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dance September 29, 2018

Choreographer Liam Scarlett

Choreographer Liam Scarlett, a former dancer with the Royal Ballet whose Midsummer Night’s Dream will soon tour China, seems destined to join the ranks of the all-time greats. “With every premiere you sit back and watch it for what it is. You think I could tweak this or I could tweak that. But I was happy with it, it was such a relief when it was over but it’s probably the thing I’ve done which I felt most proud of.”

dance September 1, 2018

Bangarra’s Stephen Page on the language of dance

Stephen Page has known acclaim and accolades as head of Bangarra Dance Theatre. Off stage he’s had more than his fair share of personal tragedy. Here, he talks to about family, his latest show, Dark Emu, and the power of language to change Australia. “Through this symbolism of visual art and story, under that came this kinship idea of connection to land, people and story. That’s why lore and customs exist.”

dance May 6, 2017

Li Cunxin brings Ben Stevenson’s ‘Swan Lake’ to Queensland

Li Cunxin has waited for the right time to stage Swan Lake at the Queensland Ballet, to be prepared for a visit from his mentor and veteran choreographer Ben Stevenson.

dance December 9, 2017

Choreographer Lucy Guerin

Choreographer Lucy Guerin says ballet’s physical perfectionism may see off young girls from their passion for dance, leaving headstrong boys to take the reins in later life. “Women have really defined dance through the ages, especially in America, with a lot of female choreographers, and in Europe. Yet it feels like it’s going backwards a little bit.”

dance May 21, 2016

Sydney Dance Company’s Rafael Bonachela

After eight years as Sydney Dance Company artistic director, Rafael Bonachela's passion burns as brightly as it did in his small Spanish hometown as a teen.

dance May 21, 2016

Arts companies hit hard by Australia Council funding cuts

The Australia Council’s latest funding cuts have further devastated arts companies.

dance March 5, 2016

Stephen Page’s ‘Spear’

Stephen Page’s feature film debut, Spear, presents an all-too-rare onscreen examination of Aboriginal masculinity.

dance June 13, 2015

Bangarra’s Frances Rings branches out with Sheoak

For Bangarra choreographer Frances Rings, a lifelong love of dance helped her reconcile her family truth.

dance October 4, 2014

The woman behind the Countertechnique, Anouk van Dijk

Anouk van Dijk doesn't just think she can dance. She, and everyone else, knows she can.

dance September 6, 2014

Brisbane Festival performer Akram Khan brings DESH to life

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan takes centre stage with a story about his childhood.