Kelley Abbey to choreograph new ‘Cabaret’

Posted on: 24/10/2016 10:00AM

Hayes Theatre Co presents Cabaret revivalThe Kit Kat Club is returning to Sydney in all its decadence for a new Australian revival of Cabaret at Hayes Theatre Co. from January 9, 2017. Featuring choreography by none other than Kelley Abbey, Cabaret will then play the Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne from April 27, 2017.

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Norwegian details ‘Priscilla’ auditions

Posted on: 22/10/2016 2:00PM

Norwegian Cruise Line Australian auditionsNorwegian Cruise Line continues to reveal more details for its upcoming Australian Audition Tour, which will visit Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne in search of top-notch dancers and singers. Now Norwegian Creative Studios has announced what roles it is specifically looking to fill for its Priscilla Queen of the Desert production. Auditions will take place in November in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Underbelly Arts appoints new director

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

Director of Underbelly ArtsOn September 30, Underbelly Arts in Sydney announced the appointment of Roslyn Helper as its new director. David Robb, the chair of Underbelly Arts, said Helper has been appointed due to her strong understanding of the artist process, her experience in running arts organisations and her knowledge of the emerging and experimental art scene.

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International Dance Educators Workshop 2016

Posted on: 20/10/2016 10:00AM

Ausdance Victoria dance teacher event MelbourneThe International Dance Educators Workshop (IDEW) returns November 17 and 18, set for Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance in North Melbourne. Hosted by Ausdance Victoria, it is billed as an “invaluable opportunity for teachers and practitioners to network, exchange ideas and learn new approaches in a practical, informal and engaging environment.”

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Norwegian finalises Sydney auditions

Posted on: 19/10/2016 12:15AM

Australian auditions for Norwegian Creative StudiosNorwegian Cruise Line had previously announced the dates and locations of its upcoming Australian Audition Tour for the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne, but now they’ve also revealed the details of the Sydney auditions!

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Lea Salonga returns to Australia in early 2017

Posted on: 18/10/2016 9:00AM

Mulan and Aladdin singer returns to AustraliaTony and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga will return to Australia in February 2017. Salonga will perform at the Concert Hall at Sydney Opera House for the first time before touring to Arts Centre Melbourne.

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Five Restless dancers share director’s chair

Posted on: 17/10/2016 10:00AM

Restless Dance TheatreAs Adelaide’s award-winning dance company working with young people with and without disability, Restless Dance Theatre will present the premiere of debut 5: the dancers direct in the Restless Studio from 20–29 October. Debut 5 will also mark the first public performances in the new Restless Dance Studio.

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Ausdance ACT offers new mentoring program

Posted on: 14/10/2016 9:00AM

Ausdance ACT mentoring programIntroducing ESCALATE – a new mentoring program being offered by Ausdance ACT for young local dance artists! Dancers aged 15-25 years who are based in ACT are being encouraged to apply. Movers and shakers from all dance genres are welcome.

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Energetiks releases Crystal Tide collection

Posted on: 13/10/2016 7:15AM

Energetiks Crystal TideBursting with fresh designs and vibrant hues, Crystal Tide is Australian dancewear icon Energetiks’ newest collection, which has now been released online and in store. Both of Dance Informa’s October magazine edition covers feature dancers modelling Crystal Tide.

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‘Emptying The Bucket’ wins Best Dance at Melbourne Fringe Awards

Posted on: 12/10/2016 9:00AM

Nebahat Erpolat choreographyCreated by Melbourne/Berlin-based choreographer Nebahat Erpolat, Emptying The Bucket presented its Australian premiere on September 28-October 1 at the Meat Market, as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. A few days later, the Festival announced the winning artists for the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Awards, with Emptying The Bucket receiving the Best Dance Award.

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Li Cunxin to stay on as AD at QLD Ballet

Posted on: 11/10/2016 9:00AM

Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Ballet audiences have welcomed the news that internationally acclaimed ballet dancer Li Cunxin recently confirmed his intention to stay at the helm of Queensland Ballet for another four years. At the same time, Queensland Ballet’s Season 2017 program has been received with open arms by season ticket holders, with sales tracking ahead of where they were at the same time last year.

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Robust season ahead for VIC State Ballet

Posted on: 10/10/2016 11:00AM

2017 Season for Victorian State BalletLed by Artistic Directors Martin and Michelle Sierra, the Victorian State Ballet has now announced its 2017 Season, which is “all about being inspired.” Programming will feature classical ballets like The Magic Toy Box, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Snow White, Nutcracker and Le Corsaire, plus neo-classical and contemporary ballets like Gabriel, Tango, Concerto and Giselle 2.

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West Australian Ballet reveals Season 2017

Posted on: 7/10/2016 10:00AM

Season 2017 of West Australian BalletWest Australian Ballet recently announced it’s programming for Season 2017. Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella’s line-up oozes international flare, tales of enchantment and illusion – and of course – refined beauty.

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Victorian Dance Festival’s Emerging Choreographer Grant returns for 2017

Posted on: 6/10/2016 8:00AM

Emerging Choreographer GrantThe team at the Victorian Dance Festival is once again on the hunt for Australia’s newest up-and-coming choreographer. With the opportunity to teach at the festival, as well as perform in the Gala Showcase, the grant is open to any artist over the age of 16. Applications are now open, with the deadline set for November 15 at 5 pm.

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2016 OzAsia Festival strikes a chord

Posted on: 4/10/2016 9:00AM

2016 OzAsia Festival in AdelaideThousands of people recently stepped into the unknown and experienced the excitement and emotions of the 2016 OzAsia Festival with events that celebrated contemporary Asian performance. Not even the wild weather could dampen the spirit of OzAsia artists and audiences throughout the festival, which ran September 17-October 2.

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