DANCE ROMEO AND JULIET ★★★★ Houston Ballet State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne Until July 9
A dance tour of Australia was the undoing of American TV series Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller, who admitted to smuggling money into the US.
In Chi Udaka music and dance combine as the five dancers pick up speed and a feisty approach that sometimes suggests they know Bollywood is not far away.
An Irish-Australian co-production, this dance work instantly encapsulates its theme. Reaching into the past and present, it explores the separation of friends and family on opposite sides of the world.
The dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater are magnificent, and so are the works in this program. It is a must see.
A new Canberra performance of Divenire shows there is a place for the Melbourne Ballet Company in Australia.
Matilda The Musical leads Helpmann Award nominees with 13 nods, followed by Opera Australia with 10 and Melbourne Theatre Company with eight.
Robyn Hendricks was the latest Australian Ballet member to be named a principal artist after Swan Lake at the Arts Centre on Friday night.
Bangarra Dance Theatre has a vibrant new program of three works that not only celebrate Stephen Page's 25 years as artistic director, but look ahead to an exciting future.
Bangarra Dance Theatre choreographer Jasmin Sheppard set out to confront audiences with some uncomfortable truths about Governor Lachlan Macquarie, the so-called Father of Australia.
Stephen Baynes' Swan Lake hits a number of strong notes, but something about this production is constrained and dissatisfying.
For Jacob Boehme – Indigenous, HIV-positive, a gay man – blood leaves a legacy of fear, discrimination and shame. Blood on the Dance Floor lays bare those painful realities.
Review: Dance on screen offers the potential to frame and curate a presentation of ourselves.
THE IMPERIAL BELLS OF CHINA
Alexander Ekman's Cacti exhibits humour through absurdist movement, which makes for an entertaining work, while Rafael Bonachela's Lux Tenebris is choreographically bloated and unfocused.
Limitless Dance Company's debut was efficient and mechanistic, with outstanding solo performances.
What do the contrasting figures of gamine actress Audrey Hepburn and action hero Sylvester Stallone have in common? They've both served as inspiration for dancer Lauren Langlois' new role.
A double bill from Sydney Dance Company combines the comic and the dramatic.
Layers of low hums and high-pitched whines combine to form a barrage of noise and vibration, but it offers little of the dynamic range Lilian Steiner coaxes from the choreography.
Gretel Scarlett nails Debbie Reynolds' part and Jack Chambers shines as the comic offsider but Adam Garcia is slightly outclassed as the lead.
UPDATED The casualty list of defunded arts companies is growing, with Force Majeure, Legs on the Wall and Ausdance among victims in the latest round of Australia Council funding.
The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair brings together Italian seniors who gather to dance monthly, pint-sized ballerinas and veteran hoofers, twerkers and tango stars.
It's a thoughtful and imaginative work but a question has to be asked: why isn't a choreographry award about choreographry?
This is a double bill of short works by Australian dancer-choreographers who have drawn on Spain's flamenco in the development of their individual styles.
Bangarra Dance Theatre music director David Page will be publicly farewelled in his hometown of Brisbane.