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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 […]

Bangarra image lights up theatre

CANBERRA Theatre Centre is asking Canberrans to “look up” at projections from Bangarra Dance Theatre’s coming production, “Patyegarang,” now lighting up the building in Civic at night . The “Spirit of Patyegarang” projection was the first Indigenous contribution to the Destination NSW’s Vivid Light Walk in Sydney, and brings to life a story from Australia’s […]

Sydney Eisteddfod makes a move on Canberra

CANBERRANS can look forward to a free pop-up concert from local performing artists with the inaugural “Spotlight on Stars” celebration to be held at on the lawns of Parliament House on Monday. The event is an offshoot of McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod, which regularly chalks up approximately 30,000 individual participants across 331 events, with about 10,000 […]

Magic behind the shadows

“SHADOWLAND”, the American sensation that mixes up the ancient traditions of circus and shadow-theatre to bring an entirely new experience to the stage, is coming to Canberra later this month. Behind a series of huge, moving shadow screens, a disciplined group of gymnast-actors contort, dance, move and morph seamlessly from one on-stage creature to another, […]