From breaking to ballet: new festival covers dance in all its forms

A new initiative from Australian Dance Theatre, the inaugural Adelaide Dance Festival will be held from 8-21 July 2018.

Australian Dance Theatre’s The Beginning of Nature. Dancers: Zoë Dunwoodie, Matte Roffe, Kimbal Wong, Harrison Elliott & Felix Sampson. Photo credit: Chris Herzfeld Camlight Productions.

The world premiere of a new work by independent Adelaide choreographer Lina Limosani, an Adelaide season of The Australian Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, and the Australian heat of an international b-boy (breaking, also known as break-dancing) competition, are among the many events planned for a new South Australian dance festival in 2018.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts