NOTICE OF DANCENORTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

The 2018 AGM for Dancenorth (North Queensland Ballet and Dance Company Ltd) will be held at:

Time: 5.00pm

Date: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Venue: Dancenorth Theatre, 188-210 Stanley St, Townsville

Light refreshments will be served.

Please refer to the AGM Agenda document button below for further details.

If you would like to renew your annual membership so that you can vote, please click the button below. 

Membership is now only $20 and rewards include discounted prices on Dancenorth-presented shows.

For further information or to RSVP to attend, please email admin@dancenorth.com.au or phone 07 4772 2549 by Tuesday 1st May 2018.

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DANCENORTH TO COMMENCE INTERNATIONAL TOUR

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Dancenorth will shortly embark on an International Tour of award winning performances, Syncing Feeling, Spectra and Attractor.

Opening with Syncing Feeling in Paris, Dancenorth looks forward to taking these works to the International Market again.

Attractor will be presented for the first time in the UK, performing at the Brighton Dome as part of the Brighton Festival 2018.

Tour performance dates include;

Syncing Feeling // Théâtre Nationale de Chaillot - Paris, France // 11-13 April

Spectra // Scène Nationale - Flers, France // 17 April

Spectra // La Comète - Champagne, France // 19 April

Spectra // Le Safran Scène conventionnée - Amiens, France // 21 April

Attractor // Brighton Dome - Brighton, UK // 15-16 May

To read the full press release, please click the link below.


DANCENORTH FEATURES CENTRE STAGE AT THE GC2018 OPENING CEREMONY

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Dancenorth Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines showcased Queensland talent recently, delivering exceptional choreography of the Opening Ceremony performance HOME.
 
Viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony was the biggest celebration the Gold Coast and Queensland had ever seen.

In November 2017, GOLDOC Chairman, Peter Beattie AC announced Kyle as a Segment Director of the Opening Ceremony. Kyle and Amber have since been developing the work, which touches on the ethos of freedom, innocence, diversity and optimism.
 
To read the full press release, please click the link below.
 


DANCENORTH'S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION ATTRACTOR HAS RECENTLY BEEN AWARDED A GREEN ROOM AWARD

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In it's 35th year of acknowledging excellence in the performing arts, the winners of the 2017 Green Room Awards have recently been announced.

Dancenorth are honoured and thrilled to announce that our acclaimed production Attractor has been awarded a Green Room Award!

Indonesia's incredible tour-de-force music duo Senyawa - Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi (Dancenorth, Gideon Obarzanek and Lucy Guerin Inc.) were awarded the Green Room Award for Composition / Sound Design.

Dancenorth send much love to our esteemed colleagues, the incredible creatives of Attractor Lucy Guerin, Gideon Obarzanek, Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi on this glorious win!

For more information around this exciting award, please click the link below. 


DANCENORTH WINNERS OF A PRESTIGIOUS 2017 SIDNEY MYER PERFORMING ARTS AWARD  

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The winners of the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were announced on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Australian Performing Arts Market. 

For each recipient this Award is an acknowledgement of their rich artistic achievements.

‘We are truly ecstatic to be named recipients of the 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Group Award. Dancenorth is the coming together of incredible minds generously collaborating to create contemporary dance that challenges convention and inspires a reimagining of the world. The extraordinary generosity of the Sidney Myer Fund and the Trustees enables us to continue pushing the boundaries, creating bold new work in Townsville, North Queensland before touring around Australia and across the globe’, says Artistic Director Kyle Page.

To read the full press release on this exciting achievement, please click the link below.


ATTRACTOR – TRANSCENDING BORDERS AT PERTH FESTIVAL 2018

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Dancenorth presents ATTRACTOR 8-10 February at Perth Festival 2018.

"Perth Festival goers will experience an unforgettable ritual of dance when Indonesia's tour-de-force music duo, Senyawa, and Melbourne choreographic luminaries, Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek, join forces with two of Australia’s leading dance companies, Lucy Guerin Inc. and Dancenorth, to present ‘Attractor’".

Performing 8-10 February at the Heath Ledger Theatre, make sure you experience this eye opening music and dance ritual.

 


HILLARY COYNE COMMENCES AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CO-CEO AT DANCENORTH

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Dancenorth Chair Jan Pool and Artistic Director/Co-CEO Kyle Page are delighted to announce the appointment of Hillary Coyne as Dancenorth’s Executive Director/Co-CEO.

Hillary brings an extraordinary wealth of insight and experience to the company and will contribute enormously to the thriving cultural landscape of Queensland.

With a 2018 program that is illuminated with risk, ambition, opportunity and adventure, Kyle and the team are excited to be working with Hillary on what will be an incredible year to come.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be taking up the role of Executive Director at Dancenorth for so many reasons; the quality, dynamism and beauty of the work and the opportunity to work alongside Kyle who I think is an extraordinary new force in the Australian dance community and who’s enthusiasm and passion is infectious. To work with such a committed and talented ensemble of dancers and the many outstanding guest artists associated with the company will be a privilege,” said Hillary. 
 

To read the full press release detailing Hillary's appointment, please click the link below. 


DANCENORTH PREMIERES SURGE AT FESTIVAL 2018, THE ARTS AND CULTURAL PROGRAM OF THE GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES (GC2018) 

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Specially commissioned for the Roundabout Stage, SURGE combines high-powered choreography by Gabrielle Nankivell, the athleticism of 5 dancers, and a dramatic soundtrack by Luke Smiles / motion laboratories. 

“From the beginning of time, humans have been mesmerised by the forces of nature; the hypnotic paradox of beauty and violence that rages within the elements. In SURGE I wanted to explore physically, instinctively and subconsciously – how we as humans respond to the tension and euphoria of natural energy,” says Gabrielle. 

SURGE is a new creation for Festival 2018 Gold Coast, 12 action-packed days of culture taking over the Gold Coast from 4-15 April to celebrate GC2018.

To read the full Press Release, please click the link below.


DANCENORTH RECEIVES FUNDING SUPPORT TOWARDS NEW PRODUCTION DUST AND AWARD-WINNING WORK ATTRACTOR FROM THE QUEENSLAND ARTS SHOWCASE PROGRAM (QASP)

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 Dancenorth is thrilled to announce that we have been selected to receive funding support towards our new contemporary production Dust and our award-winning work Attractor from the Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP). The program has been developed to help Queensland artists and arts organisations deliver great audience experiences and create arts-related jobs and cultural tourism opportunities across the state, as well as showcase works interstate and overseas.

"Dancenorth Artistic Director and Co-CEO Kyle Page said the company was thrilled to receive funding for two projects in the most recent round of QASP."

“This support will enable us to share our work with key international and national delegates at APAM as we look to secure future touring opportunities, in addition to assisting us develop and premiere our new work Dust,” Page said.

“Queensland Government investment through QASP ensures Dancenorth has the capacity to constantly reimagine, innovate and create – proudly developing work in Townsville and Far North Queensland, and then sharing it with the world.” said Kyle.

To read the full article or Press Release around this exciting announcement, please click the links below.