REVIEW | Blue Love

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Shaun Parker’s Blue Love Seymour Centre, Sydney, Aug 23 Reviewed by Alisha Coon Shaun Parker’s Blue Love is a brilliant mix of dance, physical theatre, film, acting and singing. The two onstage performers, Shaun Parker and Lucia Mastrantone were intense, captivating and amazi… Read Article

You Are Not Good Enough

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“You are not good enough” Fighting your inner self critic by Alisha Coon “You are not skinny enough.” “You are never going to be a dancer.” Meet my inner critic. She is MEAN! She is that little voice in my head that used to remind me EVERY DAY that I didn’t have a six pack, that I had a face full of p… Read Article

Alisha's Advice | Dealing with Injury

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Pressures Facing the Injured Dancer Advice for Aspiring Young Dancers by Alisha Coon It is common to see a rise in the number of dance injuries as we approach the end of year. Rehearsal time and workload increase dramatically in the lead up to the end of year performances. Academic workloa… Read Article

REVIEW | Remake & MERMERMER

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Chunky Move’s Next Move 2016 presents Remake & Mermermer Emerging choree sees comedy, props, ballet technique and psychedelia! Review by Alisha Coon What I love about going to see ‘emerging choreographer’ evenings, is that you just never know what to expect! Chunky Moves… Read Article

ALISHA’s ADVICE | ‘I Hate My Body’

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Developing a Positive Body Image Advice for Aspiring Young Dancers by Alisha Coon DanceLife’s continuing series on pursuing a career in dance “I hate my body” I can’t hear another student say this … It just breaks my heart!! Quite often I see students with low self-confiden… Read Article

ALISHA’s ADVICE | Coping With Stress

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Coping With Stress as a Dancer Advice for Aspiring Young Dancers by Alisha Coon DanceLife’s continuing series on pursuing a career in dance Exams, performances, competitions, concerts, rehearsals, injuries, study, sport, social activities, body aches and pains, pressure f… Read Article

Alisha’s Advice | The European Experience

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Living, Dancing & Auditioning in Europe Advice for Aspiring Young Dancers by Alisha Coon DanceLife’s continuing series on pursuing a career in dance Living and dancing overseas has allowed me to see over 30 countries in the past 10 years! I had so many wonderful experiences in oth… Read Article

Review | Lion Heart Dance Company

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Emotional Debut by New Contemporary Dance Company Reviewed for DanceLife Australia by Alisha CoonAn exciting new Victorian dance company, Lion Heart Dance Company, recently debuted their first work Table of Eight. Under the artistic direction of Benjamin Curé (So You Think You Can D… Read Article

REVIEW | Veil of Maya

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A trilogy of neoclassical delight by Melbourne Ballet Company Reviewed for DanceLife Australia by Alisha Coon Melbourne Ballet Company’s latest production Veil of Maya is the first instalment of a trilogy titled Intention and Desire – inspired by Picasso’s masterpiece, G… Read Article

Alisha's Advice | Jobs for Contemporary Dancers

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PHOTO SERIES WINNER | Tyler Lotzof “Dance makes me feel Powerful.” Congratulations Tyler! Tyler, 14, attends a leading Melbourne dance studio. Her preferred dance styles are contemporary and lyrical and last year she was part of the youth Locreado Dance Company. She is adding acting a… Read Article

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