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A show to die for

Chronically ill and disabled people are already familiar with judging risks to their lives. What can they teach the performing…

Ella Havelka. Photo credit: Kate Longley
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The road to inclusivity for First Nations dancers in Australian ballet

Ella Havelka and Evie Ferris are trailblazers in a deeply traditional and elitist artform. They call for a more nurturing…

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How Australians are surviving lockdown through the arts

New research by Frederic Kiernan, Anthony Chmiel, Sandra Garrido, Martha Hickey, and Jane W. Davidson looks at the role of…

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Arts sponsorship raises ethical questions

Can Perth have an ethical and sustainable Fringe Festival?

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Tasmania dances out of lockdown

Writer Lesley Graham takes a retrospective look at Tasmania's dance sector, highlighting the range of works performed in late 2020…

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How we're losing the history of Australian dance

Adelaide dance lecturer Dr Jeff Meiners remembers Ausdance National's many initiatives for Indigenous dance.

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What’s next for Australian dance?

As Ausdance National closes, Colm O’Callaghan reflects on the National Dance Forum, contemplating Indigenous practice and investigating future advocacy.

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Capturing dance’s disappearing act

Looking for bigger audiences and permanence for dance experiences led Sue Healey to film as a way of capturing the…

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More than just art: youth, dance, and community

Support, connection, self-trust and being truly heard: for young people in Launceston, Stompin is far more than just a youth…

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Hate sport? Just dance

Health advocates are promoting dance as a fitness alternative with broad public appeal.

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