Dancer–makers: apply for Tasdance Makers Company

Expressions of interest are sought from contemporary dancer–makers for Tasdance professional ensemble 2018–20.

Tasdance has embarked on a daring new approach to the nature of the professional contemporary dance ensemble to become the Tasdance Makers Company.

We are calling for expressions of interest from professional dance artists who are developing a practice that is equally immersed in both performing and making to become the new Tasdance ensemble. Tasdance is inviting professional dance artists to work with us over three years from 2018-2020. This is an opportunity for sustained development suited to mid-career artists with outstanding performance histories and a commitment to making. Tasdance is looking for a range of contemporary voices to journey with us as we build a unique set of artistic relationships and conversations internally that can be shared across time with Tasmanians and beyond.

The Tasdance Makers’ Company will:

  • Combine the power of a collaborative ‘ensemble’ with the aspirations of individual dancers
  • Respond to the current dance industry milieu of dancers as independent artists, articulating between dance companies, projects and their own work
  • Be a company of six dancer–makers inclusive of the Tasdance Artistic Director, developing separate and collaborative works in singular, composite and phased projects via a range of platforms. Smaller works will be presented in multiple formats annually, culminating in more significant production opportunities within the three-year period
  • Embrace the idea of making through the creative 'safari' of diverse and collaborative practice.

So if you think you have what it takes to join the Tasdance dancer–makers, please surprise us and apply!

For more information please go to the Tasdance website at Tasdance Makers Company.

Expressions of interest close on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Please also see the website for information about our Summer Intensive Program Exposure and the Tasdance Residency Program.