Recent Posts by Dianna Nixon

Opening night approaching

On this day, when male dancers have been doing ballet in Times Square, and sharing amazing photos and stories, I thought I'd share this pic. (Photo by James D Morgan) These are the 4 boys playing Billy Elliot for the Australian production. They are currently in rehearsal, and the opening night is on 10th October.…
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An Italian Country Afternoon – preview

On Sunday 28th July, the Hume Conservatorium in Goulburn generously hosted our preview of An Italian Country Afternoon. Wild Voices Music Theatre has produced this project with funding from Regional Arts NSW Country Arts Support Program (CASP) auspices from The Street Theatre. Three regionally-based performing artists playfully explore the much-loved 24 Italian Songs & Arias. Alto,…
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Music Theatre Startup – at The Street Theatre

This month has been chockers. Last week we spent an intense time at The Street Theatre, working with David Sisco, a New York based MT composer, voice teacher, director and pianist. 8 ACT region performers and 2 writer/composers were in the room for the duration, and were joined by performer and composer/lyricist Vidya Makan for…
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In Harmonia Progressio – at the NGA

Dianna Nixon was engaged by the National Gallery of Australia to assemble a group to learn and improvise the actualisation of the work of Indonesian artist, Duto Hardono. The group spent a day and a half with Duto at the Gallery learning the 'rules' of his piece. We've since actualised the work multiple times over…
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Millicent Armstrong – playwright and farmer

One of the projects currently being developed is exploring the legacy of Millicent Armstrong. Find out more about her in this recent article in The Goulburn Post. Long term goals are to professionally produce her trilogy of plays, and to create a work in response to her story. More details in the future......... Picture by…
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CAPO arts awards 2018

Very grateful to both CAPO (Capital Patrons Arts Organisation) and the Canberra Weekly for this award. It will assist Dianna with costs of travel to the UK in August 2019 to participate in masterclasses, and attend the Estill Voice World Symposium in London. Photo by Hilary Wardhaugh of Dianna Nixon with Nick Samaras of the Canberra…
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