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Rhythm Junkies
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Hear the clamorous tapping of Rhythm Junkies

Get tap-happy at Brisbane Powerhouse during the Rhythm Junkies: Revived performances, which will run from Wednesday November 6 to Sunday November 10. Hear the heavy pitter-patter of three high-energy tap dancers, three Irish dancers, two African drummers, an Irish fiddle player, a didgeridoo player and a group of puppets as they come together for an interesting series of performances. The show’s tap-dancing troupe Red Hot Rhythm is a Brisbane-based bunch known for its lightening-speed tap-dancing abilities (and for reaching the grand finals on television show, Australia’s Got Talent). more

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The Reggae Beats Weekend List
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The Reggae Beats Weekend List

In the spring of 1979, French musician Serge Gainsbourg released his 13th album Aux Armes et cætera, which was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica. Gathering together some of the island’s best reggae musicians including Rita Marley, Serge infused his usual French pop with the local sound. Kick back to Aux Armes et cætera spinning on the record player, or witness some reggae beats of a more energetic tempo down at South Bank this weekend. more

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The Dance in the Dark Weekend List
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The Dance in the Dark Weekend List

Thanks to Fatboy Slim & Riva Star we’ve felt the desire to break out a few box steps and crumps at all hours of the day of late. Once an addictive beat has positioned itself permanently in our mind, we’re left eagerly and impatiently looking forward to the weekend to put the track into motion. more

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PUMA Glow Run 2013
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Runners light up at the PUMA Glow Run 2013

Come ravers, come runners, come glowstick lovers for a community run that will literally light up the city. For a fair percentage of us, running five kilometres doesn’t sound like much fun at all. But hold the race on a custom-designed, riverside track and team it with audiovisuals, lights, DJs and a finishing dance party, and the prospect is actually tempting. The PUMA Glow Run will be lighting up the City Botanic Gardens from 5:30 pm on Saturday August 24, with runners clad in luminous outfits and baubled up to the nines with glowing necklaces and headbands. The course will start and end at the Riverstage, and loop around the Brisbane River. Runners can recharge in one of the Glow Zone dance tents before releasing every last ounce of energy at the finish line dance party. more

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Yogafest Brisbane
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Unwind at Yogafest at The Old Museum

Now in its seventh year, Yogafest is Australia’s largest celebration of yoga, bringing more than 80 teachers and performers to Brisbane this weekend. Masterclasses and workshops will be happening in five yoga halls at The Old Museum from June 29­–30, allowing yogis and yoginis the opportunity to practise their poses en masse. The festival will also encompass dance, massage, Ayurveda, mellowing live music and market stalls, with healthy food and drink options also available. Image via Bryant Park. more

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Swift movements at Essentially Dance at Gardens Theatre
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Swift movements at Essentially Dance at Gardens Theatre

Enliven your weekend with some spirited action from the best of QUT’s BFA Dance Performance students in Essentially Dance at Gardens Theatre. Essentially Dance features original dance works by Lisa Wilson, Vanessa Mafe-Keane, Sammie Williams, Kym Stokes and Les Livesey. Lovers of dance will be eager to observe energetic contemporary dance performances, as presented by the QUT Precincts for the Creative Industries Faculty. Witness the impressive manoeuvres and seemingly unnatural feats of this talented bunch from June 4–8. Image courtesy of Leon Frainey.       more

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Become entranced by the Bolshoi Ballet's Le Corsaire
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Become entranced by the Bolshoi Ballet’s Le Corsaire

From the land of vodka, caviar and incredible dome-shaped architecture, also comes an unparalleled dedication to the art of ballet. Russia's prowess in the graceful form of dance is one that has long been admired around the world. Brisbane audiences will be treated to the incredible skills of the snow-covered nation's elite dancers with the arrival of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet at QPAC. more


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Get footloose at Dance Week 2013
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Get footloose at Dance Week 2013

Dance Week 2013 is a celebration of the art form intended for all – no matter if you are a trained professional or just an avid fan of Dirty Dancing. The event, held at Judith Wright Centre, is a foray into Brisbane’s dancing scene and its talents. A number of special events are to be held throughout seven days, involving all ages and dance styles. Included in the events line-up is Dance. Indie Dance., a showcase of independent contemporary movement, which brings together a collection of underground dancing talents. Similarly there will also be Big Dance Night Out – a smorgasbord of different dancing styles all on the one stage, including glimpses into hip-hop, street, tap and bollywood. Finally, Stay Up Later will also be presented – the piece is a school spectacular that brings together a handful of local dance schools for the night. Dance Week 2013 will be held from April… more

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Join the dance revolution with Propel
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Join the dance revolution with Propel

Two of dancing’s rising stars have combined their talents to create the theatrical marvel that is Propel. Emerging choreographers Liesel Zink and Lucas Jervies have joined forces to form a series of performances in conjunction with Expressions Dance Company. Propel is stage two of the production – a 30-minute piece in which a crew of seven dancers perform. The theatrical display sees elements of set, costume and stage design combine with modern dance to create an elaborate show of physical skill and expertise. @ Bille Brown Studio, February 28 to March 2 more

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Find tulle and tragedy in The Australian Ballet's Swan Lake
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Find tulle and tragedy in The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake

Despite the onslaught of dancing reality shows hitting screens, classical ballet continues to enamour audiences worldwide. The dance of frothy tulle and delicate grace has been around since the royal courts of the 15th century and to this day is a strong believer of its own traditions. The Australian Ballet is about to tour its production of the devastating romantic tragedy, Swan Lake. The performance has been commissioned especially to coincide with the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Within the show, choreographer Stephen Baynes has combined his talents with those of set and costume designer Hugh Colman to create an elaborate and fanciful version of the beloved fairytale. @ QPAC, February 22 to March 2 more

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DeepBlue at Brisbane Powerhouse
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DeepBlue brings string rock to Brisbane Powerhouse

Any preconceptions you have of a string orchestra will be shattered from the moment you take a seat at DeepBlue’s latest show Who Are You. Void of stiff seating arrangements and sheet music, a DeepBlue show instead fuses circus antics like stilt walking and rope jumping with intricate, fast-paced melodies. more

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SOAP The Show
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Discover the water-soaked wonder of SOAP

A fusion of modern circus, comedy, cabaret and bathtubs, it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen a show like SOAP before. Just another addition to this year’s impressive Brisbane Festival program, SOAP transforms a typical stage into a bathroom, providing its eight acrobats with a floor of tubs to use as props throughout the performance. The steamy production will also include some opera and a little romance, with a love story woven into the plot. Directed by Markus Pabst and Maximilian Rambaek, this will be the first time the German show will have been performed in Queensland. @ QPAC, September 18–22 more

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Capital dance
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Capital explores consumerism through dance

The term capitalism rarely conjures up images of fun and frivolity, but it is a subject that continues to stir endless debate. The performance Capital is one that will put a creative spin on the economic system, seeking to change minds and opinions on the subject, albeit through dance. The creation of a Slovenian dance troupe, Capital is an interactive performance that has made its way to Australia for the first time as a part of Brisbane Festival. The piece was created and is performed by Tina Dobaj Eer and Gregor Kamnikar, in collaboration with a few local guest performers and a live musician. @ QUT Kelvin Grove, September 19–22 more

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fifteen, brisbane festival
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Public dance Fifteen to cause a shift among commuters

The hour of the commuter can be a rough, hasty time – nine-to-fivers race towards public transport, tired from a long day or eager to get home for a comforting dinner. Interjecting this busy time of day with a spot of the unusual this week is public dance performance Fifteen. more

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home festival, brisbane
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Home Festival returns to Kangaroo Point this Saturday

After the July rain made a swamp out of Raymond Park delaying the original date, Home Festival returns to Kangaroo Point this weekend. A day to celebrate the meaning of home, community and Brisbane’s inner-city green spaces, Home Festival returns after its inaugural event last year. more

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nijinksy at qpac
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The Hamburg Ballet brings Nijinsky to QPAC

One of the most gifted male dancers of the 20th century, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was an inspiration to many. In honour of this enigmatic idol, founder and artistic director of The Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier has presented an annual tribute to Vaslav since 1975, with the latest production making its way to Brisbane. more

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Loco Maricon Amor at Metro Arts
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Life after death in Loco Maricon Amor

The relationship between Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca is a controversial topic amongst art circles, surrounded by rumours that have remained well after their deaths. Like star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet before them, Salvador and Federico were thought to have pursued a forbidden romance amidst the conservative society of early 20th century Spain. more