Dance Australia

From Arnhem Land basketball court to Adelaide Fringe

In 2007, on a basketball court on Arnhem Land, dance group Djuki Mala performed a self-devised dance routine to the tune of Zorba the Greek. more

Lisa Pavane with Hannah O'Neill.

Pavane for a new generation

“There's so much talent in Australia. That is so exciting. To retain that talent in Australia, to support dance and the future of ballet in Australia, that is at the core of what I want to do.” So says Lisa Pavane, the new artistic director of the Australian Ballet School.

Shield performing in ‘Mozart Requiem’, choreographed by company director Mario Schroeder.

My memorable audition: Vanessa Shield

Auditions can be the most important event in a dancer’s career: the doorway to a new job, a new country, a new life...