Trotting out some hot dance inspiration

Reviewer BILL STEPHENS looks at QL2s latest "Hot to Trot" presentation of new dance from aspiring choreographers.

Local dance artists up for Ausdance awards

Canberra dance artists are well represented in nominations for Ausdance National’s Australian Online Dance Awards, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly arts column.

Cathy arrives job-ready for Ausdance ACT 

Cathy Adamek is Ausdance ACT's first full-time director in five years, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Clever, complex, joyful ‘chaos’

QL2 Dance's double-bill “Leap into Chaos” shows astonishing commitment and finesse, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Strutting the message of climate change

The Australian Dance Party's new 'ad'-style videos, themed around electric and active transport, can be seen at Palace Electric, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA. 

‘Compelling’ book tells Fredrikson’s extraordinary story

The result is a compelling, meticulously researched, and very readable, account of Fredrikson’s career, and a fascinating insight into the inspiration and process which drove this extraordinarily creative individual, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS of the book "Kristian Fredrikson Designer".

Heine on pliés, pinot and paying her dues

Dancer and choreographer Michelle Heine will go down in Canberra’s theatre history as the last Gold CAT, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Young dancers escalate to the next level

Ausdance ACT's 'Escalate' program pairs young dancers with mentors to produce new, original work, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA

‘I wanna dance with somebody’ say Canberra dancers

It's International Dance Day today (April 29), although this year it's online and dubbed “International disDANCE Day", writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Spotlight on ballet costumes of character

Arts editor HELEN MUSA speaks to local dance writer Michelle Potter about her latest book celebrating the art of Kristian Fredrikson.

US dance star to head Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet has today (March 3) announced the appointment of US dance star David Hallberg as its next artistic director, succeeding David McAllister, who will retire in December this year.

Rachel’s double life as a clothes-dropping ‘thief’

Rachel Reid leads a double life. By day, a Giralang mother of two, she transforms herself at night into showgirl and burlesque performer Jazida.

Energy fuels impressive dance works

“OnCourse” had good continuity – thematically, musically and choreographically, which was surprising and impressive given the scope of the production, writes SAMARA PURNELL.

Dance Council help brings Ausdance back to life

Happier news is now to hand following the disappointing news in August that Ausdance National would close its door after 42 years. 

Young dancers create an all-round enjoyable show

“Hot to Trot” was another thoroughly enjoyable, well-rehearsed production from QL2, providing a holistic learning experience for young creators, who have done a commendable job, writes SAMARA PURNELL.

‘Cinderella’ captivates from the start to the happy end

“Cinderella” is a delight to both the eyes and the ears, writes reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Li Cunxin’s ‘Cinderella’ salute to his American mentor

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews the Queensland Ballet's impending production of "Cinderella" under the watchful eye of its artistic director, the celebrated Li Cunxin.

Torrens students swoop their way to second spot

Australia's largest performing arts event for primary and secondary schools has awarded Torrens Primary School this year’s runner for its entry “Swooping Season”. 

Admirable and entertaining evening of dance

Reviewer LEN POWER feels the power of QL2's powerful new dance program "Power"!

Dance and fashion joins at the ‘seam’

The Australian Dance Party's work “Seamless” will play alongside the launch of the “Women in Vogue: Celebrating Sixty Years in Australia” exhibition.

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