New dancers set to make their debut

January 24, 2018

The two newest dancers to join the celebrated Bangarra Dance Theatre in Sydney come from opposite ends of the country. Lillian Banks is a Yawuru woman from Broome, while Brad Smith is a Gumbaynggirr man […]

Dance comp has ‘Homeground’ advantage

August 23, 2017

Australia’s biggest Indigenous dance competition, the Sydney Opera House’s Dance Rites, is looking for entrants as it enters its third year. Registrations are now open for the competition, which will be held in Sydney on […]

So you think you can dance?

August 23, 2017

Elite dance college NAISDA is accepting registrations from young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in auditioning for its 2018 performing arts intake. Auditions will be held on December 4-8 at the college’s campus […]

Hip kids hop to it at Kimberley Moon

May 31, 2017

Children from two remote communities in Western Australia’s north-west put the hip and the hop into the annual Kimberley Moon concert, warming up the crowd for rock legends Jimmy Barnes and Daryl Braithwaite. The children, […]

Bangarra back on the road rekindling dance desire

January 25, 2017

Bangarra dance company’s youth program, Rekindling, will be back on the road this year. Delivered across five new communities, it will visit Warrnambool in Victoria, Grafton in New South Wales, Docker River in the Northern Territory, […]

Jumpin’ for joy . . . here comes Djuki Mala

January 25, 2017

Dance sensation Djuki Mala will make their Perth debut at the Fringe World Festival from Friday. The troupe, from Elcho Island in North East Arnhem land, will perform at the Salon Perdu in the Pleasure […]

Bangarra back treading the Terrain

October 20, 2016

Sydney-based Bangarra Dance Theatre company will tour regional Western Australia and South Australia in coming weeks with its production, Terrain. Terrain explores the connection between Aboriginal people and the land and was choreographed by Frances […]

Ghenoa takes out prestigious Keir Award

May 10, 2016

Ghenoa Gela’s work, ‘Fragments of Malungoka – Women of the Sea’ has won her the prestigious 2016 Keir Choreographic Award. The Sydney-based choreographer, a proud Torres Strait Islander, won the sought-after award from three other […]

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