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Bloch's Red Pointe Shoe Project

Posted on: 26/11/2012 9:00PM

Bloch’s Red Pointe Shoe ProjectBloch recently announced that they have created a custom pair of red satin Pointe shoes for each of The Australian Ballet’s female Principal Artists to be auctioned off online for charity.


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World Dance Movement set for Switzerland

Posted on: 24/11/2012 1:00AM

World Dance Movement SwitzerlandWorld Dance Movement, an organisation that presents dance workshops in exotic and beautiful locations all around the globe, has announced that they will be offering a spring program in Lucerne, Switzerland this coming March.


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Principal artist to retire from Australian Ballet

Posted on: 22/11/2012 7:00PM

Rachel Rawlins of The Australian BalletOne of Australia’s most acclaimed ballerinas will take her final curtain call next month. After a stage career spanning 21 years, Principal Artist 
Rachel Rawlins has announced that she will retire at the end of the Swan Lake season.


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Glenn Hill wins Rob Guest Endowment

Posted on: 21/11/2012 6:00PM

Glenn Hill - 2012 Rob Guest Endowment RecipientEarlier this week in Melbourne, the winner of the annual Rob Guest Endowment was announced at the Gala Concert hosted by Bert Newtown, Rob Mills and Lucy Durack at Her Majesty’s Theatre.


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Short+Sweet Dance kicks off in Melbourne

Posted on: 21/11/2012 1:00AM

Short+Sweet Dance Melbourne 2012Billed as “the biggest little arts festival in the world,” Short+Sweet will kick off it’s 2012 Melbourne festival this week. Along with theatre, cabaret and a closing gala, diverse dance performances will take the stage.


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Royal New Zealand Ballet tours 'Giselle'

Posted on: 20/11/2012 12:18AM

Royal New Zealand Ballet tours ‘Giselle’A high-profile new staging of Giselle, performed by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, is currently on a seven centre tour. The next performance locations include Invercargill, Dunedin, Auckland, Rotorua, Napier and Palmerston North.


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Council for the Arts welcomes new chair

Posted on: 17/11/2012 2:03AM

Elizabeth WalshThe Australia Council for the Arts recently announced Elizabeth Walsh as it’s new Chair of the Dance Board. Plus, the council welcomed its newest board member, Rosemary Hinde from Victoria.


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ADT announces 2013 KickStart

Posted on: 16/11/2012 1:45AM

Australian Dance TheatreKickStart, a three-week dance intensive that incorporates choreographic mentorship, will commence again in Adelaide this coming year. Offered by the Australian Dance Theatre, graduate tertiary dance students are now invited to apply.


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Asanti Dance Theatre to present new work

Posted on: 15/11/2012 2:17AM

Asanti Dance TheatreThis December Asanti Dance Theatre will present a visceral and uplifting new work by Australia’s leading African dancer and choreographer Appiah Annan.


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Rob Guest Endowment Gala

Posted on: 14/11/2012 2:14AM

Rob Guest Endowment Gala ConcertThe annual Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert is being held on Monday, Nov. 19 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. Hosted by Bert Newton, Lucy Durack and Rob Mills, the night will feature performances by some of Australia’s finest musical theatre stars.


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Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert

Posted on: 14/11/2012 2:10AM

2011 Rob Guest Endowment Gala ConcertThe annual Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert is being held on Monday, Nov. 19 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. Hosted by Bert Newton, Lucy Durack and Rob Mills, the night will feature performances by some of Australia’s finest musical theatre stars.


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Nominate for 2013 Australian Dance Awards

Posted on: 12/11/2012 9:00PM

Australian_Dance_AwardsThe 2013 Australian Dance Awards will be produced and presented by Ausdance ACT in Canberra on Monday, August 5. Dance enthusiasts can now nominate a professional choreographer, dancer or company for an award.


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Ochre Contemporary Dance Company debuts

Posted on: 9/11/2012 11:58PM

Ochre_Contemporary_Dance_CompanyA new contemporary dance company located in Perth will present its first production and a world premiere on Thursday, Nov. 22.


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Dancers selected for the 2013 Prix de Lausanne

Posted on: 9/11/2012 1:29AM

Prix de LausanneA total of 254 international candidates applied for the Prix de Lausanne video selections. Of the 81 candidates chosen, eight were from Australia. 


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The Bolshoi Ballet to screen live performances

Posted on: 8/11/2012 1:27AM

The Bolshoi Ballet performing La SylphideThe highly anticipated 2012-2013 season of The Bolshoi Ballet will now be available in cinemas across Australia, beginning with the performance of La Sylphide, one of the world's oldest surviving romantic ballets, on Nov. 10 and 11.


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National Dance Forum calls for proposals

Posted on: 7/11/2012 1:18AM

2013 National Dance ForumTaking place in Melbourne from March 15-17, the 2013 National Dance Forum is now accepting proposals for break-out sessions that revolve around the question “Why dance?” 


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Ausdance National welcomes new CEO

Posted on: 5/11/2012 8:00PM

Roslyn DundasAusdance is pleased to announce that Roslyn Dundas has been appointed as the new CEO of Ausdance National. She is set to begin on Jan. 14, 2013. 


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West Australian Ballet presents 'The Nutcracker' beginning Nov. 23

Posted on: 2/11/2012 9:00PM

West Australian Ballet's 'The Nutcracker'Ivan Cavallari’s bold interpretation of the family favorite, The Nutcracker, will return to His Majesty’s Theatre this month and run through December. 


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Queensland Dance School of Excellence offers workshop with Nick Cunningham

Posted on: 2/11/2012 1:44AM

Nick CunninghamBrisbane-born dancer Nick Cunningham will return to the Queensland Dance School of Excellence this week, the school where he received his early, pre-professional training, to lead a special, New York-style jazz workshop.


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Adelaide Fringe now accepting applications for 2013 Honey Pot Program

Posted on: 1/11/2012 3:02AM

Adelaide Fringe 2013Australia’s largest arts festival, Adelaide Fringe, is now welcoming presenters, producers and programmers to apply for the 2013 Honey Pot Program. 


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Bloch donates to The Australian Ballet's upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala

Posted on: 31/10/2012 2:44AM

Betty Bloch and Simon Wilkenfeld of Bloch with David McAllister and dancers of The Australian Ballet. Photo by JamesBraund.Bloch, the dance apparel and footwear company, recently donated to The Australian Ballet's 50th Anniversary Gala, making it possible for the performance to be streamed live to sites across Australia. 


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Rock of Ages Auditions

Posted on: 30/10/2012 4:13AM

Auditions Rock of Ages, Norwegian Cruise LineBREAKING NEWS! During Norwegian Cruise Line's Australian Auditions, they will now also be casting for ROCK OF AGES!  Singers and dancers for principal and ensemble roles! For more information click here: NCL Auditions 


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Auditions for 'Hot Shoe Shuffle' in two weeks

Posted on: 30/10/2012 2:00AM

Hot Shoe Shuffle musical returns to AustraliaHot Shoe Shuffle, one of the most successful Australian musicals of all time, is coming back to the Australian stage in 2013. Auditions for various cast roles in the new production will take place soon. 


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Richard Cilli and Emily Amisano's final performances with Sydney Dance Company

Posted on: 27/10/2012 2:30AM

Sydney Dance CompanyTwo accomplished dancers will bid farewell to Sydney Dance Company in December after the last performance in the company’s current season. 


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Sydney Opera House to present Nederlands Dans Theater in 2013

Posted on: 26/10/2012 2:29AM

Nederlands Dans Theater will perform in Sydney in 2013Sydney Opera House has announced that in June 2013 they will present an exclusive season of dance by Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the world’s most respected and influential companies. 


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Dance on Film festival

Posted on: 23/10/2012 6:00AM

Get Down Dance Film FestivalAustralian Cinémathèque Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, is presenting Get Down! Dance on Film Since the 1970s from November 9 to December 5. The film festival celebrates the depiction of dance onscreen, featuring 40 films, from lavish musicals to cult classics.


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2013 National Dance Forum

Posted on: 22/10/2012 7:23AM

National Dance Forum, Melbourne AustraliaThe 2013 National Dance Forum will be a dynamic conversation for the whole dance sector—choreographers, dancers, independent artists, artistic directors, educators, researchers and dance producers. It will take place in Melbourne over three days from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March, coinciding with Dance Massive.


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D Festival at Deakin University

Posted on: 19/10/2012 2:26AM

Deakin University D FestivalDeakin University is currently holding D Festival to celebrate the artistic work of its students. The Festival, spread over two weeks from October 18, includes work from graduating students in dance, drama, photography, visual arts, film, animation, and digital media.


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Tap Dancer Performs with QLD Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: 17/10/2012 5:40AM

Australian Tap dancer Bill SimpsonOn Sunday November 11, Brisbane based tap dancer, Bill Simpson, will perform with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as part of the Circus! Circus! concert in the QPAC Concert Hall. Bill Simpson will perform movements from 'Gould’s Concerto for Tap Dancer and Orchestra' where the tap rhythm is written much like a percussion part.


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World's Biggest Ballet Class Charity Event

Posted on: 12/10/2012 7:05AM

World's Biggest Ballet ClassThe world's biggest ballet class, taught by The Australian Ballet's Lucinda Dunn, is to be held on October 20 at Martin Place, Sydney as a charity fundraiser. The event will raise money for the children who attend the ballet school in the Italian town Mirandola, which has been devastated by an earthquake.


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