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Australian Dance Theatre honours Dalman

IT was gratifying to see that the Australian Dance Theatre, in announcing its 2015/50th anniversary program has chosen to honour the role of the company’s founder, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, who was present in Adelaide for the occasion. At a launch this evening artistic director Garry Stewart commented, “It’s certainly an honour to be the Artistic […]

Alicja achieves her dream in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

TWENTY ONE year-old Polish dancer Alicja Kusmierczak is just one of over 300 dancers in “Romeo & Juliet,” the latest production from Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s ‘Fresh Funk’ program. Back in 2009, Kusmierczak won a dance scholarship through the FNF Dance Studio in Poland and was able to attend the annual Hollywood Tour in Los Angeles, […]

Fuschia joins the Lido

WHEN it comes to supplying the world with tall, leggy showgirls, Canberra’s ‘Legs’ Dance Studio punches above weight. News is to hand that ‘Legs’ graduate, Fuchsia Bullot, who has been dancing professionally since she left the studio after Year 12, has just returned to Canberra from Paris, where she spent 9 months at the Moulin […]

Arts / Surprises in Canberra Theatre’s celebratory season

TO dark-voiced cabaret star and MC Mikelangelo, it was a once-in-50-year opportunity to celebrate. To theatregoers keen to hear the Canberra Theatre’s selection of theatrical goodies for 2015 it was a chance to “oooh” and “aahh” at novelties, old favourites and one or two surprises at the 2013 subscription season on Monday (October 20). With […]

Brazilian Carnival at the Sports Centre

The 2014 Canberra Latin Dance Festival winds up tonight after an action-packed weekend. As our pictures show, Friday and Saturday have seen a mix of local, interstate and intentional artists, but tonight, Sunday, October 19, it’s World Cup celebration time, with the Brazilian Carnaval World Cup Tribute. Canberra Latin Dance Festival, ANU Sport and Recreation […]

They simply shine: It’s Dance Festival time again

IT’S that time of year when Canberra’s most creative young dancers burst into action in a festival that is totally uncompetitive. Ausdance Youth Dance Festival, this year with the theme, “Stories,” opens tonight and will see 36 high schools and colleges onstage with 55 different dance works as they celebrate the 30th year of the […]

ACT dancers MOVE UP!

“MOVE UP!” is a professional learning program that will receive three years of funding to assist teachers in implementing the Australian Dance curriculum, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for the Arts Joy Burch announced today. Developed by Ausdance ACT, “MOVE UP!” will help primary teachers and high school and college dance teachers to […]