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7 Pleasures: to explore body politics with a troupe of muscular, lean, able bodied dancers, limits the kinds of questions one might ask. Marc Coudrais

7 Pleasures explores naked desire but fails to confront cliches

Mette Ingvartsen’s 7 Pleasures aims to upend clichés about nudity. But the 'confrontational' use of nudity in dance and performance art is itself now something of a cliche.
Ballet dancers can apply their intensive training to tasks they haven’t practiced. bezikus/Shutterstock.com

Dancing toward better physical rehabilitation

Highly trained dancers provide insights for researchers helping design improved rehab programs for people with mobility impairments. The next step could include rehab robots as dance partners.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia. Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

The OzAsia Festival is young and confident – here are the shows to watch

From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide's OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.
Chloe Chignell’s dance piece Deep Shine in the 2016 Keir Choreographic awards. Gregory Lorenzutti

Writing movement: why dance criticism matters

Legendary critic Deborah Jowitt's visit to Australia for the Keir choreographic awards is focussing attention on the paucity of our dance criticism. Yet informed reviews are vital to the health of an art form.

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