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The Tribhangi Dance Company performs Circles and Squares at the South African Dance Umbrella in Johannesburg. EPA/John Hogg

African dance festival that’s been one step ahead through the decades

South Africa's foremost contemporary dance festival is celebrating its 28th birthday in 2016. It has remained relevant, vital and – despite the format's esoteric nature – hugely popular.
Lucy Guerin has grown to be a prominent mentor and consistently inspirational dance artist. Arts House/Lucy Guerin.

In Motion Picture, dancers drive a cinematic story onstage

Lucy Guerin is a consistent creative and experimental point of contact for many young dancers and choreographers – and her new work, Motion Picture explores the grey area between nostalgia and modernity.
Dancers find their ‘their sultry siren selves’ in Spanish Dance, choreographed by Trisha Brown in 1973. Melbourne Festival

A radical legacy: Trisha Brown’s postmodern dance

A retrospective of the work of American choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-) will be presented at the Melbourne Festival this month. In the performance Early Works, we will have a chance to revisit this…
It’s probably easier to say what contemporary dance is not. John Hogg/EPA

Explainer: what is contemporary dance?

Contemporary dance is a catch-all phrase used fairly indiscriminately, meaning many things to different dance communities across a wide range of cultures. In fact, it’s probably easier to say what contemporary…

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