will soon come to Australia!


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2018 marks 7th Australian Tap Dance Festival

Posted on: 29/8/2018 7:30AM

Melbourne Tap Dance event 2018Australia’s premier celebration of tap dance returns to Melbourne on September 29 – October 6! Now in its seventh edition, the Australian Tap Dance Festival will bring the tap community and public together to learn, share, meet and enjoy all things tap.


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ACPA to hold Open Day in October

Posted on: 28/8/2018 12:15PM

ACPA Open DayThe Australian Company of Performing Arts (ACPA) invites dancers interested in studying dance, dance teaching and/or management to its Open Day on October 8. Based in Adelaide, ACPA offers three full time course options: CUA40113 (Certificate IV in Dance), CUA40313 (Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management) and CUA50313 (Diploma in Dance Teaching and Management). Applications are currently being accepted for 2019 entry.


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Graduating WAAPA dancers present 'Unleash'

Posted on: 27/8/2018 10:40PM

WAAPA DanceWAAPA's graduating dancers are set to unleash their choreographic talents this week in a short season of original dance works performed in the intimate setting of the Dolphin Theatre. All choreography is set to original music composed by WAAPA's Composition and Music Technology students.


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Chrissie Parrott returns to the stage with Co3

Posted on: 24/8/2018 11:45PM

Co3's WA Dance Makers ProjectLegendary dancer, choreographer and state living treasure Chrissie Parrott is having her latest and first mainstage work in many years with In-Lore Act IIto be performed by Co3 Australia on September 12-15. Parrott, who started ECU’s LINK Dance Company, will present choreography alongside the innovative trio of Unkempt Dance (Amy Wiseman, Carly Armstrong and Jessica Lewis), who all met at LINK.


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