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CoAD 'Doing Dramaturgy' - Ausdance ACT CBR Dance Artist Bursary


Top left photo of ‘Smack That’ by Rhiannon Faith Company, taken by Foteini Christofilopoulou

Bottom right photo of Jazida by 3 Fates Media

We are excited to announce that Jazida (Rachel Reid) has been awarded the Ausdance ACT Bursary for The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy - CoAD 'Doing Dramaturgy - Australasia', workshop.


Doing Dramaturgy' is a course run by Lou Cope, in the UK, who has worked with world-class choreographers and theatre makers, including Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Garry Stewart and The Birmingham Royal Ballet. For choreographers and dramaturgs, it’s important to offer this opportunity to assist the development of new work, honing skills for those who make theatre and dance theatre.


Jazida is a queer and culturally diverse dancer, choreographer, teacher, and producer who is recognised as one of Australia’s key burlesque industry figures. Her production company, Jazida Productions regularly puts on sold out shows and her alternate performing arts hub, Flazéda, runs artist development programs, and provides scholarship opportunities. She was voted #32 topmost influential people in the burlesque industry globally in 2020 and her production company Jazida Productions won the Canberra Local Business Awards for Outstanding Performing Arts.


Please join us in congratulating Jazida.

Ausdance ACT Bursary for The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy, Doing Dramaturgy -  CoAD Course Doing Dramaturgy

Ausdance ACT is pleased to be able to sponsor one bursary place for a dance artist based in the Canberra region for The Centre of Applied Dramaturgy - CoAD online, intensive, professional development course, ‘Doing Dramaturgy - Australasia’, The bursary will cover course costs for the selected participant, who will be chosen in a competitive process.

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.

The course is virtual, led over Zoom, to slot into the busy lives of choreographers and dramaturgs, to accompany and support them in their practice. Working through a variety of dynamic and engaging sessions, participants will work with Lou and each other to:

  • deepen their practice and mission

  • examine their making strategies

  • explore structure, composition, form, content and context

  • share experience, questions and challenges

  • build relationships with each other

Feedback from 2022 course participants:
‘The best professional development course I have ever been on.’

'Brilliant and enlightening'.

'Just excellent - practical, instantly usable, insightful, demystifying, generous, honest and warmly welcoming.'

'What a brilliant course. I would recommend it to other artists in a heartbeat!'

'I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. Brain and heart full. Fascinating, thought provoking and challenging content. Thank you so much for this opportunity to grow.'

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