Communities making dance in Tasmania

Tasmanian Regional Arts (TRA) is leading The Dance Project in partnership with Mature Artists Dance Experience (MADE), Bust a Move and Tasdance.

This community dance project is happening in three Tasmanian regions—the North East, North West and the South—to develop and present three new contemporary dance works with, by and about communities. Evolving from the heart of each community, these works explore place, kinship and identity as experienced by the residents of these regions.

These are images of the south-based project called Family,  which was created in collaboration with MADE. Photos: Bruce Moyle.

The local partnerships provide an exceptional creative and nurturing environment for the project’s incubation. Tasdance, Bust a Move, MADE and Tasmanian Regional Arts have considerable experience and credibility, across Tasmania and interstate, in working with communities and in the creation and presentation of contemporary dance. Annie Greig (Artistic Director, Tasdance) has said:

We learned that dance has meant different things to the many dancers in the region over many years. For some, dance is a social occasion, while for others it’s the joy of performance and even a therapeutic experience.

Go to The Dance Project website to see videos and read more.