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Indigenous Dancers ‘Descendance’ Tell of Tsunami Trauma in Hawaii

Posted on: 29/3/2011 6:00PM

Descendance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre has toured Hawaii for seven successive years, but the 2011 tour will now be remembered for the tsunami which was due to hit the islands on Friday March 11th at 3am, in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake. Honolulu was in a state of frenzy as sirens and public announcements roared throughout the city with warnings of the coming tsunami. Descendance performers kept their composure throughout the ordeal and the wave eventually lost momentum on its journey across the Pacific before it reached the shores of Waikiki.


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Jacob’s Pillow Launches Online Dance Interactive

Posted on: 28/3/2011 6:00PM

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, National Historic Landmark and recent recipient of a 2010 National Medal of Arts, has launched Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive, an online video collection of dance highlights from 1937 through 2010. Aimed at expanding global audiences for dance, this new resource offers a curated selection of videos by artists who have performed at Jacob’s Pillow over the past seven decades. Dance Interactive features brief video clips ranging from 1930s footage of Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers to HD videos of 2010 performances by Australian contemporary company Lucy Guerin Inc. The resource merges educational and entertaining features. 


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The Australian Ballet and NAB Take dance to primary schools

Posted on: 27/3/2011 6:00PM

The Australian Ballet is joining forces with its In Schools Partner NAB to present its flagship education program to even more primary school students than ever before. The 2011 Out There - The Australian Ballet in schools program has been officially launched!


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New GM for Dancenorth

Posted on: 12/2/2011 11:52PM

Dancenorth, Townsville and regional Queensland’s only professional dance company, has a new General Manager – Peter Helft. Peter brings a diverse set of skills to the role having worked in corporate roles in Australia that include Advertising Director of The Age newspaper, Melbourne; GM of Staging Connections, Sydney; and CEO of Brite Australia. Prior to these roles Peter was an actor for 10 years in the UK.


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