Australian Dance Theatre Training Opportunities

Australian Dance Theatre are currently accepting applications and registrations for two of their prestigious training programs: The Australian Dance Theatre Summer School and Australian Dance Theatre’s KickStart. Summer School gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and will include sessions that are specific to developing the craft of choreography. It  is designed for aspiring professional dancers, dance students and graduates. At the culmination of the Summer School there will be an informal showing for friends and family to see your new skills in action. KickStart gives elite dance students intensive professional training from Australian Dance Theatre for three weeks.KickStart students will gain enhanced physical skills, a thorough understanding of current choreographic processes, and be able to formulate an excellent personal CV and video material, ready for auditions. Only four places are available to Australian and international students per year. Australian Dance Theatre is based in Adelaide and is one of Australia’s premiere contemporary dance companies. For more information on their work, see their website.

BlakDance Announce Choreographers for 2014

BlakDance have just announced their selection of choreographers for 2014: Ms. Mariaa Randall, Mr. Ian Colless, Ms. Vicki Van Hout, Mr. Sani Townson and Ms. Henrietta Baird. BlakDance Australia Limited is a national performing arts organisation which advocates for Indigenous Contemporary Dance in Australia with the vision to contribute significantly to the cultural landscape of Australian Dance.

Contemporary Dance Double Bill

30 November – Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns Frank van de Ven ABUNDANCE A movement piece convening the realms of plenty Layers of time, meaning and decision. & Leah Renya Grycewicz THE LONG NOW Eighteen steps towards innocence… what does she come to? For more information, see here. Frank van de Ven ABUNDANCE A movement piece convening the realms of plenty Layers of time, meaning and decision. Frank van de Ven is a dancer and director who spent his formative years in Japan working with Min Tanaka and the Maijuku Performance Company. In 1993 he founded with Katerina Bakatsaki ‘Body Weather Amsterdam’ as a platform for training and performance. Since 1995 he conducts with Milos Sejn (Academy of Fine Arts Prague) the interdisciplinary Bohemia Rosa Project, connecting body and landscape with art, geology and architecture. Leah Renya Grycewicz THE LONG NOW Eighteen steps towards innocence… what does she come to? Leah Grycewicz is an interdisciplinary creative who holds a Master in Film & Digital Image and a Diploma in Communication & Media. With a particular history in site-specific context Gryoewicz delves into embodiment for performative and cinematic outcomes. She has realized numerous site-specific performance works across the live and cinematic Continue ReadingContemporary Dance Double Bill

Force Majeure Announce 2013’s Cultivate Company

After a selection process that encompassed over 100 applicants, Force Majeure have announced their Cultivate Company for 2013. Cultivate is a unique lab-style workshop that gives choreographers, directors, dancers and physical performers/actors direct experience of the methodologies employed by Force Majeure to create new work. Taking place 15 July – 2 August 2013, the lab is led by Kate Champion, Artistic Director of Force Majeure and Byron Perry, Associate Director of Force Majeure. The company-members are listed below. Directors Ghenoa Gela Victoria Hunt Kirk Page Jason Pitt Performers Phillip Benjamin Jenkins Paea Leach Gregory Simon Lorenzutti Katina Olsen Bhenjamin Radburn Taree Sansbury (NAISDA Secondment) Carl Sciberras (JUMP Mentee) Melinda Tyquin Samantha Williams

Congratulations to Fresh Ground Residents

Ausdance Queensland would like extend our congratulations to the Judith Wright Centre’s latest array of Fresh Ground residents. Fresh Ground supports artists, collectives and companies to create high-calibre contemporary performance work able to entice, excite and inspire audiences. Designed to assist in the development and delivery of new projects, Fresh Ground optimises the return on investment for artists by focusing on the long-term future of the work created and the artists creating it. As part of the initiative, four companies will now share in $35,000 of Fresh Ground funding and approximately $80,000 of in-kind support during residencies of six to eighteen months. The four collectives chosen for the current round represent some of the most interesting dance/movement artists in Queensland. Phluxus2 Dance Collective, under the stewardship of Artistic Director Nerida Matthaei, will be collaborating with Queensland dancers Liesel Zink, Gareth Belling and Elise May. Polytoxic’s Lisa Fa’alafi will collaborate with Neridah Waters and Lucas Stibbard. Prying Eye Productions is the work of acclaimed dancers and choreographers Zaimon and Lizzie Vilmanis. Company 2 consists of circus artists David Carberry and Chelsea McGuffin – who will be working with musician/composer Ben Walsh to create a new circus work. Ausdance Queensland offers our Continue ReadingCongratulations to Fresh Ground Residents