Major production dances through space

Opening tonight at The Playhouse, Quantum Leap will present their major production for 2019, "Filling the Space", writes SAMARA PURNELL.

Curtain closes on 42 years of dance

Ausdance National, Australia's peak body for dance, is winding up.

Watch this space when the dancing starts

Ruth Osborne’s Quantum Leap Ensemble is exploring the dynamic relationship of body and architecture in its big annual show, “Filling the Space”, writes arts editor Helen Musa.

Feat of passion, millenniums in the making

An indigenous dance company celebrates 30 years of existence and a heritage that spans thousands of years. Arts editor HELEN MUSA talks to its artistic director.

Dinner party with mesmerising moments

"Natalie Weir’s lyrical, acrobatic choreography makes huge demands on her dancers, though you would hardly guess that from the apparent ease with which each of the dancers execute it," writes dance reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Free dance project wards of cold with laughter

In free Saturday classes, “IGNITE” will propose different ways to move, interact and explore dancing by experimenting with diverse stimuli and ideas, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Emotions channelled into dance and acrobatics

“Jump First, Ask Later” tells the story of six young "Parkour" performers from Fairfield, Western Sydney, where they met, train and perform their high-risk, hybrid styles of movement and dance. says dance reviewer SAMARA PURNELL.

Event dances on the edge of ideas

“Dance on the edge”... opens up spaces to independent professional dance artists to give them a chance to explore ideas, writes HELEN MUSA.

Canberra dances through a week of celebrations

TODAY, April 29, is International Dance Day and hoofers around the world are celebrating the terpsichorean arts.

Dancer Dalman celebrates 30 years of Mirramu

Dance luminary and 2015 “CityNews” Artist of the Year Elizabeth Cameron Dalman held a private celebration at her property on the edge of Lake George to mark 30 years of Mirramu Creative Arts Centre yesterday, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Gabrielle thrills to having her head in the clouds

Its Sydney Dance Company’s 50th anniversary this year and when the elite troupe comes to Canberra it’ll be in party mood, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Emotive routines from young dancers

SAMARA PURNELL enjoys some emotive and exhausting routines from young dancers.

Dancers prepare for a ‘BOLD’ celebration

AFTER a lively start to Liz Lea’s second dance summit, “BOLD II”, the weekend offers more to dance lovers from the broader community. The high...

Arts / Liz has another shot at being Bold

DANCER Liz Lea has been grappling with one of the unfathomable questions in the arts – how to repeat the success of her first...

Arts / Musa faces spears in virtual reality film

“DANCE is actually the first language of our people,” explains dancer David Gulpilil when talking about the new virtual reality film “Carriberrie”. It's accessible to...

Arts / Canberra ballet teachers honoured by Royal Academy

TWO legendary Canberra ballet teachers have been honoured with the "President’s Award" from the Royal Academy of Dance. Lisa Clarke and Kim Harvey, who are...

Arts / Ballet aims to bring fantasy to life

BRINGING "fantasy to life" is The Australian Ballet’s aim as it launches into a completely new children’s production of “Coppélia”, touring through summer as...

Review / Young dancers all hot to trot

Dance / "Hot To Trot". QL2 Dance, Artistic director, Ruth Osborne. At Gorman House until November 25. Reviewed by LEN POWER

Review / Dancing away to renewable energy

Dance / "Energeia". Conceived and directed by Alison Plevey for Australian Dance Party. At Mount Majura Solar Farm November 16-18. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Fresh Funk kicks up its birthday heels

Dance writer SAMARA PURNELL reports from Fresh Funk's 18th birthday celebration at The Street Theatre on October 27.

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