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Antony Hamilton Projects in NYX.© Byron Perry. (Click image for larger version)

Antony Hamilton Projects – NYX – Melbourne

NYX is inspired by the classical goddess of night: in mythology, Nyx is an ancient deity from Gaius’ generation of archaic gods and goddesses, an omnipresent but shadowy figure…

Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken's Overworld.© Sarah Walker. (Click image for larger version)

Melbourne’s Dance Massive 2015, Rebecca Jensen & Sarah Aiken’s Overworld and the rise of spiritual & ritual contemporary dance

In its quasi-spiritual themes and framing, Overworld has tapped into an emerging trend in Melbourne contemporary dance, namely the creation of work that uses ritual as a thematic basis…

Rafael Bonachela.© Justin Ridler. (Click image for larger version

Rafael Bonachela – Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company

Rafael Bonachela has just started his sixth year as artistic director of Sydney Dance Company… This year is the company’s 45th anniversary and Bonachela is, as ever, full of plans, excited about them all and brimming over with enthusiasm…

Lucy Guerin Inc dancers in Weather.© Leah Robertson. (Click image for larger version)

Lucy Guerin Inc – Weather at Melbourne Festival – Melbourne

This work has some powerful moments, such as when the dancers play amongst the fallen bags, sliding joyfully across the floor. However, Weather does not quite reach the heights of some of Guerin’s recent works, something that is sure to disappoint many of her fans.

Chunky Move in An Act of Now.© Jeff Busby. (Click image for larger version)

Chunky Move – An Act of Now at Melbourne Festival – Melbourne

An Act of Now is a violent production – physically, emotionally and conceptually. …The material is challenging, both to watch and, no doubt, to perform.

Amber Scott as Odette in Swan Lake.© Jeff Busby. (Click image for larger version)

Australian Ballet – Swan Lake – Melbourne

As the 50th anniversary season draws to a close, it is clear that things have come full circle. The company began with a Swan Lake in 1962; it celebrates this major milestone with another.

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