DANCE NEWS


Expressions Dance Company auditions 2019

Posted on: 3/7/2019 6:00PM

Now under the direction of Amy Hollingsworth, EDC will be holding an open audition on Saturday, 10 August 2019 for both male and female dancers in Brisbane, QLD. In line with the demands of her new vision for the company they will be seeking dancers who possess excellence in both physical and creative skills.


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Dancenorth Artist Residency In The Tropics Program (A.R.T.)

Posted on: 2/7/2019 6:00PM

Dancenorth are thrilled to have recently secured funding through the Ian Potter Foundation to support the Dancenorth Artistic Capacity and Leadership Development Program being held in Queensland. The program will provide a myriad of opportunities to dancers and dance makers by way of residencies, mentorships, secondments and employment, affirming the Company’s growing position as a regional epicentre for collaboration, innovation, artistic exchange and excellence. 


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Shrek The Musical Is Coming To Australia

Posted on: 1/7/2019 6:00PM

Australia’s leading theatre producer John Frost has announced that the Broadway smash hit SHREK THE MUSICAL is coming to Australia. This lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star in early January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane.


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Frozen will make its Australian premiere in Sydney

Posted on: 28/6/2019 6:00PM

Disney Theatrical Productions musical, Frozen will make its Australian premiere at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in 2020. This Academy Award-Winning film has now turned into a Broadway production.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Melbourne's Charlies!

Posted on: 26/6/2019 6:00PM

The spectacular new musical Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is coming to Melbourne from August 9th this year, playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, following a hugely successful season in Sydney. Melbourne's Charlie Bucket has been found!


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19th Annual Helpmann Award Nominations in 42 Categories Announced!

Posted on: 25/6/2019 6:00PM

The Countdown to the 19th Annual Helpmann Awards is on, following the announcement of the 2019 Helpmann Award Nominees. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The Awards recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentations for children and young people, regional touring and cabaret. 


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Ballets de Monte-Carlo brings its full troupe to Australia

Posted on: 24/6/2019 6:00PM

For the first time, the renowned Ballets de Monte-Carlo brings its full troupe to Australia in Melbourne June 27th to July 6th, 2019. It will be showcasing superb dancers in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s modern take on Swan Lake.


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Come Together Dance Convention 2019

Posted on: 24/6/2019 6:00PM

Come Together Dance Convention, designed for dance teachers, studio owners and students, is a professional development dance industry event held across two days at Rydges South Bank, Brisbane on 6-7 July. Featuring 12 teacher presenters and eight student workshops supported by dance industry exhibitors and partners, this convention provides participants with opportunities and tools to grow and learn during practical education sessions. 


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Victorian State Schools Spectacular this September

Posted on: 21/6/2019 6:00PM

The 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular (VSSS) will bring together 3000 young performers from more than 200 government schools across Victoria, for two shows on Saturday 14 September at Melbourne Arena. The Spectacular contributes towards a key Education State target of improving critical and creative thinking, and of more Victorian students achieving the highest levels of achievement in the arts by 2025.


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Jason Donovan joins the musical Chicago in Melbourne

Posted on: 20/6/2019 6:00PM

Jason Donovan will be joining the cast of the multi-award winning, record breaking musical CHICAGO this December at The State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne from December 14th 2019. Playing the role of the cunning and charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn, this will be the first time Jason has appeared on stage in a musical in Australia.


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The Royal Ballet will be showcased in triple bill screenings

Posted on: 19/6/2019 6:00PM

The contemporary skills of The Royal Ballet will be showcased in the triple bill screenings. Audiences in Australia, are never far from a performance at the Royal Opera House, with the broadcast screened in 20 Event Cinemas nationwide and from 7 Village Cinemas in Victoria and Hobart from until July 2019.


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Sydney Opera House presents the return encore season of The Choir of Man

Posted on: 18/6/2019 6:00PM

The feel-good sing-along hit, The Choir of Man, will return to Sydney Opera House for an encore season in The Studio from 6 November – 1 December 2019 following its sold out four week season earlier this year.


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New musical Come From Away

Posted on: 17/6/2019 6:00PM

The ground-breaking new musical is based on the incredible real-life events in the wake of the September 11 tragedy when 38 planes carrying nearly 7,000 people from over 100 countries were redirected to Gander, Newfoundland, almost doubling the population of the remote Canadian town. Come From Away will commence previews from 3 July 2019 and open on Saturday 20 July at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.


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Expressions Dance Company perform The Dinner Party

Posted on: 15/6/2019 12:08PM

Don't miss The Dinner Party, an elegant dinner party by Expressions Dance Company at Riverside Theatre, Sydney on June 14th and 15th. The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly.


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Rehearsals for Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co’s new musical RAZORHURST 

Posted on: 14/6/2019 6:00PM

Rehearsals for Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co’s production of the new musical RAZORHURST have started. Set in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, this exciting new musical, with book and lyrics by Kate Mulley and music by Andy Peterson, will have its Australian premiere from 14 June.


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New Board Chair For The Queensland Ballet

Posted on: 13/6/2019 6:00PM

Chair of the Board of Queensland Ballet (QB) for the last six years, Brett Clark this week officially announced his resignation and named his successor as respected businesswoman Julieanne Alroe.


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Open Audition for Disneyland Paris!

Posted on: 12/6/2019 6:00PM

Disney never fails to inspire the world with their creativity and they are currently looking for cast for their characters and parades department. Auditions will take place in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne from June 23rd to 30th 2019.


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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to open in Brisbane in March 2020

Posted on: 11/6/2019 6:00PM

The spectacular new musical Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is headed to Brisbane in March 2020, playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, following a hugely successful season in Sydney and the much-anticipated season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from August 2019. 


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Entry Auditions at The McDonald College

Posted on: 10/6/2019 11:00PM

Expressions of interest are open for 2020 and 2021 entry auditions at The McDonald College in Sydney on June 14th. Audition for Acting, Classical Ballet, Dance (Contemporary & Commercial), Music & Musical Theatre and the best part, scholarships are available!


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Billy Elliot Is back for the Australian tour 2019/20

Posted on: 7/6/2019 6:00PM

The 10th anniversary Billy Elliot tour will premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre from October 10 followed by seasons at the Festival Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre from December 2019, Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020 and QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020.


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Bangarra more than a dance company

Posted on: 6/6/2019 6:00PM

Every year, Bangarra Dance Theatre’s transformative youth outreach program Rekindling works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the country, connecting youth with their culture through storytelling and dance. Since 2013, the program has reached more than 850 youth across 33 communities, and they’re calling for support to further their work.


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2019 National Dance Forum

Posted on: 5/6/2019 6:00PM

Forum partners Ausdance National and Tracks Dance Company will present the fifth National Dance Forum (NDF2019) from 9–10 August 2019 in Darwin, Northern Territory.


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Coming to Brisbane! Ricky J Hinds as the Associate Choreographer of 'Come From Away'

Posted on: 4/6/2019 6:00PM

Coming to Brisbane! Richard J. Hinds is in Australia as the Associate Choreographer of 'Come From Away' and he is making a special trip to the Sunshine State. This opportunity will delight the dancers of Brisbane on Sunday 16th June.


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McAllister is retiring from Ballet

Posted on: 3/6/2019 6:00PM

The artistic director of the Australian Ballet, David McAllister, has spent two decades in this role and it has been announced that he is retiring from Ballet at the end of 2020. 


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Adelaide Festival 2019 - the most successful in its 59-year history

Posted on: 30/5/2019 6:00PM

Established in 1960, the Adelaide Festival has presented audiences with an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays.  Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions.


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Strictly Ballroom The Musical is set to wow in Perth with WAAPA students

Posted on: 29/5/2019 6:00PM

Strictly Ballroom The Musical will quick step, cha cha and samba its way into your heart when it dances on to the stage of Perth’s Regal Theatre as WAAPA’s highly anticipated mid-year musical from June 15 to 22. Performed by2nd and 3rd Year Music Theatre students and WAAPA Music students


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Paul Malek exclusive Masterclass tour

Posted on: 28/5/2019 6:00PM

Get ready Australia & New Zealand, Artistic Director Paul Malek is headed to your area for an exclusive Masterclass tour exploring his unique contemporary dance techniques and creative practices. The tour dates range from June 2nd to August 25th.


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Saturday Night Fever's last week in Sydney

Posted on: 27/5/2019 6:00PM

Sydney audiences are loving the iconic hit Saturday Night Fever at the Sydney Lyric Theatre but the exclusive Australian season only has a week left to run. This celebration of one of the most loved films and soundtracks of all time must close on Sunday 2 June.


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NOT giving away our shot as musical Hamilton comes to Australia!

Posted on: 25/5/2019 11:00PM

We are not giving away our shot as Broadway musical Hamilton comes to Australia! Hamilton will premiere at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney in February 2021. Casting briefs will come out in June for auditions later in 2019!


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Youth dance collaboration Borderline

Posted on: 23/5/2019 9:00PM

Borderline is an international youth dance collaboration between Origins Dance Company (AUS) and the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland (UK). It will showcase July 6th at Transit Dance in Melbourne’s Brunswick.


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