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Perth Festival reveals 2019 program

Posted on: 3/11/2018 7:00AM

Perth Festival 2019Dive into the Perth Festival this summer to celebrate the unique brilliance and beauty of Perth as it shares extraordinary experiences with some of the greatest artists and performers from around the world. The festival is back to try and make Perth hotter than ever in 2019. World premieres proudly stamped “Made in WA” plan to surprise and delight alongside many of the greatest names in international dance, theatre, circus, music, film, literature and the visual arts.


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Charlie Bucket finds his Golden Ticket

Posted on: 2/11/2018 7:52AM

Tommy Blair, Ryan Yeates, Lucy Maunder, Oliver Alkhair, Xion JarvisCharlie Bucket has been found and he has a Golden Ticket! Producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions recently announced the four boys who will play the role of Charlie in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical. Roald Dahl’s delicious tale will be playing only in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from January 5, 2019.


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New York Dance Project announces Sydney Masterclass Auditions

Posted on: 1/11/2018 6:45AM

Sydney Dance Summer Program 2019New York Dance Project, a professional and pre-professional dance company in NYC, will soon hold Masterclass Auditions in Southern Sydney for dancers wishing to learn from Co-Founder and Artistic Director Davis Robertson and to apply for entry to one of NYDP’s 2019 Summer Intensives.


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Prix de Lausanne selects 2019 candidates

Posted on: 1/11/2018 2:30AM

International Ballet CompetitionAfter much deliberation, Prix de Lausanne has selected 71 dancers from its 363 video applicants. Along with nine pre-selected candidates, a total of 80 dancers will take part in the 47th edition of the world-renowned competition in Switzerland from February 3-10. Nine are from Australia.


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Alana Culverhouse joins Co3 leadership

Posted on: 31/10/2018 7:00AM

Co3 AustraliaWestern Australia’s flagship contemporary dance company, Co3 Australia, recently announced the appointment of Alana Culverhouse as its new Executive Director. Culverhouse joins Co3 with more than two decades in the arts sector.


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Wakakirri announces the Story of the Year

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

Wakakirri’s 2018 Story of the YearWakakirri, the largest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools in Australia, has announced the National Story of the Year Winner. Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College (TLSC), Tumbi Umbi Campus has claimed the Secondary Title!


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Sydney Dance Co & McDonald College announce 2nd intake for new program

Posted on: 29/10/2018 11:10AM

Sydney Dance Company and The McDonald CollegeA second intake has been announced for Sydney Dance Company’s new Senior Contemporary Dance Program at The McDonald College in North Strathfield, Sydney. Due to high demand, a second intake has been announced for those interested in joining its 2019 program, which is open to students in Years 10-12 wishing to develop into creative, forward-thinking contemporary dance artists. Auditions will be held a few weeks from now. Registrations for Intake Two close November 2.


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Don’t miss these Cruise Line Auditions!

Posted on: 26/10/2018 10:15PM

Australian Cruise AuditionsGet ready! Officials from Norwegian Creative Studios will be back in Australia in a matter of days! In case you missed our first announcement, they’ll be auditioning in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne for female and male dancers and vocalists!


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LINK Dance Co. performs at Dancehouse

Posted on: 25/10/2018 8:05AM

WAAPA Pre-professional dance troupeLINK Dance Company, a pre-professional troupe attached to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, will present a selection of works by Australian choreographers Richard Cilli, Emma Fishwick, Tobiah Booth-Remmers and Michael Whaites at Dancehouse, Melbourne in November.


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Lucy Guerin Inc moves into new home

Posted on: 23/10/2018 2:43PM

Lucy Guerin Inc's new homeAfter more than a decade at the much-loved Batman Street studio, Lucy Guerin Inc is ready to move into its new home in North Melbourne: WXYZ Studios - a new hub for contemporary dance-making. The public is welcome to visit from Monday, November 5.


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Energetiks releases first PJ collection

Posted on: 23/10/2018 11:55AM

Energetiks PJ CollectionPopular Australian dance and activewear brand Energetiks recently unveiled its first-ever PJ collection! Now dancers are invited to not just dream big with Energetiks during the day and in the dance studio, but at night and as they sleep!


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Paul Malek announces Transit Origins Academy

Posted on: 19/10/2018 7:50AM

Melbourne high school dance trainingTransit Dance Artistic Director Paul Malek has announced a brand-new high school alternative for students serious about dance! The Transit Origins Academy will cater to exceptional young dance artists who are at Year 9 to 12 secondary school education level. Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, November 10.


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RB Corp. Instruction announces audition

Posted on: 17/10/2018 1:45PM

The Hive 2019 Season AuditionsDancers who will be aged 9 to 21 as of April 1, 2019 are invited to audition this Sunday, October 21 for a project-based collective in Brisbane. RB Corp. Instruction's first original work, The Hive, is set to premiere in Brisbane in September 2019 and dancers are now being recruited.


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Rambert to audition male dancers in Sydney

Posted on: 16/10/2018 7:47AM

Rambert auditions male dancers in SydneyRambert, together with world-renowned choreographer Lloyd Newson, is looking for male dancers for the re-creation of DV8’s Enter Achilles. An open audition will be held this Sunday, October 21 in Sydney!


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Want to perform with Queensland Ballet?

Posted on: 15/10/2018 7:42AM

Queensland Ballet CompetitionQueensland Ballet is giving one lucky boy or girl the chance to appear in its production The Nutcracker at QPAC this December. Enter the Suncorp Wish Upon a Ballet Star competition now for your chance to win!


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Arts and disability a priority as AUS Council commits significant new funding

Posted on: 12/10/2018 12:18PM

Restless Dance Theatre dancerThe Australia Council has committed $750k over three years to support sustainable careers and to recognise the artistic excellence of artists with disability. Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski made the announcement last month at Meeting Place, the national forum on arts and disability, saying this was a priority.


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Royal Caribbean announces Audition Tour

Posted on: 11/10/2018 10:27PM

Cruise Auditions AustraliaThis month, Royal Caribbean Productions will tour Australia and visit New Zealand in search of dancers and singers with that “wow” factor. From October 18, cruise line officials will be auditioning performers in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney and Wellington. Would you like to perform while travelling the world? This just might be your big break!


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EDC presents 'Everyday Requiem' soon

Posted on: 10/10/2018 8:01AM

Expressions Dance CompanyThe curtain goes up soon on Natalie Weir's final work as Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company. EDC, one of Queensland's leading contemporary dance theatre companies, will perform alongside the community dancers from WaW Dance and the astounding acapella vocals by The Australian Voices.


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Ausdance reports on mature dance sector

Posted on: 9/10/2018 11:13PM

Mature dance sector in AustraliaAusdance Victoria recently released findings from a three-month study entitled Leading Teaching Dance to Aging Populations. Led by Ausdance Victoria’s Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Dr. Katrina Rank, this report aims to contextualise Victorian programs within the national and global trend to provide dance experiences to older people and to prepare the industry for future demand.


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Capezio Mornington plans Warehouse Sale

Posted on: 8/10/2018 7:15AM

Dance Clothing Sale Victoria AustraliaMelbourne dancers, get ready to shop till you drop! Capezio Mornington has announced a HUGE Warehouse Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14! You can snag items for up to 80 percent off!


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Melbourne City Ballet unveils 2019 Season

Posted on: 5/10/2018 5:00AM

2019 Company SeasonArtistic Director Michael Pappalardo has now announced Melbourne City Ballet’s sixth season. 2019 will bring “A Touch of Magic” - featuring some of the company’s most popular repertoire, two new ballets for the organisation, an international tour and its largest national tour to date.


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2018 Dance of Champions Winners

Posted on: 3/10/2018 11:14PM

Sydney EisteddfodThe Sydney Eisteddfod Dance of Champions jury and audience delivered its verdict for 2018 on Sunday 23 September, announcing The McDonald College as the winner of the Jury Vote and Pymble Ladies' College of the Peoples Choice Award.


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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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