‘Outback’ dance crown coming up in Woden

IT’S ALMOST time for ‘The Outback Crown' to be fought-over at the Southern Cross Club—for the sixth time. With Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz,...

Review / Warm welcome for ballet’s distinctive debut

dance / “Divenire”, Melbourne Ballet Company. Directed by Simon Hoy, at The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, July 8-9. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / Glorious burst of ‘Nervous’ effects

dance / "Nervous", Australian Dance Party. Direction by Alison Plevey. At Mt Stromlo Observatory, Yale Colombia Dome, until December 3. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

Review / Story of an extraordinary journey

Dance / "Rohallah", Created and directed by Chenoeh Miller; choreography by Caroline Wall. At the Courtyard Studio until June 24. Reviewed by BILL STEPHENS

Review / Eloquent dance exploration of attitudes to war

dance / "Reckless Valour" QL2 Dance The Playhouse, until August 1. Reviewed by Bill Stephens

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

Arts / Emily’s dance steps in the right direction

CANBERRA has an extraordinary record when it comes to producing elite dancers. Elsewhere, I have written about the principal ballerina with the  Australian Ballet, Lana...

Kelly puts ‘depth’ into dance musical

EVERYONE knows the expression “footloose and fancy-free” but in the famous 1984 musical based on a film starring Kevin Bacon (remade in 2011), there’s...

Admirable and entertaining evening of dance

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

Joint is jumping for International Dance Day

IT’S INTERNATIONAL Dance Day and the joint is jumping — Westside Acton Park, that is. Launched by ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch today,...

Review / Joy and honesty in dance performance

dance "Other Moments," presented by QL2, At The National Portrait Gallery, September 17-18, Reviewed by Samara Purnell

Botanic Gardens opens a new garden of endangered plants

A new Conservation and Research Garden featuring a living collection of threatened plant species was opened today at the Australian National Botanic Gardens just...

Alicja achieves her dream in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

TWENTY ONE year-old Polish dancer Alicja Kusmierczak is just one of over 300 dancers in “Romeo & Juliet,” the latest production from Tuggeranong Arts...

Magic behind the shadows

"SHADOWLAND", the American sensation that mixes up the ancient traditions of circus and shadow-theatre to bring an entirely new experience to the stage, is...

Arts / Canberra catches the dance bug

By Samara Purnell

The ricetta for a perfect pizza

I’VE been to Ricetta in Manuka three times – twice for coffee and once for lunch. Lunch was the best because they got my...

Arts / Jasmin on her toes for cash award

CANBERRA dancer Jasmin Durham has been shortlisted for the $20,000 Telstra Australian Ballet Dancer of the Year award and needs a bit of local...

Sri Lankan artists ‘Dancing for the Gods’

CHITRASENA Dance Co is Sri Lanka’s oldest dance company, and that’s saying a lot in a country where dance reigns supreme. For the past 70...
photo Lorna Sim

Review / “Strings Attached” by Australian Dance Party at the Nishi Playhouse

Dance “Strings Attached” Australian Dance Party Nishi Playhouse New Acton Until 27 August 2016 Reviewed by Samara Purnell

You could be dancing, yeah

IT’S a great season to be a dancer in Canberra. Hot on the heels of the annual Ausdance Master School, Canberra Dance Theatre has announced...

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