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'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' opens in Melbourne

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

Chitty Chitty Bang BangChitty Chitty Bang Bang will be opening in Melbourne on January 30 at Her Majesty’s Theatre following a successful Sydney season. With a celebrated cast, sensational sets and stunning special effects, this action-packed adventure is the story of the magical flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


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'600 Seconds' at Blue Room Theatre

Posted on: 29/1/2013 1:00AM

Blue Room TheatreAs part of Fringe World 2013, the Blue Room Theatre is presenting “Summer Nights,” an event series that features dance, theatre and various performance content. One world premiere exclusive to “Summer Nights” is 600 Seconds, a variety showcase that welcomes any and all performers of any genre to perform for 600 seconds.


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WAAPA offers new course

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

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) is now offering an exciting new course, the Bachelor of Performing Arts, which will provide graduates with the skills to work as an arts practitioner across a broad spectrum of performance forms. 


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'GREASE' returning to the Australian stage

Posted on: 25/1/2013 3:04AM

GREASELeading Australian theatre producer John Frost and London theatre impresario David Ian recently announced that the musical GREASE will return to Australian stages later this year. Auditions will commence shortly for this new multi-million dollar production, and tour details will be announced in coming months.


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Women in the Arts Scholarships available

Posted on: 24/1/2013 2:39AM

The Australia Business Arts FoundationWith the support of The Pratt Foundation, the Australia Business Arts Foundation is partnering with Chief Executive Women (CEW) and the Nelson Meers Foundation to offer two scholarships for women in the arts sector. Applications are due by 28 January 2013.


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youMove Company closes next month

Posted on: 23/1/2013 2:27AM

youMove CompanyDr. Glen McGillivray, the chair of youMove Company’s Board of Directors, formally announced this week that Kay Armstrong, company founder and Artistic Director, will soon be resigning. Then in February the company will be disbanded.


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Dance Massive releases 2013 programmes

Posted on: 22/1/2013 12:00AM

Lucy Guerin’s 'Conversation Piece'In 2009 and 2011, Dance Massive saw bold works, sell-out seasons and the coming together of artists and dance-lovers from around Australia. The Dance Massive consortium, made up of Arts House, Malthouse Theatre and Dancehouse, in association with Ausdance Victoria, recently announced the 2013 Dance Massive programmes, taking place 12-24th March in Melbourne.


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Lucy Durack wins Best Actress In A Musical

Posted on: 19/1/2013 12:00AM

Lucy DurackAt the January 14th gala ceremony at the Paddington RSL, attended by over 300 members of the Sydney Theatre Community, Lucy Durack was awarded the prestigious Judith Johnson Award for Best Actress In A Musical for her lead role in the hit musical Legally Blonde.


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Dancenorth announces upcoming shows

Posted on: 18/1/2013 1:49AM

Dancenorth's 'MASS'For the first part of 2013, Dancenorth will present two official performances, Triple Bill in March as part of the Queensland Coastal tour and MASS in Townsville in April. Further touring and performance engagements will be revealed as the year progresses.


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41st Prix de Lausanne begins Jan. 27

Posted on: 17/1/2013 2:05AM

Prix de LausanneThe 41st Prix de Lausanne, an international ballet competition held in Switzerland, is revving up to begin on January 27. For ballet fans residing in or near Lausanne, or for visitors arriving from abroad, there is nothing more exciting than seeing the competition firsthand. This year, various events and festivities are being geared toward visitors and observers.


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Red Bull Flying Bach coming in March

Posted on: 16/1/2013 2:34AM

Red Bull Flying Bach Following an overwhelming demand for its Australian tour, global sensation Red Bull Flying Bach has announced two extra show dates in both Sydney and Melbourne in March 2013. Tickets are going fast.


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Dance films, ballets coming to Dendy Cinema

Posted on: 15/1/2013 1:00AM

The Pharaoh’s DaughterIn the next three months, four dance films and ballets are scheduled to be shown at Dendy Cinema, including An Evening with León and Lightfoot, The Pharaoh’s Daughter, An Evening with Crystal Pite and La Bayadere, all distributed by Sharmill Films.


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Last chance to see 'Legally Blonde' in Sydney

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

Legally BlondeSydney’s summer musical Legally Blonde comes to an end in just over two weeks’ time on Sunday, January 27 after more than four months of singing and dancing excitement. Legally Blonde must close to travel to Brisbane, opening in March, and Melbourne, opening in May.


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'The Addams Family' ticket giveaway!

Posted on: 11/1/2013 2:54AM

The Addams FamilyThe Addams Family will be making its musical debut this year in Sydney on March 23. The freakishly fun production will feature all the signature characters and stay true to the original theme. Plus, two lucky Dance Informa readers can win two double passes to a preview performance in Sydney on March 19!


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Canberra Latin Dance Festival's applications

Posted on: 10/1/2013 2:51AM

Canberra
 Latin Dance FestivalFollowing its inaugural event, the Canberra 
Latin Dance Festival has recently announced that its second event will run 18-20 October 2013. If dancers, choreographers or directors are interested in performing at next year’s festival, they are asked to contact officials for more information. 


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ETTINGSHAUSENS offers 2013 fulltime course

Posted on: 9/1/2013 2:07AM

ETTINGSHAUSENSETTINGSHAUSENS, an arts organisation that offers a wide variety of classes including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, hip hop and singing, still has places open in it’s 2013 fulltime course 
Certificate IV in Dance.


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West Australian Ballet offers public classes

Posted on: 8/1/2013 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet Centre ClassesWest Australian Ballet recently announced that it will be welcoming the public into its new home for a programme of evening adult dance classes beginning February 2013. Located on Whatley Crescent in Maylands, the renovated West Australian Ballet Centre has three spacious dance studios in which participants can learn from some of the best teachers in Perth.


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Mickey's Rockin' Road Show in Melbourne

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

Mickey's Rockin' Road ShowJump on board for a fun-filled journey with Mickey and all your favourite Disney Live! friends. Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show is coming to Melbourne on January 24.


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Register for ADT's Summer Intensive

Posted on: 4/1/2013 1:41AM

Australian Dance Theatre’s Summer IntensiveExperience the creative and physical challenge of being a full-time contemporary dancer at Australian Dance Theatre’s Summer Intensive. Designed for students interested in gaining an insight into the workings of a professional contemporary dance company, the intensive is also a great way to improve technique whilst learning new skills.


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Ausdance NSW's Dance Space Residencies

Posted on: 3/1/2013 2:12AM

Ausdance NSWAusdance NSW’s Dance Space Residency Program offers studio residencies to qualifying choreographers, companies and independent dance artists. Eligible dancers are invited to submit proposals for the 2013 program. Applications are due on Friday 11th January.


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The Australian Ballet's 'Don Quixote'

Posted on: 2/1/2013 12:00AM

The Australian Ballet's 'Don Quixote'The Australian Ballet begins a year of masterpieces with a joyous, Spanish-flavoured ballet packed with tutus and lively dancing. Full of infectious charm and dynamic performances, Don Quixote is both a favourite of the dancers and perfect for families. The production opens in Melbourne on 15 March and will later travel to Sydney.


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NIDA launches new Sydney studio courses

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

The National Institute of Dramatic ArtThe National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) has recently announced the expansion of its acclaimed studio program. The launch of the 2013 NIDA Studio program provides new opportunities for Sydney’s emerging artists, with 23 different studio courses now being offered for adults and young people in disciplines including acting, writing, directing, singing, movement, filmmaking, design, theatre production and more.


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Win tickets to dance spectacular 'BLAZE'

Posted on: 29/12/2012 2:13AM

BLAZEDancers can krump, lock, pop or moonwalk their way to free tickets to the international dance spectacular BLAZE on Saturday 5 January and Sunday 6 January in Sydney


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DirtyFeet offers The Choreographic Lab

Posted on: 28/12/2012 2:23AM

DirtyFeet's Choreographic LabDirtyFeet, a Sydney-based non-profit contemporary dance organisation supporting independent dance artists, is seeking applications from choreographers for The Choreographic Lab, a place early professionals come together to explore their creative practice.


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Chunky Move to present '247 Days' in 2013

Posted on: 27/12/2012 12:00AM

Chunky MoveVictoria's contemporary dance company Chunky Move strips back the layers to explore human dynamics in a shifting Australian landscape with the world premiere of 247 Days at the Malthouse Theatre in March 2013. 


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2013 Festival of Colour presents Black Grace

Posted on: 26/12/2012 12:00AM

2013 Festival of Colour presents Black GraceFestival of Colour, a New Zealand arts celebration taking place at Lake Wanaka, has recently announced leading New Zealand contemporary dance company Black Grace will be one of the highlights of the 2013 arts festival that will take place on 16 - 21 April.


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Starry, starry nights at the Quarry

Posted on: 25/12/2012 12:00AM

West Australian Ballet's 'Ballet at the Quarry'West Australian Ballet's annual summer season Ballet at the Quarry opens Friday 8 February with a cracking programme, celebrating 20 years at The Quarry Amphitheatre. Performances include two world premieres, Yes I'll Move For You by Cass Mortimer Eipper, and Jubilate by Daniel Roberts, and from the great Glen Tetley, a modern classic, Voluntaries.


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Bangarra Dance Theatre tours 'Blak' in 2013

Posted on: 22/12/2012 12:31AM

Bangarra Dance Theatre presents 'Blak'Beginning in May 2013, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Blak, a new production about the challenges and rewards for Aboriginal young people making transitions to adulthood.


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Genée International Ballet Competition 2012

Posted on: 21/12/2012 1:00AM

Genée International Ballet Competition 2012Recognised as one of ballet’s most prestigious competitions, the Final of the Royal Academy of Dance's Genée International Ballet Competition took place at the St. James Theatre in Wellington on Saturday, December 15. Local ballet communities are celebrating after area dancers won various medals.


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Queensland Ballet presents 'Dance Dialogues'

Posted on: 20/12/2012 2:26AM

Queensland BalletQueensland Ballet will treat audiences this February to the first of its two up-close and personal studio series. Dance Dialogues will open new Artistic Director Li Cunxin’s highly anticipated debut season.


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