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Champagne and canapés to mark artistic collaboration

THE Canberra public is invited to a Champagne and canapé event this Friday to mark the closing of the of the Canberra Centre art collaboration with artist Benjamin Shine. Before leaving for a new project in New York, Shine will provide a final overview of his artwork titled ‘The Dance’, inspired in part by Canberra […]

‘Gold’ hoofers launch campaign for European tour

CANBERRA dancer and choreographer, Liz Lea, yesterday unveiled an important initiative that puts dancers of un certain age centre stage. At a National Dance Week event supported by the ACT Office of Ageing, Lea and her company Canberra Dance Theatre unveiled a campaign to raise funds for the forthcoming ‘GOLD’ tour to Europe in September […]

Fortuitous week of dance for Mirramu

AS we told you in our arts pages earlier this week, “Fortuity” is a project by Mirramu Dance Company and visiting Taiwanese dancers, celebrating 50 years of contemporary Australian dance in this 50th anniversary year of Australian Dance Theatre, founded by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman in Adelaide on 10 June 1965. “Fortuity,” the Macquarie Dictionary tells […]

Folk having fun, but watch the parking costs

VARIABLE weather has not daunted the spirit of patrons at the 2015 National Folk Festival running at Exhibition Park until tomorrow, April 6. Festival director Pam Merrigan says that “the power of ‘folk’ is in its capacity to connect with and engage people.” With an estimate of 50,000 people coming through the gates this weekend, […]

Classy art classes at Belconnen Arts Centre

BELCONNEN Arts Centre has announced that this week they’re commencing a wide range of classes across many art-forms, for all ages and abilities. There are of visual arts classes for all levels of experience, from cartooning to puppetry, as well as our latest offering – Mindful Marks, a daytime class dedicated to ‘seeing things differently’, […]