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    • Sydney Dance Company presents: Frame of Mind

      Dates: 6 March 2015 - 6 May 2015

      Sydney Dance Company launches into 2015 with a powerful double bill – a showcase of deeply personal pieces from two acclaimedchoreographic talents: living legend William Forsythe and Sydney Dance Company’s own Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela.

      One of the most renownedcontemporary dance works of the 20th Century, Forsythe’s Quintett was created in 1993 in collaboration with Ballet Frankfurt dancers Dana Caspersen, Stephen Galloway, Jacopo Godani, Thomas McManus and Jone San Martin.

      A tour de force for five dancers, Quintettis a deeply personal work, closely guarded, andrarely performed outside of Forsythe’s direct supervision.

      Set on a stage filled with bright white light, the piece is a seamless flow of duets, solos and trios set to Gavin Bryar’s Jesus’s Blood Never Failed Me Yet, the movement brilliantly evoking Bryar’s themes of loneliness and the illusion of hope.

      Acknowledged as Forsythe’s most poignant masterpiece,Quintett sheds light on a side of Forsythe that audiences don’t often get to experience: delicate, tender, sublime, lyrical, heart-wrenching,the piece is a moving tribute and glorious celebration of movement, light and life.

      Sydney Dance Company are thrilled to have been invited to present the Australian premiere of this incredible production in 2015, as part of our premiere season, Frame of Mind, alongside a new work by Rafael Bonachela, set to a suite of powerful music by American composer Bryce Dessner – best known as a member of Grammy Award-nominated band The National, performed by internationally renowned TheKronos Quartet.

      Inspired by his own recent personal experiences, Bonachela’s piece is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of living. What has appeared robust and dependable revealsitself as fragile and transient, when a single event or occurrence makes everything shift, quickly and forever.

      The work sees Bonachela collaborate for the first time with esteemed Australian set designer,outgoing Belvoir artistic director, Ralph Myers, and will feature lighting by frequent Sydney Dance Company associate Benjamin Cisterne.

      Frame of Mind opens at Sydney Theatre on March 6, ahead of seasons at Canberra Theatre Centre, opening April 30, and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, opening May 6.

      Book now for –

      Sydney: or 02 9250 1999

      Canberra: or 02 6275 2700

      Melbourne: or 03 8688 0800

    • Creative Partnerships Australia's MATCH

      Dates: 23 March 2015 - 29 May 2015

      Get MATCHED funding and double your crowdfunding dollars!

      Do you have an artistic project to fund and an amazing crowdfunding campaign in mind?

      Applications are now open for MATCH, Creative Partnerships Australia’s dollar-for-dollar matched funding program for Australian artists and artistic groups.

      To be eligible artists must be able to undertake a crowdfunding campaign between 23 March and 29 May 2015. Artists run your campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund or any other crowdfunding platfform out there. It’s their choice!

      For successful applicants, Creative Partnerships will match any funding raised through a project’s crowdfunding campaign, up to a total of $10,000 per project.

      Head to for guidelines, application form and key dates. Applications close 9 March 2015.


    • Leigh Warren Dance: Workshop Intensive

      Dates: 20 April 2015 - 24 April 2015
      Location: Leigh Warren & Dancers Studio, Lion Arts Centre – cnr Morphett St and North Terrace

      A dance student’s dream!

      Train in ballet, contemporary, jazz, partnering, repertoire and choreography with two of Daniel Jaber’s leading dances.

      -$300.00 per person

      -Suitable for pre-tertiary students


      Phone Number:  08 8212 5660

    • Last Light 2015 -Darwin

      Dates: 22 April 2015 - 22 April 2015
      Location: Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts

      Tracks Dance are looking for 30 local Darwin energetic community dancers over the age of 16, to rehearse over a 10-week period from the end of May leading up to the two-week performance season in August.

      If you would like to experience working with this exciting dance company and with local and national choreographers, please check out

    • World Dance Festival!

      Dates: 25 April 2015 - 26 April 2015

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      This is an event that is not to be missed!

      The World Dance Festival, held in France is an exceptional international event, showcasing Salsa, Hip Hop, Argentino Tango and more!

      Registration of dancers:

      Purchase public seats:


    • Don't Walk…Dance Dance Week 2015 – Canberra

      Dates: 29 April 2015 - 10 May 2015
      Location: Belconnen Markets

      Do you have a class, workshop, display or other dance event during Dance Week?

      Ausdance ACT would love to help you promote it. Please fill in and return THIS FORM by 3 April 2015 to be included.  Participation and promotion is FREE!!!
      There are 2 display opportunites at Belconnen Markets on 2 & 9 May.

    • Greenroom Opportunities

      Dates: 30 April 2015 - 4 August 2015
      Location: Adelaide Festival Centre – Various Venues

      Adelaide Festival Centre’s arts membership GreenRoom has some amazing dance opportunities coming up:

      Dance Masterclass with The New Zealand Dance Company – Thursday 30 April 2 – 4pm

      Dance Workshop with Ballet Revolucion – Thursday 16 July 2 – 3pm

      Creative Dance Workshop with Sydney Dance Company – Tuesday 4 August 2 – 4pm

      These workshops are all FREE  – you just need to be a GreenRoom member to participate. For more info about Greenroom Memberships

    • Turn Movement into Medicine

      Dates: 1 May 2015 - 1 July 2015

      Diversify your skills and learn verbal, tactile and movement approaches to assist clients. Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Movement Therapy Therapy | Kinesiology | Mind Body Medicine | Art Therapy

      Enquire now to commence in July



    • Program Launch for Illuminate 2015

      Dates: 1 May 2015 - 1 May 2015
      Address: Level 29, 91 King William Street
      Times: 7pm, Friday 1 May
      Cost: $60

      On 1 May, Move Through Life dance company (MTL) is holding a function to launch the program of their next performance season.

      When are not producing an extravaganza like last year’s Soul Night at the Cinnamon Lounge, MTL’s performance efforts are focused on giving our choreographers the chance to create new dance works, presented in the semi-annual (meaning every year or two)  Illuminate season.

      This year, the season will premiere at Marion Cultural Centre on Friday 22 May.  But before that, MTL will be holding an exclusive function to launch the program.

      The function will feature teasers of the dance works that will premiere in Illuminate, as well as live music, silent & live auctions (where you can buy fabulous products at great prices), and of course, delicious canapes and wine.

    • CANS returns!

      Dates: 2 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

      Carclew’s CANS returns during May 2015 with a cohort of artists of international calibre, whose works feature in spaces and streets across Australia.

      CANS workshops provide local artists, from beginners to the more experienced, with the opportunity to develop their design skills and practical techniques under the guidance of professional artists.

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    • Bali Sacred Dance Retreat

      Dates: 3 May 2015 - 8 May 2015
      Location: Bali Mountain Retreat
      Applications Close:
      Venue: Bali Mountain Retreat, Mt Batukaru, Tabanan, Bali
      Cost: Early Bird: $1100 after the 1st December: $1250

      Bali Sacred Dance Retreat – Dancing with the Sacred Wheel of Life

      This retreat brings together three things which we love and have found to be of value in our own “Wheel of Life” journey and which we warmly invite you to share with us and to celebrate on Mount Batukaru at the Bali Mountain Retreat.
      • To dance in a Sacred way is to enter into a communion of heart, mind, body and soul
      • To retreat invites a safe inner space for contemplation, revelation, transformation and illumination
      • To be in Bali, is to enter a place of beauty which is honoured and Blessed in the Sacred traditions of that culture.

      For more information click here.

    • Cabaret Fringe Festival 2015 – The Opening Night Gala

      Dates: 29 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
      Location: The German Club – Adelaide

      This year marks the 10th anniversary of an independent Cabaret Fringe Festival, and lovers of cabaret in all its genres are in for a special treat: the Opening Night Gala will be hosted by the stars of the famous Berlin Cabaret, Adelaide’s own underground cabaret cult sensation. So pull out your fishnets and your corset or your top hat & tails, and welcome the Opening Night Gala! Berlin Cabaret will begrudgingly invite the stars of today’s Cabaret Fringe to perform on their stage in a grand showcase… a taster… a teaser of what you will find on the Cabaret Fringe menu for 2015. It’s the perfect way to kick off your cabaret season!

      Tickets: All Tix $33.30, Group 4+ $28.30 For further information, please contact Tracey or Eugene on 08 8243 0001 or email

    • 2015 Southeast Asian Choreolab

      Dates: 30 May 2015 - 7 June 2015
      Location: Rimbun Dahun
      Applications Close: 31 December 2014
      Venue: Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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      Emerging contemporary dance choreographers from Southeast Asia are invited to apply to attend an international facilitated choreographic laboratory at

      Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 May to 7 June 2015.

      15 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with supportive guidance from our international facilitator, Brussels-based German choreographer Arco Renz of Kobalt Works. Applicants should be citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea or East Timor.

      Successful applicants will receive free twin-share accommodation, all project activities, meals and airport transfer. Applicants must provide their own airfare and travel insurance.

    • Sydney Dance Company- Intensive Workshop 2015 (Sydney)

      Dates: 24 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
      Location: Sydney Dance Company Studios: Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW

      Tertiary/vocational dance students and recent graduates are invited to experience the daily life of a dancer in a professional company in these insightful and intensive workshops, led by Sydney Dance Company teachers and associates. Participants will be challenged through technique classes, creative tasks and learning company repertoire. Participation fee: $310 (incl GST)

      APPLY NOW: Applications close 17 April 2015.

    • La Pinale Workshops

      Dates: 18 July 2015 - 1 August 2015
      Location: La Pinale

      Dance for the time being: Situating Contemporary Dance through an examination of its provenance and heritage.

      This summer intensive will elaborate the structures and processes that informed post modernism in embodied performance practices. These workshops will explore the practice of dancing and the agency of the dancer in a choreographic elaboration of the unstable body.

      They will also introduce the participants to the aesthetic underpinnings of the ongoing performance project dance for the time being.

      These workshops are for professional dancers or recent dance graduates and participation is by invitation.

      Russell Dumas, Linda Sastradipradja, Jonathan Sinatra, David Huggins, Jennifer Way, Tom Rawe, Stuart Shugg and other guest teachers and artists associated with Dance Exchange Inc, will teach the workshops.

      Workshop will be conducted at La Pinale in the Dordogne (France). Check out the location on this web site.

      Arrival, Saturday 18th July 2015.     Departure, Saturday 1st August 2015

      The nearest rail station is Thiviers and then it is a half hour drive to La Pinale. (Taxi transfers can be arranged for about 20 euros.)

      Workshop: Sunday19th – Friday 31st July 2015 (with 25th and 26th as rest days)



      9am-10am individual studio time for warm up.

      10am -1pm Workshop 1

      1pm – 4pm Lunch and Siesta

      4pm – 6.30pm Workshop 2

      7pm -8pm Dinner

      11pm Lights out.


      Fee for this two-week workshop is 1100 Euros (This includes all food, accommodation and tuition.)

      Food is mostly vegetarian. Accommodation is in shared rooms, simple but adequate.

      If you are interested in attending, please send an expression of interest and CV to:


      We will advise all applicants by the end of March (or sooner if it fills up)

      Leanne Craig


      Ausdance National

      PO Box 45 Braddon ACT 2612

      Ph 02 6248 8992 (Mon-Wed, 9am-3.00pm)


    • Creative Workshop with Sydney Dance Company

      Dates: 11 August 2015 - 11 August 2015
      Times: Tues 11 August, 11am
      Cost: FREE
      Bookings: Numbers are limited so book early. Contact Robyn Callan 8216 8861 or

      Students will be guided through a warm up, a creative task and a selection of choreography from De Novo sharing the essence of what makes Sydney Dance Company’s choreography so distinct.

    • Hollywood Bound

      Dates: 4 September 2015 - 5 September 2015
      Location: Michael Murray Centre

      Hollywood Bound 2015

    • Program Applications now open for APAM 2016

      Dates: 22 February 2016 - 22 February 2016

      Applications are now open for the next Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) which will be held in Brisbane, Queensland 22-26 February 2016. Performing artists and arts organisations are invited to apply to present their latest productions or pitch works in development as part of the official APAM 2016 program.

      Applications are now available online here  and close midnight 1 July 2015 AEST.

      APAM is the leading international industry event for contemporary performing arts from Australia and New Zealand. APAM 2016 is presented by the Australia Council for the Arts in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse.

      For application information, roadshow dates and to subscribe to the APAM mailing list, visit: and connect on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #APAM2016