Grace Edwards

Freelance writer – creative – media-maker

6000 Miles Away – Melbourne Festival (review)

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne 26 October 2013 6000 Miles Away, held as part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival, offered the city’s dance fans a chance to see Sylvie Guillem, the … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should dance teachers stop telling students off for ‘marking’?

A young dance student goes through the motions of a routine in class. The teacher glares at her. “Never ‘mark’ your sequences,” the teacher tells her. “That’s lazy. The best … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fighting for a Fair Go: The Plight of 300,000 New Zealanders Living in Australia

Look beyond the jibes about New Zealand’s ‘west island’ and Australia’s ‘seventh state’ and you’ll find that the jovial face of the ANZAC bond has a dark side. It has … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Jason Coleman live from DEAS 2013

What’s your ‘pet peeve’ about how dance is taught in schools? My biggest pet peeve, in regard to dance being taught wrongly, is teachers and students just making shapes and … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emma Stokes, Restless Dance Theatre

What do you wish you’d had when you were young at school to support your interest in dance? I can’t really remember much in the way of creative arts at … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gerard van Dyck of KAGE on why we need dance in schools

Why do we need dance in schools? It gives you co-ordination, it gives you carriage and poise, but probably more than a lot of things, it gives you confidence. I … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Annie Greig of Tasdance on dance in schools

What do you think needs to change for dance in schools to be taken seriously? There needs to be a greater awareness of the cross-curricular benefits of dance to other … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · Leave a comment