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.

Review / Polished, well-rehearsed and dynamic dance

Dance / “Belong”. QL2 at Theatre 3 until October 20. Reviewed by SAMARA PURNELL

Arts / It’s different when it’s men in pink tights

DIRECT from New York, as they say in showbiz, Les Ballets Eloelle's male comedy ballet show, "Men in Pink Tights", is about to seize...

Review / Decades of dance that led to ‘Happiness’

Dance / "Happiness is…Celebrating 40 Years of Canberra Dance Theatre". Directed by Jacqui Simmonds at The Street Theatre. October 14. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Arts / Dance theatre on its toes for the big birthday

THERE are few dance companies in the world that can claim to have been founded by a brilliant international scientist, but Canberra Dance Theatre,...

Review / Triumph of the best-kept dance secret

Dance / "World Superstars of Ballet Gala". At Canberra Theatre, October 2-3. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Arts / Cunningham dancers join the ‘masters’

THE National Gallery of Australia is expanding the parameters of “American Masters” with an international dance residency in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust,...

Review / Dance work explores emotional and physical extremes   

Dance / "ab (intra)", choreographed by Raphael Bonachela, Sydney Dance Company. At Canberra Theatre until September 1. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Arts / Where dance comes from deep inside

ONE of Sydney Dance Company director Rafael Bonachela’s all-time favourite films is Stephen Daldry’s 2000 movie, "Billy Elliot”. That's easy to understand. The story...

Review / Dark Emu’s inventive dance mesmerises Canberra

dance / "Dark Emu", Bangarra Dance Theatre, Canberra Theatre, July 26-28. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS.

Arts / Quantum’s dance of two decades

ALREADY rejoicing at the news that Quantum Leap’s production “This Poisoned Sea” has been shortlisted for an Australian Dance Award, its umbrella organisation, QL2...

Arts / Liz dances through Ruth St Denis’ life


Arts / Young, local talent dance their way to Tianjin

MICHELLE Heine’s Legs Dance Studio is off this week to the Tianjin International Children’s Festival. With children from more than 40 countries participating, the festival,...

Arts / Looking between the stars for the Dark Emu

LOOKING to the night sky, south to the Southern Cross, you might see the Dark Emu. That’s the mixture of negative space and dust cloud...

Review / Dancing to the rhythms of nature

Dance / "The Beginning of Nature", Australian Dance Theatre, Canberra Theatre until June 15. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Arts / Young dancers with an eye on the world

TO reach the top in ballet takes more than just talent and two young dancers at the National Capital Ballet School are perfect examples...




It’s time to be planting evergreens

“AUTUMN time is planting time”, as the saying goes, and time for putting in evergreen trees and shrubs., says gardening columnist CEDRIC BRYANT.


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