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Australian Dance Awards

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The nominations are out for the 20th Australian Dance Awards.

YAWU! and Chookers to:

Kim Walker - Award for Services to Dance

Tracks Dance Company - who have been nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance for Landed and Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance for Milpirri (Kurdiji)

Bangara Dance Theatre - Outstanding Performance by a Company for OUR Land People Stories

Dance Makers Collective - Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for DADS

And to all of the other amazingly talented artists nominated.

Presented by Ausdance Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne the award ceremony will by hosted by cabaret star, Yana Alana and dancer Benjamin Hancock, with performances from Stephanie Lake Company, Raw and Rugged Dance Crew, The Australian Ballet and more

This years Australian Dance Awards is being held at Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Book your tickets now.

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to Aug 24

APACA's (PAX) Performing Arts Exchange

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The Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) is APACA’s flagship networking and development event. It’s a face-to-face market which brings together producers and presenters from across the country to create and maximise touring opportunities and build relationships.

PAX is the essential marketplace for programmers, presenters and producers. Whether it’s to buy work, find creative or presenting partners or build your network, this is the place to be. APACA’s 31st annual performing arts conference “Outside, In” and the national Performing Arts Exchange [PAX] will take place at The Concourse, Sydney between August 21 - 24 2017.

  • PAX will open on Monday 21 August and close on the evening of Tuesday 22 August.
  • The conference will open with a drinks function on the evening of Tuesday 22 August and conclude with the conference dinner and Drover Awards on Thursday 24 August.

PAX provides this year’s best opportunity to genuinely connect with artists, arts managers, programmers and other industry professionals from right across the country. Importantly, it’s also the prime platform to seek out the shows and projects that will feed your audiences over the coming years. During Outside, In our international and local speakers will focus on innovative partnerships, examine the unconscious biases and encourage the industry to look outward beyond the ‘usual suspects’ and invite people into their business to make it richer and more diverse.
PAX and the APACA conference continue to set the benchmark for intensive professional development and thought leadership in the industry. So, no matter how you connect (or want to connect) with the arts industry there are great conversations for you to have.

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to Aug 27

Darwin Festival 2017


Darwin Festival 2017 will present a program packed with work by some of Australia's leading Indigenous artists as well as First Nations artists from New Zealand, Canada, America and Taiwan.

This year, the Festival program will reflect the spirit of Territory - its humour, its resilience, its ancient cultures and contemporary constituents.

With venues all over the city there will be a massive choice of things to see: dance, theatre, music, film, cabaret and more!

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