Screen dance initiative 2012 – 14

Carriageworks will undertake a 3-year $300,000 Screen Dance initiative established by the dance board of the Australia Council for the Arts. The initiative has been developed in response to major shifts in the cross-disciplinary, collaborative nature of choreography, visual arts and film.

24 Frames per Second will see 24 commissioned artists, 18 from across Australia and 6 others from around the world, bring together collaborators to make 24 new works at the intersection of screen and dance culture, over the three year period.

Chrissy Sharp, Chair of the Australia Council Dance Board says

Screen culture has exploded into practically every part of our lives...from screens you carry in your pocket or video billboards that wrap around entire buildings, our relationship to screens is expanding... This new environment of touch screens and gesture control opens up numerous new opportunities for screen dance practice.

Carriageworks will appoint a curatorial producer who will work with acuratorium comprised of industry leaders from film, producing, choreography, broadcast and visual arts to deliver the project. The commissioned works will be presented across a number of platforms over the 3-year period.

24 Frames per Second will culminate in a major exhibition to be presented at various locations across Australia. The final commissions will be curated into smaller scale touring projects that have the capacity to tour to regional venues across Australia and internationally.

Read more on the Australia Council website.