10 – 14 March 2014
Learning Curve is a Dancehouse mentoring program open to participants from anywhere in Australia. Matching dancers with established artists in a concentrated and intimate studio experience, this program recognises the relationship between experience and development, and encourages graduates to consider the essential nature of a career in dance as a life-long learning process.
Past mentors include Tony Yap, Rosalind Crisp and Russell Dumas.
Expressions of Interest
Please write a one page proposal in which the following questions are addressed:
- Tell us a little about yourself and your practice
- Why to you want to participate in Learning Curve with Deborah Hay?
- Why would participating in this Learning Curve be significant for you in the current stage of your career?
- How do you anticipate that new understandings gained in the workshop will affect your dance/performance practice?
Please also attach a one-page biography and email as one PDF (with your name in the filename) to Olivia at Dancehouse by 12 midnight 2 February 2014.
Visit Dancehouse website for more details.
10 —16 April 2014
The Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF) is the nation’s original dance festival for young people presented by Ausdance. This year's festival will be presented by Ausdance SA, in partnership with Carclew, Ausdance National and Country Arts SA, during the April school holidays in Renmark.
AYDF Renmark SA will connect local, state and national youth dance communities through an exciting program of masterclasses, workshops, rehearsals, talks and performances. Young dancers aged 15 – 26 will work with leading dance artists from around the country to explore the festival theme of Regeneration.
The AYDF is a non-competitive, culturally inclusive, regional event. The week long intensive includes showcase performances, a dance for screen program and an outdoor riverbank promenade performance created for, by and with the local community.
To register or find out more visit Ausdance SA website.
The Ausdance network celebrates and promotes dance in all its forms every year during Australian Dance Week (ADW). The dates for the opening and closing of Australian Dance Week vary slightly from state to state according to local events, but it always takes place during the first week of May and follows International Dance Day which is 29 April.
ADW2014 will run from 3 – 11 May.
When: 6 – 11 July 2014
Where: Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (CNDC) in Angers, France.
The week-long Summit will comprise six key elements, all of which embrace the theme Contemporising the past: Envisaging the future:
- International conference of scholarly papers, panel discussions, performative presentations by artists and practitioners, and poster presentations by emerging scholars and postgraduate students. Refereed on-line proceedings will be published after the Summit.
- Daily sunset showcase performances of short works by independent artists and tertiary dance students.
- International workshops catering for professional dance artists working in performance as well as education, community, youth and special interest areas.
- Choreolab for emerging and mid-career choreographers to work intensively for one week under the mentorship of CNDC Director Robert Swinston resulting in a public showing of works in progress.
- Evening performances by local and visiting companies.
- WDA Global Assembly and Network Meetings—your opportunity to get involved and shape the future of WDA.
The main site for these dance explorations is the impressive contemporary Quai Forum des Arts Vivants theatre complex, situated on the banks of La Maine river and looking out on to the 13th Century fortress that houses the extraordinary Tapestry of the Apocalypse—an artistic endeavour that continues to enchant, intrigue and astonish. This juxtaposition of old and new culture is a fitting metaphor for our investigations into how we are shaping dance now and into the future.
For all WDA Global Summit enquiries, check the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit website.
“Dance Studies in/and the Humanities” is a multi-school, multi-year initiative designed to advance the field of dance studies. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project will appoint postdoctoral fellows in dance studies at Brown University, Northwestern University and Stanford University over a four-year period from 2012 – 13 through 2015 – 16.
The project will sponsor intensive week-long seminars each summer from 2012 through 2015 that will bring together the postdoctoral fellows with advanced graduate students and junior faculty to develop best practices for interdisciplinary research and teaching in dance studies. The project aims to accelerate the current momentum toward a dynamic and vigorous (inter)discipline.
Australia is delighted to host the 2014 Asian Satellite for IETM (the leading international network for contemporary performing arts) bringing together a focused group of contemporary performing arts professionals from Australia, Europe and Asia to network and exchange ideas for collaboration and coproduction between the regions.
The meeting will be held in the context of Arts Centre Melbourne's Asian Performing Arts Program and is preceded by the final weekend of the Next Wave festival. It will be an inspiring gathering of artists and arts professionals engaged in collaboration between Europe and Asia.
Delegates are strongly encouraged to arrive in Melbourne to be able to start the performance itinerary on the morning of Saturday 10 May through Sunday 11 May, alongside their international peers and then attend the IETM Asian Satellite meeting, 12 – 14 May 2014.
Go the Australia Council website for more information.
1 — 3 July 2014, Brisbane
The Second International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC2) is co-hosted by the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and in association with QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival for Children 2014.
ITAC2 will not be a typical academic conference. ITAC2 is built upon demonstrations of practice and TED-talk style keynote provocations from around the world. Teaching artists will also have the opportunity to lead activities with young people at the renown Out of the Box Festival (OOTB). This conference will be authentic and electric.
Call for participation
Are you a community artist, community cultural development worker, artist-in-residence? Do you make artist’s interventions in business or work as a cultural animateur?
If any of these terms resonate with you and your organisation, then we invite you to respond to the Call for Participation form.
Visit the ITAC website for more information.
Launched in 1973, the Hong Kong Arts Festival is a major annual Festival in the region and one of Asia's premier cultural events. Each year the Festival offers a broad spectrum of programs, ranging from classical fare to cutting-edge productions.
The festival runs from 18 February until 22 March 2014.
The dance program
- Giselle by La Scala Ballet 8 – 22 Feb, Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
- Highland Fling by Scottish Ballet 21 – 23 Feb, Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall
- Early Works—Trisha Brown Dance Company 21 & 22 Feb, Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
- Igor Moiseyev Ballet (Russia) 27 Feb – 2 Mar, Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
- Last Touch First Michael Schumacher with Nederlands Dans Theater 26 & 27 Feb, Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
- Iphigenia in Tauris by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch 12 – 15 Mar, Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
For more information and bookings visit the Hong Kong festival website.