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The first event of its kind for many years, the National Dance Forum gathers together some of Australias most exciting dancers, choreographers, curators, critics and producers in a lively discussion over two days at the Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall. It provides a rare opportunity for the dance sector to consider the state of dance practice in Australia and chart a course for the future.
In October 2010, the Flemish Ministry of Culture announced that the ballet company would merge with the Flemish opera, with both under a state-appointed administrator, or Intendant, who would manage the single organization.
The report details the income, performance levels and education outcomes for the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the two national orchestras the RSNO and the SCO in the two years after moving to direct funding from the Scottish Government in April 2007.
As well as entertaining and boosting the babies' IQ, Ms Davidson also hopes the 30-minute production will inspire a whole new audience for full-scale opera in the future.
Arts Minister Martin Cullen has announced the establishment of an Irish National Opera. Formed from the merger of two State-funded companies, Opera Ireland and Opera Theatre Company, the company will be based in Dublin and will also tour nationwide.
Young people should get country dancing mentors to help safeguard Scottish traditions, it has been urged.