Dancenorth is excited to announce that former Dancenorth and Australian Dance Theatre dancer, Kyle Page, has been appointed the company’s first Artistic Executive. Also joining the team are Artistic Advisors, Prof Cheryl Stock (founding artistic director of Dancenorth and Secretary General of the World Dance Alliance), and Bradley Chatfield, former Dancenorth rehearsal director and current head of dance at the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts in Brisbane. Very exciting changes ahead!
Jo Dyer, Chair of the Board of Force Majeure today announced the appointment of Danielle Micich as the incoming Artistic Director/CEO for the company, replacing founding Director Kate Champion.
After four compelling heats Fast+Fresh Dance 2014 wrapped up with an abundance of awards for the immensely talented finalists on Saturday 15th November at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Presented by FORM Dance Projects, Riverside Theatres and The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Fast+Fresh Dance is an annual celebration of young talent, dancers and choreographers who are 21 years old and under.
Applications for the fourth Tanja Liedtke Fellowship are now open! This unique opportunity is offered to professional Australian dancer/choreographers between the ages of 20 and 35 and takes place in Berlin and Frankfurt from 3 August to 5 September 2015.
Inspire and engage your students in dance with Sydney Dance Company DancED program in 2015. Special School Matinees for Primary and Secondary Schools, workshops, open rehearsals and specifically tailored resource packs.
Rekindling is an intensive dance based program for secondary students exploring ‘who you are’ and ‘where you come from’. The participants research and gather stories with the help and guidance from elders within their communities, to develop dance, performance and creative skills to produce dance theatre in collaboration with local elders.
The 2015 National Dance Forum will be the third annual forum and will focus on the inherent concerns and realities affecting current professional practice in Australia.
Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers features a generation of award-winning, innovative Australian choreographers with international reputations and legacies of influence. Focusing on a work by each artist - with an interview and an essay by a leading dance scholar - this groundbreaking book offers invaluable insights into the creation of remarkable works, at a time when Australian dance is enjoying international acclaim.
Sydney Dance Company rounds out its 45th Anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a new filmic resource preserving the works of one of Australia’s greatest choreographers and most influential artists, Graeme Murphy.