Shall We Dance?

Title: Shall We Dance?
Location: Queensland Conservatorium Theatre Griffith University , South Bank
Description: Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra presents “Shall We Dance?”, a night of Music and Dance.

Special guest dancers from Qld National Ballet and Helensvale Dancesport will join the orchestra for the evening.

Discover the vibrancy and grace of movement, song and story as we pirouette our way through a history of dance …

Tickets only $22 and full details are available on our website at KGWO.ORG.AU
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2013-08-03
End Time: 21:30

Sunday Dance Series – Social Ballroom, Latin and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Title: Sunday Dance Series – Social Ballroom, Latin and Rock ‘n’ Roll
Location: Bulimba Bowls Club
Description: Experience the thrill of dancing EVERY SUNDAY!

Get your kicks on the dance floor while you’re immersed in the music of a bygone era. Whether you’re a professional or serious dancer or merely looking for some great fun, you’ll be swept away by the music of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Harold Arlen …to name just a few!

Art Deco Dance Orchestra is 16 fabulous musicians and a handful of exciting singers. Together, their authentic performances of quicksteps, foxtrots and waltzes capture ballroom dancing at its very best. But if Latin American, Swing and Rock’n’ Roll are your favourites, you won’t miss out on cha-chas, tangos, boleros, lindy hops and charlestons. The afternoons will begin with your favourite sequence dancing. Pride of Erins, Gypsy Taps, and Barn Dances are only some of the great social ice-breakers that never fail to get everyone onto the sprung wooden dance floor at the Bulimba Bowls Club!

So, come on down to the Bulimba Bowls Club (corner of Thynne Road and Quinn St, Bulimba) every Sunday at 4 til 8pm from April 28 and including May 5 12 19 26.

Tickets are $10 per person with group discounts available.
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2013-04-28
End Time: 20:00

FOOD – La Boite Theatre Company

Title: FOOD – La Boite Theatre Company
Location: La Boite Theatre Company
Description: FOOD – La Boite Theatre Company

On a stretch of Australian highway, two sisters run their family takeaway joint. Chiko Rolls and reminiscing are on the menu. While they quietly wage war with their past and dream up a brighter future, a young life-loving Turkish traveller arrives with a charm and sensuality that turns their world around.

Their dreams become reality when they transform their run down fast-food stop into a restaurant showcasing Elma’s gift for comfort cooking. Audience members become restaurant guests as the sisters serve up Elma’s hearty minestrone soup, sour dough and local wines.

Kate Champion’s Force Majeure is a ground-breaker in dance theatre and Belvoir is one of Australia’s great theatre companies.

Food is a feast for the senses with an erotic mix of words and movement that will spice and stir in equal parts. Come share a meal in the intimacy of La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre.

Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2013-04-16
End Time: 20:00

The Rat Trap

Title: The Rat Trap
Location: Bille Brown Studio, 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane
Description: Polytoxic invites you to The Rat Trap, a technicolour tiki bar where the doors are locked but the drinks are flowing.

“This is circus meets dance meets vaudeville, delivered with incredible energy. The performers are sexy as all hell and the vibe is seedy bordello…this is physical theatre with characters and story at its heart” – ourbrisbane.com

For more information & to buy tickets visit http://queenslandtheatre.com.au/
Start Date: 2012-05-16
Start Time: 19:30
End Date: 2012-05-26

Intimate Latin Cabaret

Title: Intimate Latin Cabaret
Location: Vida Latina Dance Co Shop
Description: Intimate Latin Cabaret

4 months Season

Doors open 8pm, Show starts 8.30pm

Tickets: Adults $35, Vida Latina Students $30 Inc Champagne & nibbles on arrival
(Booking essential. Pre-purchased tickets preferred. Non-refundable)

Show Bookings: 0415 587 316 | vidalatina@live.com.au
Start Date: 2011-08-05
Start Time: 20:00
End Date: 2011-11-25

Club 50/50 Dance for Life Latin Dance Party

Title: Club 50/50 Dance for Life Latin Dance Party
Location: The Holy Trinity Church Hall, Fortitude Valley
Description: Club 50/50 “Dance for Life” Latin Dance Party

Location: The Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church street, Fortitude Valley

CLUB 50/50 (50% Salsa 50% Zouk) is a regular Saturday night Latin dance event, but this is a SPECIAL EDITION PARTY where some of the proceeds will be donated to the “KIDS WITH CANCER FOUNDATION”. $5 before 8.30pm, $11 after 8.30pm. FREE Zouk and Kizomba classes included, social dancing, performances, raffles, prizes and much, much more.

The theme is HALLOWEEN so come in your best costume and join us for another great CLUB 50/50 Party, the CUB 50/50 way.

For more info call 0433971805 or website www.club5050.blogspot.com
Start Date: 2011-10-29
Start Time: 19:30
End Date: 2011-10-30
End Time: 01:00

Swing Dance

Title: Swing Dance
Location: Redlands Memorial Hall
Description: A dance for keen dancers will be held in Cleveland during August where both the Mango Jam and Urban Swing Big Bands will once again provide wonderful dance music.

Where: Redlands Memorial Hall, 44 Smith St. Cleveland

Tickets: for all information regarding tickets please contact Diann on 3821 4268, or 0407 670 656

Urban Swing Big Band
http://www.urbanswing.com.au/

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-08-20

Raqs the Kasbah

Title: Raqs the Kasbah
Location: The West End Club, Brisbane
Description: Raqs the Kasbah is a great night out featuring, stunning Bellydance performances, live Egyptian music with Muziz and shopping at the Bellydance Souk (for all your Bellydance glamour)

Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2011-02-12
End Time: 22:30

Happy as Larry

brisTitle: Happy as Larry
Location: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 presents – Happy As Larry

The latest work from much-lauded and awarded choreographer Shaun Parker ­ Happy As Larry ­ will be at the Powerhouse from September 15 ­ 18 as part of the spectacular Brisbane Festival programme.

Along with long time collaborators Nick Wales and Bree van Reyk, who provide the electro-acoustic score, Parker delivers a fun, contemporary dance performance that explores the concept and elusiveness of happiness.

Parker’s company of talented dancers explore different personality types and how they respond to happiness. Using ballet, hard-hitting contemporary dance, locking and popping and even roller-skating, they express their characters’ individual ways of interacting, viewing the world and pursuing happiness.
The set is a huge chalkboard that rapidly spins to divide the vignettes, serving as a canvas on which to be drawn. The chalk lines punctuate the music and dance creating a playground for the various styles.
Start Date: 2010-09-15
Start Time: 19:00
End Date: 2010-09-18

The Oracle

Title: The Oracle
Location: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 presents – The Oracle, by celebrated Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard and featuring Queensland’s own Paul White.

Winner of both the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement in Choreography’ awards at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards, where the work was described as articulate and intricate…distinctly individual and always entrancing, the Oracle showcases the immense talents of both Tankard and her collaborator, dancer Paul White.

On stage at the Powerhouse Theatre from September 22 ­ 25, The Oracle is set to Stravinsky’s seminal composition for the infamous 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring, which caused riots at its Paris premiere. Inspired by the sometimes disturbing human forms in Scandinavian artist Odd Nerdrum’s work, The Oracle explores the conflicting forces of nature and man, masculinity and femininity, violence and nurturing, strength and vulnerability.

The intensity of the subject, the power of the complex, rhythmic musical score and the stark and brooding aesthetic, created by visual & set designer Regis Lansac, deliver an atmosphere of coiled-spring emotions and conflict in this haunting and critically acclaimed work.

Meryl Tankard is an eminent Australian dancer and choreographer with a long and esteemed career including roles at the Australian Ballet and working with the legendary Pina Bausch and several major European productions and companies. She returned to Australia to take on a number of company directorship roles before becoming a much sought-after freelance choreographer.
Start Date: 2010-09-22
Start Time: 19:00
End Date: 2010-09-25

Shanghai Lady Killer

Title: Shanghai Lady Killer
Location: Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 presents – Shanghai Lady Killer

Brisbane audiences will be the first to view the on-stage spectacular that is Shanghai Lady Killer when the show makes its international debut at QPAC during Brisbane Festival 2010. This fantastic new work will be on stage at the Playhouse from Thursday 23 September to Saturday 25 September.

Imagine the characters from a classic film noir ­ flawed private eye, femme fatale and underground crime lord ­ meet the superhuman heroines of a Hong Kong Wuxia sword-fighting spectacular. Featuring Wang Fei, one of China’s leading martial arts film stars in the lead role of Lili, this production is set to impress.

The action is set in Chinatown of a futuristic Australian city. Bring in multi-media landscapes, acrobatics, parkour, trampoline, dance, circus and martial arts, and you get a mental picture of the visual spectacle that is Shanghai Lady Killer.

The plot follows an Australian detective, hired to track down a mysterious female Chinese assassin. Her mission is to kill the Mayor, a successful and popular migrant from Shanghai who is in the midst of his re-election campaign. A dark secret looms over the action, threatening to tear the city apart.

Popularised by the Shaw Brothers studios in the 1960s and revisited in Kill Bill and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon – the Wuxia genre is the primary inspiration for this contemporary Australian stage production.

Start Date: 2010-09-23
Start Time: 20:00
End Date: 2010-09-25

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Title: Danza Contemporanea de Cuba
Location: Playhouse, QPAC, Brisbane
Description: Brisbane Festival 2010 is proud to announce that Cuba’s famed Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, long recognised as one of the world’s most groundbreaking modern dance companies, will perform their only Australian shows at QPAC from Tuesday 14th ­ Saturday 18th September exclusively for Brisbane Festival 2010.
Renowned for its dancers’ fluidity, fire and sheer physical artistry, the company has devised a new language of dance, a pungent blend of Afro-Caribbean expression, classical European ballet and American modernism.

Audiences will experience the passion and revolutionary brilliance of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba through two ninety-minute programs, each featuring three dance works.

Demo-N/Crazy is the spectacular opening work in both programmes ­ this physically and emotionally intense, free and fevered exploration of the human psyche comes from revered choreographer Rafael Bonchela.
The second spectacular work in the first programme is choreographer Kenneth Kvamstrom’s clever contemporary interpretation of Carmen, featuring Bizet’s beautiful music and a selection from Russian composer Rodion Schendrin.

The alternative to Carmen for the second programme is the extravagant Folia. Inspiration for this contemporary work by Jan Linkens is drawn from carnival rhythms and the concept of Folia ­ the most ancient of musical themes or melodies in different cultures.
Both programmes finish with the cutting edge Mambo 3XXI from George Céspedes. With a soundtrack combining the music of Cuban bandleader and composer Perez Prado with seventies disco, techno, trip-hop and ambient, Mambo 3XXI adds a flourish of 21st century street attitude to the best of Cuban dance.
Start Date: 2010-09-14
Start Time: 20:00
End Date: 2010-09-18