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SandSong: Stories From The Great Sandy Desert

Lillian Banks never thought about dance as a career until her teacher from St Mary’s College encouraged her to apply for NAISDA, which accepted her as a student.  After NAISDA, she auditioned for Bangarra and was enrolled as a Russell Page Graduate Recipient for 2018.  She’s a Yawuru woman, a Kimberley girl, Yawuru being part […]

REVIEW: Magic Mike Live

Imagine this, two best friends of 15 years, 200+ screaming toey women, and about 30 men in a crowd watching a sweaty, ab popping reincarnation of Magic Mike! As a dancer off 25 years I spectical on the quality of dancing! Let me tell you I was blown away! Choreographed by the gorgeous and talented […]

March Dance

The 2020 Sydney March Dance festival will begin its second year running throughout the month of March, featuring 114 dance events in 31 days. A project created by Independence Dance Alliance (IDA), the festival aims to celebrate and showcase independent dance artists in Sydney. March Dance will see 195 artists and over 16 organisations presenting new dance works, […]

Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finale

One of the most celebrated and visionary choreographers in contemporary dance is entering the final days of his residency at the Sydney Opera House this week. Grand Finale is currently being performed by ten dancer from the Hofesh Shechter Company with accompaniment by live musicians. The performance is a hypnotic blend of dance, theatre and […]

REVIEW: Colossus

The (almost) overwhelming production from Stephanie Lake, Colossus, is an activation of all the senses. With a bare stage and very muted costumes, Colossus, highlights the incredible talent and athleticism of 50 dancers, who give their all through the entire 50-minute performance. Using sharp choreography coupled with an intense soundtrack, Collosus, encourages an examination of community and an […]

The Dancing Heart Of Coogee

When the Empire Performing Arts dancers hit the stage on Friday at St Brigid’s for the inaugural annual concert, it will be the fulfilment of a lifelong dream for Coogee local and dance school director Emma Milgate. At 18 years of age, the Royal Academy of Dance instructor moved to Coogee with stars in her […]

Sharp Short Dance

This coming Tuesday the 10th annual Sharp Short Dance festival will kickoff at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. Rapidly becoming one of the highlights of FORM Dance Projects’ annual calendar, Sharp Short Dance is growing year by year and unearthing Sydney’s finest young dance talent. A competitive dance festival, Sharp Short Dance will see young […]

Common Anomalies

Common Anomalies is a triple bill of solo dances by young artists, vastly different in style, exploring their cultural identities. The three works will explore each of the performer’s unique personal histories. The performances adapt breakdance, visual art, contemporary techniques, vogue and folklore styles in dynamic vignettes. Each performer’s work will have a unique approach […]

2 One Another

Created in 2012 and having travelled across the globe, the highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning show, 2 One Another, is coming home to Sydney for its 100th Anniversary. Audiences are drawn into a new world created on stage, exploring human interaction and relationships. Choreographer Rafael Bonachela said, “If I look at the title 2 One Another, I […]

Feathered and Fierce

Feathered and Fierce is showing at the Sydney Fringe Festival - it’s a dance show, but not as it’s ever been seen before. Mixing dance and physical theatre, the show is taking audiences behind the glamour and the glitz of dance. It shares the intense training and all the sweat that goes into it, inviting […]