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Title : The Wire 2SER - Bangarra Community Nights

Dec 4, 2017

Bangarra Dance Theatre bought its production of Ones Country to an Indigenous audience last week to great applause. 

The event which is part of a tradition of Community Nights was exciting for dancers and audience members alike.

Title : Unbelievable: the summer's hottest show for a fiver

Nov 17, 2017

They are always the hottest tickets in town but this summer 4,000 lucky people will be able to enjoy a show at the Opera House for as little as $5. A total of 4,000 tickets to The Unbelievables will be sold to struggling families on low incomes and from struggling socio-economic backgrounds so they can enjoy a show at the city's most iconic entertainment venue.

Title : Flex and Point

Nov 1, 2017

Not just moves - there is more to contemporary dance than meets the eye, says choreographer Melanie Lane. The only female on the bill for this year's New Breed, a Sydney Dance Company led showcase highlighting five choreography stars on the rise, Melaine Lane is obsessed with the body.

Title : The Balnaves Foundation Withdraws Funding from the Australia Council

Oct 30, 2017

Since 2007, The Balnaves Foundation has been the principal sponsor of Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale. We believe the changes announced by the Australia Council for the Arts today, 30 October 2017, especially internalising the role of the Commissioner within the Australia Council are ill-conceived, misguided, and will destroy a successful public/private partnership.

Title : It's Mozart, but not as we know him

Oct 3, 2017

 Anri Sala - Kaldor Public Art Projects 2017 - The Australian written by Matthew Westwood

Title : Meet the new breed of Australian dance creators

Aug 2, 2017

Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks, in conjunction with The Balnaves Foundation, announce five up-and-coming Australian choreographers commissioned to create new works for the acclaimed New Breed initiative that supports Australia’s next generation of dancemakers.

Title : Bangarra Community Nights

Aug 1, 2017

As part of 2017 Bennelong national tour, Bangarra will hold a series of Community Nights across the country, generously supported by The Balnaves Foundation. Community Nights are dedicated performances for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Bangarra's way of connecting with those who share the culture and history sewn through Bangarra's storytelling.

Title : Jim Cartwright's evergreen TWO @ Ensemble Theatre - Sydney Arts Guide

Apr 4, 2017

 The main characters in English playwright Jim Cartwright's beautifully written play TWO are a married couple who are the publicans of a suburban pub. It's a job that they love. Cartwright simply calls them Landlord and Land Lady. 

Title : Which Way Home is Katie Beckett's heartfelt tribute to a much-loved dad - SMH

Dec 18, 2016

 Playwright and actor Katie Beckett wrote her new play Which Way Home in a hurry. It felt urgent. If she didn't get a move on, there was a chance her dad, Les, whose parenting inspired Beckett to write the play, wouldn't live to see it.

Title : TarraWarra honours Bronwyn Oliver, brilliant sculptor who died before her Time - AFR

Nov 4, 2016

 Bronwyn Oliver's sculptures are brilliant and haunting, owned by Australia's most prominent collectors, writes Janey Hawley. A retrospective of her work begs the question: what led her to die so young?

Title : A Tarantino Drover's Wife as seen through indigenous eyes

Sep 21, 2016

 Growing up in southwestern Queensland, young Leah Purcell was soothed to sleep by her mother reading Henry Lawson's short story The Drover's Wife.

Title : Leah Purcell pulls no punches in her new show The Drover's Wife

Sep 12, 2016

When Leah Purcell was a kid, she loved westerns. "I grew up on them," she says. "Spaghetti westerns. The Magnificent Seven. John Wayne in Hondo. I'd always be barracking for the Indians."  Forty years later, Purcell, an award-winning actor, writer and director, is drawing on that love of American frontier drama for her very Australian new play The Drover's Wife

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