In Conversation with Eloise Harpas: Dance, Body Image and Making it in the U.S


  Eloise Harpas is a twenty-one-year-old professional dancer who has just returned home from the U.S. after a three-month scholarship at the Broadway Dance Centre in New York where she was awarded the ‘Outstanding Student Award’: the only Australian on a three-month scholarship to win it. After jumping on a plane with the intention of completing the three-month course in New York and the goal of being noticed within the U.S industry she successfully made connections in the Big Apple. Eager to push herself further, she extended her trip to Los Angeles to see what she could achieve in the… Continue Reading

Seeing Red with ACT Artist of the Year Liz Lea


Photo: Lorna Sim Photography   After taking out the 2017 ACT Artist of the Year at the end of last year you might think choreographer and performer Liz Lea may be content to rest on her laurels, at least for a couple of months. Instead, on International Women’s Day she unleashed RED, a fearless one-woman show exploring intensely personal experiences through the mediums of dance, film and word. Through captivating moments that vary from brash and bawdy to show-stoppingly minimal, Liz bravely shares her story of living with endometriosis and the difficulty of coping with the associated pain of this… Continue Reading

6th Position is Back for 2018


  When I think about ballet an expression my old dance teacher used to describe it always springs to mind. The Pink Dream. Contemporary dance has never enjoyed the mass appeal of its ballet cousin so the term, however apt, may have been intended as derisive. What draws little girls and boys to ballet as children is indeed that elusive pink dream: pink tights, pink shoes, pink tutu, all wrapped up in a pink bow of grace and beauty. Although I have danced since the age of four I somehow escaped the pink dream and instead chased what my brother and I now… Continue Reading

Flesh and Bone


                      Credits Photography: Jenelle Ferry / Facebook / Instagram @___jenellee Assistants: Amy Elton / Instagram @akelton_ Anita Entriken / Instagram @anita_c_entriken Tonya Costa Dancers: Aruna Anderson / Instagram @aruna_anderson Clara MJ C / Instagram @ms_c_biscuit Elizabeth Fellows / Facebook Lydia Caisley Harland / Instagram @lydia.caisley Katherine Harper / Facebook Steph Sailer / Facebook

Each Day Designed ― A New Diary for Creatives


  Choosing a diary for the year ahead is always tough. Do you want a day to a page or a week to view? Do you need a space to write your goals for the week? Or maybe a little spot for a to-do list? Or maybe you don’t work a regular 9am – 5pm and need a little more? For those working in creative industries juggling multiple jobs while creating work, managing grants and applying for new ones, things can get a little tricky and a traditional diary often won’t cut it. Enter Sydney based start-up each day designed… Continue Reading

From Paris with Love – Crazy Horse has Arrived


  The Parisian cabaret scene has always been a draw card for travelers making their pilgrimage to the city of light. Along with a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower, climbing the Arc de Triumph and getting lost in the Louvre, an evening spent at either the Moulin Rouge or Folies Bergere is another of those seemingly mandatory experiences to be ticked off the itinerary. But what of Crazy Horse? This Parisian establishment, having not been immortalised in film by Baz Lurhamn, is perhaps less well known to the traveler seeking a night of revelery in Paris. Founded in… Continue Reading

Talking with Daniel Riley from Bangarra


  The latest creative work from Bangarra, one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies, has been receiving its fair share of critical acclaim after its debut in Sydney. Bennelong tells the story of Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior man of the Eora, and how he and his people first made contact with white settlers. Ahead of the show coming to Canberra, we caught up with dancer and choreographer Daniel Riley who has been with the company for eleven years and plays the role of Governor Phillip in Bennelong. Like many of the professional dancers to come out of Canberra, Daniel grew… Continue Reading

An Interview with Barry Conrad


  There appears to be nothing Barry Conrad can’t do. He is the ultimate triple threat: he can sing, dance and act and has appeared on stage and on screen. After becoming a household name after making it to the Final 12 on X-Factor, Barry has gone on to open for international musical acts, perform in a string of hit Musicals including Grease: The Arena Experience, and act in an award winning film. We caught up with Barry ahead of his role in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opens in Sydney in September to find out all about him.  … Continue Reading