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Calling for Dancenorth Ambassadors

Dancenorth is on the hunt for young people (15-19 years) passionate about performing arts, to be part of our Dancenorth Ambassador Program for 2015.

Perks include:

  • A free welcome workshop day to meet other ambassadors and the artistic team
  • A free ticket, program and the chance to meet the actors and creative team for a discussion at every Dancenorth main-stage production
  • A discount to other productions at the School of Arts (home of Dancenorth)
  • Regular updates about industry, workshops, opportunities and productions

How to get involved:
Complete an application form. We are accepting up to 180 young people.

Applications close 23 April, 2015
Successful applicants will be notified by 1 May.

For details contact Arminelle Fleming at arminelle@dancenorth.com.au

Community and Education update April

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It’s an exciting time now we are all together, creative minds generating new ideas.

Kyle and myself are currently developing the Enrichment Projects which provide the framework for a wide rage of cultural and community facilitated programs. Dancenorth recognises that Townsville is a diverse and enthusiastic city full of cultural contrasts and social diversity and we look forward to engaging and strengthening an inclusive community.
April brings about our first engagement with local dance and high schools. This all kicks off with workshops at Townsville Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA) and Pilmico High School with a four week block of contemporary classes.

Community and Education Facilitator
Susan Van den Ham

Message from Kyle

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I am delighted to report that the dancers have finally arrived in Townsville, and I must say… THEY ARE AMAZING!!! We spent the first week training hard and are currently developing a work for children titled Rainbow Vomit which will premiere in 2016.

Next week we welcome Jane Pirani into the studio which is particularly exciting as Jane was the Artistic Director of Dancenorth when I was a dancer here 10 years ago! Jane will begin developing a new work that will premiere in May as part of our first season for 2015, a triple bill titled ThreadThread also features work by ex-Dancenorth dancer, Lisa Wilson and Amber Haines and I.

The program for this year is looking truly spectacular … I can hardly wait for the shows to begin!

Artistic Executive
Kyle Page

Now available: New Entertainment Book

Entertainment Book

The new 2015-16 Entertainment Book is full of amazing discounts for food, entertainment, products and services for our region.

Pre-order your new Entertainment Book (in hard copy or digital copy) from Dancenorth now and benefit from early bird discounts. You can even order books for other cities – perfect if you are planning to travel around the country or as a gift for family and friends out of town.

Proceeds from sales go towards Dancenorth’s Community and Education Program.

To pre-order now CLICK HERE.

Heading to Tasmania?

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Space in a Suitcase
If you feel like a Tasmanian get away, check out the link to SPACE In a Suitcase!

Kelly Drummond Cawthon has designed a creative laboratory that will give participants the chance to slip behind the curtains into intimate confines with physical performers and theatre practitioners at the Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

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Community and Education update

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The Dancenorth Community and Education team have extended their reach by introducing new classes to suit a variety of people in the Townsville community.

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News from Kyle Page

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I am over the moon to have finally arrived in Townsville and get settled into my new office at Dancenorth.

This year the company will present six performance seasons including new works by myself and Amber Haines, Lisa Wilson, Alisdair Macindoe, Jane Pirani and Gavin Webber. Professor Cheryl Stock will also direct a major site-specific community work titled Twilight. We will be presenting a world premiere performance as part of the 2015 OzAsia Festival and tour throughout Queensland.

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Dancenorth’s first apprentice

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2014 New Zealand School of Dance graduate Mason Kelly will be joining us next month as the company’s inaugural apprentice.

“I am over the moon to have Mason joining the company as inaugural Dancenorth apprentice! He is an extraordinary talent and to have snapped him up at this pivotal stage in his career is incredibly exciting. I look forward to working closely with Mason over the next 12 months and watching him unlock his enormous potential.” said Dancenorth Artistic Executive, Kyle Page.

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Article by Michelle Ryan

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An intimate journey from Townsville to London – Michelle Ryan shares her inspiring story of dancing despite suffering from Multiple Sclerosis ….

View the full story on the Arts Queensland Website by CLICKING HERE

Open day a success

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The School of Arts Building was alive on Saturday as hundreds of people flocked to try out our free classes and hear about what is in store for the company in 2015. Local radio 4T0 and Dancenorth ambassador, Glenn ‘Minty’ Mintern broadcast live from the building and interviewed the team increasing the excitement for the year ahead.

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