Bang! Bang!

Be swept into The Grand Budapest Hotel when murder, melodrama and Wes Anderson combine in a world premiere.

BANG! BANG! —a theatrical dance double-header by two of WA’s leading choreographers, Scott Elstermann and Shona Erskine.

‘Act 2, Scenes 1-4’ is Scott Elstermann’s mischievous take on American Director Wes Anderson’s film work such as The Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise Kingdom. A visually striking crime caper, we are swept into a world of saturated colour, playful movement and sinister murder by reimagining Anderson’s cinematic conventions through contemporary dance. The work is split into four scenes —The Murder, The Horror, The Arrest, The Escape —which lead the audience through sensational reenactments of mischief and mayhem. Gunshots at a ball, evil stepmothers and town gossip feed into a melodrama of three historical Australian women doing what they had to do to survive.

‘Love You, Stranger’, by Shona Erskine, is a deliciously fascinating exploration of true crimes and true love – subject matter that is currently experiencing a renaissance within the podcast community.

Bringing together the best of WA’s dancers including Laura Boynes, Storm Helmore, Lilly King, Bernadette Lewis, Zoe Wozniak and Scott Elstermann, BANG! BANG! will leave audiences reconsidering what they thought about contemporary dance!

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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.

October

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

December

The search is on across the State for mid-career dance leaders to come forward for a new professional development opportunity being offered by Create NSW in partnership with Sydney Dance Company (SDC).

Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year dancers of 2019 present PPY19 Revealed.

Celebrated Australian arts company Phunktional will bring their extraordinary dance work, Beyond the Walls, to the Sydney Opera House for one show only on December 12, 2019.

"A Compás" is a unique opportunity to live the culture of Spain through vibrant Flamenco dance and live music.

This special development program will provide a handful of selected young artists, who have already completed full time classical and/or contemporary training, with a unique opportunity to gain first time experience training and working within a small professional dance company.

SET A PART is a multi-disciplinary choreographic work that combines contemporary dance with visual art in an exploration of place.

This festive season, Cirque Stratosphere – a spectacular new circus from the creators of CIRCUS 1903 (2016) and last summer’s smash-hit The Illusionists: