DANCE NEWS


Former dancer’s exhibit on view in Brisbane

Posted on: 26/3/2018 10:00AM

The Museum of BrisbaneTime is running out to see former dancer Anne Scott Wilson's exhibition at The Museum of Brisbane. MoB opened the multidisciplinary artist’s exhibit entitled “Every Day I Wait” in November and it will close April 15. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in the East Gallery, with two extra hours allotted on Friday evenings.


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Energetiks releases Avatar youth collection

Posted on: 26/3/2018 7:15AM

Energetiks youth activewear collectionEnergetiks has just released its latest youth activewear collection, Avatar. Just in time for autumn, the collection combines rich jewel tones and bold botanical blooms to make a striking statement this season. The entire collection features Energetiks’ signature ProForm Ultra™ fabric, which utilises compression technology.


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Introducing the Australia Samba Congress

Posted on: 24/3/2018 8:00AM

2018 Sydney Samba EventThe inaugural Australia Samba Congress (ASC) will take place in Sydney in April and is a groundbreaking event for Brazilian arts and culture. From the producers of the International Samba Congress in Los Angeles, Brasil Samba Congress in Rio, Gafieira Brasil and Samba Internacional, the ASC is the first event of its kind to hit Australian shores. It will bring together dance and fitness enthusiasts from around Australia and NZ.


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Canberra Dance Theatre celebrates 40th year

Posted on: 23/3/2018 7:30AM

40th Anniversary of OpeningIt was 40 years ago in 1978 that Canberra Dance Theatre (CDT) was born. In 2018, the world-class studio celebrates its 40th birthday with a special project that will culminate in three performances at The Street Theatre on October 12-14.


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NT Dance Company continuing to grow

Posted on: 22/3/2018 8:03AM

Gary Lang contemporary dance companyIndigenous-owned NT Dance Company has become a central part of the Northern Territory’s artistic community. It is continuing to grow and will soon bring on a part-time general manager. It recently performed Milnjiya, Milky Way — River of Stars at the 2018 Perth Festival.


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La Scala Ballet to make Australian debut

Posted on: 21/3/2018 10:25AM

Queensland Performing Arts CentreFor the first time ever, Italy’s celebrated Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company will perform in Australia – and only in Brisbane. As part of its International Series, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will present this world-renowned ballet company from November 7-18, 2018.


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Paloma Gómez offers workshops in Perth

Posted on: 21/3/2018 8:45AM

Casa Del Compás School of Spanish DanceFlamenco and Spanish Dance expert Paloma Gómez has returned to Perth and is currently teaching technique classes and choreography at Casa Del Compás School of Spanish Dance. Her exquisite style and technique, together with her gift of bringing out the best in students, promises a wonderful dance experience across all levels.


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Joshua Horner auctions off unique shoes

Posted on: 20/3/2018 7:00AM

Billy Elliot The Musical Sydney 2007 Australian choreographer and creative director Joshua Horner has announced an online auction of his most precious dance shoes to benefit Australian student dancers. Bid on the shoes now, as the deadline is March 23!


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Casting call for new 'Come From Away'

Posted on: 19/3/2018 6:04PM

Sydney Musical Theatre Auditions 2018Broadway producers Junkyard Dog Productions and Rodney Rigby have announced that casting for the Australian production of the Broadway musical Come From Away, to open in Melbourne at the Comedy Theatre in July 2019, will begin this May in Melbourne and Sydney.


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WA Ballet holds 'La Sylphide' Child Auditions

Posted on: 17/3/2018 7:05AM

West Australian Ballet La Sylphide AuditionsWest Australian Ballet has an exciting opportunity for young female dancers to be involved in the upcoming season of La Sylphide. All applicants must register online by Monday, March 19 at 5 p.m. (AWST).


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Win prize from International Ballet Workshops

Posted on: 16/3/2018 7:45AM

Winter 2018 Dance Workshop SeriesAre you already registered for the International Ballet Workshops Winter 2018 "Classics to Contemporary" Series? The tour schedule includes workshops in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, NZ in July. If you register for a workshop by midnight on March 19, you'll go in the draw for fabulous prizes!


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'STOMP' to launch new Aussie tour this May

Posted on: 15/3/2018 11:05PM

Stamping and drumming showThe Broadway, West End and international sensation STOMP is back, and it promises to be better than ever! Following a sell-out visit in 2013, STOMP returns to Australia with its unstoppable energy. The show will tour to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Adelaide and Sydney from May to August.


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Immersive dance show comes to Chippendale

Posted on: 14/3/2018 7:35AM

Machi Adventure: Step Into My HomeMachi Adventure: Step Into My Home, an immersive theatre and dance show, will soon take participants on an adventure across Chippendale, a hip Sydney neighborhood. This “machi” adventure, which translates to “city adventure”, will see four Japanese artists take over a mystery location and breathe life into everyday spaces with the power of performance, ranging from experimental dance to solo theatre.


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ADT secures major cruise line partnership

Posted on: 13/3/2018 7:30AM

ADT dancers onboard Cunard’s Queen ElizabethAustralian Dance Theatre (ADT) recently announced an exciting and unique partnership with one of the best-known names in luxury international travel. ADT is one of four iconic Australian brands approached by Cunard to participate in the cruise line’s record season Down Under in Feb. and March 2019.


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Keir Choreographic Award names finalists

Posted on: 12/3/2018 10:20AM

2018 Keir Choreographic Awards FinalistThe 2018 Keir Choreographic Awards finalists have been announced following the Semi-Finals at Dancehouse in Melbourne on March 6-10. The four finalists will perform in the final series at Carriageworks in Sydney this weekend, from March 15–17.


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Entries closing for Sydney Eisteddfod 2018

Posted on: 11/3/2018 6:42AM

Australian Ballet Competition

Entries will soon close for this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod events. Dancers can enter the categories for ballet, jazz, contemporary, demi-character and modern expressive/lyrical through March 13. The big Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Scholarship Finals are scheduled for Sunday, August 26 this year. Then the Sydney Eisteddfod Dance of Champions is set for Sunday, September 23.


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Melbourne Latin Festival rings in 10th year

Posted on: 9/3/2018 8:00AM

10th Annual Melbourne Latin FestivalThe 10th Annual Melbourne Latin Festival (MLF) will be held over Easter weekend, from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1. It will be presented in a new venue, Williamstown Town Hall in VIC. In addition to all the workshops led by international faculty members, MLF will feature leading Latin dancers strutting their stuff onstage.


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Queensland Ballet moves to redevelop home

Posted on: 8/3/2018 7:30AM

Redeveloping Thomas Dixon CentreQueensland Ballet recently moved into the next phase of its plans to redevelop its home in Brisbane’s West End to become a world-class ballet facility. Through March 12 plans will be open to public submissions during the design approvals phase.


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Aussie dance teachers honoured at AIDTA

Posted on: 7/3/2018 7:35AM

AIDTA Honours Dance InstructorsThe 2018 Australian Independent Dance Teacher Awards (AIDTA) will take place this Friday, March 9 at the John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, WA. The dance community is invited to come and support the hard-working teachers and celebrate them in a night of awards and dance performances.


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Lion Heart Dance Co. launches Next Steps

Posted on: 6/3/2018 5:00PM

Next Steps professional development programLion Heart Dance Company in Melbourne has launched Next Steps, a professional development program for early to mid-career dancers. With the goal of up-skilling the professional practice of these dancers, this unique initiative will provide the 12 selected applicants with the opportunity to learn and develop practical business skills in round-table style lectures.


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HotHouse & Chunky Move present workshops

Posted on: 6/3/2018 11:25AM

WA dance workshopsAll Saints' College's arts initiative, The HotHouse Company, is partnering with Chunky Move, a contemporary dance company based in Melbourne, on a residency program in 2018. This month, they'll present two workshops specifically for dance students and teachers.


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Take class from 'Moose' of 'Step Up' fame

Posted on: 3/3/2018 7:45AM

Moose from Step UpAdam G. Sevani, widely known as "Moose" from the Step Up film series, is currently touring Australia, leading master classes in various cities. By the end of his tour, he will have visited Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth and Adelaide.


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Educators invited to Pelvis & Plié Workshop

Posted on: 1/3/2018 12:00PM

Pelvis & Plié Dance InstructionI Can Move, a movement education organisation focused on evidence-based techniques from the fields of Psychology, Pilates and the Franklin Method, will soon offer its first Cueing the Dancer workshop for 2018. Coming up this Sunday, March 4, this is the organisation’s signature workshop, Pelvis & Plié.


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The McDonald College seeks Australia’s next upcoming talent

Posted on: 28/2/2018 7:25AM

2019 Entry AuditionsAustralia’s renowned performing arts institution, The McDonald College, will be holding its annual Entry Auditions, commencing in April 2018. Building on over 31 years as both an academic and performance icon, the College will be recruiting students who have an interest in either acting, ballet, dance, music or musical theatre for their primary and secondary school.


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Win a chance to train at Joffrey Ballet School!

Posted on: 27/2/2018 9:15AM

Summer Scholarship Contest 2018Dance Informa is excited to once again partner with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City to host a Summer Scholarship Contest! Now through April 15, dancers can enter to win one of 21 scholarships at www.danceinforma.us/ballet-scholarships.


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Alek Paliński leads Brisbane workshop

Posted on: 26/2/2018 12:30PM

Mad Dance House Guest InstructorPolish dancer Alek Paliński will lead a special Contemporary Fusion Workshop at Brisbane's Mad Dance House on March 5. Paliński, who lives and works out of Los Angeles on a O-1 Artist Visa, is currently on tour in Australia with modern burlesque icon Dita Von Teese.


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'Beyond The Barricade' to debut in Australia

Posted on: 23/2/2018 6:55PM

Australian tour of musical showstoppersThe U.K.’s critically-acclaimed show Beyond The Barricade, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from June 1. It stars past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on U.K. tour.


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Co3’s 'Frank Enstein' returns this year

Posted on: 22/2/2018 11:00AM

Frank EnsteinWestern Australia’s contemporary dance company Co3 recently announced that its hit show Frank Enstein will return to the State Theatre Centre of WA in 2018. After a sell-out season in 2017, Frank Enstein will be presented anew with local artists taking the big stage.


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M&T In Motion announces 2018 plans

Posted on: 21/2/2018 12:45PM

M&T In MotionThis year has started with a bang for Australian choreographer Tim Podesta with his new work Shadow Aspect being nominated for five awards and winning Best New Ballet Production at the recent Wales Theatre Awards. Podesta, who began a collaboration with Principal Dancer Mara Galeazzi in 2015, dubbed M&T In Motion, now looks ahead to new projects.


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'In The Heights' extends Sydney season

Posted on: 20/2/2018 7:45AM

Blue Saint Productions AustraliaWith the first two weeks already sold out, award-winning production company Blue Saint Productions has announced an additional week of performances for the upcoming season of In The Heights. The Sydney season of the Tony Award-winning musical at the Hayes Theatre Co has now been extended until April 15.


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