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THRILLER LIVE Giveaway!

THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert production that celebrates the music of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. The 2 hour show features non-stop hits, high-energy choreography and dancing and Michael’s innovative dance moves, video footage, a myriad of effects and dazzling costumes. THRILLER LIVE has played in London’s West End for six capacity years […]

Arts Centre Winter Season + Einstein on the Beach Giveaway!

Winter in Melbourne is a great excuse to hide indoors and get cultured – and today one of my favourite Melbourne arts venues, Arts Centre Melbourne, launches its Winter season of dance, opera, puppetry and more. Some of the highlights of the Winter season include Penny Plain, a beautifully dark apocalyptic puppetry comedy; Einstein on the Beach, an epic […]

HOT: Vanguard, The Australian Ballet, State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Every year The Australian Ballet features a triple bill of shorter ballet works in its repertoire and this year they present ‘Vanguard‘ – three contemporary works from ballet’s game-changers George Balanchine, Jiri Kylián and Wayne McGregor. I always enjoy the triple bills because they give me a chance to dip into works from different choreographers and they […]

HOT: Lisa Tomasetti “Behind the Scenes: The Australian Ballet on the International Stage”, James Makin Gallery, 67 Cambridge St, Collingwood

Dancers have provided inspiration for artists for centuries. I think it’s a dancer’s constant search for the perfect line and form and the potential expressiveness and passion of the human body which fascinates photographers, painters and sculptors. Sydney based artist Lisa Tomasetti currently has a free exhibition of photographs she took for the Australian Ballet […]

HOT: Don Quixote, The Australian Ballet, State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet opens its 2013 season with a classic ballet from the company’s repertoire – Don Quixote, as interpreted by Rudolf Nureyev for The Australian Ballet back in 1970. Though I’ve been going to the ballet for decades, for whatever reason Don Quixote has passed me by until now so I had to brush up on the […]

Summer Season at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

Hello summer! Arts Centre Melbourne has a fantastic season of events lined up for the summer and I have 2 x double passes to give away for one of their highlight performances. Blaze, an amazing street dance concert which premiered in London’s West End featuring 12 of the best streetdancers and breakers in the world, against a […]

HOT: Ballet & Fashion, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

As soon as I found out about NGV’s latest fashion exhibition ‘Ballet & Fashion‘ I knew I had to visit. I love ballet, I love ballet costumes and I love fashion, and I was curious to see what kind of items they had on display. Given the number of fashion designers who have collaborated with […]

Next Wave Festival 2012 – Day Pass Giveaway!

I’ve been a fan of Next Wave Festival since I volunteered to man a Docklands shipping container/arts space for the festival years ago. Well, Next Wave Festival 2012 opens next Saturday (19-27 May) and this year they’re running a bit of an experiment to help you discover a new way of experiencing an arts festival. With a […]

HOT: The Peony Pavilion, National Ballet of China, Arts Centre Melbourne,

The Peony Pavilion is an intricate classical Ming Dynasty tale about love lost and found and the story of The Peony Pavilion has now been brought to the dance stage by National Ballet of China. They are performing exclusively in Australia with National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra for five performances only at the Arts Centre Melbourne.  Thanks […]

Giveaway: Pina in 3D

Hey dance fans! Pina in 3D is a 3D film about the German dance pioneer Pina Bausch by the director Wim Wenders. The film takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery, drawing us deeply into the unique and inspiring art of Bausch. It must be pretty spectacular seeing dance in a […]

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