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Nederlands Dans Theater coming to Sydney

Posted on: 14/2/2013 1:00AM

Nederlands Dans TheaterSydney Opera House and Etihad Airways will present an exclusive season of dance by Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) in June 2013. Featuring a rich, sensual display by 30 of the company’s much-lauded dancers, these performances will be the first presentation of NDT’s work in Sydney for 12 years.


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Dancers wanted for Choreographic Labs

Posted on: 13/2/2013 2:17AM

DirtyFeet ResidencyDirtyFeet, a Sydney-based non-profit organisation that supports independent dance artists and their development of new choreography, is now seeking dancers for 2013 Choreographic Labs.


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Melbourne Ballet Company to hold auditions

Posted on: 12/2/2013 1:09AM

Melbourne Ballet CompanyThe Melbourne Ballet Company will hold open auditions on Sunday, March 3rd at the MBC studios in North Balwyn. Contracts are available for highly trained classical dancers for the company’s touring seasons of Infinite Space and On Air from March through September 2013.


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CoreDance Contemporary presents 'theLINE'

Posted on: 8/2/2013 11:00PM

CoreDance ContemporaryCoreDance Contemporary, a rising Australian modern dance company residing in New York, will be presenting its inaugural spring season theLINE on Friday, the 1st of March, Saturday, the 2nd of March and Sunday, the 3rd of March at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn.


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Expressions Dance Company's 'Propel' project

Posted on: 7/2/2013 11:00PM

Propel (the next step)Two of Australia’s most exciting emerging choreographers, Leisel Zink and Lucas Jervies, will each create a new dance work with the full support of the award-winning Expressions Dance Company in its brand new initiative Propel (the next step). The final works will be presented from 28 February to 2 March at Bille Brown Studio at Queensland Theatre Company.


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41st Prix de Lausanne Prize Winners

Posted on: 7/2/2013 12:55AM

Prix de LausanneThe 41st edition of the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, came to a close on Saturday, February 2nd after a week of hard work and passion. Eight finalists were offered scholarships, including Australian Joel Woellner.


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Compete in McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod

Posted on: 6/2/2013 1:21AM

McDonald’s Sydney EisteddfodThis year, McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod celebrates its 80th Anniversary with its biggest and best festival ever. Its 400-event program includes 127 dance events for solo and group performers of all ages and types. The festival is now accepting entries until close on 12 March.


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The Australian Ballet back on board in 2013

Posted on: 5/2/2013 1:00AM

The Australian BalletAfter the year of celebration that was The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary, the company looks toward a new year with new faces, new programs and new horizons.


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Prix de Lausanne Finalists Announced

Posted on: 2/2/2013 1:41AM

Prix de LausanneThe 2103 Prix de Lausanne finalists have been announced. 20 talented dancers will be competing in tomorrow's finals at Théâtre de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland. The finals will be streamed live online in high definition.


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UNDERGROUND highlights local dancers

Posted on: 1/2/2013 6:00PM

UNDERGROUNDUNDERGROUND, a dance festival for independent and emerging choreographers, is returning on February 2 to Kensington’s Revolt Artspace. An 18-act, style-bending showcase of Melbourne’s best dancers, choreographers, DJs and performers, UNDERGROUND features a lineup of choreography by Paul Malek, Adrian Ricks, Michael Ralph and more.


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Sydney Latin Festival kicks off

Posted on: 1/2/2013 12:00AM

Sydney Latin FestivalThe Sydney Latin Festival kicks off today, January 31, and goes through February 3. The festival, located at the
 Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, allows participants and observers the opportunity to learn from world-renowned instructors and watch performances from international Latin dancers.


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Bolshoi Ballet suffers upsets and changes

Posted on: 31/1/2013 1:12AM

Bolshoi Ballet Director Sergei FilinAfter Bolshoi Ballet Director Sergei Filin suffered serious chemical burns to his eyes and skin on January 17 when an unknown assailant tossed a jar of sulphuric acid into his face, Galina Stepanenko, former principal dancer, was named interim ballet director. 


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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' opens in Melbourne

Posted on: 30/1/2013 1:23AM

Chitty Chitty Bang BangChitty Chitty Bang Bang will be opening in Melbourne on January 30 at Her Majesty’s Theatre following a successful Sydney season. With a celebrated cast, sensational sets and stunning special effects, this action-packed adventure is the story of the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


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'600 Seconds' at Blue Room Theatre

Posted on: 29/1/2013 1:00AM

Blue Room TheatreAs part of Fringe World 2013, the Blue Room Theatre is presenting “Summer Nights,” an event series that features dance, theatre and various performance content. One world premiere exclusive to “Summer Nights” is 600 Seconds, a variety showcase that welcomes any and all performers of any genre to perform for 600 seconds.


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WAAPA offers new course

Posted on: 26/1/2013 1:00AM

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) is now offering an exciting new course, the Bachelor of Performing Arts, which will provide graduates with the skills to work as an arts practitioner across a broad spectrum of performance forms. 


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'GREASE' returning to the Australian stage

Posted on: 25/1/2013 3:04AM

GREASELeading Australian theatre producer John Frost and London theatre impresario David Ian recently announced that the musical GREASE will return to Australian stages later this year. Auditions will commence shortly for this new multi-million dollar production, and tour details will be announced in coming months.


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Women in the Arts Scholarships available

Posted on: 24/1/2013 2:39AM

The Australia Business Arts FoundationWith the support of The Pratt Foundation, the Australia Business Arts Foundation is partnering with Chief Executive Women (CEW) and the Nelson Meers Foundation to offer two scholarships for women in the arts sector. Applications are due by 28 January 2013.


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youMove Company closes next month

Posted on: 23/1/2013 2:27AM

youMove CompanyDr. Glen McGillivray, the chair of youMove Company’s Board of Directors, formally announced this week that Kay Armstrong, company founder and Artistic Director, will soon be resigning. Then in February the company will be disbanded.


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Dance Massive releases 2013 programmes

Posted on: 22/1/2013 12:00AM

Lucy Guerin’s 'Conversation Piece'In 2009 and 2011, Dance Massive saw bold works, sell-out seasons and the coming together of artists and dance-lovers from around Australia. The Dance Massive consortium, made up of Arts House, Malthouse Theatre and Dancehouse, in association with Ausdance Victoria, recently announced the 2013 Dance Massive programmes, taking place 12-24th March in Melbourne.


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Lucy Durack wins Best Actress In A Musical

Posted on: 19/1/2013 12:00AM

Lucy DurackAt the January 14th gala ceremony at the Paddington RSL, attended by over 300 members of the Sydney Theatre Community, Lucy Durack was awarded the prestigious Judith Johnson Award for Best Actress In A Musical for her lead role in the hit musical Legally Blonde.


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Dancenorth announces upcoming shows

Posted on: 18/1/2013 1:49AM

Dancenorth's 'MASS'For the first part of 2013, Dancenorth will present two official performances, Triple Bill in March as part of the Queensland Coastal tour and MASS in Townsville in April. Further touring and performance engagements will be revealed as the year progresses.


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41st Prix de Lausanne begins Jan. 27

Posted on: 17/1/2013 2:05AM

Prix de LausanneThe 41st Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition held in Switzerland, is revving up to begin on January 27. For ballet fans residing in or near Lausanne, or for visitors arriving from abroad, there is nothing more exciting than seeing the competition firsthand. This year, various events and festivities are being geared toward visitors and observers.


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Red Bull Flying Bach coming in March

Posted on: 16/1/2013 2:34AM

Red Bull Flying Bach Following an overwhelming demand for its Australian tour, global sensation Red Bull Flying Bach has announced two extra show dates in both Sydney and Melbourne in March 2013. Tickets are going fast.


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Dance films, ballets coming to Dendy Cinema

Posted on: 15/1/2013 1:00AM

The Pharaoh’s DaughterIn the next three months, four dance films and ballets are scheduled to be shown at Dendy Cinema, including An Evening with León and Lightfoot, The Pharaoh’s Daughter, An Evening with Crystal Pite and La Bayadere, all distributed by Sharmill Films.


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Last chance to see 'Legally Blonde' in Sydney

Posted on: 12/1/2013 12:00AM

Legally BlondeSydney’s summer musical Legally Blonde comes to an end in just over two weeks’ time on Sunday, January 27 after more than four months of singing and dancing excitement. Legally Blonde must close to travel to Brisbane, opening in March, and Melbourne, opening in May.


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'The Addams Family' ticket giveaway!

Posted on: 11/1/2013 2:54AM

The Addams FamilyThe Addams Family will be making its musical debut this year in Sydney on March 23. The freakishly fun production will feature all the signature characters and stay true to the original theme. Plus, two lucky Dance Informa readers can win two double passes to a preview performance in Sydney on March 19!


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Canberra Latin Dance Festival's applications

Posted on: 10/1/2013 2:51AM

Canberra
 Latin Dance FestivalFollowing its inaugural event, the Canberra 
Latin Dance Festival has recently announced that its second event will run 18-20 October 2013. If dancers, choreographers or directors are interested in performing at next year’s festival, they are asked to contact officials for more information. 


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ETTINGSHAUSENS offers 2013 fulltime course

Posted on: 9/1/2013 2:07AM

ETTINGSHAUSENSETTINGSHAUSENS, an arts organisation that offers a wide variety of classes including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and singing, still has places open in it’s 2013 fulltime course 
Certificate IV in Dance.


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West Australian Ballet offers public classes

Posted on: 8/1/2013 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet Centre ClassesWest Australian Ballet recently announced that it will be welcoming the public into its new home for a programme of evening adult dance classes beginning February 2013. Located on Whatley Crescent in Maylands, the renovated West Australian Ballet Centre has three spacious dance studios in which participants can learn from some of the best teachers in Perth.


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Mickey's Rockin' Road Show in Melbourne

Posted on: 5/1/2013 12:00AM

Mickey's Rockin' Road ShowJump on board for a fun-filled journey with Mickey and all your favourite Disney Live! friends. Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show is coming to Melbourne on January 24.


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