Articles on ‘Arts’

For the first time in its 30 year history, Arts Centre Melbourne has a Principal Partner

Spire from Hamer Hall - David Simmonds Photography

Making artistic performances “more accessible” was a key factor in Arts Centre Melbourne’s decision to bring Bank of Melbourne on board as its first ever Principal Partner, and what better reason is there? According to an official press release, the Partnership will enable four key programming initiatives in 2016 and support plans for change and ambitious excellence… Read more.

Five tips for graduating arts students

Performer Sophie Wright gives graduating arts students some tips on surviving the first year out of drama school. The buzz of showcase is upon us! Countless arts training institutions around the country are letting loose their newest graduates this month, with many ‘showcasing’ the new and raw talent of Australian actors and music theatre students with special performances… Read more.

WAAPA to host 2015 Musical Theatre Educators Alliance Conference

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.

Oh, White a Night!: White Night Melbourne 2014

Rest up, people. White Night Melbourne is only a matter of sleeps away! If you missed the magical mayhem last year, your second chance is here. For one night only on Saturday 22 February from 7pm until 7am, Melbourne will once again become the city that never sleeps; with every nook and cranny of the… Read more.

Save NICA – Melbourne’s circus school future under threat

The National Institue of Circus Arts (NICA) is the only institution in Australia which offers a Bachelor of Circus Arts and after 10 years as a highly respected school for up and coming circus performers, its future now sadly hangs in the balance. On June 25, Days short of becoming an independent institution, after many… Read more.

Cirque du Soleil Acrobat Plunges to death during live Las Vegas show

The circus and performing arts community grieve this morning with very sad news from Cirque du Soleil. This article in the Sydney Morning Herald has the details. An Australian ex-Cirque du Soleil employee wrote this morning “To all aerialists, acrobats, high divers, FMXers, riggers and circus people everywhere, please be safe always and respect the… Read more.