Applications for the Next Wave’s 2007 Kickstart program are coming to a close on Friday December 15th so if you’ve been harbouring an idea, now’s the time to bring it to life by getting your application in.

The Kickstart program gives young emerging artists the opportunity to develop innovative new projects, with Next Wave providing funding, mentorship and regular workshops to assist the development of their work.

State and Territory Finalists were recently announced for the National Australia Day Council's Australian of the Year Award 2007. Alongside three other nominees, Bangarra's Artistic Director Stephen Page has been short listed for the New South Wales category of the award.

Stephen Page is the first Indigenous dancer/choreographer to have achieved international recognition. He studied dance at the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association and after graduating in 1983 began a professional career as a dancer with the Sydney Dance Company.

2008 sees Griffin take new Australian writing nationwide. In addition to five full productions presented at the company’s resident venue, the SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross, next year Griffin will tour or transfer a record-breaking four productions.

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A planet that has believed itself to be alone within the vastness of the universe at long last has an opportunity to connect with another intelligent life force.

Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts | shake & stir theatre co

shake & stir theatre co have risen to the challenge in a spectacular way and deliver Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts with all the joy, delight and mutiny that is present in Dahl’s infamous work.

Much Ado About Nothing | Bell Shakespeare

Bell Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a fast-paced and fun-filled production that makes the most of the buffoonery, trickery, skulduggery and ultimate irresistible happy ending of Much Ado.

The Wizard of Oz – Arena Spectacular | Harvest Rain

You may have seen a performance of The Wizard of Oz, but doubtful that you have seen one quite like this, with a cast and crew that outnumbers anything I have ever encountered.

Bring It On The Musical | David Venn Enterprises

A classic teen flick of the naughties, Bring it on beloved by teenagers across the world for its snappy dialogue, and rich beautiful teenagers who seemed to only have to worry about one thing, winning nationals at the Cheerleading Championships.

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