The Australian Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to announce that an anonymous Australian private benefactor has acquired one of the world’s rarest violins, valued at AUD$10,000,000, for the use of the ACO’s Artistic Director and Lead Violin, Richard Tognetti.

Melbourne Theatre Company has announced two new appointments to the Company’s senior management team: Pauline O’Brien as Marketing Director, and Julia White as Development Director.

Christopher Mead, the current Literary Manager for the Sydney Theatre Company, has been appointed as the inaugural Artistic Director of PlayWriting Australia. The new national organisation was established in December to support the development of great new Australian writing for performance.

In a fun-filled ceremony at the Statement Bar beneath the State Theatre last night, the winners of the 2006 Sydney Theatre Awards, presented by a group of leading Sydney theatre critics, were announced.

Following the success of the ABAF award winning Hip Cat Circus project in 2006, Frankston Arts Centre is calling for more budding young acrobats, jugglers and stilt walkers to come and join the circus in 2007.

It was announced today that visiting British actor Ralph Fiennes will be one of the presenters at the 2006 Sydney Theatre Awards, to be held on Monday January 15.

To celebrate the unveiling of Sydney’s new home for contemporary arts in January, CarriageWorks will swing open its doors with a weekend of FREE events, performances, tours and forums. 

The Physical TV Company’s multi-award-winning dance feature film, Thursday’s Fictions (directed and choreographed by Richard James Allen), will have its New York premiere at the renowned Dance on Camera Festival in New York City.

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This effort by Dr Le was a very mixed bag.

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