The Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS) is published annually in September by the World Dance Alliance (WDA). It is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field.
JEDS is published online as an open resource. Articles are selected to assure dance scholarship from around the world is included in each publication.Each article submission is reviewed by two international dance scholars with no more than 16 submissions accepted for the annual publication. Articles are chosen based on originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).
JEDS Volume 2 will be published 1 September, 2014
JEDS 2015, volume 3, will be comprised only of blind-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Angers, France.
Visit the JEDS website to find out more.
Dance Integrated Australia will partner with Animal Farm Collective for the The Corner Dance Lab—a week-long practice-led dance laboratory in January 2014 in the picturesque hills of the north coast of NSW.
This new dance residency will be led by Philip Channells (Creative Director, Dance Integrated Australia and former Artistic Director, Restless Dance Theatre) and Gavin Webber (Co-founder of Splintergroup and Animal Farm Collective (Berlin) and former Artistic Director, Dancenorth).
This week-long dance event is suitable for people of all ages with and without disability, tertiary dance students and graduates, emerging choreographers and professional artists, physical performers, dance educators and school teachers, community arts practitioners, disability sector personnel and people who want to challenge themselves to work in an inclusive dance environment.
The Corner Dance Lab will inspire creative thinking and challenge stereotypes and perceptions of people with different life experience in a dance context.
When: 9am – 4pm Monday 13 – Friday 17 and 10am – 8pm Saturday 18 January
Where: Jasper Corner, Federal Community Hall & Church, Federal NSW 2480
Visit Dance Integrated Australia website for more information.
Ausdance SA is pleased to launch the AYDF Renmark SA 2014 website, complete with artistic program, online payments and registration.
Australian Youth Dance Festival, Renmark SA, 2014 – theme Regeneration.
Book now to secure a place!
Young dancers from across Australia are getting ready to invade Renmark, in the South Australian Riverland for the 2014 Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF). Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Country Arts SA the festival enables young dancers to participate in a program of classes, screenings, performances and workshops. First held in 1997 the Festival has a strong regional focus and looks to engage young people from across the country.
Read more about the AYDF program and partner support in this media release
Applications are now open to professional dance artists and choreographers for the 2014 Tasdance Residency for Independent Practice (TRIP).
TRIP is an artist-in residence program intended for both project-based and research-based residencies.
Tasdance has a long history of supporting dance practice and dance artists in Australia. TRIP reinforces and expands on this commitment with an artist-in-residence program that takes advantage of their unique situation and superb facilities.
Dance artists and choreographers are invited to submit a proposal for a residency which may include developing a new dance work; investigating some aspect or idea in their dance practice or undertaking choreographic or other research.
Each resident artist will be offered up to 3 weeks between September and November 2014 with access to both the Tasdance Studio and Cottage free-of-charge. Residencies are not required to involve production outcomes. Travel and living expenses are the responsibility of the successful applicants.
Preference will be given to artists who can demonstrate that this residency aligns with their strategic professional development.
Tasdance Artistic Director, Annie Greig comments
This is a wonderful way to utilize our fantastic studio and to continue our work in nurturing artists, allowing them to focus on research and creative development without the additional pressure of performance outcomes.
For more information and to apply visit the Tasdance website.
Deadline for applications: Friday 31 January 2014
Successful applicants for TRIP 2013 were Dance Makers Collective, Jason Pitt and Danielle Micich.
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.
Official registrations and more program details will be released in October 2013.
If you’re interested in attending, join the AYDF mailing list at Ausdance SA. .
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.
Join leading choreographers, Sue Healey, Dean Walsh and Philip Channells in the Catalyst Dance Masterclass Series.
Accessible Arts is hosting a series of three masterclasses tailored to dancers with and without physical or sensory disability, and people with mental illness or acquired brain injury.
The latest edition of Channels is jam-packed with exciting new dance activity in Asia and the Pacific. There are new dance networks, events, research, journals, books and more.
Some of the highlights include a new Nepal chapter of World Dance Alliance; plans for the 2014 Global Dance Summit, which will be held at the beautiful Centre National de la Dance Contemporaine in Angers, France; and Our Roots Right Now—The Research Forum and Festival of Thai/ASEAN Contemporary Theatre, at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
The National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE) has warmly welcomed news the ACARA Board has approved the new The Australian Curriculum: The Arts. NAAE, of which Ausdance is a member, has strongly supported the development of the arts curriculum and its central principle of the entitlement of every young Australian to an arts education, one that includes all five artforms – dance, drama, media arts, music and the visual arts.
The Polish Centre of the International Association of Theatres for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) and the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute are seeking applications for performances to be presented at the 18th ASSITEJ World Congress in Warsaw 23 – 31 May 2014.
- the work must have premiered between 1 January 2008 and 30 April 2013
- work should be interactive; engage the audience
- the work's themes should relate to the Festival’s motto: 'Facing the Audience'
- the performance should be FOR—rather than ABOUT—children
Go to the ASSITEJ website for application forms and more information.
Deadline for applications: 31 May 2013