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A Day with DanceBourne Arts: Special school holiday event for passionate dance students

Chiara Ferri, Beatrice Ramsay, Jarrah McArthur and Luanne Hyson. Photo by White Space Photographic Studio.

Melbourne’s DanceBourne Arts is a company of internationally experienced professional female dance artists focused on knowledge and art through classical and contemporary dance. With its aim to produce works of technical and artistic quality, its reputation has been steadily growing since its inception in 2015.

This school holidays, DanceBourne Arts is opening the studio and offering a unique chance for dance students to spend the day training and rehearsing with the company.

The special intensive day will include a company technique class, specialised pointe and pirouette coaching, and classical and contemporary repertoire from the company’s upcoming programme, Balance.

The new programme will premiere on Sunday 10 July at the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds. It is a triple bill exploring various themes of “balance” and includes diverse new works from three female choreographers.

Rain Francis and Simon Storey for DanceBourne Arts. Photo by Alison Shirley.

Rain Francis and Simon Storey for DanceBourne Arts. Photo by Alison Shirley.

Balancé, by DanceBourne Arts Artistic Director and dancer Luanne Hyson, takes inspiration from Balanchine’s much-loved Serenade. Lunar Tide, by guest choreographer/dancer Kathleen Skipp, investigates balance and connection. I cried when the snow stopped falling, by guest choreographer/dancer Rain Francis, is an athletic, moving exploration of isolation and companionship.

Students of DanceBourne Arts’ intensive day will experience hands-on the excitement of this innovative programme, learning from the three choreographers, as well as assistant director/dancer Chiara Ferri.

“To thrive and flourish, students of dance require daily inspiration and guidance from knowledgeable, experienced and passionate role models,” says Hyson. “Dance is a unique language, a form of communication that can only be passed on from the teacher to student, and movement to music is one of the greatest joys of human expression.”

A Day with DanceBourne Arts takes place on Sunday 3 April 2016, from 10am to 3pm at Melbourne School of Classical Dance, 1/62 Rose St, Fitzroy North. Registrations are now open, with limited places available. This full day of inspiration and development is open to all dance students 12 and over, for only $89.

To register your interest or for more information, email artsdancebourne@gmail.com, or visit www.dancebournearts.com.

The company is also currently running a funding campaign for its upcoming season, Balance. Anyone interested in supporting this dynamic young company is invited to donate via www.gofundme.com/Balance-DBA.

Photo (top): L to R: Chiara Ferri, Beatrice Ramsay, Jarrah McArthur and Luanne Hyson. Photo by White Space Photographic Studio.

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