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At First Light hosts morning dance party

Posted on: 29/4/2016 9:00AM

At First Light in Adelaide on April 8, 2016Earlier this month, a new dance “morning movement” held its first event in Adelaide. Dubbed “At First Light,” the event is being labeled “Australia's first healthy morning dance party.” The kick-off event was hosted on Friday, April 8 at The Adelaide Torrens Riverbank.


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RNZB to premiere ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Posted on: 28/4/2016 9:00AM

Royal New Zealand Ballet to premiere ‘The Wizard of Oz’One of the world’s best-known stories, The Wizard of Oz, has been lovingly crafted into a magical two-act ballet by the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s Artistic Director Francesco Ventriglia. The world premiere of The Wizard of Oz takes place in Wellington on May 4, ahead of the RNZB’s biggest tour of 2016, visiting nine centres around New Zealand.


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Melbourne City Ballet announces partnership

Posted on: 27/4/2016 9:00AM

MICA commences January 2017Melbourne City Ballet recently announced a new joint collaboration with Coburg High School. The two organisations are joining forces to create the Melbourne Institute of Classical Arts (MICA), which will commence in January 2017.


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West Australian Ballet to tour to Indonesia

Posted on: 26/4/2016 10:00AM

West Australian Ballet touring to Jakarta, IndonesiaAfter more than 20 years, the West Australian Ballet will be touring to Jakarta, Indonesia this August. Initiated by the Ballet Indonesia Foundation (Ballet.id) and the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, the tour has been made possible by an investment of $114,440 from the Federal Government’s Catalyst arts fund and $20,000 from WA’s Department of Culture and the Arts.


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Chunky Move premieres ‘LUCID’ in Melbourne

Posted on: 25/4/2016 10:00AM

Chunky Move premieres LUCID by Anouk van DijkDo we ever have truly unguarded moments anymore? When are we truly authentic? This May, Chunky Move presents the world premiere of LUCID, an intimate performance for a dancer, an actor and multiple cameras, which digs deeply into how we form, monitor and edit our own image in response to our heroes and icons, our imagined worlds and censored dreams.


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NAISDA welcomes new Chairman in 40th year

Posted on: 22/4/2016 12:00PM

New Chairman for NAISDA Dance CollegeNAISDA Dance College recently announced that Sean Gordon will serve as new Chairperson. Over the past six years, the college has grown under the stewardship of outgoing Chair Nyunggai Warren Mundine.


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Limitless Dance Company debuts in May

Posted on: 21/4/2016 10:00AM

Debut of Sydney dance troupeIn November, Dance Informa introduced the new Sydney-based Limitless Dance Company with an interview featuring Artistic Director Mitchell Turnbull. Now the company is only a few weeks away from its official debut season. Its program, entitled Both Sides, will be presented Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21 at NIDA Playhouse, Sydney, NSW.


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Longlist announced for 2016 Dance Awards

Posted on: 20/4/2016 7:00AM

2016 Australian Dance AwardsAusdance has announced that the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel has narrowed the extensive list of nominations for the 2016 Dance Awards. The official shortlist will be announced in July, with final winners being formally announced at the 2016 Australian Dance Awards Ceremony in Perth on Sunday, September 18.


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Inaugural NZ Dance Week set for this month

Posted on: 19/4/2016 9:30AM

New Zealand Dance Week 2016For the first time, New Zealand Dance Week will take place on April 23-30, 2016. Organised by Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ), New Zealand Dance Week is a national event aimed to celebrate and elevate the awareness of all forms of dance.


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SDC to launch ‘CounterMove’ National Tour

Posted on: 18/4/2016 9:00AM

Sydney Dance Company’s CounterMove program featuring Lux TenebrisSydney Dance Company (SDC) is set to hit the road in May, presenting its latest hit, CounterMove, in 18 venues across the country. The stunning two-part program is coming to theaters in Canberra and Melbourne in May, and will host performances in regional New South Wales, regional Queensland, regional Western Australia and Darwin from June to August 2016.


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WAAPA presents mixed rep in ‘Vortex’

Posted on: 15/4/2016 8:30AM

Vortex by WAAPAThe Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will soon present its first dance season for the year, Vortex. Second and third year students will perform pieces by four outstanding Australian choreographers whose works encompass neo-classical and contemporary dance.


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