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West HQ’s Coliseum theatre to host inaugural performance convention

West HQ’s Coliseum theatre to host inaugural performance convention
July 1, 2021

The Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ will be hosting the inaugural Light the Way Dance Convention delivering a spectacular three days and nights of learning, performance, and dance from 6th to 8th August.

After the release of their newly published Australian industry dance book ‘Light The Way – Inspiring Stories from Australian Dancers’, writers Louise Telford and Kelley Abbey identified how important it was for the next generation of dancers to be educated and inspired by the greats of the Australian dance industry. 

The inaugural Light the Way Dance Convention to be hosted by Luke Jacobz aims to bring the industry together, to inspire and educate the next generation of Australian dancers by giving students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the greats in the industry and to perform on the same bill as their icons.

Looking to transform entertainment in Western Sydney, the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ opened in December 2019. The $100 million development, part of the West HQ entertainment complex at Rooty Hill in western Sydney, marked the first major theatre development in Sydney in the current millennium.

Light the Way Dance Convention program

Friday 6th August 7.30pm
SPOTLIGHT - Musical Theatre Cabaret Gala with industry royalty Caroline O’Connor
The theatre will be transformed into a New York City Cabaret Club, with a showcase performance by a selection of Australia's best up-and-coming Musical Theatre students. The evening will be headlined by none other than industry royalty Caroline O’Connor.

Saturday 7th August 7.30pm
LUX – Performing Arts Gala Showcase
This evening will be a celebration of dance with 'LUX - Light The Way Showcase Gala'. An opportunity for Full-time Performing Arts institutions to perform at in front of the biggest names in the business and the Australian performing arts community.  

Sunday 8th August 6.30pm
SPECTRUM – Performing Arts Gala Showcase
This evening will be the culmination of the Convention with group performances from students of all ages.  

Bookings and ticket information www.lightthewaydancecollective.com  

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