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Australian Ballet presents triple-bill 'Vanguard'

Posted on: 4/4/2013 12:00AM

The Australian Ballet's 'Vanguard'The Australian Ballet celebrates ground-breaking moments in ballet history with Vanguard, a triple bill featuring George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Jiří Kylián’s Bella Figura and Wayne McGregor’s Dyad 1929. Vanguard will open at the Sydney Opera House from 30 April for 20 performances.


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Proximity Festival 2013 hosts public forum

Posted on: 3/4/2013 2:49AM

Proximity FestivalThis year, Proximity Festival will transform the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) as artists from all disciplines are invited to create new intimate artworks tailor-made for an audience of one. Emerging and established artists interested in submitting a proposal are invited to a free public forum and workshop to learn more on April 6.


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Win Double Pass to First Position dance film

Posted on: 2/4/2013 4:04AM

Win tickets First PositionEnergetiks has three double passes to giveaway to the dance documentary First Position, with the film opening in cinemas on April 11. Just “Like” Energetiks’ Facebook page and write on their wall (in 25 words or less) why you should win tickets to First Position. Entries close next Monday, April 8. 


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West Australian Ballet presents 'Genesis'

Posted on: 2/4/2013 1:26AM

West Australian BalletNew choreographers will cut their teeth at West Australian Ballet’s Genesis on April 4-6 at the West Australian Ballet Centre. With the return of WAB's ever-popular choreographic series, company dancers emerge as upcoming choreographers with premieres and new works.


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ADT announces Australian tour of 'G'

Posted on: 30/3/2013 12:00AM

Australian Dance TheatreG, by world-renowned choreographer Gary Stewart, Artistic Director of the Australian Dance Theatre, returns to Australia following a successful and extensive tour throughout Europe. The two-month tour starts on 16 May 2013 in Sydney.


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Young Performers Conference in Melbourne

Posted on: 29/3/2013 5:42AM

Stand Centre Front Young Performers ConferenceMayibuye’s Stand Centre Front: Young Performers Conference will be held at the Fitzroy Townhall on the 9th-11th of April. All youth are welcome from ages 12-30 to participate in multiple performing arts classes, art/design workshops, discussion forums and a Community Showcase. Enjoy African, lyrical, hip hop, drumming, circus, Latin, drama, jazz and more. This is a FREE event so register today to secure your place.


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SDC's Intensive Workshop Week 2013

Posted on: 29/3/2013 12:00AM

Sydney Dance CompanySydney Dance Company announces that applications are now open for their annual Intensive Workshop Week, taking place July 22-26. Open to tertiary/vocational dance students and emerging professionals, the week provides a unique opportunity to experience company life.


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'Just Dance' trailer to be released in April

Posted on: 28/3/2013 12:56AM

'Just Dance'Just Dance, an upcoming Australian dance feature film, will release a trailer to the public on Monday, April 8. Created by Actress, Writer and Producer Sheena Reyes, Just Dance tells the story of a girl breaking free and following her passion for dance.


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Expanding Aboriginal dance horizons in NSW

Posted on: 27/3/2013 1:18AM

BirrangFocused on expanding Indigenous dance horizons in NSW, Birrang is a new professional dance development initiative supported by Arts NSW, coordinated by Ausdance NSW, Regional Arts NSW and Bangarra Dance Theatre in partnership with NAISDA Dance College, Carriageworks and the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS).


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EDC to tour 'R&J' across Australia

Posted on: 26/3/2013 1:00AM

Expressions Dance Company’s 'R&J'Expressions Dance Company’s award-winning R&J hits the road in April for an 18-venue tour throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Choreographed by Natalie Weir, R&J presents three original tales inspired by the greatest love story ever told.


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Queensland Ballet adds dates to shows

Posted on: 23/3/2013 1:00AM

Queensland BalletQueensland Ballet recently added extra performances to its upcoming productions of Cinderella, Giselle and Elegance due to popular demand. All three productions will be presented at the Playhouse at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).


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Screening of Rudolf Nureyev's 'Don Quixote'

Posted on: 22/3/2013 1:00AM

Friends of The Australian BalletThis year, the organisation The Friends of The Australian Ballet is celebrating it's 40th anniversary. One special event the organisation is hosting will be a commemorative film screening to remember ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.


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'Hot Shoe Shuffle' cast attempts world record

Posted on: 21/3/2013 12:00AM

'Hot Shoe Shuffle' World Record AttemptThe Hot Shoe Shuffle cast will attempt to break the world record for the most number of tap dancers to be in one place at one time doing the same routine. To celebrate the national anniversary tour, the cast of Hot Shoe Shuffle is asking dancers aged eight and above to participate in this world record attempt for the largest tap dance on Sunday, April 21 at 10 a.m. in Brisbane.


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New appointee aims to build dance audiences

Posted on: 20/3/2013 3:49AM

Expressions Dance CompanyDance on Tour 2013 recently announced the appointment of marketing specialist Jacqui Bonner as part of a new initiative to build dance audiences throughout regional Australia. Funded by an Australia Council ENGAGE grant, Dance on Tour 2013 is a joint initiative of Expressions Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, KAGE and Shaun Parker & Company.


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Royal New Zealand Ballet's 'Made to Move'

Posted on: 19/3/2013 1:00AM

Royal New Zealand BalletAfter performing to critical acclaim in Takapuna and Palmerston North earlier this month, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is leaving the North Island to venture to Dunedin and Canterbury. In the company’s newest program, Made to Move, viewers can see Javier De Frutos’ The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud, Andrew Simmons’ Of Days and Ethan Stiefel’s Bier Halle.


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Cast unveiled for QPAC's Bolshoi Ballet season

Posted on: 15/3/2013 10:42PM

The Bolshoi BalletQueensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) recently unveiled the casting for Bolshoi Ballet’s limited season, comprising of 12 performances in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre from 30 May to 9 June. Since it has been almost two decades since the world-renowned ballet company has performed in Australia, ballet lovers are urged to book their seats early.


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Neglected Musicals presents 'Variations'

Posted on: 14/3/2013 11:17PM

VariationsNeglected Musicals recently announced that the next presentation will be Variations, a musical by Nick Enright and Terence Clarke. Directed by Christopher Hurrell, with musical direction by Andrew Worboys, Variations will have two presentations on Monday, March 25.


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Disney On Ice to tour 'Princesses & Heroes'

Posted on: 13/3/2013 11:27PM

Disney On IceDisney On Ice’s Princesses & Heroes is a spectacular ice production featuring eight of the most beloved Disney princesses and their devoted princes. With breathtaking skating and daring acrobatics, the show will tour Australia June 14-July 21.


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'Luminous Flux' touring to four cities

Posted on: 13/3/2013 1:29AM

Luminous FluxIn Luminous Flux, Tanja Liedtke’s Enter Twilight and the world premiere season of Byron Perry’s Light Entertainment come together for a four-city tour. Performed by Tasdance, Tasmania's passionate and daring dance company, Luminous Flux brings accessible and playful contemporary dance to Launceston, Devonport, Hobart and Parramatta.


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Bonachela receives honor from Spain

Posted on: 12/3/2013 2:03AM

Rafael BonachelaRafael Bonachela, Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company, has recently been awarded one of Spain's highest honors, the Cross of the Order of Civil Merit, in recognition of his achievements in culture and extraordinary services in support of his home country.


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Discount tickets to see Sylvie Guillem!

Posted on: 8/3/2013 8:00PM

Sylvie GuillemSylvie Guillem, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, will perform a mesmerising program by three of today's most important contemporary choreographers at the Sydney Opera House now through March 15. While tickets remain, Dance Informa readers can enjoy an exclusive discount to select performances on March 11, 12 and 14.


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'Life As We Know It' celebrates growing old

Posted on: 8/3/2013 12:00AM

Life As We Know ItDirected by Urban Theatre Projects’ Artistic Director Rosie Dennis, Life As We Know It is a heart-warming new work created and performed by seven Minto residents aged 64-78. It will be presented Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10 at Campbelltown Arts Centre and Wednesday, March 13 – Saturday, March 16 at Carriageworks.


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Three confess to attacking Bolshoi director

Posted on: 7/3/2013 1:35AM

Pavel DmitrichenkoA principal dancer at the Bolshoi Ballet and two other men have confessed to conspiring to attack the company’s artistic director, Sergei Filin, in an acid attack that occurred in January. 


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'Slow Dances for Fast Times' at Carriageworks

Posted on: 6/3/2013 5:00PM

Slow Dances for Fast TimesIn Slow Dances for Fast Times critically acclaimed choreographer Martin del Amo creates 12 choreographic portraits. Each portrait represents a point of difference in an environment of perceived sameness and conformity — mini-acts of solitary defiance. Presented by Carriageworks from 6 – 9 March, each solo has a distinct soundtrack ranging from pop favourites, dance anthems of the last 50 years and operatic arias.


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Dance teachers get government funding

Posted on: 5/3/2013 11:58PM

Dance teachers get government fundingThe Australian Teachers of Dancing (ATOD) has secured funding on behalf of its members to enable them to undertake the new national and dance industry specific training packages. This will enable 250 dance teachers to receive a nationally recognised training. Plus, ATOD has been advised that there is potential to expand this project if many expressions of interest are obtained.


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Jaw-lifting Casus at The Famous Spiegeltent

Posted on: 5/3/2013 2:00PM

CasusNew Brisbane contemporary company Casus will bring their breathtaking and fragile display of skills to The Famous Spiegeltent for a two-week season starting Tuesday, March 5. The troupe will lift each other up by the jaw alone, create four person towers and use an egg to demonstrate their careful artistry.


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Carnival direct from Los Angeles to Sydney

Posted on: 5/3/2013 2:00AM

CarnivalSydney Carnival 10 will be staged this Thursday, March 7 at the Home Night Club on Darling Harbour. This twice-yearly event is brought to Sydney straight out of Hollywood, where Carnival is the most prestigious monthly dance event.


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Energetiks' New Debut Dance & Shoe range

Posted on: 2/3/2013 3:38AM

Energetiks Debut Range of dancewear and dance shoesAustralian dancewear icon, Energetiks, has proudly launched the Debut Dance & Shoe range.  The Debut range, proudly manufactured in Australia, features a very competitive retail price, while still offering the same quality manufacturing and fit that you would expect from products distributed by Energetiks.


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'Wantok: SING SING' at Sydney Opera House

Posted on: 2/3/2013 12:00AM

Wantok: SING SINGSydney Opera House’s Message Sticks Festival presents the musical Wantok: SING SING, a haunting, uplifting and exhilarating epic journey that follows the songlines of the indigenous peoples of Oceania. Opening the 22nd of March, this state-of-the-art concert will showcase 20 singers, drummers, musicians and dancers.


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Anthony Breslin's 'TRYBE' in Melbourne

Posted on: 1/3/2013 1:00AM

TRYBEA gorgeous, colorful production drawing on all media forms is coming to Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel in March. TRYBE: An Opera In Paint is the brainchild of renowned Australian artist Anthony Breslin, with choreography by Stephen Agisilaou, and it challenges the boundaries of dance, art, music and film.


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