Australian Major Performing Arts Group
Last night the winners of the 2014 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced, with a record 33 awards presented.
Several of Australia’s renowned orchestras will be performing live at special event film screenings over the next few weeks.
In 2015 several of the major performing arts companies celebrate a significant birthday. Musica Viva turns 70; Queensland Ballet turns 55; Queensland Theatre Company turns 45, the Australian Chamber Orchestra turns 40; and both Bell Shakespeare and Malthouse Theatre turn 25.
As summer festivals get into gear around the country, some of the most anticipated events are the free concerts by the major performing arts companies.
Eamon Flack, Belvoir’s Associate Director—New Projects, has been appointed to replace Ralph Myers as Artistic Director from January 2016. He will be the company’s third Artistic Director and lead it into its fourth decade.
The report of the Australian Curriculum review has been released this week. While the report stresses the importance of arts education and the need to support professional development of teachers, it has suggested that only two arts subjects—likely visual arts and music—need be mandatory.