Strictly Ballroom: Phoebe is dancing with the stars for good reason

03 Dec 2013

After months of auditions, Phoebe Panaretos (Bachelor of Music Theatre, 2011) has been cast in the lead role of Fran for the stage version of Strictly Ballroom: The Musical. Directed by Baz Luhrman and designed by Catherine Martin, the production opens in Sydney in March next year. The Age reports.

Bold narratives own the screen at annual VCA Film & TV Graduate Screenings at ACMI

03 Dec 2013

The annual public screenings of films by students graduating from the VCA School of Film and Television are the first chance to see the work of Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film circuit.

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Becoming a theatre producer

02 Dec 2013

Mark Postlethwaite, Lecturer in Scenery and Props at the VCA, and 2013 graduate Lyndie Li talk to Arts Hub about what it takes to make it in the industry.

Victorian Indigenous Teens Making Movies with the VCA

29 Nov 2013

Expert filmmakers from the VCA will offer an intensive, free workshop called Making Movies for Indigenous teenagers in Portland from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th December 2013.

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Dance Australia review of VCA Graduation Season

25 Nov 2013

"Working with choreographic influences from Indonesia, China and Indigenous Australia, this year’s graduating students at the Victorian College of the Arts had plenty of cultural information to absorb alongside the usual technical requirements of their course." Read the Dance Australia review by Chloe Smethurst.

November e-newsletter 2013

22 Nov 2013

Read the November edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

Shining the spotlight backstage: Production graduates showcase work

18 Nov 2013

Production graduates from the VCA will showcase their work in set design, costume, workshop, sound, lighting and stage management at the Production Graduate Launch Exhibition, opening on Monday 25 November, 2013.

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The Melbourne Schubert Project announced

07 Nov 2013

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has launched a new collaborative project by Head of Keyboard Ian Holtham and members of the Composition staff. Read full story in MUSSE.

Elizabeth Gower: The Cutting Table

05 Nov 2013

Elizabeth Gower (Lecturer in Painting) is exhibiting a solo show, The Cutting Table, at Sutton Gallery from 8 November - 7 December.

Alumnus Bill Sampson talks to artsHub

05 Nov 2013

The 'enigmatic Bill Sampson' (BFA Hons 2002, PhD 2007) opens up to artsHub in a candid interview.

Music Therapy - A lifeline for those suffering mental illness

31 Oct 2013

Professor Denise Grocke is one of the chief investigators for a study aiming to determine whether group music therapy positively impacts on quality of life, social enrichment, self-esteem, spirituality, and psychiatric symptoms of participants with severe mental illness. Read the full story in the University of Melbourne's Research Review 2013 (pages 24-25).

Gyger wins Paul Lowin Prize

30 Oct 2013

Elliott Gyger has emerged as winner, alongside Nigel Westlake, of the 2013 Paul Lowin Prizes. Gyger's winning work in the Song Cycle Prize ($15,000) category was giving voice (2012), a cycle of eight songs for mezzo-soprano and ensemble, based on Australian female poets' words about early childhood and parenthood. Read full story >>