09 Mar ‘15

What’s On? Major Dance Events

published on 09 March 2015

Highlights for each month – shows, activities and events

15th July at The Q: L Celebrates 50 years of Mirramu Dance Company

Get along and see L showing at The Q 15th July.

 

 

http://mirramu.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ausdance ACT Pro Class, every Wednesday at Belconnen Arts Centre. Stay in touch with who’s leading on our Facebook page.

 

January 2015 Calendar in pdf format

 

February

February Dance Calendar in pdf format

 

 

March

 

 10-22 Mar. DANCE MASSIVE. MELBOURNE

Now in its fourth incarnation, Dance Massive 2015 brings you over 40 curated dance shows, events and activities over 13 days, including bold new works, workshops, networking opportunities and special events. This beautifully hand-crafted program will introduce new ways of thinking about contemporary dance. It will surprise, challenge, entice and dare artists and dance-lovers from all over Australia.

http://dancemassive.com.au/

 

 

18-22 MAR. YOU ARE HERE FESTIVAL. CITY CENTRE

WORK IT. LINGUA FRANCA.

WORK IT is a dance and multimedia performance by Lingua Franca Dance & Physical Theatre, Caitlin Welch and Yohan Strauss. Through place, movement, video and live audio WORK IT investigates the relationship between our work, identity and what we value. It reveals the daily rituals and spatial dynamics of the workplace that connect us in a fragmenting society. Performer: Alison Plevey, Cinematographer/ video mixer: Caitlin Welch, Sound/ DJ: Yohan Strauss, Dramaturge: Adam Deusien. Garema Place Wednesday 18  Friday 20 March @ 8pm FREE. An Ausdance ACT Auspice project.

 

 

19 & 21 MARCH. FAR FLUNG. B-Block Hall

Far Flung is an interactive, real-time performance event that explores the challenges and excitement of long-distance communication. Part dance work, part live video installation, the performance takes place simultaneously across three different venues linked together by online video conferencing. Audience members are invited to choose their vantage point and encouraged to change their point of view as often as they like throughout the performance. Dance artists based in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra have teamed up with young dancers from QL2 Dance to bring this project to You Are Here 2015.  Artists: Courtney Scheu and Ashlee Bye in association with QL2 Dance. Far Flung was originally devised by Courtney Scheu, Ashlee Bye, Anna Kallstrom, Robert Brassington and Hannah Wong. Performed in B-Block Hall, Gorman House Arts Centre, Thursday 19 March, 7pm & Saturday 21 March 9pm Part of You Are Here .

 

22 MAR. TOGETHER. BELCONNEN THEATRE

Melissa Markos is proud to rpresent Together, a contemporary dance show targeted at raising awareness towards anti-bullying.

5pm & 7pm, Belconen Theatre, 26 Chndler Steet Belconnen. Tickets from together.bookings@gmail.com, Fresh Funk from class, Elite Dance Studio from class. A fundrasing event for BeyondBlue, the butterfly foundation, Kids helpline. http://www.facebook.com/events/1804895096401644/

 

 

April

 

30 APR-2 MAY. FRAME OF MIND. SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY. THE CANBERRA THEATRE

Sydney Dance Company’s 2015 season bursts into life with a powerful double bill – a showcase of deeply personal works from two acclaimed choreographic talents: living legend William Forsythe and Sydney Dance Company’s own Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela.

TICKETS THROUGH CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

 

 

 

May

 

2-10 May. AUSTRALIAN DANCE WEEK CELEBRATIONS. ACROSS THE ACT AND AUSTRALIA.

 

9-10 MAY. DANCE ON THE EDGE, 2015. BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE

Belconnen Arts Centre (BAC) presents the sixth Dance Week season of Dance on the Edge Saturday 9 May 9 @ 8pm & Sunday 10 May @ 2pm. Part of Australian Dance Week.

 

9-17 MAY. FORTUITY. THE COURTYARD STUDIO.

In 1965 Elizabeth Cameron Dalman founded Australian Dance Theatre, described by a critic of the day as  an ultra modern experience with sex, colour and magnificent timing. 50 years on, ADT celebrates its many successes here and internationally under several generations of artistic direction. Dalman too, as an elder of Australian dance, celebrates her own ongoing artistic practice as a dancer, choreographer and mentor. Fortuity offers audiences an insight into those early radical, revolutionary years of contemporary dance in Australia.

TICKETS THROUGH THE CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

 

 

21-26 MAY. GISELLE. THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET. THE CANBERRA THEATRE

Love conquers death in this ultimate Romantic ballet. A village girl falls in love with a man who is not all he seems. When she finds out his deception, she dies of a broken heart. Transformed into a spirit, she battles to save her lover in a wood haunted by the cold and angry ghosts of jilted women.

TICKETS THROUGH THE CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

 

 

 

June

 

July

 

9-11 JUL. LORE. BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE. THE CANBERRA THEATRE

Bangarra takes you on a dance experience of Australia’s homelands, from the enigmatic waters of the Torres Strait Islands to the deeply rooted inland trees – celebrating the past, present and future. Presenting two brand new dance works, curated by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra Dance Theatre takes a fresh look at Indigenous stories tracing the silhouette of history and drawing on a sustainable future for its people.

TICKETS THROUGH THE CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

 

 

 

29 JUL. RECKLESS VALOUR. QUANTUM LEAP. THE PLAYHOUSE

Reckless Valour was created in collaboration with The Australian War Memorial, and is a moving tribute to young Australians in war. It pays homage to the courage of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. It invites us to contemplate nationhood, service, and sacrifice; and to celebrate the power of young people to shape the future. Through this journey we are seeking connections between history and contemporary culture: what war means to Australians, especially young Australians.

TICKETS THROUGH THE CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

 

 

 

August

 

 30 JUL – 2 AUG. CANBERRANG – CANBERRA’S FESTIVAL OF SWING.

An all social swing dancing weekend in the nation’s capital. www.canberrang.org/

 

 

 

 

 

September

 

 

October

 

Carmen Sweet8-9 OCT. CARMEN SWEET. EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY. THE Q

Spend the night with the definitive seductress of stage as she weaves he deliciously wicked wiles through one of Expressions Dance Company’s most loved productions.

Opera’s most famous femme fatale is stripped bare in Natalie Weir’s sumptuous dance interpretation of the legendary Shchedrin’s gripping Carmen Suite, his 1967 arrangement of the Bizet score, where only strings and percussion create a witty but rhythmically dynamic interpretation.

TICKETS THROUGH THE Q

 

 

16 – 18 OCT. CANBERRA LATIN DANCE FESTIVAL. ANU SPORTS UNION.

Two days and three nights of back to back first class workshops, amazing performances and parties. All held under the one roof at the Australian National University (ANU) Sports and Recreational Centre. There will be two party rooms, so you can dance all night long, with some of the best international and Australian artists to perform and teach workshops.

TICKETS THROUGH THE CANBERRA LATIN DANCE FESTIVAL

 

 

 

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