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. 

‘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.





Barr assures that AstraZeneca is still ‘very safe’

Following revelations of a "rare but serious" side effect to the AstraZeneca vaccination, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has released a statement to assure Canberrans that it remains a "very safe vaccination". 


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