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
This project provides a unique opportunity for larger bodied people to engage with their self-expression through tailor made workshops and movement labs with the aim to produce a high-end, innovative dance theatre piece that will premiere in 2015.
The project will be lead by Kate Champion, Artistic Director of Force Majeure in collaboration with Kelli Jean Drinkwater (artist, filmmaker, fat activist) as Artistic Associate. Performers will work within a supportive environment where they will be encouraged to take risks exploring their physicality.
Force Majeure welcomes applications from:
- People who identify as fat/big bodied/large.
- People who consider themselves really good movers or have previous dance experience (formal training, regular night club mover and shaker, ballroom etc)
- People interested in exploring their relationship to their bodies and its movement
- People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply
To be eligible applicants must over 18 and must be available 10 – 13 July and 12 – 23 August, 2013
Deadline for expressions of interest: 5pm Friday 14 June
For more information visit the Force Majeure website.
Expressions of Interest are now being sought for dance artists to attend Australia’s first ever disability-inclusive dance residency to be held at the Boyd Education Centre at Bundanon Trust’s magnificent Riversdale property overlooking the Shoalhaven River Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 July, 2013.
This residency will provide up to 20 artists with and without a disability the opportunity to work alongside some of Australia’s most respected dance practitioners.
Led by Dance Integrated Australia and associate artists, the Beyond Technique Residency is a 3-day program which focuses on developing solo and ensemble practice.
To get the earlybird discount submit your EOI by Friday 31 May
General deadline for EOIs: Friday 21 June
For more information visit the Dance Integrated Australia website.
21 October 21 – 19 November 2013
IUGTE is inviting experienced and versatile performers from all over the world to participate in this intensive workshop. Discover, create and exchange the boldest ideas for contemporary performance together with colleagues from Russia and different countries!
The working languages are English and Russian.
For more information visit the IUGTE website.
The Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance is open to any New Zealand or international community dance practitioner, teacher or researcher. Applicants need not possess a university degree or diploma, any other educational or professional qualification, or belong to any association or organisation of dancers.
If you have a passion for community dance and want to inspire learning, healing and peace in our community through community dance, then this Fellowship is for you.
Deadline for applications: 1 June 2013
For more information and to apply go to the University of Otago website.
If you are an independent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander dance artist based in NSW and you are interested in developing new skills and networks, you can apply now for a palce in the Birrang program.
Focused on expanding indigenous dance horizons in NSW, Birrang is a new professional dance development initiative supported by Arts NSW, coordinated by Ausdance NSW, Regional Arts NSW and Bangarra Dance Theatre in partnership with NAISDA Dance College, Carriageworks and the Australian Film, Television & Radio School.
In this first year of the initiative, the Birrang program includes:
Creative Lab: 29 April – 3 May @ Carriageworks, Redfern
(deadline for applications is 29 March)
Creative Business Course: 22 – 24 May @ AFTRS, Moore Park
(applications now open)
Dance Residency*: 23 September – 5 October @ NAISDA, Kariong
(applications open in July)
Market Development and Enterprise Workshop: November, venue tba
(applications open in October)
*To be eligible for the Dance Residency, applicants must have completed either the Creative Lab and/or Creative Business Course.
Artists are encouraged to apply for all activities. Download application forms.
Tasdance is thrilled to announce that the successful applicants for the Tasdance Residency for Independent Practice (TRIP) are Dance Makers Collective, Jason Pitt and Danielle Micich. Congratulations!
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.
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.
Each resident artist is offered a 3-week residency between September and November 2013 with access to both the Tasdance Studio and Cottage free-of-charge.
Opening and closing with interactive visioning sessions, the program featured a full morning 'Open Space' session on the Sunday tapping the pulse of the forum, and through it that of the dance sector in Australia.
Keynote artists-in-conversation were Dalisa Pigram, co-Artistic Director of Marrugeku, with David Pledger, and Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre Garry Stewart with Anne Thompson.
Diverse breakout sessions covered panel, presentation, roundtable and screening formats:
- BlakDance First Nations Dance Panel
- 'Whose responsibility is it to make sense of this?'
- Dramaturgy, outside eye or feedback?
- Virtuosi industry preview screening
- 'What role dance education play in shaping Australian culture for tomorrow?'
- Beyond hybridity: current Australia/Asia-Pacific dance practices
- A Lifetime's Collaboration
- BETWEEN US: Connections within and beyond the independent dance sector
- What is dance doing in Australia? And what is Australian dance doing in the world?
The NDF2013 Facilitator was Jeff Khan, co-Director of Performance Space, Sydney. Also joining the NDF2013 team for a number of sessions was Janenne Willis, guest co-facilitator, roving provocateur and catalyst at large. Janenne brought her energy, seasoned facilitation skills and experience co-creating futures one conversation at a time.
|12:30pm – 2:00pm||Registration|
|2:00pm – 2:30pm||Welcome to Country & NDF2013 opening speeches|
|2:30pm – 4:30pm||Introduction: Who's here? Facilitated by Jeff Khan, NDF Facilitator, with Janenne Willis|
|4:30pm – 5:30pm||Forum opening and networking drinks on the lawn overlooking the Maribyrnong River|
|8:30am – 9:00am||Registration|
|9:00am – 9:15am||Introduction to day two – Jeff Khan, NDF Facilitator|
|9:15am – 10:45am||
Breakouts # 1
|10:45am – 11:15am||Morning tea|
|11:15am – 12:30pm||
Keynote artist-in-conversation # 1
Dalisa Pigram in conversation with David Pledger
|12:30am – 1:45pm||Lunch|
|1:45pm – 3:15pm||
Breakouts # 2 (parallel sessions)
|3:15pm – 3:45pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:45pm – 5:00pm||
Keynote artist-in-conversation # 2
Garry Stewart in conversation with Anne Thompson
|5:00pm – 5:30pm||Plenary facilitated by Jeff Khan|
|9:30am – 12:30pm||Open Space session with morning tea break, facilitated by Jeff Khan and Janenne Willis|
|12:30pm – 1:45pm||Lunch|
|1:45pm – 3:15pm||
Breakouts # 3 (parallel sessions)
|3:15pm – 3:45pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:45pm – 5:30pm||
Postcards from the future
Future visioning session facilitated by Jeff Khan and Janenne Willis, and forum close.
Applications for IYCP 2013 are closed.
The collaboration between World Dance Alliance (WDA) and dance and the Child international (daCi) produced one of the biggest global dance festivals ever held—Dance, Young People and Change. Hosted by the Taiwan National University of the Arts (TNUA) in Taipei, the event attracted young people from North and South America, Europe, the UK and most Asia-Pacific nations.
The festival/conference was a multi-layered event that included keynote addresses, ‘dance flavour’ taster classes, workshops, forums and paper presentations. It brought together young people, their parents, mentors and educators from across the world to reflect on key issues and future directions for dance in young people’s lives.
There was also a wonderful range of performances by young people, a festival of international dance academies, and an amazing program of Taiwanese dance performed by Taiwan’s professional companies and groups, including Cloud Gate 2 and Dance Forum. Teachers attended masterclasses and paper presentations and exchanged ideas about approaches to dance learning, teaching and curriculum for young people.