Category: dancing

Aus Dance Awards17

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…

Australian Conservatoire of Ballet Melbourne

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…

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2017 Patti Austin James Morrison

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…

Full Moon Orb Sydney Dance Company

Sydney Dance Company’s double bill, ‘ORB’

Sydney Dance Company’s double bill, ORB, showed at Arts Centre Melbourne to rapturous applause. ORB opens with the mystifying Full Moon by Taiwanese choreographer Cheng Tsung-lung, a hypnotising melody of his fascination with the moon and all those who inhabit…

Dance Massive Melbourne Tiny Slopes

Dance Massive: ‘Tiny Slopes’ skateboard dancing

Nat Cursio’s Tiny Slopes, part of the annual Dance Massive Festival, stars four school-age skateboarders and dancers. A huge open space, with cool chicks, ‘80s anthems, easy camaraderie, plus a Beyonce-strong fan blowing your hair about. What’s not to like?  The…

Pawn & Co.’s new Greville Street location

If there’s a gap in the ‘Melbourne Is The Best City In The World’ mantra, it’s our clubs. They just can’t hold a candle to the best venues around the world. I’ve never really been able to find out why….