Arena (as part of PACT Generations)

Photo: Heidrun Lohr
Photo: Heidrun Lohr

PACT Centre for Emerging Artists’ Generations program returns in 2019 to premiere two exciting new works from July 10th to 13th.

From award-winning choreographer Martin del Amo featuring performance powerhouse Anton comes 'Arena'. In 'Arena', a flamboyant gossip, a laconic cleaner and a highly-strung director, battle it out in a series of interlinking stories. Combining idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling, Arena conjures a diverse cast of oddball characters and draws them into a frenzied world of make-believe. Del Amo is a Sydney-based choreographer, acclaimed for his ability to fuse movement and storytelling. He was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Anatomy of an Afternoon which premiered at the Sydney Opera House as part of the 2012 Sydney Festival. Del Amo has a strong reputation as a creator of group works and solos, and his work has toured Australia, the UK, Japan and Brazil.

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January

This special development program will provide a handful of selected young artists with a unique opportunity to gain experience training and working within a small professional dance company.

July

So successful has been the premiere season of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical in Sydney that the producers have already announced it will return in July, 2019, at the Sydney Lyric, with tickets to go on sale from February 20, 2018.

September

West Side Story Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment present the BB Group production Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, West Side Story is the modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

October

Registrations are now open for DirtyFeet’s The Right Foot - creative contemporary dance workshops for people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 26 years.

Fun and creative dance classes led by Diane Busuttil in partnership with Dance for Parkinson’s Australia.

Some of the world's most influential choreographers will deliver masterclasses for professional and student dancers during OzAsia Festival 2019.

Combining strength, form and athleticism, 12 male dancers from across the Mediterranean Basin form spirals in fluid patterns of Sufi whirling, breakdancing, ballet and gymnastics that seem to defy physics.

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Sydney and Cecchetti Ballet Australia are pleased to host a conference dedicated to Commedia dell’Arte and its influence on ballet and the Cecchetti ballet method.