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Wide Open Space - music, dance, art, environment, and desert culture festival (Alice Springs)

Wide Open Space is a new all ages festival for Central Australia, showcasing inspiring local and national music and arts.

Held against the stunning backdrop of the East Macdonnell Ranges at the Ross River Resort 85 km from Mparntwe Alice Springs, Wide Open Space blends music, dance, art, environment, and desert culture with a unique outback camping experience.

The festival runs from May 1-3 2009 and features:

* Indigenous Opening ceremony and Welcome to Country
* Two Stages with a full line-up of live music, DJs, and performances with hip-hop headliners Urth Boy; dancehall maestro Mista Savona; Desert reggae blockbusters Tjupi Band, and festival beat master Spoonbill
* Colourful market place selling tasty treats, hand crafts and clothing from local and interstate designers

A SHIMMY SHAKIN' NIGHT OF LIVE ELECTRO/DANCE-POP WITH SUPER MASSIVE & YEN

A SHIMMY SHAKIN' NIGHT OF LIVE ELECTRO/DANCE-POP WITH SUPER MASSIVE & YEN

Award winning Sydney dance/rock band Super Massive team with fellow electro-funksters Yen for a very special night of electro/dance-pop at the Excelsior Hotel Surry Hills on Saturday 7th March. Newcomers Life Bitter Soul support.

The night showcases three of Sydney's best up and coming electronic/dance rock bands. With all bands on the bill sharing a love of deep rhythm, shimmering synths, poetic pop, not to mention lights and lasers, it's set to be a spectacular, shimmy-shakin' night, if not an outright dancing frenzy, if both Super Massive and Yen's previous shows are anything to go by.

The show is at the Excelsior Hotel, 64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. The night starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10- at the door.

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Super Massive To Play At Electro Glam Rock

Super Massive To Play At Electro Glam Rock : Friday The 13th Party & Show At The Junkyard Maitland

What: A ‘Glam Friday The 13th‘ party night with live show by dance rock band Super Massive
Where: The Junkyard (Grand Junction Hotel)
88 Church St, Maitland.
When: Friday 13th February
Time: 8:30pm
Entry: Free
Info: Ph: (02) 4933 5242 or www.myspace.com/supermassivesounds

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[brisbane] BF09 UNDER THE RADAR - call for applications

After the immense success of "BF08 UNDER THE RADAR", Brisbane Festival 2009 is putting the call out for applications for the 2009 event. A 16 day theatrefest within a festival, BF09 UNDER THE RADAR celebrates the creation of new work, taking risks, self discovery and pushing the boundaries!

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Reunion Rave is Everything you Need ::: Vision Four 5 (LIVE) 10th October 2008 @ The MET in Brisbane

Reunion Rave is happening 10th October 2008 @ The MET in Brisbane so book your tix now!

DJs playing the best of 90's Classic House, Techno and Rave Anthems. The MET: Vision Four 5 (Live), Jumping Jack, Paul Holden, Sasha Vatoff, Rousey, Darren James, Kesson, Thief, Dizzy. Coco: Pete Smith, Dope & Dusted, Nick Galea. Bamboo: Mr Sparkle

:: Vision Four 5 (Live) ::

In 1990, "Vision Four 5" was formed as a live dance music act that challenged the perception of what live music could be, with interactive video technology and immersive live performances.

The line up changed through the first few years to settle from 1993-1997 with members Noel Burgess (Music), Tim Gruchy (Video/Interactives), Ben Suthers (Music) and Al Ferguson (Video/Animation). In this time Vision Four 5 produced 2 albums, Texture (1993) and Humid (1995) and numerous singles on Volition Records/Sony Music. They toured Australia constantly playing raves, clubs Big Day Out and remixed many other artists in this time.

The rave hit "Everything You Need" was one of the highest selling Australian 12" singles and the more radio friendly "Funkify Yourself" crossed over to become both a club and national radio hit.

The Vision Four 5 live performance incorporated a Mandala interactive system to utilize movement in the stage "control zone" to maniplulate any aspect of video processing, animation or the music as well as live camera's and a full state-of-the-art music studio onstage. The result was a truly unique, immersive and synchronous experience.

All of the members of the band have pursued their specialist field since 1997 and live/work in various parts of the globe.

In October, Ben and Noel are bringing back the music of Vision Four 5 for "Back Again" in Sydney and "Reunion" in Brisbane to remind audiences that Vision Four 5 is "Everything You Need"

read more for details or see the facebook event

read an interview with Noel Burgess from Vision Four 5 (2003)

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Istanbul bellydance

bellydance_istanbul_20080523_12, originally uploaded by AliaK.

we went to the Gar Musichall during my last trip to Istanbul. they have bellydancers, Anatolian folk dancing and other traditional dances. this girl moved so fast yet stood still - I don't know how she did it. but my favourites were the men in black with their precise moves - one walked en pointe!!

23/05/2008

bellydance_istanbul_20080523_09, originally uploaded by AliaK.

bellydance_istanbul_20080523_01, originally uploaded by AliaK.

after the dancing a singer sang songs from different nations in their native language. and people from the audience danced on the stage. most danced their country's traditional dance. I wondered what Australia's national dance was. when he sang an Australian song it was Waltzing Matilda. this must be how we're seen overseas. the audience were mostly an older crowd - there were a lot of tour buses outside so I'm guessing most people were in tour groups. they all looked like they were having such a great time. I hope I can look that happy and enjoy dancing at their age! it was great to see them enjoying their dances & dancing. now.. I just need to discover what the Australian dance is..









more photos @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/bellydance

Zen Zen Zo - Zeitgiest

Zeitgiest

Zeitgeist is a retrospective of Zen Zen Zo's Butoh inspired dance-theatre works since 2000. Drawing from the critically acclaimed productions Unleashed, Those with Lucifer, and most recently Zen Zen Zo's international collaborations with American band The Dresden Dolls, Zeitgeist is a collection of raw and provocative pieces that reflect "the spirit (Geist) of our times (Zeit)". This groundbreaking work asks the question, how are we as human beings interacting with ourselves, each other, and the earth at the turn of the new Millennium? The answer is at times heart-breaking, at others humorous, but ultimately hopeful, as the dancers weave together physical theatre, poetic ritual, burlesque, camp, and comedy in Zen Zen Zo’s hallmark style.

WHERE:
Old Museum Building, Crn of Gregory Tce and Bowen Bridge Rd, Bowen Hills

SEASON:
25 June - 12 July 2008

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ZEN ZEN ZO PHYSICAL THEATRE - UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

ZEN ZEN ZO PHYSICAL THEATRE
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

1. Lawrence Graziose Workshops

2. Sydney Stomp Interstate Intensive

LAWRENCE GRAZIOSE WORKSHOPS

THE ENNEAGRAM WEEKEND WORKSHOP Sat 8 – Sun 9 March

WISDOM & COMPASSION WEEKEND WORKSHOP Sat 15 – Sun 16 March

In 2004, 2006 and 2007, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre hosted exciting weekend workshops with Lawrence Graziose from the USA, a renowned teacher of The Enneagram and of the Zen Buddist/Taoist View of Human Nature. We are pleased to welcome him back in 2008 and he has suggested that this may be his last visit to Australia for a while due to exciting opportunities available to him in the USA…so this may be your last chance!

THE ENNEAGRAM WEEKEND WORKSHOP Sat 8 – Sun 9 March (10AM – 5PM)

The Enneagram is an ancient psychological model which analyses personality types, ego structures and behaviours. It will look at nine ego-fixations which can create suffering in our daily lives and it offers ‘antidotes’ which can counteract the tendency to follow these ego-habits. It proves to be very useful for our work as actors investigating human nature and for our own personal development.

WISDOM & COMPASSION WEEKEND WORKSHOP Sat 15 – Sun 16 March (10AM – 5PM)

The section on wisdom will focus on spiritual practices that are designed to create an open and expanded mind. The section on Compassion will focus on practices that are designed to open the heart centre to the ‘service of others’. Both sets of practices help us to find true happiness in our lives.

WHERE: 82 Twilight St, Kenmore

COST: THE ENNEAGRAM WEEKEND WORKSHOP: $200
WISDOM & COMPASSION WORKSHOP: $100/DAY OR $175 WEEKEND

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES:

OFFICE: (07) 3252 5540
EMAIL: info@zenzenzo.com
www.zenzenzo.com

SYDNEY STOMP 2008

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Super Massive new sound opens Urban Stage at Marrickville Road Festival

Making its festival debut at Marrickville Road Festival this year is an artistic new band called Super Massive. Super Massive will perform on the Urban Stage at Marrickville Road Festival, Marrickville on Sunday 9th September at 11am.

Named for modern society’s collective fascination with superlatives and for the biggest and best! of everything as much as for their wall of sound, Super Massive is a synth pop rock band with exhilarating, danceable grooves, an emphasis on melody and an engaging, energetic stage presence. The band has a unique sound and a treasure trove of songs that respond to the nature of today’s urbanised, fast-paced world.

Super Massive @ Hopetoun Hotel

Dance/electro rock meets alterna-rock via synth performance art: Super Massive play their one and only festive season show with friends at the Ho Ho Hoey.

earthcore global carnival @ goulburn river, undera (Victoria)

OVER 150 ACTS, OVER 11 PLAYGROUNDS!!!

earthcore's annual global carnival brings you a three day bush odyessey of music, dancing, performances, art, local designer and food markets and much more. A place where love, new friendships and creative inspiration blossom! An alternative music and lifestyle celebration outdoors in the beautiful Australian bush landscape, the way mother nature intended! Featuring over 150 artists, including over 30 international and over 100 local/interstate artsists from all corners of the globe - electro, trance, hard dance, techno, breaks, psychedelic, downbeat – across seven stages - no stone will be left un-turned!

Read more or visit http://www.earthcore.com.au for more details

DANCEKOOL VOL.17 (sydney)

DANCEKOOL VOL.17
Saturday 18 Nov 2006

@ City Dance Centre (Sydney City Class studio)

http://www.ozbboy.com/default.aspx?id=141&t=Dancekool-Vol-17-November-18...

3:00pm start, 2:00pm comp registration start, 9:00pm finish

Please send your name at mail@dancekool.com to book your advanced price ticket for Dancekool vol.17 at $12.

3 on 3 Bboying Battle:

* Prize: $600 cash + sponsor prize
* Judges:
* Bboy Lamaroc (from Fresh Sox, Zulu Kings)
* Bboy Jeremy (from Ozbboy/Skill@Will)
* + one more TBC

2 on 2 Hip Hop Battle:

* Prize: $400 cash + sponsor prize
* Judges:
* Mel (from Caramell)
* Yosuke (from Nu Skool Club)
* Tsuyoshi (from Sound Busters)

1 on 1 Popping Battle:

* Prize: $200 cash + sponsor prize
* Judges:
* Acha (from original Natural High)
* Boogalama (from Fresh Sox, Zulu Kings)
* Nacho Pop (from Fresh Sox, Zulu Kings, $7 Crew)

Dance Showcase:

* Tsuyoshi & Nao
* Nu Skool Club
* Sakura
* Spookey
* Baby Lotion
* Final Reductions
* + more TBC

Dancekool Students Showcase:

* Nao's Hip Hop
* Eri's Girls Hip Hop
* Kenky's Popping & Locking
* Akio's Hip Hop
* + more TBC

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