Get Ready to watch DANCE this Spring…

Want to get prepared?

I’ve been wandering around stationary shops today, and in the spirit of organisation, I thought it a good idea to get my diary in order. So, want to know what to book in and where to go to see a dance show? Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect over the spring (click the link to be taken to the respective bookings page):

La SylphideON NOW 29th August – 7th September 2013  La Sylphide – presented by The Australian Ballet

The first and last great Romantic ballets on one double bill – the fairytale La Sylphide and the glittering party piece Paquita

16th-28th September 2013  Cinderella – presented by The Australian Ballet

18th September – 6th October 2013  Melbourne Fringe Festival is on! Too much to talk about, but have a look at these dance links…

3rd-5th October 2013  The Red Tree by Blink Dance Company is happening in East Geelong for those of you who like dance theatre.

Blink Dance Company’s premier production, The Red Tree, is an adaptation of the award winning book by Shaun Tan. It is the story of one girl’s journey, a rite of passage; familiar yet strange.

11th-21st October 2013  Melbourne Festival – so many venues, so little time. Don’t forget to check out the program and book ahead!

Screen shot 2013-09-03 at 4.08.39 PM9th-13th October 2013  Not About Face – Luke George and Collaborators – Dancehouse

Not About Face stems from George’s fascination with the intimacy between performers and audience and how information and ideas are transmitting between them. In this work George questions the nature of the unseen and unspoken agreement/tradition between performer and audience and accesses the supernatural and the spiritual, as a way to explore what is perceiving, knowing and believing.

Screen shot 2013-09-03 at 4.13.14 PM29th-30th November 2013  (Big Girls Do Big Things) – Eleanor Bauer (US)

(BIG GIRLS DO BIG THINGS) is an empty promise, a pre-emptive lament, a flirtation with expectations, a wrestling match with potential. A solo about scale, volume, extreme limits and the grey areas between them; on grandeur and vulnerability, hubris and humility, visibility and subtlety; on the fragile braggadocio of living large when less is more but more is also unmistakably more.


Did that help? Would you like a breakdown like this seasonally?

Happy Spring!

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