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Paul Selwyn Norton appointed CEO and AD of The Substation

Paul Selwyn Norton appointed CEO and AD of The Substation

Paul Selwyn Norton is taking up the role of Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director of Victorian arts organisation The Substation. Norton left Western Australia’s Strut Dance company in July 2021 after seven year years leading the company to take up the role of director of the Junction Arts Festival in Launceston, Tasmania. After just […]

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New immersive dance work ‘In Crimson’ coming to All Saints’ College

New immersive dance work ‘In Crimson’ coming to All Saints’ College

Award winning dancer Natalie Allen and HotHouse Company co-present a new exciting immersive dance theatre work. In Crimson is inspired by the eerie 1842 Edgar Allan Poe story, The Masque of the Red Death. Poe’s short story tells of Prince Prospero fleeing to his castellated abbey to escape from the Red Death, a plague that is […]

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WAAPA rising stars fuse ballet and contemporary dance in ‘Rise’

WAAPA rising stars fuse ballet and contemporary dance in ‘Rise’

Rise, WAAPA’s mid-year dance season, offers audiences a perfect mix of ballet and contemporary dance performed by the stars of tomorrow. The 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students take to the stage of the Geoff Gibbs Theatre for a week-long run from Friday 10 to Thursday 16 June. Headlining the program is Tout de Suite, […]

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Choreographer serves reimagined ballet with ‘Petrushka (Game, Set, Match)’

Choreographer serves reimagined ballet with ‘Petrushka (Game, Set, Match)’

From the creator behind the award-winning BANG! BANG! (The Blue Room Theatre, 2019), comes a reimagined version of Sergei Diaghilev’s infamous ballet Petrushka. Choreographed by star on the rise Scott Elstermann this fresh and innovative piece, Petrushka (Game, Set, Match) is part ballet, part contemporary dance and part tennis. Petrushka is a ballet and orchestral concert […]

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In Your God: Lip-synching and spirituality on the dancefloor

In Your God: Lip-synching and spirituality on the dancefloor

LINK Dance Company are celebrating 20 years this April with In Your God, a four-night season of startlingly original contemporary dance. Artistic Director Michael Whaites is taking the rising stars to the State Theatre Centre’s Rehearsal Room to light up the stage this month. This double bill of lip-synching, outrageous behaviour and exquisite dancing features […]

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Review | Ballet at the Quarry sets the ‘Platinum’ standard

Review | Ballet at the Quarry sets the ‘Platinum’ standard

Platinum: Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheatre | til Mar 6 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The warm buzz of the Quarry Amphitheatre was a welcome sound for the 70th Anniversary year of the West Australian Ballet. With the pop of champagne, laughter in the air, and the anticipation of another Perth Festival staple; Platinum […]

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The Australian Ballet postpone ‘An American in Paris’ in Perth & Adelaide

The Australian Ballet postpone ‘An American in Paris’ in Perth & Adelaide

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment today announced that due to the current impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, next month’s Adelaide and Perth seasons of the lavish Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, An American in Paris will be postponed. New season dates will be announced as soon as possible for both cities, with ticket holders urged […]

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Review | ‘MindCon’ is a bold new dance work with brilliant intensity

Review | ‘MindCon’ is a bold new dance work with brilliant intensity

MindCon | European Foods Warehouse | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  MindCon is a dazzling debut from Mitch Harvey Company, supported by Co3 Contemporary Dance. Set in a dystopian future, MindCon tackles notions of the individual vs the other, despair versus joy and power versus powerlessness. As you can imagine, it is wracked with tension, which means there […]

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WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company showcase their work with ‘Plan B’

WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company showcase their work with ‘Plan B’

WAAPA has literally come up with a Plan B for its upcoming October dance season. The original programming, built around the dance students working with overseas and interstate guest artists, has been postponed due to Australia’s COVID travel restrictions. Stepping in to fill the season is WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company with Plan B, a showcase […]

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Co3 launches new Commission Fund for WA independent dance makers

Co3 launches new Commission Fund for WA independent dance makers

Co3 has secured support for one of the most significant choreographic commissions in Australia through a new Commission Fund. Established in May 2021, the Commission Fund will directly support Co3’s Pathways Program IN RESIDENCE, providing valuable career opportunities for Western Australian dance makers. A key outcome will be to provide independent artists the opportunity to […]

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