|Ausdance NSW Update - Summer 2011|
Ausdance NSW wishes to congratulate all those involved in the 2010 Dance Compass and is pleased to announce the 2011 CREATEdance Residency Program recipients.
New for 2011: Ausdance NSW is delighted to announce a new dance residency program for Western Sydney, DanceWest, and a newly created annual series of skills sharing and professional development workshops at The Drill, Beyond The Training. The first workshop series ‘The Body Exists to be Tested’ takes place on the 15th, 22nd February and 1st March led by NSW artist Martin Del Amo.
2011 CreateDance Residency Program
Ausdance NSW is delighted to announce the 2011 recipients of the CreateDance Residency Program.
The Residency Program was established in 2008 and the 2011 program offers Dance Space Residencies at Cleveland Street Theatre for Sydney’s independent dance artists for 16 weeks. The 2011 applications were of exceptionally high standard and we are encouraged by the number of applications received and the calibre of artists applying. The program is a direct response to the ongoing challenge of access to affordable and appropriate spaces for the development of dance practice, creative development, mentorships and rehearsal of work.
Dean Walsh – ‘Fathom’
Victoria Hunt – ‘Hinemihi Haka’
Kay Armstrong – ‘4 Tell’
Nikki Heywood – ‘BE/HOLD: my eye is a mirror’
Anton – ‘SUPERMODERN’
Martin Del Amo – ‘Slow Dances For Fast Times’
Ausdance NSW looks forward to working with the 2011 CreateDance Residency recipients in 2011.
Ausdance NSW is delighted to announce a new Residency Program for the NSW dance sector, DanceWest, supported through the Arts NSW Strategic Industry Development funding category.
DanceWest is a new initiative that will provide 20 weeks of studio rehearsal space per annum at state of art dance facilities in Parramatta, Connect Studios. This initiative is funded through Ausdance NSW, Arts NSW, Parramatta City Council and supported by Western Sydney Dance Action.
Call for proposals are now open and Ausdance NSW invites independent dance artists, collectives and companies to submit proposals for the 2011 program commencing March 2011.
The key objective of DanceWest is to build capacity for the dance sector, by providing selected Western Sydney-based independent artists with suitable resources for the development of their dance practice, creative development and rehearsal of work.
Applications close: January 14th 2011.
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DanceWest is an initiative of Ausdance NSW and is funded through Arts NSW
Beyond The Training
Beyond the Training - is a newly created annual series of skills sharing and professional development workshops aimed at exploring beyond the technique of dance classes. The series supports the research program at Critical Path and expands upon the regular contemporary dance class program delivered by Ausdance NSW. The series will be led by established NSW choreographers in 2011 at Sydney's dedicated dance facility, The Drill.
For Who: For tertiary students, graduates (graduate – 5 years), early professionals (5-8 years) and mid professionals (8+ years).
The Body Exists to Be Tested
Location: The Drill, 1c New Beach Rd, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.
Cost: Ausdance NSW member fee: $45 per workshop series (9hrs) with discounted rate of $120 for advanced bookings for all 3 workshops in the 2011 series. Final two workshops will be announced in January 2011.
Dance Compass 2010
Dance Compass 2010 was held over five days in November at Bangarra Dance Theatre, in Sydney. An impressive program was developed for talented young dance artists from all over Australia who were graduating from their third year of tertiary study into the professional dance world in 2010.
The key objectives of the program were:
The program included a series of intensive workshops over the week-long program. Leading choreographers delivered specialised workshops, providing the graduates access to a diverse range of practices and an opportunity to test ideas and learn new repertoire. As a key component of the Dance Compass project, these sessions were tailored to the professional development of new graduates.
A series of industry sessions provided information around a range of affiliated career aspects eg. project development, career management and support structures, and networking.
Daily training classes were taken by leading professionals from around Australia and throughout the program graduates also had the opportunity to engage with a broad range of dance artists and arts managers. Graduates were also able to present choreographic short works in progress to their peers, and enjoyed a performance of a new dance theatre work by Force Majeure and the end of year production of NAISDA Dance College at the Carriageworks.
Dance artists and industry representatives who were part of the program included Sue Healey, Kate Champion, Kristina Chabn, Rafael Bonachela, Shaun Parker, Leigh Warren, Solon Ulbrich, Dean Walsh, Juliette Jet Verne, Ros Warby, Shane Carroll, Frances Rings and Emma Saunders and Jane McKernan from The Fondue Set.
Dance organisations who participated included AusdanceNSW, Western Sydney Dance Action and youMOVE.
Students’ comments from Dance Compass 2010:
It was “a blessing and privilege to be part of Dance Compass.”
“The workshops were extremely useful. I went home and took notes about all the exercises we did because I knew just how valuable those sessions were. It was also great to see how choreographers work – how they approach art-making and how they workshop ideas and so on……thank you so much for making last week such an incredible experience of me as an artist and a person.”