Ausdance Qld in Mount Isa

Ausdance Qld Community Bounce 2017 has kicked off in Mount Isa. The team is having heaps of fun learning and sharing breakdancing, hip hop, Afro and contemporary dance. We’re partnering with Young People Ahead and Flexible Learning Centre to host a week of after school dance workshops and there is a Dance Off Night at the Mount Isa Irish Club this Friday night – so come along if you’re in town! Keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for updates from the Community Bounce tour. The 2017 Regional Dance Workshop Tour – Community Bounce – has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund’.

Help WOLF to travel

Help extend the impact of Prying Eye’s new dance theatre work, “The Inquisition of the Big Bad Wolf”. Donate to their ACF campaign and assist them to share the work in 2018, at two of the worlds largest Fringe Festivals. A fun and quirky production of critical relevance, it unleashes the untamed inner wolf that hides within us all, flips ‘normal’ upside down, and swats at the relentlessly buzzing mosquito that is anxiety. According to SANE Australia, nearly half of the nation’s population will battle a mental health issue at some stage in their lives.  A partnership with Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, will ensure that WOLF upholds the integrity of such important subject matter. More information: #makingculturehappen

What’s On: Vincent

2 September 7.30pm, The Events Centre, Caloundra Vincent returns to the Sunshine Coast following its celebrated premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016. Presented by new Australian dance theatre company LJ Projects, Vincent is an extraordinarily moving dance theatre piece about the man behind the brush of Vincent Van Gogh; his relationship with his brother Theo, his own internal struggle of inner self and self- expression and his constant battle with his inner psyche. Choreographer Melissa Lanham is a contemporary dance theatre artist who has worked in the UK and Australia across countless social inclusion projects and mainstream dance company productions over the last 20 years. Over a decade in creation, Vincent is the first time in many years that a professional dance piece has risen out of a vibrant regional community, with a truly national representation of creative and artistic talent. Taking out Best Dance Weekly in its 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival Premier, and receiving rave 5 star reviews, this is a dance theatre work of the first order not to be missed. Catch Vincent at The Events Centre Caloundra as part of the Horizon Festival 2017. Tickets:


Backbone are currently searching for artists aged 10 – 25 working across all art forms to collaborate on an installation that envisages a future 30 years from now. The year is 2047. An age of self-generation, chip implantation and artificial intelligence. The world where information is multisensory. This is the point where we start our exploration as we reimagine the space into the futuristic world of tomorrow. So all you Musicians, Performers, Filmmakers, Media Artists, Animators, Dancers, Singers, Visual artists, Concept works, VR Enthusiasts. We want you! FUTURE30 weekend of the Backbone Festival is from 27 – 28 October 2017 Submissions close 26th of August 2017 More information:

Bangarra Master-class

Ausdance Queensland invites you to a dance workshop with Bangarra Dance Theatre as part of BENNELONG Presented by QPAC and Bangarra Dance Theatre Learn Bangarra Dance Theatre repertoire directly from company dancers Learn about indigenous protocols Expand your dance skills & vocabulary in both indigenous and contemporary dance styles For advanced dance artists When: Tuesday 29 August 2017, 11:00am (Duration: 1hr 15 minutes) Please meet at the Stage Door to QPAC at 10:40am. Cost: $45 General *$10 discount for Ausdance Members or Bennelong Ticket Holders (Ausdance Qld members check your emails for the promo code, or contact the Ausdance office.) Location: QPAC Studio Cnr of Grey St & Melbourne St South Brisbane Queensland 4101 Please note that there is a maximum workshop capacity of 30 participants. Workshop bookings: Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Bennelong Bangarra Dance Theatre is acclaimed worldwide for its authentic storytelling, distinctive voice and moving performances. In 2017, the company returns with Bennelong, a new full-length work by Artistic Director Stephen Page. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. With extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy, Bennelong led his community to survive a clash of cultures, and left a legacy that reverberates through contemporary life. Bennelong is Bangarra at Continue ReadingBangarra Master-class

National Dance Forum 2017

Registrations for National Dance Forum 2017 have opened. The last three forums sold out in advance, so book early to make sure you’re part of this sector-wide discussion. NDF2017 will take place from 25–26 September 2017 at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Victoria. The 2017 National Dance Forum will bring together makers, producers and presenters to discuss and share knowledge on current digital practices and technological developments. The two-day forum will focus on strengthening the dance sector’s capacity within the digital domain. It will engage artists in developing and sharing skills in this environment. You will learn about digital distribution, access skills and resources, and learn new ways to make your work accessible to audiences while maintaining artistic integrity. Register here: Visit the Forum website for more information:

Call for Papers, RAD Conference 2018

Following the success of the 2016 Sydney conference Dance Teaching for the 21st Century: Practice and Innovation, the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is presenting a second conference to be held 20-21 January 2018 at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) in Brisbane. The conference, Unravelling Repertoire, seeks to explore histories, pedagogies and practices associated with repertory works. The RAD is seeking presentation submissions from dance professionals, educators and researchers, including dance teachers, lecturers, repetiteurs and notators, historians, musicologists and scholars, from across a variety of dance disciplines and forms to discuss the role, function, and impact of repertoire in the contexts of dance as art, education, culture, and history. Further information can be found at and also in the Call for Papers document below. Closing date for submissions is 1 September 2017. Call for Papers RAD Conference Brisbane 2018

Call out: NSW Residency

Apply for 2017 Choreographic Residency at MIRRAMU, Bungendore , NSW Mirramu and Critical Path are seeking proposals from a NSW artist for a residency program taking place from 13-24 November 2017. This residency will take place parallel to that of Taiwanese artist I-Chin Lin. What we are looking for? We are interested to hear from artists who feel that a residency at Mirramu will be of particular benefit to them and that sharing the residency period with I-Chin Lin will be of interest to them. Deadline: Monday 21 August 2017, 10am More info:

Muscle Memory: Reflex

Presented by Collusion, as part of the Restrung Festival Following the success of last year’s Muscle Memory, Collusion returns with Queensland Ballet Academy’s talented pre-professional dancers in Reflex, a double-bill of resonant intersections at the forefront of new ballet and chamber music. Contact Point takes Elena Katz-Chernin’s works for string quartet as a starting point for this electrically charged ballet of human connection. Beginning at the end, Before is a neo-Romantic ballet for today, set to Peteris Vasks’ masterful String Quartet No 4. Muscle Memory: Reflex is produced by Collusion and Gareth Belling. Thursday 17 & Saturday 19 August 2017, 7:00PM Brisbane Powerhouse Book now: Student Offer Students can see Muscle Memory: Reflex at the Brisbane Powerhouse for only $25 per ticket. Use the code word REFLEX when booking.

Australian Dance Awards nominations announced

Nominees have been announced for the Australian Dance Awards, one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards. Celebrating twenty years in 2017, the Awards are the pre-eminent event on the dance industry calendar. They recognise and honour dance artists, educators and administrators in 12 categories of achievement. View all nominees: The gala ceremony will take place at the Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday 24 September, hosted by cabaret star Yana Alana and dance sensation and 2017 ADA-nominee Benjamin Hancock, with performances from Stephanie Lake Company, Raw and Rugged Dance Crew, The Australian Ballet and more. Ausdance members can buy discounted tickets to the ceremony using this link: Congratulations to all nominees!