Sydney’s gay club scene ‘was my church’: dancer Joel Bray
Choreographer and dancer Joel Bray’s works don’t look like conventional dance – or sound, smell or taste like other works.
- by John Bailey
‘Absolutely life-changing’: Australian dancers given unexpected $2m bequest
The largest bequest ever made to contemporary dance in Australia has reduced 20 performers to “tears, screams and speechlessness”.
- by Elizabeth Flux
Death and humour sit together in ballet triple bill
There are plenty of rewards to be had from the Australian Ballet’s program.
- by Kate Hennessy, Peter McCallum and Jill Sykes
‘Start dancing early. And keep on until you’re 108’: Advice from Australia’s oldest dancer
There are only a few sights capable of outshining the Sydney Harbour Bridge on a sparkling day, and 108-year-old dancer Eileen Kramer is one of them.
- by Angus Thomson
This may be the ‘crazy fairytale’ we all need right now
Choreographer Stephanie Lake’s new work aims to be an antidote to feelings of darkness and despair.
- by Lenny Ann Low
Sea of smiles and song as NSW Schools Spectacular returns
Over 2200 dancers from 350 NSW schools gathered at Qudos Bank Arena to rehearse for the 39th edition of the “spec” in November.
- by Helen Pitt
The small but profound change that makes this classic Chinese folktale sing
From an intense and emotional performance by the Australian Ballet to a nostalgia-tinged gig by the Kooks, Melbourne shows its cultural diversity.
- by Leila Lois, Meg Watson, Tony Way and Nadia Bailey
Dream roles and sword fights push top dancers to the limit
Think you know how this one ends? The Australian Ballet’s new production of the world’s most famous love story will still surprise.
- by Amanda Dunn
‘We dance for Ukraine’: Displaced dancers bring the battle to the Australian stage
After fleeing violence and war, Ukraine’s dancers came together to form the United Ukrainian Ballet, using their art to fight for their country. You can help.
- by Catherine Lambert