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    • QuickstART: microloans for you artists

      Dates: 1 December 2014 - 31 January 2016
      Amount: $1,000 to $3,000

      Carclew QuickstART loans are no interest commercial loans for individual artists, groups and creative practitioners aged 18 – 26 years.

      In a first for South Australia, Carclew are now offering interest-free microloans of up to $3,000 to help young artists establish their careers.

      Carclew’s QuickstART microloans are open to all kinds of young artists for all kinds of good uses, and are an important, alternative cash flow ideal for:

      • Design, production, presentation or exhibition cost
      • Equipment or materials purchase
      • Research and development
      • Professional development
      • Marketing and promotion costs
      • Touring
      • Grant top-up or gap funding

      The interest-free microloans will range from $1,000 to $3,000; have flexible repayments terms of three to 12 months, with no penalty for early repayment.

      Applicants will be assessed based on the viability of their proposal, capacity to manage and deliver the project, benefit of the project to the applicant’s creative development, and the ability to repay the loan.

      Carclew are delivering the microloan program in partnership with Foresters, which has been providing community finance and social investment in Australia for more than 20 years.


      If you are interested in applying for a Carclew QuickstART loan, you must:

      Download and carefully read the Carclew QuickstART Loan information
      Download and carefully read the Carclew QuickstART Loan application

      Phone us on 8267 5111 to make an appointment to discuss the viability of your application.


      Dates: 31 January 2015 - 1 February 2015
      Location: Nexus Multicultural Arts Center
      Venue: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
      Times: Saturday 31 January, 7:30pm & Sunday 1 February, 5pm
      Tickets: Adults $30, Concession $22, Groups of 6 or more $22 each, Family (2 adults, 2 children, Sunday only) $90


      With International Guest Artists ‘La Chica’ and Andrej Vujicic DIRECT FROM SEVILLE SPAIN, and guest artists Kris Iwaniuk (guitar) and Zoe Velez (cante), with dancers Emma Fernee, Susi Masi, Sugika Nishiue and Daniel Lyas.

      2 SHOWS ONLY! Don’t miss out!

      Saturday 31 January, 7:30pm & Sunday 1 February, 5pm

      Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

      Adults $30, Concession $22, Groups of 6 or more $22 each, Family (2 adults, 2 children, Sunday only) $90

      All bookings

      For more information and enquiries phone 8272 7633 or email

    • Australian Dance Theatre Open Classes for Independent Professional Dancers

      Dates: 1 February 2015 - 31 March 2015
      Location: ADT

      Australian Dance Theatre are opening its doors during February and March for professional independent dancers to attend open morning classes (every week-day) with our company dancers.

      Our teachers have extensive expertise in the following techniques: Contemporary, Yoga, Break-dance & Ballet. All the details are on our website & there’s no need to register. Cost is $10/class. Held at the ADT studios – located 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn, 5062.

      Classes generally run from 9.30am-10.45am Monday – Friday. Regular updates are available via our Facebook website:

      Please note due to the regularly changing demands of the company the schedule is open to alteration and is updated accordingly.

      For more information or enquires please contact us at or phone 8373 7733 or head to:


    • Dean Walsh Masterclass

      Dates: 1 February 2015 - 1 February 2015
      Location: Ausdance SA
      Venue: Ausdance SA
      Address: Ausdance SA, 136 North Terrace, Adelaide, AU
      Times: Sunday, February 1 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
      Cost: $70.00 (including Eventbrite booking fee)

      Dean Walsh, an award-winning dance and contemporary performance practitioner, returns to Adelaide in January 2015 for a residency with Matt Shilcock.

      Over the last 3 years Dean has been invited to present at various environmental seminars and symposiums and recently secured a 30 minute presentation (physical and spoken) for World Parks Congress. WPC is commissioned by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) major 7 day once-a-decade global event attended by key delegates from more than 170 member countries and Sydney Olympic Park was host venue in 2014.

      Dean’s marine research has been developed in dialogue with scientists, conservation communities, divers and dancers—and exchange of this type has been an essential part of his developing work. Dean will lead participants through composition and structured improvisation exercises drawn from PrimeOrderly.

      PrimeOrderly brings together two decades of experience in choreographic practice with more recent research into human interactions with marine environments and the biodiversity within. This research was developed during a two year Dance Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts and has ongoing support from various institutions and research centres.


      Dates: 10 February 2015 - 19 February 2015
      Location: The Rhino Room
      Venue: The Rhino Room
      Address: 13 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
      Times: 7:00pm
      Tickets: $30

      The Adelaide Fringe in his new show : END OF DARK DAYS TREV

      Of coarse George denies everything!

      Its just a thing that he and the RAA are going through. A little time apart. Nothing to worry about. George is hoping that the two will reunite before the Tennis starts up again in Summer. Maybe they can try some counselling?

      What am I saying? Yeah sure! Its over! Just like any break up, the RAA first got rid of Trevor, the best friend and now George!

      “Its not youi its me!” said the RAA.

      “We love your ads, but we’re not in love with them, anymore!”

      “A relationship is like a broken mirror, sometimes its just better to leave it broken before we go broke!”

      “We will always respect, honour and appreciate your work!” (SEND).

      Our advice to George is that he go straight to Aami, iSELECT, Progressive and get a gig with them! He could even be the next Meerkat! “Simples!”

      Or book a holiday to Bali and strike up an intimate bromance with Ketut! Stuff Rhonda! Its Rhonda’s fault this has happened to poor ole George…. “Like a Sunrise?” How bloody popular!

      Is there life after RAA for George? Yes there is! Plenty more fish in the sea! Plenty of Rhinos too, because this year George will be starring in his world exclusively new show “END OF DARK DAYS TREV!” at the Rhino Room, 10th-19th Feb 2014, 7pm shows, tickets $30, 13 Frome Street Adelaide, 82271611.

    • Soft Acrobatic Improvisation with Aaron Jessup

      Dates: 15 February 2015 - 15 February 2015
      Location: Ausdance SA
      Applications Close:
      Times: Sunday 15 February, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
      Cost: $60/ $50 early registration
      Bookings: Nikki Souvertjis / 0468846003 /

      In this contact improvisation workshop we will practice specific acrobatic pathways while cultivating the sensitivity and openness that infuses the form. Come prepared to work and play as we delve into the details of technical skill development (handstands, cartwheels, acrobatic partnering, etc) while cultivating softness and presence (through bodywork, deep listening and open jamming). All levels welcome.

      A second-generation San Francisco street performer, Aaron’s first movement training was Chinese Acrobatics, which he studied with world renown teacher, Master Lu Yi. After appearing in the circus world as a juggler and acrobat, Aaron fell in love with contact improvisation and went on to perform with original CI luminary Nita Little, as well as the award-winning Scott Wells & Dancers. Aaron has taught CI in the US, Europe, South America and Australia. His classes are heavily influenced by his eclectic background as an acrobat, actor, bodyworker, street performer, Capoerista, naturalist and river guide. Aaron received his MFA in Dramatic Arts in 2013 and will be presenting his one-man show, Flying Dreams, at the Adelaide Fringe, Feb 16-28.

      More info:

      Early Registration Just $50!

      Book before January 31!

    • A'Sheela & Nayima Show

      Dates: 20 February 2015 - 20 February 2015
      Location: Belly Dance Academy
      Venue: Belly Dance Academy
      Address: 240 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA
      Cost: Adult $25, Concession $20

      Sheela the African Queen meets Nayima the Jewel of the Nile in a spellbinding Tanzanian & Egyptian dance showcase performed by two masters.

      Be transcended to exotic nights of Cairo & heights of Kilimanjaro.

      Info Line: Nayima 0410 240 240

    • The Silhouettes in collaboration with Jacqui Yeo

      Dates: 22 February 2015 - 23 February 2015
      Location: The Promethean
      Venue: The Promethian
      Address: 116 Grote Street, Adelaide
      Times: Sunday 22 Feb 1:30pm, Monday 23 Feb 7:30pm
      Cost: $30.00

      A new collaboration between the incredibly talented singer Jacqui Yeo and the sassy, unique and unrivalled dancers, The Silhouettes. This joining force will provide a show for the senses with music and dance styles throughout the ages in the perfectly intimate Promethean theatre.

    • 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

    • Wanted: Artists to lead creative workshops

      Dates: 7 March 2015 - 9 March 2015
      Registrations Close: 5pm Friday 31 October 2014

      Carclew is seeking emerging and experienced artists to lead creative workshops during school holidays and for WOMADelaide KidZone 2015.

      Carclew is committed to providing vibrant and culturally diverse creative experiences for young people. Each year at WOMADelaide, Carclew offers an exciting program of creative activities for KidZone, which aim to encourage artistic talent and global understanding.

      In 2014 Carclew offered 48 free workshops over 3 days at WOMAD.

      Carclew will return to WOMAD KidZone in 2015 on Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Monday 9 March. We are currently seeking workshop proposals from artists, please click here for further information

      Workshops are offered in all artforms and range from 1 hour, 2 hour and full days through to three-day workshops.

      Read more about Carclew’s Explore Arts workshops and WOMADelaide KidZone.

      Artists wishing to present Explore Arts or WOMADelaide KidZone 2015 workshops must submit an Expression of Interest by 5pm Friday 31 October 2014.

      Need more information?

      Click here to visit Carclew online for all the finer details and expression of interest submission process.

    • Dance Massive 2015

      Dates: 10 March 2015 - 10 March 2015
      Location: Dancehouse
      Venue: multiple venues

      3 Performance Venues
      13 Days
      20 Shows
      10 Open Studio
      5 Masterclasses

      The Dance Massive consortium: Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre in association with Ausdance Victoria are pleased to bring you Dance Massive 2015.

      Now in its fourth incarnation, Dance Massive 2015 will bring you over 30 curated dance shows, events and activities over 13 days, including a number of bold new works, workshops, networking opportunities and special events. This beautifully hand-crafted program will introduce new ways of thinking about contemporary dance. It will surprise, challenge, entice and dare artists and dance-lovers from all over Australia in what is set to be another sell-out program.

      Dance Massive exists as the concurrent programming and scheduling of contemporary dance works and events across three Melbourne venues.

      Want a program sent out to you when they launch in November? Request a program here

    • Stree Shakti – The Dynamic Life Force Within

      Dates: 13 March 2015 - 14 March 2015
      Location: Odeon Theatre Norwood

      Bharathaa Arts (Adelaide and Singapore) is proud to present Stree Shakti, featuring a spectacular array of of internationally acclaimed performers and musicians.

      Arising from the esoteric depths of Indian philosophy and stories, ‘Shakti’ is a force, able to affect all humankind – only if we let her. Inspired by this lofty concept and culling from historic literacy and mythological references, a classical technique of Bharathanatyam is used to voice views on the sacred feminine power. This production attempts to bring to the centre stage the greatness of the power of the feminine principle as an integral part of our very being, showcasing five evocative segments that echo the sentiments of epic women.

      Tickets from Fringe Tix $23

    • 2015 National Dance Forum: Registrations

      Dates: 19 March 2015 - 19 March 2015
      Location: Footscray Community Arts Centre
      Venue: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray, VIC, 3011
      Times: Thursday 2.00pm – 5.30pm | Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm | Saturday 9.00am – 5.30pm

      Registrations for National Dance Forum 2015 are NOW OPEN. There is a special Early Bird offer for delegates who book before 31 January 2015. Save up to $50 with Early Bird offers.

      In 2011 and 2013, the National Dance Forum SOLD OUT weeks in advance – book early to ensure you are part of the most important dance discussion taking place in Australia.

    • Announcing National Dance Forum 2015

      Dates: 19 March 2015 - 21 March 2015

      Announcing National Dance Forum 2015
      call out for proposals

      Forum partners, Ausdance National and the Australia Council for the Arts, are pleased to announce the third National Dance Forum (NDF2015).

      NDF2015 will take place in Melbourne 19-21 March and will once again, be held in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre. 
      NDF2015 takes place in conjunction with Dance Massive.

      NDF2015 is pleased to announce Andrew Morrish in the role of Facilitator. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role and you can look forward to hearing some of his ideas regarding the NDF2015 content, a little later in the year. Stay tuned or, check out Andrew’s website for information on his current movements.

      In 2015, the National Dance Forum seeks to:

      instigate intelligent and insightful engagement between Australian dancers, makers, researchers, writers, producers, advocates and educators.

      - create the most significant platform for dialogue across the Australian contemporary dance sector
      – connect Australian artists with local, national and international communities
      – recognise the responsibility to acknowledge the past whilst asking important questions about the future of Australian dance practice
      – provide an immersive, participatory experience, offering delegates a rich and valuable opportunity to inspire new ideas and or, refresh existing ones, in an environment tailored to complement the unique qualities of the dance sector.


      With this in mind, NDF2015 will address the inherent concerns and realities affecting current professional practice in Australia and will be framed by 3 specific lines of focus:

      - Transforming the form: changing structures and their effects

      - The subtleties and nuances of innovation. 

      - Discourse: How is dance written about, spoken about and communicated?

      >Jump to further information on NDF2015 lines of focus

      More details regarding the 2015 program will be released later in the year with the full program and speaker list to be published January 2015.

      The NDF2015 program is guided by the collective input of the NDF Curatorial Panel – Matthew Day (independent artist, VIC), Julie Dyson (dance advocate and advisor, ACT), Margrete Helgeby (independent artist, WA), Raewyn Hill (Artistic Director, Dancenorth, QLD), Catherine Jones (Executive Producer, Chunky Move, VIC) and Frances Rings (Bangarra Dance Theatre artist-in-residence, NSW);
      who join Roslyn Dundas (National Director, Ausdance), Carin Mistry (Director, Dance, Australia Council) Kath Papas and Kristy Ayre (NDF2015 Co-Producers).

      For more information on the National Dance Forum, visit the project web page.


      Dates: 19 March 2015 - 21 March 2015


      Be part of the national dance discussion.  Join the National Dance Forum 2015 Volunteer Program and participate in the forum free of charge!

      Are you passionate about dance? Are you seeking experience in arts management/administration? Do you want to have the opportunity to share ideas and discuss the most important issues facing the dance sector today?

      The NDF2015 producers are on the search for bright, organised, motivated individuals interested in dance, to be part of the National Dance Forum 2015 Volunteer Program. Volunteers will gain experience in arts management, access networking opportunities, and participate in the National Dance Forum, 19-21 March 2015, FREE of charge, all while being part of a valued team making the forum a fantastic and welcoming event.

      Dates and times required:
      8.30am – 6pm on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st March*
      *All volunteers must be available on the Thursday, and at least one of Friday and Saturday

      For full details on how to get involved, visit the webpage

    • 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.

    • 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
      Bookings: M0Z3QXBKaFU/view?usp=sharing

      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.