DANCE NEWS


Ziegler Girls to tour Australia & NZ

Posted on: 2/6/2018 8:35AM

2018 Ziegler Girls Australian and New Zealand TourThe Ziegler Girls are heading to Australia and New Zealand for an all-new, up-close and personal experience with their fans. Maddie and Mackenzie, the girls that stole hearts when they starred in Dance Moms, will present a show that promises to get your heart pumping.


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JCMOD to hold auditions for 2019 entry

Posted on: 31/5/2018 12:00PM

Jason Coleman's Ministry of DanceAre you serious about pursing a career in the entertainment industry? Then be sure to look into Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in Melbourne! The dance training organisation offers renowned Full Time Courses that require students take 30 hours of classes per week in a variety of genres. Excitingly, JCMOD has now announced its auditions for dancers applying for 2019 entry to a full time course!


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Marrugeku to premiere 'Burrbgaja Yalirra'

Posted on: 31/5/2018 10:40AM

'Burrbgaja Yalirra' program by MarrugekuContemporary dance-theatre company Marrugeku will present the world premiere of Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards) on June 7-16 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). From the creators of Gudirr Gudirr, Cut the Sky and Burning Daylight, Burrbgaja Yalirra is a triple bill of new solo works.


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U.K. artist to lead Inclusive Dance Workshop

Posted on: 30/5/2018 9:00AM

Inclusive Dance WorkshopIn collaboration with Ausdance NSW, Accessible Arts will soon present an Inclusive Approaches to Dance Movement Workshop. U.K. artist Vicky Malin is coming to Sydney and will lead the workshop at East Sydney Community Arts Centre on Thursday, June 7.


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QLD Ballet to tour 'Swan Lake' regionally

Posted on: 29/5/2018 9:00AM

Regional Queensland TourQueensland Ballet’s swans and cygnets will soon take wing across Queensland for the Swan Lake regional tour, running 20 June – 7 July. This production captivated audiences during its 2017 season in Brisbane, and will no doubt have hearts aflutter once again.


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WAAPA presents 'From Music Hall to Cabaret'

Posted on: 28/5/2018 8:00AM

WAAPA’s Classical Vocal programAcclaimed British vocal coach and WAAPA visiting artist Mary King invites Perth audiences to chase their cares away with a rousing concert celebrating the popular entertainment of music hall, café culture and cabaret. King is putting WAAPA’s Classical Vocal students through their paces to put on From Music Hall to Cabaret from May 31 - June 2.


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Leslie Bell to choreograph 'She Loves Me'

Posted on: 25/5/2018 8:05AM

Hayes Theatre Co SydneyLeslie Bell, a faculty member at ED5 International Full Time Performing Arts in North Strathfield, NSW, will choreograph Hayes Theatre Co’s delightful new romantic comedy, She Loves Me, playing later this year. Bell recently assisted on the Hayes’ musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


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Applications close soon for Travel Fellowship

Posted on: 24/5/2018 7:30AM

Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship recipientEmerging Australian choreographers under 40 years old are invited to apply for the Ausdance National Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship, which provides $5,000 for international travel for professional development. Applications close June 1.


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QUT students present 'Essentially Dance'

Posted on: 23/5/2018 8:15AM

QUT's Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) students. Photo by Fiona Cullen.The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) will soon showcase the best of its Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) students in Essentially Dance. Students will perform works choreographed by Csaba Buday, Matthew Lawrence, Lisa Wilson and Natalie Weir.


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Darwin Festival reveals first shows for 2018

Posted on: 22/5/2018 9:25AM

Darwin Festival 2018Set across 18 balmy days and nights, Darwin Festival returns August 9–26. Get set for another season of ballet, cabaret, theatrical shows, live music acts, knee-slapping comedy and family fun. The first taste of this festival wonderland has arrived, with six standout shows on sale now.


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Australian Dance Theatre unveils new home

Posted on: 22/5/2018 7:00AM

Australian Dance Theatre transforms Odeon TheatreAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) has transformed Norwood’s iconic Odeon Theatre into a stunning new home for dance in South Australia. Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company has spent almost half a million dollars updating the venue to create a state-of-the-art theatre and stage space with retractable seating, rehearsal space for creative development and a glamorous new foyer and bar.


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Dance and science meet in one event

Posted on: 18/5/2018 8:45AM

Liz Lea produces event for FORM Dance ProjectsDance and science will collide at Riverside Theatres on June 2 with DANscienCE Moving Well, a one-day event including performances, talks, a panel discussion and films. Presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres, the program will feature guest dance artists and health specialists exploring the nexus between dance, science, health, wellbeing and longevity.


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Dean Walsh offers workshop in Ultimo

Posted on: 17/5/2018 10:30PM

PrimeOrderly PracticeAward-winning Australian dance practitioner Dean Walsh will soon offer a full day professional-level dance workshop in a specific, zoomorphic aspect of his “PrimeOrderly” practice. PrimeOrderly is a methodology Walsh devised that intersects marine environmental science, conservation and his dance, scuba and freediving practices.


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Bangarra to premiere 'Dark Emu'

Posted on: 16/5/2018 7:15AM

Bangarra Dance TheatreIn superb form after the sold-out season of Bennelong, Bangarra Dance Theatre returns with a major new dance work, Dark Emu, directed by one of Australia’s most accomplished creatives, Stephen Page. The much-anticipated creation is Page’s 25th work for Bangarra and premieres at the Sydney Opera House on 14 June, before travelling to Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne in September.


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Ochre works with 'choreographic legends'

Posted on: 15/5/2018 7:30AM

3.3 and Beyond at Subiaco Arts CentreWestern Australia’s Ochre Contemporary Dance Company will soon present 3.3 and Beyond at the Subiaco Arts Centre on 26 May - 3 June. The double-bill dance performance will see the company work with two of Australia’s choreographic legends, Michael Leslie and Chrissie Parrott, and be accompanied by a screening of a short film directed by Artistic Director Mark Howett.


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Wakakirri to inspire next generation

Posted on: 14/5/2018 8:00AM

Dance Career Day VIC AustraliaProminent members of the entertainment industry will be sharing insights with the next generation of Australian stars at Wakakirri’s Performing Arts Careers Day at The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) on Monday, May 28.


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Cruise auditions coming to Sydney, Melbourne

Posted on: 11/5/2018 1:45PM

Cruise Dance Auditions AustraliaNorwegian Creative Studios is coming to Australia from May 14, 2018 to audition dancers and singers for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Don’t miss your chance to try out to professionally dance while travelling the world!


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Austinmer Dance Theatre presents 'Connect'

Posted on: 10/5/2018 7:15AM

Austinmer Dance TheatreIllawarra-based Austinmer Dance Theatre will bring together three choreographers in the new production Connect, taking place at Coniston’s eclectic Phoenix Theatre for three shows on May 24, 25 and 26.


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'Aladdin' coming to Adelaide in 2019

Posted on: 9/5/2018 11:45AM

Jasmine and AladdinDisney Theatrical Productions recently confirmed its hit Broadway musical Aladdin will come to the Adelaide Festival Theatre in April 2019. This is the first time a main stage Disney Theatrical production has ever been presented in South Australia.


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Tasdance appoints five 'dancer-makers'

Posted on: 8/5/2018 10:45PM

Tasmanian company of makersAfter a rigorous national selection process, Tasdance recently announced the appointment of its new company of “dancer-makers”. As Tasdance embarks on a new beginning and fresh approach to the nature of the professional contemporary dance ensemble and becomes a “company of makers,” it welcomes five talented artists: Sofie Burgoyne, Gabriel Comerford, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Thomas E.S. Kelly and Isabella Stone.


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Long list announced for 2018 Dance Awards

Posted on: 7/5/2018 11:00PM

Mozart AirborneAusdance National and the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel and Advisors have announced the long list for the 2018 Australian Dance Awards. Congratulations to all nominees! The final winners will be announced at the 2018 Awards Ceremony in Brisbane on September 8.


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'Lola Montez' musical brought back to life

Posted on: 4/5/2018 8:00AM

Debora Krizak at Lola Montez WorkshopWritten in 1957, Lola Montez is the most commercially successful Australian musical with an original score of all time. Now, 60 years since its final performance, Lola Montez is back! The 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert of this Australian musical masterpiece is set for Saturday, June 2, as a one night only event.


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Announcing On Stage with Travis Wall!

Posted on: 2/5/2018 11:00PM

VIC Dance Festival WarrnamboolHow would you like to dance on stage with Travis Wall? If the thought excites you beyond words, then be sure to enter the new contest live on Dance Informa at www.danceinforma.com.au/vdf!


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Dancenorth helped open #GC2018

Posted on: 2/5/2018 7:30AM

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony was the biggest celebration the Gold Coast and Queensland had ever seen. Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page served as a Segment Director of the Opening Ceremony.


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'Cry-Baby' announced for The Hayes, Sydney

Posted on: 1/5/2018 7:45AM

Cameron Mitchell choreographs Australian premiere of Cry-BabyProducer LPD, in association with Hayes Theatre Co, recently announced the Australian premiere of the rockabilly musical Cry-Baby. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from July 20, Cry-Baby is based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters film of the same name, which starred Johnny Depp.


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Four artists bring creativity to WAAPA's 'Rise'

Posted on: 30/4/2018 8:00AM

Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsWAAPA’s first dance season for 2018 showcases new works by visiting international choreographer Ori Flomin, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Daniel Roberts, and well-known local artists Jayne Smeulders and Natalie Allen. Rise will be performed by WAAPA’s 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students in WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre from May 5-11.


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Australian Dance Week is upon us!

Posted on: 27/4/2018 10:00AM

Lorna Sim of Alison Plevey, Australian Dance PartyHow are you planning on celebrating Australian Dance Week? It’s almost here (running 29 April to 6 May) so make sure to finalise your plans now! Dance Informa’s team of dance journalists can’t wait!


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Energetiks joins Fashion Revolution Week

Posted on: 25/4/2018 1:30PM

Energetiks dancewear for Fashion RevolutionEnergetiks is participating in Fashion Revolution Week (April 23-29, 2018) by sending customers information about their manufacturing processes and supplier chains, and reinforcing their commitment to remain an Australian made brand. 98% of Energetiks’ garments are being made in Australia, using Australian fabrics. Energetiks’ manufacturers and textile mills uphold Australian standards in fair working conditions and environmental impact reduction.


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Want to dance & take pics with Talia Fidra?

Posted on: 25/4/2018 9:00AM

Pre-Professional Student at Queensland BalletDancers, how would you like to join Instagram star Talia Fidra for an exclusive dance class and photoshoot? Four dancers will be able to do just that thanks to Capezio’s newly launched contest at http://bit.ly/TaliaWorkshop.


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Scholarship Awards back at AUS Ballet School

Posted on: 24/4/2018 9:00AM

Serenade, choreographed by George BalanchineFor the second time, The Australian Ballet School will offer students from around Australia and overseas the chance to participate in The Australian Ballet School Scholarship Awards. Set for June 8-10, the event welcomes promising young dancers aged 10-17 who aspire to train in the School’s elite, vocational training programme to compete for scholarships.


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