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

Congratulations Joseph Simons – 2013 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship Recipient

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation is pleased to announce that Joseph Simons is the winner of the 2013 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. Simons, a 25 year old dancer and choreographer from Dubbo in NSW was chosen by the Foundationʼs Board of Trustees from an exceptional field of candidates from all over Australia. For the full story, see here.