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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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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 ...
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...

Australian Ballet

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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 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 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

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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 ...
Danceworks

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Danceworks Australian modern dance company based in Victoria between 1983 and 2006 . Founded by Nanette Hassall it was vigorous in the promotion of new Australian...

Borovansky, Edouard

Borovansky, Edouard (24 Feb. 1902)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...1902 ; d Sydney , 18 Dec. 1959 ) Czech-Australian dancer , choreographer and director . He began his career in the corps de ballet at the National Theatre in Prague and joined Anna Pavlova 's touring company in 1926 , travelling to Australia in 1929 . He was a soloist with Colonel de Basil 's Russian ballet companies ( 1932–9 ) and again toured Australia in 1938 . When the Second World War broke out, he remained in Australia, opening a ballet school in Melbourne and founding the Borovansky Australian Ballet which made its debut in 1940 . During...

McAllister, David

McAllister, David (25 Nov. 1963)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...David ( b Perth, Australia , 25 Nov. 1963 ) He trained at Australian Ballet School, graduating into the company in 1983 where he was promoted to principal in 1989 . He performed both the classical and contemporary repertories, additionally guesting with the Bolshoi, Kirov, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and National Ballet of Canada. Later he became guest teacher for various institutions including the Australian Ballet School and the Royal Academy of Dance. In 2001 he was appointed artistic director of the Australian Ballet since when he has...

Baynes, Stephen

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Baynes, Stephen ( b Adelaide, South Australia , 1956 ) Australian dancer and choreographer . He trained at the Australian Ballet School and joined the company in 1976 , where he was promoted to soloist in 1992 . He additionally danced with Stuttgart Ballet between 1981 and 1984 . In 1986 he created his first ballet, Strauss Songs ( 1986 ) and in 1995 was appointed resident choreographer of Australian Ballet, creating many more works for the company including Beyond Bach ( 1995 ), 1914 (mus. Graeme Koehne , 1998 ), Molto Vivace (mus....

Jones, Marilyn

Jones, Marilyn (Feb. 1940)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...) Australian dancer , choreographer , teacher , and ballet director . She studied with Lorraine Norton and van Praagh in Australia and at the Royal Ballet School in London ( 1956 ). In 1957 she danced briefly with the Royal Ballet; in 1958 she toured Australia with the Beth Dean company and with Robert Pomie's Ballet Français. She danced with the Borovansky Ballet as a soloist ( 1959–61 ) and in Europe with the Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas as prima ballerina ( 1961–2 ). She returned to Australia in 1962 to join the newly founded Australian...

Welch, Garth

Welch, Garth (14 Apr. 1936)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...first ballet, Variations on a Theme (mus. Arensky , Australian Ballet ) which was followed by Othello (mus. Jerry Goldsmith , Australian Ballet School, 1968 , revived Australian Ballet, 1970 ), Images (mus. Rachmaninoff , Ballet Victoria, 1974 ), The Tempest ( 1983 ), and Voyage Within (mus. G. Koehne , 1989 , both for West Australian Ballet), among others. He was assistant artistic director of Ballet Victoria ( 1974–6 ) then associate, becoming artistic director of West Australian Ballet ( 1979–82 ). He has since taught at various...

Rowe, Danielle

Rowe, Danielle (28 Jun. 1982)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Rowe, Danielle ( b Shepparton, Vic. , 28 Jun. 1982 ) Australian dancer . She studied locally and at the Australian Ballet School, graduating into the company in 2001 and promoted to principal in 2008 . An incisive, dramatic dancer, she has performed both classical and contemporary repertories and has guested with Wheeldon's company Morphoses ( 2009 ). She is recipient of several awards including the Lissa Black Memorial Scholarship 2004...

Dalman, Elizabeth

Dalman, Elizabeth (23 Jan. 1934)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...1934 ) Australian dancer , teacher , choreographer , and director . She studied classical ballet locally and modern dance both at the Folkwang School, Essen, and with Nikolais , before dancing with the Ballet der Lage Landen ( 1958–9 ) then in the Dutch and Australian productions of My Fair Lady . In 1964 she opened her own school in Adelaide, from which developed the Australian Dance Theatre in 1965 . She was director and choreographer of the company until 1975 after which she taught extensively in New York, the Netherlands, and Australia. In ...

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