February/March issue OUT NOW!
Who were the critics' top picks of 2017?
Our February/March issue is about to hit the streets, and in it you will find our fabulous annual Critics' Survey. For this annual feature, we invite critics from around the country to join our own team of aficionados to tell what they enjoyed (and didn't) about the performances they saw during the year. You might be surprised at who they nominated!
The February/March issue also carries our comprehensive Syllabus Guide, just in time for the start of school term. For parents sending their children to learn dance for the first time, this is an indispensable guide. Teachers can present it to prospective students, while those already studying can use it to decide if the syllabus they have chosen is right for them. Exclusive to Dance Australia.
There's an interview with the fabulous Hilton Denis (remember him from So You Think You Can Dance 2009?) whose show, Limbo Unhinged, is presently playing at the Sydney Festival (see sneak preview here). In a similar vein, we have interviewed James Barry, from the hip-hop team Phly Crew, before he heads overseas.
We also hear from the Belgian choreographer, Damien Jalet, who's wierdly mysterious show Vessel is about to visit Australia.
We also have plenty of advice. There's our regular Ask Emma page, from the wonderful Emma Sandall, who always has pertinent and possibly unpredictable advice for dancers. We have the next in our series on improving your contemporary technique, and advice on how to time your meals from nutritionist Fiona Sutherland. Finally, Michelle Dursun advises on the crucial question of how to get an agent.
Our cover photo features New Zealand School of Dance student Alanna Main in costume for Michael Parmenter's The Bach, for the school's 50th anniversary graduation performance. This and many other tertiary graduations are reviewed in this issue.