Dance Australia

Dance Australia October-November 2018

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2 min.
congrats ausdance!

THE Australian Dance Awards took place in Brisbane just as this issue was heading to press. It has been my very great privilege to be a judge on these awards, one of panel of thirteen. Congratulations to this year’s winners and indeed all of those who were nominated. It is a very big and difficult job narrowing down the winners from a pool of such talented artists, but one that brings many of its own rewards. One of the most consistently impressive categories is Youth Dance. The quality of the nominations is outstanding. In many cases the choreography, production and performance are up there with professional productions. I believe that, for the directors and choreographers, having to work with a large group of performers, usually of varying dance experience, often brings…

1 min.
rich offerings

THIS year’s OzAsia Festival includes an exciting line-up of contemporary dance in Adelaide, October 25 to November 11. From Korea comes Eun-Me Ahn’s Dancing Grandmothers, a celebration of the women who founded modern Korea, many of whom are now grandmothers. This colourful work is inspired by the boundless energy of these women, who join the dancers on stage for a disco-fuelled evening. Acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns to OzAsia with the tenth anniversary season of Sutra, a work that sees Cherkaoui himself perfom alongside a troupe of Shaolin Monks. Against Antony Gormley’s set design of versatile boxes, Sutra is an acrobatic work, combining kung fu, Budhhist philosophy and contemporary dance. Indonesia’s Eko Supriyanto is another returning choreographer to the OzAsia Festival. His latest solo work, Salt, captures the duality of the tensions…

1 min.
a christmas treat

WEST Australian Ballet is readying for its annual season of The Nutcracker at His Majesty’s Theatre. Choreographed jointly by Jayne Smeulders with Artistic Director Aurelien Scanella and Ballet Mistress Sandy Delasalle, this is a production featuring “delightful sets and costumes [and] uncomplicated, enjoyable storytelling”, according to Dance Australia’s, Margaret Mercer. It may also be a chance to see new company dancers Candice Adea, former Hong Kong Ballet soloist and Ballet Philippines principal dancer, and Julio Blanes Miranda, former first soloist from the Cuban National Ballet and dancer with Ballet Revolucion. Dates: Nov 16 - Dec 9, waballet.com.au…

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time to tour

BANGARRA Dance Theatre will be showcasing its work overseas this Octovber and November. The company will be touring to India in October and Japan in November presenting “Spirit 2018” in both countries, as well as Waangenga Blanco and Deborah Brown’s I.B.I.S in Japan. Whilst in India, Bangarra will perform in New Dehli, Bangalore and Mumbai, including a free outdoor performance at the Qutb Minar in New Delhi. A highlight of the Australian Government’s Australia Fest program, the performance will be presented at the outdoor complex on a purpose built stage overlooking the main minaret, and will offer thousands of people the opportunity to learn about the history and vibrancy of Australia’s First Nations people. The company will also teach masterclasses and undertake various regional community engagement projects. The tour will be completed with…

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audition for the royal

THE Royal Ballet School (RBS) is holding an “Intensive Course” in Hong Kong from April 17 to 23, 2019, during which all participants can audition for a place in the London school. The course is open to students between 10 and 18 years old. A corresponding Intensive Course will also be held at the RBS White Lodge campus in London in April. Last year, across its two April intensives, the School welcomed 278 students from 34 different countries. Applications are now open: visit www.royalballetschool.org.uk. Closing date: October 17.…

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web highlights

1 AUSTRALIAN DANCE’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS There was a lot of love and fellow-feeling at this year’s Australian Dance Awards, the annual celebration of the dance world’s achievements. The Awards were presented by Ausdance at the Brisbane Powerhouse. www.danceaustralia.com.au/news/australian-dance-snight-of-nights 2 AUSTRALIA AND NZ SCOOP THE POOL AT THE GENÉE Young Australian dancer Joshua Green shone brightly at the 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition. www.danceaustralia.com.au/news/australia-and-nz-scoopthe-pool-at-the-gen-e 3 CHANGES AT WA BALLET After four years with the West Australian Ballet (WAB), demi-soloist and choreographer Christopher Hill has made the decision to retire from professional dance. www.danceaustralia.com.au/news/changes-at-the-ballet…