Category: dancing

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Youth dance in NEO-A Triple Bill of New Works

Over the school holidays, we watched young people moving.  In NEO- A Triple Bill of New Works, 43 young movers train as professionals, learning the craft of creation as well as the pressures and pleasures of performance working in an international…

Disco Volante brings the party to Chapel Street on Thursdays

Starting your weekend a day early has never been so easy since Disco Volante (DV) hit the scene some three years ago. DV draws a diverse crowd of club kids, seasoned party animals, off-duty hospo staff, and even the odd…

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Touching Hearts in Song For A Weary Throat

Kate Sulan and her group Rawcus’ 2017 masterwork has themes of despair and alienation many of us in this present day relate to. Inspired by her flagging will to dance, group work Song For A Weary Throat, with live sonic…

Tree of Codes at Melbourne Festival

Presented by Melbourne Festival, Tree of Codes is choreographed by Wayne McGregor, featuring dancers from both his UK based company and the Paris Opera. It’s about more than just the dancing. The music has been created by Jamie XX, where he…

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20th Anniversary Australian Dance Awards returns to town

Amidst talk of port de bras, grand jetes, career injuries, and stage positions, I knew I could only be at one place- at the 2017 Australian Dance Awards. It’s 20th anniversary edition, returning to Melbourne for the first time since…

Djuki Mala at MAP57

The boys are back in town! A 70-minute lightning bolt ran through the space as the five members of the Northern Territory’s refined dance act, Djuki Mala, heated things up with a night of devilish dancing, wild moves, and their…

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International Ballet Gala with the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet

For one night only, to a full house, esteemed Melbourne ballet academy, The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, brought us samples from the classics for a night to remember in a return of their specialist showcase, The International Ballet Gala. Internationally…

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Top events in June 2017 in Melbourne: where to go, eat, and party

The mercury is still dropping, the days are getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean your social calendar needs to drop off too. We’ve brought together our top picks for what to do this June. Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2-11 June) For ten…