The Ausdance Queensland Management Committee has announced their new executive director, Kate Usher. Kate is a vibrant and tenacious leader who brings to Ausdance Queensland a wealth of international and national connections to continue the growth, diversity and outstanding reputation of dance in Queensland.
Media release 27 February 2018
In meetings in Canberra yesterday with advisers from all political parties and senior staff from the federal education and arts departments, the National Advocates for Arts Education called for a rethinking of all political parties’ commitment to various key aspects of arts education, and made specific recommendations.
A delegation of members of the NAAE asserted yesterday that arts skills are at least as important as literacy and numeracy and should be prioritised alongside STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
North Queensland based and nationally renowned dance company Dancenorth have been awarded the 2017 Sidney Myer Group Award
The winners of the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced by Carrillo Gantner AO, Chair of the Sidney Myer Fund at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market on Wednesday 21 February 2018.
The 2018 Australian Dance Awards ceremony will be held in late 2018 with the venue TBA shortly.
The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance.
- acknowledge the depth and diversity of the dance profession in our society.
- reward those whose achievements raise the standards, profile and prestige of dance in Australia.
- present a performance program representing the excellence and diversity of both innovative and established dance in Australia.
When: 8 – 21 July 2018
Where: Adelaide, South Australia
The Adelaide Dance Festival will be the first Adelaide festival dedicated to celebrating the art of dance, showcasing South Australian, national and international dance to Adelaide audiences.
Established by Australian Dance Theatre's artistic director and internationally-renowned choreographer Garry Stewart, the 2018 Adelaide Dance Festival will include performances, workshops, installations, talks and masterclasses with both free and ticketed events.