Australian Major Performing Arts Group
The Divorce, a four-part contemporary comedic opera written and designed especially for the screen, will be broadcast soon on ABC1: 7, 8, 9, 10 December at 9.30pm.
Melbourne Theatre Company has called for applications to its new 2016 Women in Theatre Program, which builds on the company’s Women Directors Program.
The 2017 Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, announced recently by Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, will feature several major performing arts companies, including The Australian Ballet, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre.
Opera Queensland’s ground-breaking community initiative returns in 2016 as ‘Project Rossini’ when more than 250 Queenslanders will learn to sing opera and dance the fandango for a new touring production of Gioacchino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.
Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks have announced that the four works in their New Breed 2015 program, showcasing Australia’s up and coming choreographers, will make their debut on the international stage.
In a first for an Australian state symphony orchestras, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra has created the role of music director, and has appointed Alondra de la Parra—to fill it.
Malthouse Theatre is continuing its collaborations with Chinese theatre makers, this time, with Wang Chong, founder and Artistic Director of Beijing-based performance group Théâtre du Rêve Expérimental—a leading force of Chinese experimental theatre, established in 2008.
Building relationships between companies internationally is about seizing opportunities as they arise, and nurturing a collegiate approach.
Sam Strong, announced this month as Queensland Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director, has a big ambition for the company.
‘I'm looking forward to teaming up with Queensland artists to take our theatre around the state, around the nation and around the world,’ he said.
On Thursday 23 July, students from the Victorian College of the Deaf (VCD) joined music educator and workshop facilitator Karen Kyriakou and British-born practising and profoundly deaf musician Danny Lane for a day of musical exploration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Managing Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Rory Jeffes thinks not. At a Currency House breakfast last month, Mr Jeffes said building individual confidence and a collaborative workplace contribute equally to success on both the concert stage and the boardroom.
It’s a wild and wonderful ride in the majors’ 2016 seasons—and here we highlight the 15 major performing arts companies that have launched so far. Their programs feature a lot of new home-grown work, and Australian premieres of new international work.