January 30, 2009

A Sneak Peek


The count down is over.

Take a sneak peek at the new season of "So You Think You Can Dance" that starts Sunday 1st Febuary, 2009.

It looks like an exciting season and should not be missed.

January 29, 2009

Twister Action Painting


French breakdancer and concept artist Sami "Twister" Amdouni has created an artisitic and innovative performance piece called "Klein's Anthropometry with bboying flava" .

This is a great video and really shows breakdancing in a different way.

January 28, 2009

True Stories

Bangarra Dance Theatre
4-8 February, 2009
Glen Street Theatre

Bangarra Dance Theatre are a prestigious dance company that combine traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with International contemporary dance .
Their production True Stories is a two part show with uplifting and inspiring choreography by Elma Kris.
Bangarra Dance Theatre are coming to Sydneys Northern Beaches and are only doing limited season and tickets are selling fast.

January 25, 2009

The creative crutch dance


Hip hop artist RJD2 teamed up with dance and media artist Bill Shannon and creative director Joey Garfield to create a contemporary dance installation called "Work it out". Bill Shannon was born with a degenerative hip condition and developed a way to express himself through dance (and even skateboarding) on crutches. 
This is a really inspiring video and you could watch him for hours.

January 22, 2009

ColbyDesigns Costumes and Dancewear

Colby Designs is a Sydney based design company that specialises in Dance Costumes and Dance-wear.
They cater for Individual dancers through to entire dance troupes, and have supplied Costumes,
dance-wear and Dance uniforms to a number of Dance schools within Australia and New Zealand.
www.colbydesigns.com.au for further information and to check out some of their unique designs.

January 21, 2009

Flash mob

Over 400 strangers including tourists and staff at Liverpool Street station entertained commuters with a 2 minute choreographed mixed dance routine of hip-hop, ballroom and jazz.
The stunt which is called "flash mobbing" was an advert for T-mobile.
Its a great video and makes you want to get up and dance.

January 20, 2009

Longest Row of Dancers

Last week the dancers of the Friedrichstadtpalast music hall in Berlin, where actress
Marlene Dietrich made her debut, were attempting to break the record of the longest row of dancers sitting in a row. The record attempt was sponsored by a local radio station.

January 17, 2009

Morphoses-The Wheeldon Company

Morphoses-The Wheeldon Company
January 22- February 1

Morphoses is a combination of four contemporary ballet routines choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Morphoses is performed by an International troupe of 15 dancers from all over the world including principal artists from the Australian ballet and Royal Danish ballet.

January 13, 2009

Superstars of Dance

The creators of "So you think you can Dance" Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Fuller have created another reality dance show called "Superstars of Dance".

Superstars of Dance is a world wide contest where dance troupes from all over the world compete against one another. The show is hosted by Michael Flatley ( Lord of The Dance) and the eight countries scheduled to participate are Ireland, India, USA, Argentina, China, Russia, South Africa and Australia. Each team will be comprised of two soloists, one duo and one larger group. Should be worth a look, check it out on when it premiers later in the year. 

January 12, 2009

Sydney Festival 2009 opening night

Sydney Festival 2009 started with a bang, with nearly 300,000 people making their way onto the city for the opening night. The night saw great performances from the likes of Grace Johns and Santogold and a great performance by the crowd, getting involved with 'the Sydney' Dance. Hope you made it in on the night, but don't worry if you didn't the festivals runs all month. 

January 9, 2009

15th Showcase National Dance Championships

January 13- 19, 2009
Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast QLD
Showcase is the largest Dance Championships for Theatrical Dance in Australia, with all styles of Dance including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Song and Dance and Cheerleading. Dancers can enter as a Solo, Duo/Trio or as a Group. The age divisions start from 5 years and under and up to 26 years and over.
Showcase are celebrating their 15 year anniversary and with over 4,000 participants and more than 100 dance studios competing for the prize of $30,000 it will be an exciting event.

January 8, 2009

Movers and Shakers

Movers and Shakers
January 10, 2009
Martin Place, Sydney CBD
From 7pm - 11pm

Movers and Shakers is directed by Nigel Jamieson and is an exciting free dance event that is part of The Sydney Festival 2009 . Movers and Shakers is the main dance event with over 300 dancers performing from some of Australia’s leading dance companies on a custom built, five-storey-high stage in the centre of Martin Place. The performers will dance works choreographed by Shaun Parker,The Fondue Set and many other great Australian Choreographers. The program will also include contributions from some of Sydney’s best krumpers and breakers aswell as some amazing visuals displayed around Martin Place’s heritage streetscape.
Also to celebrate Movers and Shakers, Sydney Festival is giving away the ultimate prize pack.

January 6, 2009


Cremorne Orpheum,
January 9-14, 2009

Margot Fonteyne was arguably the greatest ballerina of her time,  and she was still dancing at the age of 67.
Margot the documentary shows her extraordinary life and dancing career that spanned over three decades. The documentary was directed by Tony Palmer and screened on the ABC last year (April 2008). Don't miss out as Margot screens for six sessions only from January 9- 14.

January 4, 2009

Sydney Festival 2009

The Sydney Festival is on again for another year. This year, along with all the usual performing artists and shows, there is a huge dance routine that will take place. The Dance is called 'The Sydney', it was choreographed by Australian Dance Theatre, and the festival organisers hope that 250 000 people will take part in it. It is a basic 45 second dance that will be taught on the night, or you can learn it at home before hand. Come and join in on the fun on the 10th of January at many sites throughout the CBD.  

January 1, 2009

Dance Crew Competition

Optus in conjunction with the TV show "So you think you can dance"  is giving Dance crews and Dance schools the opportunity to show off their dancing talents and have a chance to win $ 5,000 to invest towards new dance equipment, costumes or a studio revamp.
Each of the three finalists will also receive a special visit from some of the "So you think you can dance" production crew with the visit being broadcast on TV during the 2009 season that commences Sunday February 1, 2009.