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Ausdance offering choreographic fellowship

Posted on: 18/5/2013 12:00AM

Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic FellowshipAusdance is now inviting applications for the second Ausdance Peggy van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship. Applicants must be choreographers who are 35 years or older that can demonstrate the value of the fellowship to their own choreographic career. Deadline to apply is June 10.


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Sydney Dance Company's International Tour

Posted on: 17/5/2013 12:00AM

Sydney Dance CompanyCurrently wowing Central Australian audiences with their acclaimed production of Rafael Bonachela's 2 One Another, Sydney Dance Company has announced they will soon be taking the show on an extensive overseas tour, performing 13 shows in six countries across three continents in September and October this year.


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Project Y works to produce short film

Posted on: 16/5/2013 1:10AM

Project YYouth dance company Project Y has announced a new project set to create a short film that addresses the major issues of bullying, expectation, self-image and youth suicide.


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Brisbane Eisteddfod to showcase QLD talent

Posted on: 15/5/2013 12:13AM

Brisbane Eisteddfod Masterclass TeachersQueensland’s biggest performing arts competition gets underway this week with more than 4,000 competitors taking part in The Brisbane Eisteddfod’s opening Dance Groups event. Celebrating 117 years in 2013, The Brisbane Eisteddfod will also host an exclusive masterclass series for emerging dancers this year.


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Queensland Ballet to tour new 'Giselle'

Posted on: 14/5/2013 1:15AM

Queensland Ballet's 'Giselle'Audiences across the state can look forward to seeing Queensland Ballet’s beautiful and haunting new production of Giselle beginning later this month. Performances will be presented in six regional venues: Toowoomba, Maryborough, Mackay, Caloundra, Gladstone and Rockhampton.


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'Grease' adds performances for Brisbane

Posted on: 11/5/2013 12:00AM

GreaseDue to an unprecedented demand for tickets, an additional week of performances has been added to the Grease season in Brisbane. The hit musical will now commence in Brisbane on Tuesday, August 20 instead of Tuesday, August 27, with the official opening night on Sunday, August 25 at 6 p.m.


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DFC raises funds to end water crisis

Posted on: 10/5/2013 12:00AM

Dance for ChangeDance for Change, an organisation that gives dancers a platform to help people around the world, is currently working with the nonprofit charity: water. The goal is to raise $5,000 that will provide access to clean drinking water in Africa.


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Australian Ballet hails Canberra's centenary

Posted on: 9/5/2013 12:28AM

SymmetriesThe Australian Ballet will present Symmetries at the Canberra Theatre for four shows from 23 May to recognise the nation’s capital as it celebrates its 100th birthday. The performances will feature a brand-new ballet created by Australian Dance Theatre’s Garry Stewart, titled Monument.


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Aerial dance festival set for France in July

Posted on: 8/5/2013 2:19AM

Les Rencontres de Danse AérienneThe 5th Aerial Dance Encounters, titled “Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne,” will take place July 1-12 in France. An international aerial dance festival, it is an educational and artistic event that takes place every year during the first two weeks of July.


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Blue Man Group coming to Sydney

Posted on: 7/5/2013 1:56AM

Blue Man GroupBlue Man Group, the international entertainment phenomenon, will play an Australian premiere season at the Sydney Lyric, The Star from August 2013. Performances feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. 


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Tanya Pearson's students gain renown

Posted on: 3/5/2013 11:00PM

Emily SeymourTanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy students Emily Seymour and Anyah Siddall have had huge international success at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York and the Alana Haines Competition in New Zealand. 


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Dance for PD to offer training workshops

Posted on: 3/5/2013 12:51AM

Dance for PDComing to Australia in May, a Dance for PD® workshop will first be held in Sydney on May 8 and 9 and then in Brisbane on May 11 and 12. These workshops are for individuals who want to introduce people with Parkinson’s disease to the joys and benefits of a customized dance experience.


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RNZB celebrates 60 years in July

Posted on: 2/5/2013 2:19AM

Royal New Zealand BalletA weekend of celebration is planned for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 60th Anniversary in Wellington on 20 and 21 July. It will include a host of fabulous festivities and events that will celebrate the past, capture memories, and step forward into the bright future of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.


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'Hot Shoe Shuffle' offers hot seats for teens

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

Hot Shoe ShuffleHot Shoe Shuffle recently announced Hot Seats, a special deal allowing young patrons the chance to obtain front row seats for only $20 to the best tap-dancing musical around.


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Australian Ballet promotes Chengwu Guo

Posted on: 30/4/2013 1:23AM

Chengwu GuoAfter his performance in Don Quixote on April 19, where Chengwu Guo danced the lead role of Basilio alongside Ako Kondo as Kitri, David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, announced backstage that Chengwu had been promoted to senior artist.


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Brisbane Festival reveals new headline show

Posted on: 27/4/2013 12:00AM

Debbie AllenBrisbane Festival recently announced it has commissioned an explosive new show from the streets of Los Angeles (LA) to headline its September program. Freeze Frame, which is directed, choreographed and written by choreographer Debbie Allen, will fuse dance, music and theatre.


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West Australian Ballet's 'La Sylphide'

Posted on: 26/4/2013 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet's 'La Sylphide'West Australian Ballet’s stunning new production La Sylphide opens at His Majesty's Theatre next month, performing to live music by West Australian Symphony Orchestra from Friday, May 17 to Saturday, June 1.


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Dance festival takes Melbourne by storm

Posted on: 25/4/2013 12:00AM

UNDERGROUND AutumnUNDERGROUND Autumn will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. at Revolt Artspace. It will host 26 acts over two performances and feature the choreographic stylings of Erica Sobol, Adrian Ricks, ballroom act Danzfuzion, hip-hop crews Sole Symphony and The Collektive, and several of Melbourne's freshest dance companies.


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2014 Arts House Expressions of Interest open

Posted on: 24/4/2013 1:27AM

Arts HouseEach year Arts House invites artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for financial and in-kind venue and marketing support for either presentations or developments. Arts House recently opened applications for 2014 EOIs. The deadline is Friday 31 May.


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NZ School of Dance Choreographic Season '13

Posted on: 23/4/2013 1:22AM

NZSD Choreographic Season 2013The New Zealand School of Dance will host its 2013 Choreographic Season titled “And Then it Moved” 15-25 May. It will introduce 10 new choreographers who will bring contemporary dance premieres to the stage.


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Yosvani Ramos leaving Australian Ballet

Posted on: 20/4/2013 12:00AM

Yosvani RamosCuban-born Principal Artist Yosvani Ramos has announced he will be leaving The Australian Ballet at the end of the Don Quixote Sydney season. Ramos will dance the lead role of Basilio in one more performance on Wednesday 24 April.


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PICA Artistic Proposal Call Out

Posted on: 19/4/2013 1:25AM

PICAThe Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) is currently accepting proposals from artists, companies, curators and producers for studio residencies, creative developments and/or the presentation of new work in and around PICA during 2014.


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Australia's Largest Ever Indigenous Festival

Posted on: 18/4/2013 12:26AM

Corroboree announcementGovernment officials recently announced that Sydney will host the largest, national Indigenous arts and cultural festival in Australia’s history this November. Called Corroboree, the new festival is set to annually find a home in Sydney for at least the next three years.


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2013 Dance Teacher Web LIVE in Las Vegas

Posted on: 17/4/2013 12:00AM

Dance Teacher Web LIVEThis year's Dance Teacher Web LIVE is scheduled for July 26-29 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through this Conference and Expo, dance teachers, studio owners, school staff, college dance majors and professional dancers have access to three days of interactive sessions, dance resources and special events.


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Sensory theatre performance for children

Posted on: 16/4/2013 12:00AM

'The Jub Jub Tree'Sensorium Theatre and Performing Lines WA have announced Australia’s first multi-sensory performance for children with special needs, The Jub Jub Tree. It will tour to four special needs schools in the Perth metropolitan area from 13 May – 5 July 2013.


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'Birds with Skymirrors' at Carriageworks

Posted on: 13/4/2013 12:00AM

'Birds with Skymirrors'New Zealand-based dance company Mau will unveil the Australian premiere of its internationally acclaimed Birds with Skymirrors at Carriageworks on 1-4 May. Choreographed by Director Lemi Ponifasio, a Samoan High Chief and a self-confessed human activist, it explores the human relationship with our planet at a time of global warming.


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Gold Coast Dancers Market this weekend

Posted on: 12/4/2013 12:34AM

Dancers MarketThe Gold Coast Dancers Market will be held at Albert Waterways Community Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, 14th April. New and second-hand dance supplies will be available for purchase.


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Sydney International Bachata Festival 2013

Posted on: 11/4/2013 12:00AM

Sydney International Bachata FestivalThis year’s Sydney International Bachata Festival is set for April 26-28 and as the sixth year of the event, the festival is expected to be jam-packed with Latin dancers and guests coming from around Australia and the world.


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SDC's Central Australia Tour next month

Posted on: 10/4/2013 12:00AM

Sydney Dance CompanySydney Dance Company is set to tour Central Australia in May 2013, bringing Rafael Bonachela’s acclaimed production of 2 One Another to Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin, in advance of the production touring overseas.


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Bangarra Dance Theatre to tour 'Blak'

Posted on: 9/4/2013 12:16AM

Bangarra Dance TheatreBangarra Dance Theatre breaks the silence with its emotionally powerful, physically dynamic production Blak. Premiering at Arts Centre Melbourne May 3-11, the brand new work explodes with stories about a contemporary clan and the collision of two worlds.


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