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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 15th 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 16, 2009 29 Alive Giveaway 30 Fete for kiosk cash BETHEL Nursing Home and Orr Lodge Hostel will be having a fete this Saturday at 31 Clissold St, Ashfield. There will be craft, cakes, books, sweets, Devonshire teas and a barbecue. The fete will start at 9am and finish at 1pm and will be held in the front foyer of the facility. This area can be reached from 96 Holden St or from the carpark entrance at 31 Clissold St. The proceeds of the fete will be used to purchase equipment for a new kiosk. ELISE DALLEY What: Australian Dance Festival When: Eight-week classes starting now, festival runs June 12-14 Where: Classes at various locations, festival at Homebush State Sports Centre Cost: $275 for workshops, parties and expo access or $420 inclunding 20 hours of classes Details: www.australiandancefestival.com.au .......................................................................... Choreographers Yorgo Kaporis, Vanessa Sew Hoy, Jrisi Jusakos, Lidia McMahon and Nestor Manuelian from the Australian Dance Festival. Picture: DANNY AARONS PP263227 They've got the world in a spin FROM salsa acrobatics to samba spins, popping boogaloo to age-old Balkan folk, the Sydney dance scene is set to spin into action over the next three months as the Australian Dance Festival begins. Starting this month, dancers from around Australia can sign up to 20 hours of classes to be led by some of the country's top choreographers, including Nacho Pop, Travers Ross, Leanne Bampton and Marko Panzic. Festival director Angela Lau got the idea for the festival after noticing a lack of openings to the dance world for adults. ''The aim is to provide an opportunity to learn with the best choreographers around and then perform on stage,'' she said. ''We just want to get people excited about dance because we have so much to offer.'' With more than 30 styles of dance being taught in the festival lead-up, enthusiasts are sure to be excited and ready to dust off their dancing shoes. The festival culminates on June 12 to 14 with performance shows including class showcases, as well as workshops, parties and a dancewear expo. ''This festival is going to be unique to the world,'' Lau said. ''There is nowhere you are going to get this calibre of dancers all together.'' Bringing the largely unknown style of Balkan and Macedonian folk dance to the festival is choreographer Yorgo Kaporis. Excited about the ''cream of different genres'' the festival is offering, Kaporis is bringing Balkan dance ''out of the village and on to the world stage''. The flavour of Latin America will also be on stage, with classes being choreographed by Australian salsa champions Nestor Manuelian and Lidia McMahon. ''To see this for the first time, a dance festival that brings all the styles together is going to be beneficial for all; networking, meeting people and appreciating dance styles,'' Lau said. Murder she wrote FIND out more about the queen of crime, Agatha Christie, at an illustrated lecture in Ashfield next Monday, April 20, at 1pm. Speaker Susannah Fullerton will give insights into the professional and personal lives of this intensely private woman. This free event will be held on Level 3, Ashfield Civic Centre. Phone Ashfield library on 9716 1810 for more information. Women at art A NEW exhibition is opening at Taylor Galleries in Summer Hill this week. The Feminine Touch features works in various media by artists including Eva Barry, Norma Ross, Doreen Shaw and Sheila White. The exhibition's official opening is tonight at 7.30pm and it continues until May 3. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Phone 9716 4039 or visit www.taylorgalleries.net.au. Learn the steps GET your dance shoes on and head to Concord Community Centre next Friday, April 24, for a two-hour dance workshop run by professional tutors. It will include an array of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap -- just bring your trainers and a bottle of water. Parents and carers must remain on site during the session and are encouraged to join in too. This session will be run by Canada Bay Council and Special Olympics NSW Inner West Region, and is on from 10am to 12.30pm at Concord Community Centre, 1a Gipps St, Concord. The cost is a gold-coin donation Please book by Friday, April 17, with Kathleen Collins on 0405 100 753 or email@example.com. Bars, Cafes Restaurants Guide THE MOON AND BEYOND TOUR 2009 PRESENTS ONE SHOW ONLY "THE MOST EXTRAVAGANT SOUND AND LIGHTING DISPLAY EVER WITNESSED AT THE OPERA HOUSE!" "JUST LIKE THE REAL THING" - THE HERALD SUN "UNBELIEVABLE" - THE AGE FRIDAY, MAY 8TH SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY TICKETS ON SALE FROM WWW.SYDNEYOPERAHOUSE.COM OR PHONE (02) 9250 7777 OR TICKETMASTER WWW.BEYONDTHEDARKSIDE.COM 2910089im 16/4 Wk42
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