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Ride the Cyclone. On a dark stage a group of young school uniform clad people group around a young man who has a green halo around him. Surrounding all of them is a circular ladder like piece of design.
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Musical review: Ride the Cyclone, Hayes Theatre

A Canadian hit musical makes its Australian debut.

Romeo & Juliet. Two male dancers, onstage against a red backdrop. One is leaning back with their arms open wide, while the other supporting them.
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Same-sex versions of Romeo & Juliet setting new bar on ballet's mainstage

Does the upcoming ballet season of Romeo & Juliet at Sydney Opera House challenge convention or is it simply a…

Deaf Indigenous Dance Group dancers Leslie Footscray, Nathaniel Murray and others rehearsing in Cairns, 2021. Photo: Sean Davey. A black and white photo of First People dancers rehearsing in a room.
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Deaf Indigenous Dance Group celebrates 27-year history at State Library

The Far North Queensland Deaf Indigenous Dance Group empowers d/Deaf First Nations artists through Culture and dance.

Two Aboriginal men dance together, both dressed in orange prison overalls. One, fully dressed and with a shaved head, supports the other man, who has curly hair and is shirtless, his overalls tied around his waist.
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Remounting a Stolen Generations story told through dance

Remounting ‘The Other Side of Me’ has allowed NT choreographer Gary Lang to enrich its beauty and potency, he explains.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert. A couple of drag queens and a transwoman stand on stage in front of an orange backdrop and a prop bus. They are in extravagant costumes and are holding hands.
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Musical review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert – the musical, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

This accomplished jukebox musical served as a reminder of how far society has (and hasn’t) evolved. 

A natural rock formation in the rough shape of a window looks out over a river and surrounding Nanda Country. Two children wearing Akubra hats sit in the window, their backs to the camera.
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APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.

VIVA. Elegant. In front of shiny red curtains, four female dancers pose on the stage, three downstage and one on a higher platform. They are all dressed in burlesque costumes, including thigh high boots.
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Performance and venue review: Elegant, VIVA

Melbourne has a new cabaret venue that offers food and drink as part of its entertainment offering.

The Australian Ballet. Circle Electric. Bathed in a red glow a troupe of ballet dancers are assembled beneath a large neon hoop. The dancers are eclectic and in all sorts of shapes, one is held aloft surrounded by smoke.
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Dance review: Études/Circle Electric, Sydney Opera House

A double bill of dance that canvasses contemporary and classical works.

Embodied. Two female dancers on a dark stage, under two stage lights with barn doors are dressed in tight white skivvies and grey shorts, and are stretching their right arms up in the air.
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Dance review: EMBODIED, Dancehouse

A double bill of dance captivated and entranced.

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Dance Review: SILENCE, His Majesty’s Theatre, WA

SILENCE is a plea for treaty in dance form with drum-heavy soundscapes and a clever use of comedy.

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