3 – 11 May
Australian Dance Week takes place each year during the first week of May, following International Dance Day which is 29 April.
Each state and territory Ausdance coordinates a variety of events from book launches and forums to free performances and community classes, and encourages its dance community to promote their own activities throughout the week.
Here is a sample of what's happening around the country this year....
Ausdance ACT has free dance performances at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets every year. It's a wonderful opportunity to show the locals what you do, perhaps promote your studio, or just enjoy the chance to perform in public. ....? Professional performances on during Dance Week include:
Island, by James Batchelor and collaborators, is a multisensory experience, combining dance with interactive architectural design and live sound composition. Free performances at the Canberra Theatre Centre's Courtyard Studio. Bookings essential
The Imperial Russian Ballet is in Canberra performing its full-length version of Don Quixote. Don Quixote was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869. Since then it has been performed all over the world by Russian and international ballet companies. For bookings, visit the Canberra Theatre Centre website.
Ausdance QLD is hosting a special celebration on Tuesday 29 April, 4.00 – 6.00pm at Room 60 Bar, Caraway Street, Kelvin Grove. This inaugural social gathering on International Dance Day is for all dance artists, lovers of dance, teachers, students, friends of dance and dancers.
There will be a brief key note and Queensland dance film will be on show. You can book tickets now through Trybooking. For other Dance Week events in Queensland, including free classes go the Ausdance QLD website.
Contact your local Ausdance to find out how you can get involved in Australian Dance Week 2014.