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Patricia Wood with students

Education Workshop Tour: On the Road with Teaching Artist Patricia Wood

25 July 2017

Our professional teaching artists tour alongside the Company, bringing education workshops to schools and communities around Australia. In this interview, Teaching Artist Patricia Wood discusses her role, from observing the Company in rehearsal to teaching primary students repertoire and instilling them with confidence and creativity.… Read more

Linda Gamblin

Q&A with Pre-Professional Year Course Director Linda Gamblin

20 July 2017

In this Q&A, Pre-Professional Year Course Director Linda Gamblin discusses the importance of contemporary dance and what she looks for when auditioning students. Why are you so passionate about contemporary dance? I believe we need contemporary art to communicate and express ideas, hopes and frustrations,… Read more

PPY Dancer Brielle de Thomasis

Pre-Professional Year: Cultivating a Beginner’s Mind

13 July 2017

BY BRIELLE DE THOMASIS Before I began the Pre-Professional Year course, I wasn’t expecting to be so immersed in not only the physical aspects of moving but also the mental and emotional practices. This holistic approach has opened my mind to the endless possibilities that come with… Read more

Ocho Set and Costumes

Interview with David Fleischer, Set & Costume Designer for ‘Ocho’

23 May 2017

David Fleischer is a Sydney-based set and costume designer working across theatre, opera and dance throughout Australia. We spoke to David about his inspiration and the process behind creating the set and costumes for Rafael Bonachela’s Ocho as part of our extraordinary double bill, Orb.   Tell us… Read more

Full Moon

Snapshot into ‘Full Moon’ with Cheng Tsung-lung

15 May 2017

Cheng Tsung Lung grew up in Taipei in Taiwan, his family owned a slipper making factory and Tsung-Lung sold the slippers on the street to help support his family. Here we talk with Tsung-Lung about how he began to dance and where he finds inspiration.… Read more

FullMoonMadness

Full Moon Madness: Why the Moon Makes Us Mad

11 May 2017

The full moon is a powerful symbol linked with fertility, immortality and eternity. From ancient goddesses such as Luna in Roman myth and Chang’e in Chinese culture, to the werewolves and vampires of film and television, the moon has always held a powerful sway over… Read more

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Meet the Characters of Full Moon

09 May 2017

Full Moon by Cheng Tsung-lung, the Artistic Director of Taiwan’s phenomenal Cloud Gate 2, is a striking new piece that harnesses the power of the moon through the journey of eight characters. “When these characters gather to dance at full moon, they represent different metaphors of… Read more