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Pursuing a career as a dancer comes with financial burdens and an uncertain future. Two dancers wearing light brown workwear onesies in a white space. One is sitting with one foot propped up on the chair, their hand on their head, and another is standing behind in an elegant stance, extending their arms and one leg.

'We make so many sacrifices so our girls can dance'

Dance education is in decline, with financial barriers deterring prospective students and families, finds new report.

Sprung Ensemble member, Sinead Skorka Brennan in ‘O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible’, 2020. Photo: Kate Holmes. A performer on a darkened stage with a colourful bodysuit. The performer lowered their body, supported by their arms and legs like a spider pose.

What does a disability-led audition process look like?

With an ensemble call-out and funding for new work, Sprung Dance Theatre is building upon existing disability-led frameworks to expand…

Queensland Ballet. Three buildings next to each other. One a brick two-storey house with five windows and a door, the middle is a recessed glass and concrete ballet centre, and on the right is a large glass facade.

What the future has in store for Queensland Ballet

After Queensland Ballet’s growth as an internationally recognised arts company, Executive Director Dilshani Weerasinghe considers its achievements and next steps.

Romeo & Juliet. Two male dancers, onstage against a red backdrop. One is leaning back with their arms open wide, while the other supporting them.

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…

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.

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.

A bare-chested male ballet dancer dressed in a turban and long pants, photographed in mid air performing a leaping side split move.

Why are we still watching La Bayadère?

Will this popular ballet join the likes of 'Miss Saigon' and 'Turandot' as a work deemed too culturally insensitive for…

First Nations woman in red dress standing in gallery space with Torres Strait Island art. Gail Mabo.

In conversation: Gail Mabo on curating and legacy

Dancer cum choreographer cum artist, Gail Mabo turns her hand to curating as a way to share culture.

Tim Newth exit interview. A black and white photo of a diverse group of performers in a rehearsal room. Tim Newth, a older man, stands at the rear holding a wire-framed fish prop over his head.

Exit interview: Tim Newth AM, Tracks Dance Company

From active listening to rethinking what it means to be an Australian artist, Tim Newth reflects on a 35-year practice…

A sunset on a beach, some actor/dancers in the foreground in front of towering curved wooden poles that look like whale bones.

Adelaide Festival midpoint round-up

Adelaide Festival is in full swing. What were the standout elements for a first time visitor mid-festival?

Sox men perform on a stage lit in blues and purples. They wear traditional Irish caps, dark trousers and tan-coloured caps. One leaps into the air exuberantly; the other five lean in to listen to his percussive footwork when he lands.

How to evolve an art form

Former Irish dance champion Brent Pace, an Italian-Australian boy from East Keilor, is trying to push the art form in…

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