The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts this week announced it will host the 2015 Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Conference. Coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of WAAPA’s highly respected Music Theatre Course, it will be the first time the conference has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. Past Alumni and international star Hugh Jackman… Read more.
It’s Tuesday the 6th of May. I’m writing a column! This is a novel experience for the year; an unprecedented venture and let’s face it, the possibilities are endless. WHO KNOWS what I might have been doing during my online absence. I might have been riding elephants in Zimbabwe, or parachuting from dizzying heights in Mesopotamia! I… Read more.
Nilaja Sun’s from New York and let’s hope Melbourne audiences can make up for the disgraceful welcome to Australia she experienced on QandA on Monday night. No Child is beautiful, celebratory and sobering and it finishes on Sunday. See it because it’s awesome theatre or just to let her know that there are people in Australia who believe in respecting… Read more.
After an extensive international recruitment campaign, Kristine Landon-Smith is set to join the Acting department at NIDA, the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Kristine returns home to Australia after many years in Europe and the United Kingdom, where she has established herself as a theatre director, cultural entrepreneur and arts educator. Currently, she is Artistics… Read more.
Capturing dance on film has been an integral part of the movie industry for many years. Think back to the golden days of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelley and Cyd Charisse where movie musicals involved dancing production numbers both large and small. The evolution of dance from stage to the screen is continually developing,… Read more.
NIDA’s Open Day – so rare it only happens once every two years – is an opportunity to get behind the scenes at Australia’s leading dramatic arts institute and find out more about NIDA’s courses, public programs, productions, and facilities – and it’s happening again next month. Training ground of some of Australia’s greatest creative… Read more.
The hit Broadway musical Wicked has launched an Education Kit for NSW students. Suitable for both Primary (8 years and over) and Secondary students the Education Materials have been developed using a range of pedagogies with reference to the NSW Institute of Teachers, Professional Teaching Standards. Using the background materials provided and the suggested activities, teachers are… Read more.