Pop your Grill’d token in our jar

Ausdance Qld has been selected for Local Matters at Grill’d Fortitude Valley this December! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. HOW YOU CAN HELP? We’d love your support in receiving the highest $300 donation! Simply head to Grill’d Fortitude Valley during December for a burger and pop your Local Matters token in our jar. The group with the most tokens at the end of the month receives the largest donation. You’ll find us on a jar at Grill’d Fortitude Valley, 421 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley.

Job opportunity: Sunshine Coast RAD teacher

Sunshine Coast Performing Arts College (SCPAC) is looking for an experienced RAD teacher for 2018 on Monday and Wednesday.  This teacher would also be working with our Elite Teams. Monday – 3:30pm – 8:00pm Wednesday – 3:30pm – 8:30pm We are also looking for a Drama Teacher – Friday 3:30pm – 7:00pm. If available please contact Alicia at alicia@scpaconline.com with your CV.

Safe Dance Report IV launched

Ausdance National and The University of Sydney have launched the results of the fourth Safe Dance research project—Safe Dance Report IV: investigating injuries in Australia’s professional dancers. The report examines the context and occurrence of injuries in Australia’s professional dancers and makes recommendations to support sustainable, healthy, and productive dancing careers. A lot has changed in the dance industry since we last investigated and reported on injuries in Australia’s professional dancers (18 years ago), and injury prevention and management is something taken seriously by dance teachers, directors and choreographers. However, the Safe Dance IV research found 97% of professional dancers experienced at least one significant injury in their dance career, compared with 89% in 1999. And 73% of dancers reported experiencing a dance-related injury in the past 12 months. Read the media release: Safe-Dance-Report-IV-media-release Read the full report:  http://ausdance.org.au/articles/details/safe-dance-report-iv-investigating-injuries-in-professional-dancers

THE indepenDANCE PROJECT 2017

16 artists, four choreographers, one collective, one virtual collaboration, 6 new works and 1 showing. The indepenDANCE PROJECT is Brisbane choreographers exploring, shattering and collaborating on new work in a creative intensive, culminating in a studio showing of their discoveries. IndepenDANCE is a platform for dance artists to engage in new ideas, break boundaries and assist in strengthening our dance community. Come share in their creations! This years ARTISTS: Choreographer/Creators – Zachary Lopez, Leane Ungerer, Scott Sneddon and Sojung Bangh, and the Amalgamate Collective (Laura McNally, Brianna Law and Nadia Milford). This year dancers will also work with Nerida Matthaei and Liesel Zink as they also explore new ideas. Dancers – Charles Ball, Asher Bowen-Saunders, Emily Doherty, Bek Groves, Isabella Hood, Essie Horn, Meg King, Abbey Moore, Felix Palmerson, Georgie Pierce, Tiana Pinnell, Danika Sayce, Lauren Sherlock, Renia Takeuchi and Chiu-Ju Wang, Coordinating Team – Nerida Matthaei (Artistic Director/Mentor) and Liesel Zink (Mentor) Tickets via https://www.trybooking.com/TCUV

Triptik (Toowoomba)

By Jen Murray & Jacob Watton TRIPTIK is a triple bill of contemporary dance works created by Brisbane based choreographer Jacob Watton. From a sell-out season at the SUPERCELL Contemporary Dance Festival in Brisbane, Watton’s performance ‘and JULIET’ will headline the triple bill. ‘Human/e’ and ‘Mother’ will premiere to Toowoomba audiences with a cast of eight local emerging performers and a seasoned professional dancer taking the stage. TRIPTIK tackles universal concepts of love, politics, identity and family, promising to captivate audiences from all walks of life. FEATURING: and JULIET (Isabella Hood/ Nadia Milford/ Jacob Watton) Mother (Jun Murray) Human/e (Emma Andrews/ Eden Barker/ Elle Coleborn/ Madeleine Cybulski/ Sarah McCarthy/ Laura McCosker/ Taylor Seymour/ Misty Tommei) This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Dance: A Double Bill

Wed 6 – Sat 9 December 2017 Metro Arts, Edward St, Brisbane Find yourself immersed in the irreverent, quirky and surreal worlds of two of Australia’s most exciting contemporary choreographers. Following sell-out seasons with Underworld at Brisbane’s Supercell Dance Festival 2017 and Deep Soulful Sweats at Brisbane Festival’s Theatre Republic 2016, Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen return to Metro Arts with  Dance: A Double Bill. The two works, Sarah Aiken (tools for personal expansion) and Explorer were both finalists in the prestigious Keir Choreographic Award 2016, an award recognised for exceptional experimental contemporary Australian choreography.  Tickets to this double-bill are only $20 ($15 concession). BOOK NOW: https://www.metroarts.com.au/events/dance-double-bill/

Job opportunity: Dance Centre Peregian Springs

The Dance Centre Peregian Springs, an elite Vocational and Recreational dance school on the Sunshine Coast, is seeking a part time/casual Contemporary and Jazz teacher for 2018. Required are 2.5 hours of teaching on a Wednesday afternoon from 5.20pm – 7.50pm and are happy to be flexible on days/times before mid December as the new timetable is currently being worked on for 2018 and will be sent out mid December. The studio is sometimes in the position to offer more hours on the Wednesday as well as substitute teaching if desired during the week and there is also a demand for one-on-one Contemporary and Jazz sessions etc – usually arranged at the weekends. The applicant should have received an outstanding dance training and at least one year of experience as a paid professional dancer in an established dance company. We are looking for a mature teacher with a current Blue Card and good references. We can also arrange the Blue Card if needed. Please contact: Deborah: 0400 029 198 or email thedancecentreperegiansprings@gmail.com

Job opportunity: Co-CEO, Dancenorth

Dancenorth are currently seeking a Co-CEO Executive Director to join their team. They are hoping to find an inspirational leader with powerful interpersonal skills; someone who can inspire, internally and externally, and who can collaborate, mentor, and delegate! More information: https://www.seek.com.au/job/34939061?

Bare Bones 2018 – apply now

The Farm opens applications for Bares Bones 2018 workshop festival – a Supercell Brisbane event Apply now: http://www.thefarm.company/bare-bones-1/ The Gold Coast’s flagship dance theatre company The Farm has put the call out to dancers and makers wanting to join their second annual Bare Bones workshop festival. The event, which debuted to raves this year, will next be staged February 10-12 at The Farm’s Gold Coast studio as an entree to February’s Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane. The Farm’s co-artistic director Gavin Webber says Bare Bones brings together high-profile teachers and international artists with professional and emerging Australian dancers in a uniquely non-hierarchical structure. “At Bare Bones everyone is a student,” says Webber, winner of the 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award. “The classes are built on free exchange of practice and ideas – where what you know and what you don’t know become equally important to learning.” At Bare Bones 2017, dancers from around Australia worked with facilitators including Hungarian Mate Meszaros, Berlin-based Canadian Laurie Young, Swiss choreographer Simone Truong and Legs on the Wall co-artistic director Joshua Thomson. Bare Bones 2018 will also feature several star dancers and choreographers in town for Supercell. Webber says the maiden Bare Bones Continue ReadingBare Bones 2018 – apply now

Job opportunity: Producer, Supercell

Supercell is seeking a Producer for a part-time contract (Paid) for Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane. Immediate start. Supercell has funding from Arts Queensland and are rolling ahead for our Feb 2018 program. Check out the website to find out more about Supercell. https://supercelldancefestival.com Please email: kate_usher@live.com.au for more information