Bloch's Calendar of Dance Events 2017

Discover what's on in Australia with our state-by-state summary of professional dance events.

Australian Capital Territory • New South Wales • Northern Territory • South Australia • Tasmania • Victoria • Western Australia

Australian Capital Territory

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
Ladies in BlackQueensland Theatre27 Mar-2 AprCanberra Theatre Centre
The Next StepDisney Channel20 AprilCanberra Theatre Centre
OrbSydney Dance Company25–27 MayCanberra Theatre Centre
This Poisoned SeaQuantum Leap27-29 JulyCanberra Theatre Centre
BennelongBangarra Dance Theatre3-5 AugCanberra Theatre Centre
Blue LoveShaun Parker & Company16-17 AugCanberra Theatre Centre
Romeo & JulietRussian National Ballet26-27 SeptemberCanberra Theatre Centre
A Festival of Russian BalletImperial Russian Ballet Company23-24 OctCanberra Theatre Centre
Mamma MiaMusical24 Nov-10 DecCanberra Theatre Centre

New South Wales

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
SammohanamAruna Sairam and Malavika Sarukkai19 FebRiverside Parramatta
In DifferenceCraig Barry2-4 MarRiverside Parramatta
Past ForwardLeela Samson & Spanda11 MarRiverside Parramatta
Being & TimeMelbourne Ballet Company11-12 MarThe Concourse
AladdinDisneyUntil 26 MarCapitol Theatre
Shen YuenShen Yuen28 Mar-2 AprilSydney Lyric
Kinky BootsMusicalFrom 12 AprilCapitol Theatre
The BodyguardGordon Frost OrganisationFrom 21 AprilSydney Lyric
FasterThe Australian Ballet7-26 AprSydney Opera House
Storytime Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Australian Ballet21-22 AprThe Concourse
OrbSydney Dance Company29 April-13 MayRoslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay
Nutcracker-The Story of ClaraThe Australian Ballet2-20 MaySydney Opera House
Prince Siddhartha-The MusicalFGS Academy of Art (Philippines)12 JuneThe Concourse
Frame of MindSydney Dance Company23-24 JuneRiverside Theatre
BennelongBangarra Dance Theatre30 June-22 JulySydney Opera House
My Fair LadyOpera Australia & John FrostFrom 24 AugCapitol Theatre
2 One AnotherSydney Dance Company5-14 OctoberRoslyn Packer Theatre
GiselleThe Australian Ballet7 OctRiverside Theatre
VelvetDiscotheque Circus21-27 OctRiverside Theatre
The Sleeping BeautyThe Australian Ballet11-25 NovCapitol Theatre
Once Upon a TimeThe Australian Ballet15 NovCapitol Theatre
Ones Country-The Spine of Our StoriesBangarra Dance Company24 Nov-2 DecCarriageworks
New Breed-2017Sydney Dance Company30 Nov-9 DecCarriageworks
Alice in WonderlandThe Australian Ballet5-22 DecCapitol Theatre

Northern Territory

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
EmpyreanMelbourne Ballet Company7 AprDarwin Entertainment Centre
CaravanTracks Dance8 AprKatherine
Big Dance-NightcliffTracks Dance6 MaySeabreeze Festival
ManmadeCreation by David McMicken & Tim NewthAugustTBC
Frame of MindSydney Dance Company26 AugDarwin Entertainment Centre

Queensland

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
BespokeQueensland Ballet10-12 FebBrisbane Powerhouse
Ladies in BlackQueensland TheatreUntil 19 FebPlayhouse QPAC
SupercellContemporary Dance Festival18-25 FebJudith Wright Centre
Landscape with MonstersCirca22-25 FebBrisbane Powerhouse
American IdiotGreen DayFrom 23 FebPlayhouse QPAC
The Sleeping BeautyThe Australian Ballet24 Feb-4 MarLyric Theatre QPAC
Once Upon a Time: The Sleeping BeautyThe Australian Ballet1 MarchLyric Theatre QPAC
PropelExpressions Dance Company3-11 MarchJudith Wright Centre
Cry JailoloEko Supriyanto9 MarchThe Tivoli
My Fair LadyOpera Australia & John FrostFrom 14 MarLyric Theatre QPAC
UntappedRAW17 MarSunPAC Theatre
RawQueensland Ballet17-23 MarchPlayhouse QPAC
Shen YuenShen Yuen14-15 AprilConcert Hall QPAC
The Next StepDisney Channel18 AprilConcert Hall QPAC
UntappedAndrew Fee & Jack Chambers19-29 AprilCremorne Theatre QPAC
Swan LakeQueensland Ballet5-13 MayLyric Theatre QPAC
Behind Closed DoorsExpressions Dance Company19-27 MayPlayhouse QPAC
Dance DialoguesQueensland Ballet7-17 JuneThomas Dixon Centre West End
Prince Siddhartha-The MusicalFGS Academy of Art (Philippines)16-17 JunConcert Hall QPAC
Woolf WorksThe Royal Ballet29 June-2 JulyLyric Theatre QPAC
A Winters TaleThe Royal Ballet5-9 JulyLyric Theatre QPAC
The BodyguardGordon Frost OrganisationFrom 19 JulyLyric theatre QPAC
80th Anniversary GalaBallet Theatre of Queensland30 JulyConcert Hall QPAC
La Fille Mal GardeeQueensland Ballet4-19 AugPlayhouse QPAC
A Midsummer Night’s DreamMelbourne City Ballet5 AugRedcliffe Cultural Centre
Mozart AirborneExpressions Dance Company5-12 AugustCremorne Theatre QPAC
BennelongBangarra Dance Theatre25 Aug-2 SeptPlayhouse QPAC
Blue LoveShaun Parker and Company2 SeptSunPAC Theatre
Aida on the BeachOpera Australia with Expressions Dance Company21-30 SeptCoolangatta Beach
Peter PanQueensland Ballet25 Oct-4 NovPlayhouse QPAC
The NutcrackerQueensland Ballet8-16 DecPlayhouse QPAC
Mamma MiaMusicalFrom DecLyric Theatre QPAC

South Australia

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
GabrielVictorian State Ballet24-26 FebHolden Street Theatres
HabitusAustralian Dance Theatre26 Feb-5 MarSpace Theatre
BetroffenheitElectric Company Theatre, A Kidd Pivot3-4 MarDunstan Playhouse
MonumentalThe Holy Body Tattoo4-5 MarFestival Theatre
Nelken (Carnations)Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch9-12 MarFestival Theatre
Body of WorkAtlanta Eke10-12 MarSpace Theatre
AttractorDancenorth, Lucy Guerin Inc. and Senyawa10-13 MarBotanic Park
Killer PigL-E-V18 MarHer Majesty’s Theatre
OCD LoveL-E-V19 MarHer Majesty’s Theatre
Swan LakeMoscow Ballet – La Classique12 AprHer Majesty’s Theatre
Storytime Ballet: The NutcrackerThe Australian Ballet27-30 AprHer Majesty’s Theatre
Matilda The MusicalRoyal Shakespeare Company21 May-25 JunFestival Theatre
Split Second HeroesGabrielle Nankivell27-29 JulSpace Theatre
Frame of MindSydney Dance Company17-19 AugHer Majesty’s Theatre
Gala Spectacular 2017The Australian Ballet27-28 OctFestival Theatre
Festival of Russian BalletImperial Russian Ballet Company26-28 OctHer Majesty’s Theatre

Tasmania

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
TerrainBangarra Dance Theatre23-24 FebTheatre Royal Hobart
BrewTasdance Ensemble1-10 MarStatewide Tour
Derwent River DrawingTasdance & MONA13 MarMona Market
Fragile MatterJukstapoz, Greece & Tasdance17-18 MarMoonah Arts Centre
Fragile MatterJukstapoz, Greece & Tasdance24 MarPrincess Theatre Launceston
Swan LakeMoscow Ballet ‘la Classique’5-6 AprilTheatre Royal Hobart
GiselleThe Australian Ballet Regional Tour30 Jun-1 JulTheatre Royal Hobart
Frame of MindSydney Dance Company21-22 JulTheatre Royal Hobart
ChicagoBijou Creative28 Jul-12 AugTheatre Royal Hobart
Sweet ToothTasdance7-9 SeptJunction Arts Festival, Launceston
Festival of Russian BalletImperial Russian Ballet Company14-15 OctTheatre Royal Hobart
RuthlessBijou Creative16-25 NovTheatre Royal Hobart

Victoria

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
The Book of MormonMusicalFrom 18 JanPrincess Theatre
Red Detachment of WomenNational Ballet of China15-18 FebArts Centre Melbourne
6 and 8Tao Dance Theatre22-24 FebArts Centre Melbourne
AttractorDancenorth & Lucy Guerin Inc22-26 FebArts Centre Melbourne
Ladies in BlackQueensland Theatre25 FebRegent Theatre
About Kazuo OhnoTakao Kawaguchi25-26 FebDancehouse
Cry JailoloEko Supriyanto1-4 MarArts Centre Melbourne
BalabalaEko Supriyanto1-4 MarArts Centre Melbourne
Dancing with DeathPichet Klunchun2-4 MarArts Centre Melbourne
The Magic ToyshopVictorian State Ballet3-4 MarThe Drum Dandenong
Evocation of ButohYumiko Yoshioka, Yumi Umiumare, Tony Yap, Helen Smith9-12 MarLa Mama Courthouse
Don QuixoteMelbourne City Ballet17-19 MarDarebin Arts Centre
Anti-GravityChunky Move17-23 MarMalthouse Theatre
Shen YunShen Yun24-26 MarRegent Theatre
Dance Massive 2017Contemporary Dance Festival14-26 MarDancehouse
FasterThe Australian Ballet17-27 MarArts Centre Melbourne
Being & TimeMelbourne Ballet Company29-31 MarHawthorn Arts Centre
Rule of ThirdsChunky Move11 AprDrama Theatre Monash University
Swan LakeThe Shanghai Ballet20-24 AprilRegent Theatre
CarmenMelbourne City Ballet20 AprDarebin Arts Centre
The Next StepDisney Channel23 AprilArts Centre Melbourne
Snow WhiteVictorian State Ballet29-30 AprilKarralyka Theatre
EchoMelbourne City Ballet3-7 MayChapel Off Chapel
Morning MelodiesThe Australian Ballet School9 MayArts Centre Melbourne
My Fair LadyOpera Australia & John FrostFrom 12 MayRegent Theatre
OrbBangarra Dance Theatre17-20 MayArts Centre Melbourne
Le CorsaireVictorian State Ballet19-20 MayPlenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre
Nutcracker-The Story of ClaraThe Australian Ballet2-10 JuneArts Centre Melbourne
The Sleeping BeautyThe Australian Ballet16-27 JuneArts Centre Melbourne
Once Upon a TimeThe Australian Ballet27 JuneArts Centre Melbourne
ArchéMelbourne Ballet Company13 JulyDarebin Arts Centre
The Inaugural Annual Dance AffairEverybody NOW20 JulyHawthorn Arts Centre
Peter Pan & Tinker BellBonnie Lythgoe21-30 JulyComedy Theatre
DesirelinesGareth Belling & Collusion25-27 JulyHawthorn Arts Centre
CinderellaVictorian State Ballet11-13 AugKarralyka Theatre
Swan LakeVictorian State Ballet26-27 AugThe Drum Dandenong
Symphony in CThe Australian Ballet24 Aug-2 SepArts Centre Melbourne
Scarlet TraceLion Heart Dance Company31 Aug-3 SepHawthorn Arts Centre
BennelongBangarra Dance Theatre7-16 SepArts Centre Melbourne
A Subjective PerspectiveMelbourne Ballet Company25-27 SepHawthorn Arts Centre
Alice in WonderlandThe Australian Ballet12-30 SepArts Centre Melbourne
The NutcrackerVictorian State Ballet16 SepDarebin Arts Centre
Blue LoveShaun Parker and Company5 OctNational Theatre
Wizard of OzMelbourne City Ballet13-15 OctDarebin Arts Centre
The NutcrackerMelbourne City Ballet15-17 DecDarebin Arts Centre
Madame ButterflyMelbourne City Ballet17-18 DecDarebin Arts Centre

Western Australia

EVENTCOMPANY/PERFORMERSDATEVENUE
Djuki MalaDjuki Mala8-14 FebSalon Perdu Spiegeltent
TakutoWest Australian Ballet3-25 FebQuarry Amphitheatre
LocoSofia Pratt16 FebLaneway Lounge
Exit ExistGregory Maqoma10-12 FebState Theatre
BetroffenheitCrystal Pite & Jonathon Young,23-26 FebState Theatre
MeetingAnthony Hamilton & Alistair Macindoe1-4 MarState Theatre
Reason for BeingCo31-4 MarArt Gallery of WA
GenesisMini-season of short works by emerging choreographers29 Mar-1 AprWest Australian Ballet Centre
Frank EnsteinCo3 & The Farm4-5 AprilState Theatre
Reason for BeingCo326-29 AprArt Gallery of WA
RiseWAAPA Dance6-12 MayGeoff Gibbs Theatre
Don QuixoteWest Australian Ballet11-27 MayHer Majesty’s
Twin ShareLINK Dance Company24-27 MayGeoff Gibbs Theatre
Reason for BeingCo328 Jun-1 JulyArt Gallery of WA
Reason for BeingCo316-19 AugArt Gallery of WA
UnleashWAAPA Dance29 Aug-2 SeptDolphin Theatre UWA
The ZoneCo37-16 SepState Theatre
The Great GatsbyWest Australian Ballet14-30 SeptemberHer Majesty’s
Reason for BeingCo34-7 OctArt Gallery of WA
Inventories of Bodies for MovementLINK Dance Co, Co3 Youth, DADAA & Tracksuit5-7 OctFreemantle Arts Centre
Reason for BeingCo38-11 NovArt Gallery of WA
Peter PanWest Australian Ballet17 Nov-10 DecHer Majesty’s
VergeWAAPA Dance graduates18-25 NovGeoff Gibbs Theatre

 

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