‘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.

Plevey’s dancers draw pure gold from ‘The Vault’

“'In the Vault' is a brilliantly conceived and executed dance work, certainly the best yet from Australian Dance Party and confirms Alison Plevey’s status as an important and original creative voice in Australian contemporary dance." BILL STEPHENS isn't mincing his words with this review.

What to do as dance disappears

Choreographer Sue Healey tells arts editor HELEN MUSA she is concerned about the constant disappearance of dance as an art form.

Dancer searches for answers

“If you’ve ever been in love, you will understand this show,” writer and performer Jacob Boehme says of “Blood on the Dance Floor,” coming soon to Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Dancers strike the audience with originality

The young cast rose to the challenge admirably, maintaining focus and concentration throughout, and the audience was left in no doubt that they had experienced a work of striking originality, writes BILL STEPHENS.

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.





Celebrating 50 years with banksias

The Australian National Botanic Gardens is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of a garden dedicated to the native banksia wildflower. 


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