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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...(since 1992 , Ausdance—The Australian Dance Council) have increased the awareness of and status of modern dance in Australia. Australian Modern Dance in the 1990s In 1992 , the Australian federal government increased its recognition policy for its creative artists. A major cultural policy, called Creative Nation, was launched in 1994 . It focused on promoting Australian works, new technologies for the arts, and providing opportunities for Australian dancers and choreographers. While Australian modern dance has become more and more eclectic as a result of...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...rekindled in 1926 and 1927 when Pavlova toured the country. During the 1920s some distinguished dancers and teachers also settled in Australia including Mischa Burlakov, who with Louise Lightfoot founded the First Australian Ballet, which staged several Fokine ballets. In 1934 Victor Dandré presented the Levitoff Russian Ballet with Spessivtseva and Vilzak and in the same year Molly Lake established an Australian branch of the Cecchetti Society. In 1938 the first Royal Academy of Dancing examiner was appointed and de Basil's Ballets Russes had a...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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... ( 1960 ). In the belligerent assertion of middle-aged Alf Cook 's opening line, ‘I'm a bloody Australian and I'll always stand up for bloody Australia,’ lay the seeds of betrayal of a radical tradition. A one-time principle of survival had become a statement of loss, bigotry and delusion. Seymour urged his audiences to re-think Australianness, not simply to react to jingoistic catch cries about Australians and Australia, and created a new-generation Australian to bear the brunt of the anger and insecurity which came with losing grip on past glories. The...

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...We Play It: Australia Plays Shakespeare (2011) Gaby, Rosemary , Open-Air Shakespeare: Under Australian Skies (2014) Gay, Penny , ‘Australian Newspaper Reviewers of Shakespeare: Writing with the Head or with the Heart?’, Cahiers Elisabéthains , Special 40th Anniversary Issue (2012) Golder, John , and Madelaine, Richard (eds.), O Brave New World: Two Centuries of Shakespeare on the Australian Stage (2000) Rickard, John , ‘Shakespeare’, in Philip Parsons (ed.), Companion to Theatre in Australia (1995) ‘Shakespeare in Australia’, in William...

State Theatre Company of South Australia

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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...Theatre Company of South Australia Founded in 1965 as the South Australian Theatre Company, it had uncertain beginnings, lacking a permanent venue. In 1972 the company became a statutory body and, with the opening of the Adelaide Festival Centre, resident company at the Playhouse. It has staged productions at other venues – primarily at Theatre 62 and The Space at the Festival Centre – but since 1986 has mounted the majority of its work in the Playhouse. The company has undergone several changes of profile and has had six artistic directors since ...

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Drama was much more popular than dance during the first half of the 19th century, though some incidental stage choreography is recorded from 1833 onwards and in 1840 Mme Velbein was appointed to ...
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The country's first conventional theatre was opened in 1796 by an ex-convict, Robert Sideaway – and closed two years later after a spate of robberies on the unattended homes of ...
Australian Ballet

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Australian Ballet Australia's leading ballet company, based in Melbourne and, though not officially designated as such, the country's national company. It was founded by van Praagh in 1962 , with a government subsidy, using many dancers from the defunct company of Borovansky (the latter is often called ‘The Father of Ballet in Australia’). The company's first performance was Swan Lake with guest artists Sonia Arova and Eric Bruhn , and from the beginning it was closely connected to British ballet, via not only van Praagh but also Ray Powell, its first...

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...the directorship of the Australian Ballet it remains a subscriber-driven touring repertory company, and the national company of a postcolonial country located on the Pacific Rim. See also Australia , article on Ballet . Baum, Caroline . Artists of the Australian Ballet . Sydney, 1989. Brown, Ian F. , ed. The Australian Ballet, 1962–1965 . Melbourne, 1967. Cargher, John . Opera and Ballet in Australia . Sydney, 1977. Lisner, Charles . The Australian Ballet: Twenty-One Years . St. Lucia, 1984. Pask, Edward H. Ballet in Australia: The Second Act,...

Australian Dance Theatre

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Australian Dance Theatre Adelaide-based modern dance company founded in 1965 by Elizabeth Dalman . Under the direction of Jonathan Taylor it was reorganized in 1977 to serve both Victoria and S. Australia. Its repertoire included works by Taylor and Norman Morrice . Leigh Warren took over as artistic director in 1985 and was succeeded by Meryl Tankard ( 1993–9 ), and by Garry Stewart from 2000 , whose works for the company include Birdbrain ( 2000 ), The Age of Unbeauty ( 2002 ), and G ( 2008 ), a modern critique of Giselle ....

Australian Choreographic Ensemble

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Australian Choreographic Ensemble Dance company founded by Paul Mercurio , former member of Sydney Dance Company and star of the film Strictly Ballroom ( 1992 ). It gave its first performance in Sydney in 1992 with Mercurio's own work Contact but was disbanded in 1998...

Australian Aboriginal Dance

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...pages 135–140. Curr, Edward M. The Australian Race . Vol. 1. Melbourne, 1886. See pages 89–93. Dawson, James . Australian Aborigines: The Languages and Customs of Several Tribes of Aborigines in the Western District of Victoria, Australia (1881). Canberra, 1981. See pages 80–84. Donaldson, Tamsin . Making a Song (and Dance) in South-Eastern Australia. In Songs of Aboriginal Australia , edited by Margaret Clunies Ross , Tamsin Donaldson , and Stephen A. Wild , pp. 14–42. Sydney, 1987. Elkin, A. P. The Australian Aborigines . 5th ed. Sydney, 1974. See...

Australian Performing Group

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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... Performing Group ( 1968–81 ) Australian theatre company. Based in Melbourne , the APG originated as the La Mama Company at the La Mama Theatre in 1968 when writers, actors, directors, and designers formed a cooperative dedicated to devising and performing mostly Australian work. In a time when established companies largely restricted themselves to imported products, the new group established a reputation for local creations with a distinctive style, favouring Australian narratives and with an emphasis on physicality. In 1970 the company became...

Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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...bringing, in its words, ‘the best entertainment from around the world’; as a pioneer in promoting developments in the performing arts in Australia; and as a promoter of serious works with an Australian content, and of more popular Australian productions of hit shows from New York and London. However, with changes in theatre funding and the advent of new production organizations, the Trust was left with no role to fill, and it ceased functioning in the 1990s. Michael...

State Theatre Company of South Australia

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Founded in 1965 as the South Australian Theatre Company, it had uncertain beginnings, lacking a permanent venue. In 1972 the company became a statutory body and, with the opening of ...
Australian Ballet

Australian Ballet  

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Australia's leading ballet company, based in Melbourne and, though not officially designated as such, the country's national company. It was founded by van Praagh in 1962, with a government subsidy, ...
Australian Aboriginal Dance

Australian Aboriginal Dance  

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[To explore the dance traditions of indigenous inhabitants of Australia, this entry comprises six articles:An OverviewAborigines of Arnhem LandTiwi DanceAborigines of Cape York PeninsulaWalpiri ...
Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust

Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust  

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Established in 1954 in Sydney to commemorate the Queen's first visit to Australia. The Trust's purpose as laid down in its charter was to develop the performing arts at a ...
Australian Dance Theatre

Australian Dance Theatre  

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Adelaide-based modern dance company founded in 1965 by Elizabeth Dalman. Under the direction of Jonathan Taylor it was reorganized in 1977 to serve both Victoria and S. Australia. Its repertoire ...
Australian Choreographic Ensemble

Australian Choreographic Ensemble  

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Dance company founded by Paul Mercurio, former member of Sydney Dance Company and star of the film Strictly Ballroom (1992). It gave its first performance in Sydney in 1992 with Mercurio's own work ...

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