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2023 PROGRAM

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We are excited to share our Core Program of Activities for 2023!
 

The programs include: Professional Dance Sector Opportunities, Australian Dance Week, Youth Dance Festival and

Dance Artists in Schools!

Be on the lookout for future project and opportunity specific emails across the year.

REGISTER FOR AUSTRALIAN DANCE WEEK 2023

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Photo: Debora Di Centa performing at Love Dance, ADW 2021 at the NPG

Photography by Art Atelier

Plans are underway for 2023 Australian Dance Week!

 

Canberra's dance scene is abundant and thriving and Ausdance ACT, along with the Ausdance network, celebrates and promotes dance in all its forms every year during Australian Dance Week.

 

Inclusion in the Ausdance ACT 2023 Australian Dance Week calendar (online and printed) as well as subsequent promotion, is open to all Ausdance ACT members.

 

Now is the time to think about timing your event during Australian Dance Week.

Ausdance ACT will present a mixture of accessible, curated and open events from 28 April - 7 May 2023.We will be sending out an expression of interest form for participation in the upcoming weeks.

Applications close Wednesday 1 February 2023.

AUSDANCE ACT BURSARY: DOING DRAMATURGY - AUSTRALASIA

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Production: 'Smack That' The Rhiannon Faith Company

Photo: Foteini Christofilopoulou

Applications are now open for The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy - CoAD online, intensive, professional development course, ‘Doing Dramaturgy - Australasia’.

Ausdance ACT is pleased to be able to sponsor one bursary place for a dance artist based in the Canberra region. The bursary will cover course costs for the selected participant, who will be chosen in a competitive process through application.

With limited places available for mid-career choreographers and developing or established dramaturgs, this course draws on Lou Cope’s extensive career, working as a dramaturg with world class choreographers and theatre makers.

Applications close Monday 6 March 2023.

COLLABORATION WITH PROJECT BEATS & THE CANBERRA STREET DANCE FESTIVAL

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We are excited to again work with the great team at Project Beats to offer a 6-week dance program at ACT Primary and Secondary Schools, starting in Week 4 of Term 1, 2023 culminating with the opportunity for your students to perform at the Canberra Street Dance Festival on the 1st April 2023.

The content will prepare the class for a performance on 1 April at the Canberra Street Dance Festival. This will be a great opportunity to showcase what the students have learnt over the program, while building performance experience and confidence in a supportive and fun atmosphere.

For further information or to make a booking, email act@ausdance.org.au

View e-news letter HERE

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After a very successful Dance Artists in Schools Primary and Secondary Program in 2022, we are excited to share with you our plans for Term 1 2023 and open for bookings.

This program creates the special opportunity to work with some of the leading dance artists in Canberra. All teachers will share their vast knowledge in dance, from technique to choreography and cultural awareness.

Ausdance ACT endorses professional, highly qualified, experienced teaching practitioners and facilitates WWVP checks, COVID Safe Procedures and risk assessment for schools.

We can tailor a school visit or workshop to suit your needs. There are a wide range of genres available including Cultural Dance (Afro, Chinese, Indigenous), Hip Hop, Creative Dance, Ballet, Contemporary Dance and more.

 

AUSDANCE ACT RECEIVES CANBERRA CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

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We were absolutely thrilled to receive a Canberra Critics Award presented by Elizabeth Cameron Dalman at the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

‘Ausdance ACT - for its initiative in bringing together dance filmmakers from the ACT and South Australia in October 2021 and September 2022 in Dance.Focus. Where nine short films were commissioned and shown, thus widening knowledge and understanding of Canberra’s dance culture beyond the ACT.’

FREE ONLINE DANCE INSURANCE WORKSHOP

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As part of our Workshop Series in 2023 we are planning to host a FREE Online Dance Insurance Workshop and we want your help in shaping it to ensure it is as helpful as possible for the local dance sector. The workshop will be suitable for independent artists, dance teachers and studio owners. Do you have any burning questions regarding dance insurance? Let us know and we will aim to get these topics covered, email your suggestions to act@ausdance.org.au. Stay tuned for more details.

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Ausdance ACT's 2022 Youth Dance Festival Download is ready for you to purchase!

 

Youth Dance Festival provides a platform for young people to express their ideas and opinions, to have their voices heard through dance. With a theme of 'Transience and Permanence', Ausdance ACT presents a multimedia delivery of film and live performance.

DANCE.FOCUS FILMS NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND

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New films for Dance.Focus 2022 by five dance artists are now available On Demand via YouTube.

Dance. Focus is a project of Dance Hub SA in partnership with Ausdance ACT and with support from Ausdance SA.

This Australian dance film commission is designed for choreographers to challenge, resonate and engage with screen dance.

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