YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL
In 2020, for the first time in 35 years, Youth Dance Festival was cancelled. In 2021 we are thrilled to announce that our iconic Youth Dance Festival will go ahead. With a theme of 'Digital Dystopia Utopia', Ausdance ACT presents a multimedia delivery of film and live performance. Providing students with the opportunity to engage in dance filmmaking and to meet the challenges of a brave new world where we are connected out of necessity through technology.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Ausdance ACT is pleased to partner with QL2 Dance on their Curated Residency Program.
We are able to support four of QL2 Dance residencies with a $500 cash contribution towards a creative development for emerging and established artists.
QL2 Dance offers every year an average of 15 to 20 residencies through its Curated Residency Program to independent artists in Canberra. The residencies are worth in kind between $2,500 and $10,000 depending on the length of the residency, the performance requirements (if any) and extra support needed. The residencies include access to dance specific rehearsal and performance spaces and may include mentorship, production, management and marketing support. They offer a safe and welcoming space to create, experiment and develop new work as well as perform work in progress or full performances.
Ausdance ACT and QL2 have a joint commitment to the professional development of local dance artists.
Congratulations to the awarded Dance.Focus 2021 artists:
• Chloe Moir, SA
• Cinzia Schincariol, SA
• Rob Aspinall, ACT
• Zymetic (Nathan Rutups), ACT
The commissioned dance films will premiere in September on @dancehubsa and @ausdanceact Facebook pages and channels.
Dance.Focus is a dance film commission by Dance Hub SA in partnership with Ausdance ACT and supported by Ausdance SA. The commission is designed to challenge, resonate and engage with screen dance.
TERM 3 OPEN CLASSES
Ausdance ACT Open Classes for Adults are held at Canberra Dance Theatre and are a tasting plate of different styles offered in two week blocks for six weeks each term. Hip Hop, Indigenous, Flamenco, Burlesque, Jazz, Afro Funk and so much more.
Check out the Term 3 schedule!