Dispersion

The National Institute of Circus Arts presents Dispersion - a contemporary, abstract circus work set to live improvised music, exploring the forces that both separate and bind humankind.

Co-Directors Zebastian Hunter, who is fresh from working on Barnum the Circus Musical, and Meredith Kitchen, lead NICA’s cohort of 2nd year performers in the daring 60 minute production by future circus stars. With a cast of 15 the show explores the notions of cultural identity - from the initial evolution of a collective species into diverse tribes - to the modern, globalised world where cultural identity can be more obscure. In a spectacular display of circus, movement and physical theatre, performers will flip, soar, skip and contort to conquer a swinging Russian bar, a double tightwire and a group rope performance. A live band featuring drummer Chris Lewis (former Circus Oz Musical Director), guitarist Kathleen Halloran (Kate Ceberano, Kathleen Halloran Trio) and Dr Jenny Game-Lopata underscores the performance. These improvising musicians will traverse the musical globe, drawing styles from countries around the world.

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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

Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is Bangarra Dance Theatre’s landmark 30th anniversary season.

After its sold out preview run in February, Sydney-based renegade immersive performance company Twisted Element is bringing us their most revolutionary and boundary pushing work yet - RITUAL.

Channels Festival: International Biennial of Video Art is excited to announce the premiere of a new commission by David Rosetzky - 'Composite Acts', at the Magdalen Laundries, Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne.

The Australian Ballet School’s much-loved annual showcase will fill the stages of Arts Centre Melbourne and The Concourse in Sydney this September, with a program of exquisite dance ranging from pure classical ballet through to contemporary works.

The full-time students of The Australian Ballet School will perform in Showcase 2019 — a carefully curated program of ballets where beauty, symmetry and finesse are balanced with the boundless passion and flair of young talent.

Out of the Studio is an opportunity for emerging choreographers to develop new ideas and a platform to present a new work to audiences in a theatre context.

The 8th annual Australian Tap Dance Festival will shuffle into Melbourne this Spring, 28 September – 5 October, featuring a world class line-up of spectacular tappers on show at Australia’s premiere celebration of tap.