Australian Dance Week

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.

Each state and territory Ausdance coordinates a variety of events from book launches and forums to free performances and community classes, and encourages its dance community to promote their own activities throughout the week.

Contact your local Ausdance to see what's happening in your area.

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2014 Asian Satellite meeting

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.

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Strut dance presents workshops with Antony Hamilton

The Object Looks Back: Body, Space, Objects, Response

Antony Hamilton is an award-winning visionary artist who has grown up through Australian Dance Theatre and Chunky Move to develop his own powerful and vivid language.

Antony’s combination of urban flux and structural rigor is unique, bold and brutally poetic. For his first two-week master workshop, Antony will take a group of artists through a bespoke process utilising his visionary tools and systems.

The experience is not just another learning curve but will be directed towards an original work. Antony's interests are specifically related to body, space, object and voice. Watch Antony Hamilton Projects Showreel.

When: May 19 – 31 (Monday – Friday)
Where: King Street Arts Centre, Munster Lane, Perth

To secure your place, send an EOI (including current CV and motivation) to Jamie McGleave, Communications & Development Manager at STRUT Dance.

Visit the Strut Dance website for more information.

Deadline for EOIs: 2 May

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Dance studies seminar, USA 2014

“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.

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