WHAT'S ON - VIRTUAL EDITION
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AUSDANCE NATIONAL "FROM THE VAULT"
AN AUSTRALIAN DANCE RETROSPECTIVE
Ausdance National has launched a new virtual platform, 'From the Vault - a retrospective of Australian dance'. It features two decades of the choreographic work of independent artists, small and large companies, youth dance companies, and the culturally diverse work of First Nations artists. It demonstrates the richness of Australian dance, much of which is now being lost through severely diminished funding over this period and is a reminder to governments of the danger of losing the best of Australia's dance without further investment.
We begin with some of those who have been awarded an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance since 2003. In the coming weeks, we'll also profile choreographers from other dance sectors, including First Nations dance, youth dance practice, small companies & projects, dance & disability, and community dance. We will also include some of the Australian pieces commissioned by the larger companies in recent years.
We will add new videos each week starting on 4 May, so watch this space each Monday!
INSPIRED DANCE FILM FEST AUSTRALIA - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN:
Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia is a brand-new dance on film festival being held in Sydney, November 8 2020. The festival provides a platform for dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers to explore their creativity in a short film format. IDFFA is an international festival with a strong focus on nurturing Australian talent. The festival welcomes all genres of dance and encourages bold, innovative ideas that push the boundaries of dance on film.
The festival is proudly supported by ambassadors Todd McKenney, Kelley Abbey, Aaron Cash, Dein Perry, Deborah Brown, and Stephen Tannos. Click here to submit now!>>>
CREATIVE CARING SENIORS DANCE CLASS
You can now join in a Creative Caring seniors dance class with Diane from anywhere in the world on our new dance floor - Zoom! Safe and fun dance moves that can be done in your own home.
Classes are held every Wednesday and are only $10 per class.
What you will need:
- A safe space to dance without trip hazards such as rugs, plugs, spillages or pets.
- A clear view of the monitor.
- Comfortable clothing.
- A water bottle.
By participating in this class, you assume all risks of injury as a result of engaging in any dance activity. Creative Caring staff will remind you of safety issues throughout the class, including taking breaks and rests when needed.
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre Classes
Sprung!! has officially launched its exciting new online program of classes for people of varying abilities and disabilities around Australia.
Having gained respect and acclaim for their dance theatre works, developed using collaborative and disability-led processes, Sprung!! is now embracing the online teaching space as a way to further connect and create.
Sprung!! Online offers a range of weekly classes - from Zumba and Street Dance to Physical Comedy, an Auslan Signing Choir to Musical Theatre Dance. And every week ends with a Friday Night Dance Party!
It’s so easy to join! All participants will need is a space to move and a connection to Zoom. Email the team at email@example.com
For more information head to the Sprung website here>>>
MOVE IT - LIVE ONLINE
MOVE IT - Live Online is an hour of dance, fitness & fun televised and digitalised to you live in the safety and the convenience of your own home. Tune in every Thursday morning for a 9:30 am start AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time - Sydney). Don’t worry if you can't make it then, our classes are recorded and will be available on demand.
All you need is to remove the trip hazards, grab a matt or cushion, water bottle, and towel because you're going to get sweaty.
Move It Online are offering this class to everyone for FREE for a limited period.
Follow Move It Online on Facebook for the most up to date information, click here>>>
You can view previous classes online now on their youtube here>>>
BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE - WELCOME TO NANDHU
Bangarra has launched a new online program. Nandhu will take you on a journey through some of their most iconic productions through interviews, articles, and behind-the-scenes video content. Nandhu means ‘to be close’ in Wiradjuri – it’s our way of staying connected with you, even when we can’t be on stage.
They are currently sharing stories about Frances Rings’ 2012 work Terrain, a powerful and stirring production about the timelessness of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and the Arabunna people’s relationship with this sacred site. Be transported to Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and experience this exquisite, award-winning work, from the comfort of your own home. Streaming as a part of Sydney Opera House’s digital season From our House to Yours, from 11 May until 4 June.
For more information head to the Bangarra website here>>>
We acknowledge and pay respects to the Arabunna people whose Country and stories have inspired Terrain.
DUTI DANCE STUDIO - NEWTOWN
DUTI studio has launched its Virtual platform, holding a broad range of classes, for beginner right up to advanced. Classes available are Hip Hop, Heels, Contemporary, Commercial Jazz to name a few.
These classes will be tutorial style video classes, this will allow you to rewind and pause and take the class at your own pace! Classes will be online for 48 hours. You will check-in online to each class through MINDBODY or www.dutistudios.com.au/timetable as per usual to gain access to your class.
Online Class Prices:
Casual Single Class $13
Online 5 Class Pass $50 (3-month expiry)
Online 10 Class Pass $100 (6-month expiry)
Purchase passes online or download the free Mindbody APP.
For more information head to their website here>>>
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
Sydney Dance Company have learned their Virtual Studio.
“There’s never been a more important time to stay active and dance is the perfect way to maintain your physical and mental health while having fun!” Rafael Bonachela.
Classes include Ballet Beginner, Body Conditioning, Contemporary Beginner, Feel Good Friday, Hip Hopp Beginner, Jazz Beginner, Latin Funk Workout and Strength and Conditioning Open. There are many payment options to suit your needs and you can participate in unlimited classes for $28 a week. Grab a dining room chair or edge of a table, clear some space and you’re ready to dance. Your Sydney Dance Company community is waiting and we can’t wait to see you in the Virtual Studio!
For more information and to book a class head to the SDC website here>>>
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE
Experience the Sydney Opera House from your home!
The Sydney Opera House is getting ready to go live! Though their doors are closed, for now, they are working hard on a Digitial Season of live recordings and never-before-seen footage, as well as new videos, podcasts and articles. In the mean time they are recent content for you to enjoy, including videos, podcasts, and articles.
Head to the SOH website for more information here>>>
Sign up to their e-news to stay in the loop here>>>
SOCIAL DIS-DANCING - NSW
Ausdance NSW member Jamie Winbank has started an initiative to keep our bodies moving and to prompt our creative juices, here’s a little online dance film/project/thing, called the socialdis_DANCE project. The Social disDANCE Project was created to connect the dance community through movement and creativity.
If you’d like to be involved, every Monday you’ll be sent out a prompt (it might be an idea, concept, theme, quote to prompt choreographic inspiration) and a song. Then all you have to do is create 4x8 of a physical response, dance or choreography to that prompt and music, film it and send it back and it will be edited to create a weekly dance film.
There will be weekly classes: evening classes Monday (Jazz Technique), Tuesday (Contemporary Technique, Wednesday (Jazz/Theatre Jazz Combo) and Thursday (Stretch/yoga) night and Saturday (Dance conditioning/fitness) mornings.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE FROM LOUNGE ROOMS - QLD
For our contemporary dancers or lovers of the genre, QLD based Liesel Zink a Brisbane based contemporary choreographer/teacher who loves sharing the joy of moving has launched her online classes. These Contemporary classes designed for lounge room spaces are tailed for anyone, of any age, from anywhere around the world! At this stage, classes are designed to be a beginner to intermediate level of dance. The classes will be held weekly on Thursdays 6 - 6:45pm AEST (Brisbane time) Optional post-class chat/check-ins.
If you would like more information you can email Liesel here>>>
ONE DANCE COLLECTIVE - REGIONAL
Directed by Sydney based dance artists Lucy Doherty & Robert McLean, One Dance Collective aims to provide inspiration and information to support the evolution of a new generation of dance artists within Australia and overseas.
ALL LEVELS: COMING SOON
A guided movement meditation practice with Lucy Doherty connecting to the body, emotions, mindfulness & the present moment.
Downloadable so you can save & come back to it again & again. Register your interest to be notified when this class becomes available!
interested? head to One Dance Collective website here to register your spot click here>>>
DANCING ALONE TOGETHER
In this unprecedented time of isolation, Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the digital dance world that is beginning to bloom.
Never before have Australian's had access on a weekly basis to worldwide teachers and artists.
All classes can be accessed on Facebook live and Instagram live and include ballet, contemporary, theatre, African, and jazz just to name a few! Follow the link here to get involved>>>
AILEY EXTENSION - The official dance studio of Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation. All levels of dancers welcome!
Ailey Extension was created to continue Alvin Ailey's legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people.
While these are difficult times for the dance community which relies on people gathering in spaces to share movement and create together, it feels important more now than ever to make dance accessible to everyone.
They are inspired by the unity of dancers across the globe sharing at-home classes and dance videos online. To continue their mission, they are sharing all Extension instructors' and guest instructors' online class resources to keep our community dancing!! Amazing.
Head to their website here to see the schedule and get involved>>>
ARTIST-LED CONVERSATIONS IN THE WAKE OF COVID19
Stay connected and informed through a series of artist-led Zoom conversations hosted by APAM. These sessions are for artists affected by COVID19 to meet online and talk about the impacts to their current performance projects.
They are offered as virtual meet-up spaces for artists who have been directly impacted by COVID-19 to meet each other, share stories, ideas, and strategies.
Register for the session of your choice below. Please allow 75mins for the session and we encourage you to register for the session in the state which you reside.
+ Northern Territory
Tuesday 28 April, 14:30 ACST
Hosts: Erica McCalman & Frankie Snowdon
Wednesday 29 April, 12:30 AEST
Hosts: Fez Fa’anana & Neridah Waters
+ South Australia
Wednesday 29 April 15:00 ACST
Hosts: Andy Packer & Jacqy Phillips
+ New South Wales / Victoria / Tasmania
Thursday 30 April, 11:00 AEST
Hosts: Kate Sulan & Bron Batten
+ Western Australia
Friday 1 May, 12:00 AWST
Hosts: Sally Richardson & Kelli McCluskey
For more information and to register head to the APAM website here>>>
Starting Sunday 5 April the Australia Ballet is launching their new 'At Home With Ballet TV' digital season, they will beam their premium-quality productions right to your couch for free. They have hand-picked a selection of their most beloved and inspiring ballets, and each will have a limited two-week season on our streaming platform, Ballet TV.
The Sleeping Beauty (David McAllister) Sunday 5- Friday 17 April
Cinderella (Alexei Ratmansky) Friday 17 April - Friday 1 May
Romeo & Juliet (Graeme Murphy) Friday 1 – Friday 15 May
More to be announced soon.
For more information head to their website here>>>