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.

To purchase tickets or for more info on how you can participate in the performance please click the link below.


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.


AUSDANCE QUEENSLAND, SUPERCELL: FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY DANCE BRISBANE AND DANCENORTH PRESENT THE PRE-APAM WARMUP THINK TANK SESSION

Wednesday 14th February // 2.00pm-4.00pm // Judith Wright Centre

Join some of Australia’s top creatives to discuss and explore the concepts of communicating creative vision, breaking into the international markets and the festival circuit, insight into touring models and the rotating guest choreography collaboration concept.

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Presenters include:
Kyle Page – Artistic Director, Dancenorth
Amber Haines - Associate Artistic Director, Dancenorth
Patrick Nolan - Artistic Director, Queensland Opera
Lene Bang Henningsen - Creative Producer / Agent, Lene Bang

Kellie Williams- Company Manager and acting Executive Director, Dancenorth
Jack Ziesing- Dancer, Dancenorth
and more.

Facilitated by Kate Usher from Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane, this workshop will delve into the wealth of knowledge of this incredible range of presenters to share thoughts and ideas on how to progress in the Arts Sector.

This is a free event, to secure your seat please register your interest via 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.