‘Rebel’ brings out the world of protest

QL2 Dance's "Rebel" is a thought-provoking, challenging and thoroughly entertaining evening of dance, says reviewer BILL STEPHENS.

Dancers take a revolutionary look at change

The production “REBEL: Then.Now.When?”, is a revolutionary look at how culture and collective action can stimulate change.

You say you want a revolution… 

Artistic director of QL2 Dance, Ruth Osborne, and her collaborator, Steve Gow, believe that change and revolution are still of intrinsic interest to young people, no less now than back in the revolutionary years from 1966 to 1970. 

Lea’s important, original and accessible dance work

“The Point”, which premiered at the Belconnen Arts Centre last night is another in a long line of memorable creations by Liz Lea.

Celebrating a diverse dance community

There were “Happy Dance Day" greetings all round this morning (April 19) at Belco Arts, with the launch of International Dance Day and Ausdance ACT’s Dance Week. 

After seven years, Liz Lea makes a ‘Point’

When it comes to bringing contrasting cultures into close proximity, no one does it better than Canberra Dance Artist and 2017 “CityNews” Artist Of The Year, Liz Lea. 

‘Disgraceful’ GOLD dancers an inspiration

A sense of sheer pleasure pervaded the 10th birthday party of Canberra‘s GOLD (“growing old disgracefully”) dance troupe last night (April 10).

Fairytales come to life with charm and grace

ONCE upon an autumn evening, in the Belconnen Community Theatre, a fairytale unfolded. Reviewer SAMARA PURNELL was there.

‘Wonderfully wacky’ journey in dance

“Symbiosis” unfurled in several vignettes, with the Botanic Gardens themselves being the integral character and inspiration, writes reviewer SAMARA PURNELL.

Dancing in the gardens after dark

As part of the Enlighten Festival, the Australian Dance Party is holding an after-dark tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens, with illuminated live dance, music and spoken word.

Cast gives a taste of ‘Be More Chill’

The enthusiastic young cast of “Be More Chill” gave Canberrans a taste of the show in Garema Place today, writes LEN POWER.

Dance festival takes a ‘bold’ pause

In what Liz Lea is calling “a BOLD pause”, the dance artist and former "CityNews" Artist of the Year is postponing her dance summit, “BOLD21”, which would have run in March, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Street festival celebrates hip-hop culture

Garema Place in Civic is set to break out this Saturday (January 23) with a show of “peace, love, unity and having fun” — the “four principles” of hip-hop — as the inaugural Canberra Street Dance Festival swings into gear.

Australian Ballet ushers in a new era

There was a sense of excitement afoot as David Hallberg stepped into the shoes of Australian Ballet director of 20 years, David McAllister, to announce its 2021 season.

Dance awards celebrate magical choreography

THE Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) and Bangarra Dance Theatre were the big winners in the Australian Dance Awards, presented online this evening, Tuesday, December...

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. 





Report: Landlords ‘contract out’ of legal obligations

The ACT is the only jurisdiction in Australia that allows landlords to “contract out” of their legal obligations, according to a new report by the tenant advocacy group, Better Renting.


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