NEWS

THE LATEST NEWS FROM DANCENORTH

Full House for Opening Night

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I would like to thank everyone who attended the very successful opening night of ‘Thread’. I could not be happier with the three works that have been created and am delighted to welcome back both Jane Pirani and Lisa Wilson.

The generosity, energy and enthusiasm around the studio has me incredibly excited about a dynamic and vibrant future. ‘Thread’ symbolises the beginning of an exciting era for Dancenorth and I welcome you all to be a part of it!

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Creative Talent Runs in the family

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“When Mum proposed I help with this piece I was a little unsure. I had never had to create under pressure and I felt extremely vulnerable sharing my unfinished work – especially to someone like my mother”.

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Australia’s first inclusive professional dance exchange

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In the first professional dance secondment of its type in Australia, Dancenorth hosted Adelaide dancer Chris Dyke last week.

Chris, who visited from Adelaide based Restless Dance Theatre and has Downs syndrome, described the opportunity as “a dream come true”.

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Calling for Dancenorth Ambassadors

Dancenorth is on the hunt for young people (15-25 years) passionate about performing arts, to be part of our Dancenorth Ambassador Program for 2015.

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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

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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.

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Now available: New Entertainment Book

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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

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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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