Engage: Blog

Paul Cordeiro

Interview with Paul Cordeiro

24 May 2017

Paul Cordeiro didn’t begin his formal dance training until he was 23, but he instantly fell in love with the freedom and fluidity of Contemporary. Paul will be teaching Introduction to Contemporary 2 – a brand new short course beginning Sunday 4 June. 1. When… Read more

Chloe Leong

Interview with Chloe Leong

03 May 2017

Company dancer Chloe Leong has been working with Cheng Tsung-lung to create Full Moon – the Company’s first collaboration with a Taiwanese choreographer. In this blog, she discusses the creative process behind Full Moon, what motivates her to dance and what sets Australian dancers apart.… Read more

Petros Treklis

Interview with Petros Treklis

26 April 2017

Company dancer Petros Treklis will feature in the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s Ocho as part of the extraordinary double bill Orb. In this blog, he offers his thoughts on collaborating with Raf and the unique strengths of Australian dancers. Creating new work with Rafael… Read more

Emma Hawthorne

Mindfulness and Meditation with Emma Hawthorne: Part 2

26 April 2017

In the final part of this series, Emma Hawthorne discusses the difference between mindfulness and meditation. She shares her approach to meditation, and reflects on how yoga has helped her as a professional performer. Read Part 1  Whenever you sit to practice meditation, you are… Read more

Rafael Bonachela

Insight into Ocho with Rafael Bonachela

18 April 2017

Rafael Bonachela’s latest creation, Ocho, features eight virtuosic dancers, a surging electronic score by Nick Wales and an industrial dreamscape. In this interview, Raf discusses the inspiration and creative process behind Ocho, and reflects on some of his favourite memories from his eight years as Artistic Director of… Read more

Yoga at sunrise on the beach

Mindfulness and Meditation with Emma Hawthorne: Part 1

13 April 2017

In the first of our two-part series, Emma Hawthorne discusses how yoga, meditation and mindfulness have shaped her career and lifestyle. Like many of us, Emma began with yoga classes that focused on mastering the physical poses. It wasn’t until she began training as a… Read more

charmene yap

Moonlight Moments

28 March 2017

To celebrate the upcoming world premiere of Orb, we’re inviting you to share your favourite Moonlight Moments for the chance to win a $100 iTunes gift card. From dancing in the moonlight to star-gazing, checking your horoscope to watching Werewolf, we want to see how… Read more

yoga class

Teachers’ Tips: Fitness and Flexibility

28 March 2017

Our final blog in the Teachers’ Tips series focuses on how to improve fitness and flexibility for dance. From hitting the gym to setting aside time to stretch, these tips will help you get the most out of your body in class. Ramon Doringo, Jazz:… Read more

hip hop class

Teachers’ Tips: Pick Up Choreography

08 March 2017

Do you find it difficult to remember steps? Our latest blog in the Teachers’ Tips series offers some guidance on how to learn and remember choreography. Ramon Doringo, Jazz: “Keep a good eye and ear out when learning choreography, and learn with the correct musicality and style.… Read more

ramon and class stretching

Teachers’ Tips: How to Improve Technique

21 February 2017

Our new blog series features our dance teachers’ tips on common challenges, such as improving your flexibility and picking up choreography faster. In the first instalment, teachers give their advice on how to work on technique – essential for all styles, from Ballet to Hip Hop. Ramon… Read more