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Inaugural Isolate Dance Festival announced

Posted on: 8/12/2012 12:00AM

Isolate Dance FestivalA new dance festival is coming to southwest Victoria in March 2013, as recently announced by Artistic Director Paul Malek, one of Melbourne’s most innovative and hardworking theatre creators.


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Harris wins Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Posted on: 7/12/2012 12:00AM

The Australian Ballet’s Senior Artist Amy Harris. Photo by James Braund.Two dancers hailing from regional Australia have reigned triumphant at the recent Telstra Ballet Dancer Award (TBDA) announcement at the Sydney Opera House. Senior Artist Amy Harris was crowned the 2012 TBDA winner. 


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Sylvie Guillem coming to Melbourne in 2013

Posted on: 6/12/2012 1:43AM

Sylvie Guillem performing 'Bye.' Photo by Lesley Leslie-Spinks.Melbourne Festival recently announced that Sylvie Guillem, widely recognised as one of the world’s greatest dancers, will appear at the 2013 festival with 6000 miles away, her latest collaboration with three world-renowned contemporary choreographers – Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jiří Kylián.


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Conservatoire of Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'

Posted on: 5/12/2012 1:12AM

The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet's 'The Sleeping Beauty'Following the success of Christine Walsh’s production of The Sleeping Beauty in 2008, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet is once again presenting the enchanting traditional ballet at the newly refurbished Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne. 


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Ausdance NSW offers Bridge Dance Intensive

Posted on: 4/12/2012 12:00AM

Ausdance NSWBridge Dance Intensive, presented by Ausdance NSW Dec. 10-14, seeks to provide development, performance and promotional opportunities for tertiary dance graduates. Registration is still open.


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QL2 presents 14 short dances

Posted on: 1/12/2012 12:00AM

QL2 On Course 2011QL2 Dance is preparing to present On Course on Dec. 15 and 16, which will conclude their year with 14 new short dance works by dancers from Australia and beyond.


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Riverside Theatres' 2013 season revealed

Posted on: 30/11/2012 1:38AM

Luminous FluxWith a reputation as a premium venue for diverse and entertaining events and performances, Riverside Theatres recently announced an impressive 2013 season in the year of their 25th anniversary, featuring what is some of the best value theatre available in Sydney.


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Tasdance announces residency program

Posted on: 29/11/2012 1:45AM

TasdanceTasdance recently announced its newest opportunity for professional dance artists and choreographers Australia-wide, the Tasdance Residency for Independent Practice (TRIP.) Hosted in Launceston, TRIP is an artist-in-residence program for both project-based and research-based residencies.


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Famous Spiegeltent shows announced

Posted on: 28/11/2012 2:29AM

Brisbane’s Casus in Knee DeepArts Centre Melbourne recently announced the next wave of shows that will inhabit The Famous Spiegeltent from Tuesday, Feb. 5 to April 21, 2013. Joining the existing line-up will be Ireland’s Ponydance with Anybody Waitin’, Trevor Ashley’s I’m Every Woman and an Opening Night Gala.


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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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