Michelle Potter is an independent dance writer, historian and curator with a doctorate in Art History and Dance History from the Australian National University. She is the recipient of two Australian Dance Awards, Services to dance in 2003 and Outstanding achievement in dance on film in 2001. More…

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My review of Rotunda, a very special piece of dance theatre from Shona McCullagh and her New Zealand Dance Company, has now been posted on DanceTabs at this link. Scene from Rotunda. The New Zealand Dance Company. Photo: © John McDermott, 2013 Take another look, too, at Jennifer Shennan’s comments on Rotunda at this link. Scene […]

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16 May 2015 (matinee), Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House After feeling less than satisfied with my earlier viewing of the Australian Ballet’s triple bill of Ashton works—Monotones II, Symphonic Variations and The Dream—it was such a pleasure to have a second look and come away feeling much more fulfilled. Monotones II was danced by […]

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1 May 2015 (matinee), Lennox Theatre Riverside, Parramatta Tukre’ means ‘pieces’ in Hindi and Raghav Handa’s solo show was a series of moments from his life—memories, thoughts, recollections. They were intimate pieces from his life as an Australian of Indian heritage, spread across about 50 minutes of dance, conversation and projections. Raghav Handa in Tukre’. Photo: […]

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 Ako Kondo What a pleasure it was to learn that Ako Kondo had been promoted to principal with the Australian Ballet, although I am not surprised. She was my pick in the category ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ in the 2014 Critics’ Survey for Dance Australia. ‘Her technical skills are breathtaking,’ I wrote and I recall seeing her as […]

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