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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, […]

Melind Schneider who plays Doris Day

Arts in the City. Melinda’s show will be, will be

“QUE Sera, Sera”, “Everybody Loves a Lover” and “Secret Love” – they’re all songs by Doris Day, whose 90th birthday this year is being marked by artist Melinda Schneider, who’ll be performing her show “Doris” at the Canberra Theatre, 7.30pm, Friday June 13. Bookings to or 6275 2700. WHEN it comes to quirky exhibition […]

Vibrant visual smorgasbord of dance

DANCE Week for 2014 continues apace this weekend with communal, folk and Latin dancing, and a serious exploration of contemporary dance. The weekend will feature a social afternoon of dances with Canberra International Folk Dancing Association and Capital Folk Musicians at Yarralumla Uniting Church on Saturday, May 10 from 1:30-4pm, with afternoon tea included. $5. […]

‘Don Quixote’ the ballet. A leap of the imagination

DANCE Week is now in full swing, but for members of the general public the highlight is probably the visit of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company, and there’s still time to get seats. Tonight and tomorrow night the company will be performing the ballet version of  “Don Quixote,” that quintessentially Spanish tale taken from Cervantes’ book of […]

Canberra hoofers kick up their heels: Dance Week 2014

CANBERRA hoofers kick up their heels tomorrow,  Saturday,  May 3, with the launch of Australian Dance Week at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets. The markets will be brightened up with displays of dance including a free children’s ballet class on stage presented by Vieira School of Dance as well as flash mob performance throughout the […]

Super sleek dance at the Canberra theatre

THE Sydney Dance Company continues apace, with its touring production, “Interplay.” Described by one critic as “super sleek and sexy,” the production gives the lie to any perception that triple bills are dull, with exciting and totally different creations by three choreographers. The artistic director of the company, Rafael Bonachela, continues his love affair with […]

Quantum Leap: much more than cool moves

THERE’S good news from QL2 Dance’s “Quantum Leap” ensemble. Eight of its best and brightest have been selected and are on their way to Renmark, Adelaide for Ausdance’s  national week-long intensive dance event, The Australian Youth Dance Festival. The same group of dancers will represent Canberra later this year in Bangkok and then at the […]