Finding Peace – MOKUY by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

By Kristian Pellissier, 14 April 2014

Dance

Finding Peace – MOKUY by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

By Kristian Pellissier, 14 April 2014

Dance

'Gary Lang NT Dance Company is a powerful connecting force in the Northern Territory, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to explore subject matter that resonates deeply within the community.  Bringing together a unique blend of places, voices and cultures, Gary Lang’s latest work MOKUY, presented by '....

Home is where the Hall is

By Kristian Pellissier, 13 March 2014

Dance

Home is where the Hall is

By Kristian Pellissier, 13 March 2014

Dance

'As a primary meeting point, halls often carry the heart and collective memory of communities, written on their walls and embedded in their foundations. For over 22 years, Stompin have been creating site-specific performances from their base in Launceston, Tasmania, presenting dance in unique and engaging ways. Stompin Artistic Director '....

Fellows Focus – Gideon Obarzanek

By Fiona Mackrell, 5 March 2014

Dance

Fellows Focus – Gideon Obarzanek

By Fiona Mackrell, 5 March 2014

Dance

'Despite having flown back from rehearsals in Sydney the day before we meet in a North Melbourne café, acclaimed dance artist and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek seems relaxed.He’s been rehearsing, L’Chaim! (‘to life’ in Hebrew and Yiddish), part of a Sydney Dance Company triple bill,'....

The sharing of stories through Rekindling at Bangarra

By Adrian Burnett, 4 March 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

The sharing of stories through Rekindling at Bangarra

By Adrian Burnett, 4 March 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'In 2013, Bangarra Dance Theatre launched its new youth program Rekindling, designed to inspire and develop the next generation of Indigenous story tellers by using dance to reconnect with their cultures.Rekindling is an intensive dance based program for secondary stude'....

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

A new crop of mentees JUMP into action

By Eleanor Zeichner, 13 February 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts

'As Day 2 of the JUMP Mentoring Intensive begins all the mentees sit cross-legged on the floor of the Merlyn Theatre of Malthouse in Melbourne.  Emily Sexton, Artistic Director of Next Wave explains that all conversation shuts down as soon as peop'....

Lisa Wilson – a whole lake becomes

By Kristian Pellissier, 11 February 2014

Dance

Lisa Wilson – a whole lake becomes

By Kristian Pellissier, 11 February 2014

Dance

'‘Drop by drop, a whole lake becomes’: Bulgarian proverbIt takes many drops to form a lake.  For Lisa Wilson, the opportunities for her work Lake are the culmination of years of tireless work as an independent artist. Lisa’s body o'....

Kick start your career: Alison Plevey

By Early Career Artists and Producers, 15 January 2014

Dance

Kick start your career: Alison Plevey

By Early Career Artists and Producers, 15 January 2014

Dance

'The Early Career Artists and Producers(ECAP) team ask past ArtStart recipient Alison Plevey how receiving the grant effected her practice and what’s in store from here.What are you doing now?At the end of 2013 I finished a three week development of a full length solo work I am creating entitled 100,000 frames. I was lucky enough to be an Arti'....

2013 in review: Dance

By Dance, 20 December 2013

Dance

2013 in review: Dance

By Dance, 20 December 2013

Dance

'2013 was a year fit to burst with dance.  Australian audiences were spoilt for choice, with award-winning artists providing food for the soul both on home soil and stages across the globe, as well as major companies and stars of the international stage performing stunning seasons of work.The ....

Dance & Music: a relationship to weather the test of time

By Kristian Pellissier, 12 December 2013

Blog

Dance & Music: a relationship to weather the test of time

By Kristian Pellissier, 12 December 2013

Blog

'The link between dance and music has often been close, resulting in spectacular and historic collaborations.  The names of Tchaikovsky and Petipa will be bound forever as a result of their celebrated work for ballet, including the iconic cygnets in Swan Lake; Stravinsky and Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring created a scandal at its debut in Paris; and Michael Jackson a'....