Kokatha woman appointed to helm of Bangarra

June 11, 2019

Bangarra Dance Theatre has appointed Indigenous dancer and choreographer Frances Rings as its inaugural Associate Artistic Director. Ms Rings is a Kokatha woman from South Australia and joined Bangarra in 1993 after graduating from NAISDA […]

Are you a Torres Strait dance team after funding?

April 9, 2019

An invitation has been extended for Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area dance teams to submit applications for funding to perform at the 2019 Darwin Festival and Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF). DAAF is an […]

Sixteen Indigenous dancers soon en route to Big Apple

December 11, 2018

Some of Australia’s most talented First Nations dancers and performers are heading to New York. Sixteen artists will join those from the United States and Canada in an eight-day celebration of Indigenous performance, talk, workshops […]

Dance off keeps lore alive in Sydney spectacular

November 27, 2018

Internationally acclaimed dance troupe, the Nunukul Yuggera, has won this year’s Dance Rites competition at the Sydney Opera House. The dancers from Queensland took out first prize of $20,000 in the two-day competition held on […]

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, […]

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