Touring dance

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    Slow touring: longer, slower, deeper

    Slow touring expresses a desire (from artists, communities, tour presenters and funding bodies) for audiences to experience a deeper engagement with a touring performance, often through activities such as skill sharing (e.g., workshops, residencies, exchanges and collaborations) and collaboration on creative projects (e.g., recreating the work for/with local audiences). We highlight Shiver by Danielle Micich, a 2012 West Australian dance tour that successfully managed and delivered community engagement activities.

    Australian dance touring programs, networks and resources

    Dance touring in Australia is supported and delivered by touring and support organisations who deliver government funded touring programs and/or work with the many networks of presenting venues and tour coordinators. Here we briefly outline touring programs, mechanisms and industry organisations.

    Funding for touring dance

    Are you interested in touring your dance work or developing an existing work to tour? The first step is understanding the available funding and support. Here we briefly outline grants for touring dance.

    Dance works touring regional Australia in 2014

    A list of Australian professional small to medium dance companies touring dance works in 2014. Take a look at short videos of their work, check out the tour dates, and plan your own tour to a regional venue near you.

    The 1964 tour

    This story of the West Australian Ballet Company’s 1964 tour of the Northern Territory and the north-west of Western Australia is taken from a manuscript held in the National Library of Australia, Canberra. The provenance of the document is not clear but it is attributed to Kira Bousloff ‘as told to Val Green’ in 1964.

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