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Acclaimed choreographer Alice Topp has launched a new dance collective of independent artistic talent, called Project Animo, for retired and independent dancers.

Last week, the recipient of our Emerging Female Classical Choreographer initiative, Xanthe Geeves, after much Covid-19 caused delay, finally was able to undertake the first half of her award – a choreographic development residency at the Sydney Opera House.

With Victoria enduring its fourth lockdown, Victorian dance schools have once again had to bear the persistent burden of Covid-19. But spare a thought for Tim Podesta, whose Projection Dance is situated right on the Victorian and NSW border.

A young dancer from Perth has just made ballet history by becoming the first Australian accepted for the legendary Mariinsky Ballet in Russia.

This year's Queen's Birthday honours included a reasonable percentage of artists, including those in the field of dance.

Melbourne's Rising festival had a lot at stake. Dancenorth was caught up in the cancellation.

Former ballerina Lucette Aldous (26/9/38 – 5/6/21) has died in her home town of Perth, aged 82.

Daniel Riley plans to be a choreographer/director in collaboration with his fellow dancers and artists, he tells Karen van Ulzen.

Three young Australians will be heading to London in September to take up offers at the Royal Ballet School.

Now an experienced dance filmmaker, Stephen Tannos is one of a line-up of expert guests at the Inspired Dance Youth Film Festival.

The Australia Council has recently announced a further $2.4 million “investment” in the arts to support the recovery of Australia’s cultural and creative industries through its Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives fund.

The Melbourne Festival is no longer. In 2019 it was announced that it would be replaced by Rising, a new "festival of the night", which combines the newish White Nights Festival and the venerable Melbourne Festival into one.

Queensland Ballet Academy’s Pre-Professional Program dancers took to the stage over the weekend, showcasing their technique and artistry in an annual showcase, Aspire ’21.

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s major new work for the year is 'Sandsong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert', originally scheduled for 2020 but now premiering this year.

The arts have received some help in this year's Federal Budget, with extra funding allocated towards reopening after the pandemic.

LOcREaDO Dance Company’s 2021 production, “Grounded”, was a special performance, the culmination of a three-year process.