Sydney Dance Company launches into 2015 with a powerful double bill – a showcase of deeply personal pieces from two acclaimedchoreographic talents: living legend William Forsythe and Sydney Dance Company’s own Artistic Director, Rafael Bonachela.
One of the most renownedcontemporary dance works of the 20th Century, Forsythe’s Quintett was created in 1993 in collaboration with Ballet Frankfurt dancers Dana Caspersen, Stephen Galloway, Jacopo Godani, Thomas McManus and Jone San Martin.
A tour de force for five dancers, Quintettis a deeply personal work, closely guarded, andrarely performed outside of Forsythe’s direct supervision.
Set on a stage filled with bright white light, the piece is a seamless flow of duets, solos and trios set to Gavin Bryar’s Jesus’s Blood Never Failed Me Yet, the movement brilliantly evoking Bryar’s themes of loneliness and the illusion of hope.
Acknowledged as Forsythe’s most poignant masterpiece,Quintett sheds light on a side of Forsythe that audiences don’t often get to experience: delicate, tender, sublime, lyrical, heart-wrenching,the piece is a moving tribute and glorious celebration of movement, light and life.
Sydney Dance Company are thrilled to have been invited to present the Australian premiere of this incredible production in 2015, as part of our premiere season, Frame of Mind, alongside a new work by Rafael Bonachela, set to a suite of powerful music by American composer Bryce Dessner – best known as a member of Grammy Award-nominated band The National, performed by internationally renowned TheKronos Quartet.
Inspired by his own recent personal experiences, Bonachela’s piece is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of living. What has appeared robust and dependable revealsitself as fragile and transient, when a single event or occurrence makes everything shift, quickly and forever.
The work sees Bonachela collaborate for the first time with esteemed Australian set designer,outgoing Belvoir artistic director, Ralph Myers, and will feature lighting by frequent Sydney Dance Company associate Benjamin Cisterne.
Frame of Mind opens at Sydney Theatre on March 6, ahead of seasons at Canberra Theatre Centre, opening April 30, and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne, opening May 6.
Book now for –
Sydney: www.sydneytheatre.org.au or 02 9250 1999
Canberra: www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au or 02 6275 2700
Melbourne: www.mtc.com.au or 03 8688 0800
Get MATCHED funding and double your crowdfunding dollars!
Do you have an artistic project to fund and an amazing crowdfunding campaign in mind?
Applications are now open for MATCH, Creative Partnerships Australia’s dollar-for-dollar matched funding program for Australian artists and artistic groups.
To be eligible artists must be able to undertake a crowdfunding campaign between 23 March and 29 May 2015. Artists run your campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund or any other crowdfunding platfform out there. It’s their choice!
For successful applicants, Creative Partnerships will match any funding raised through a project’s crowdfunding campaign, up to a total of $10,000 per project.
Head to creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au for guidelines, application form and key dates. Applications close 9 March 2015.
Location: Leigh Warren & Dancers Studio, Lion Arts Centre – cnr Morphett St and North Terrace
A dance student’s dream!
Train in ballet, contemporary, jazz, partnering, repertoire and choreography with two of Daniel Jaber’s leading dances.
-$300.00 per person
-Suitable for pre-tertiary students
Phone Number: 08 8212 5660
Location: Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts
Tracks Dance are looking for 30 local Darwin energetic community dancers over the age of 16, to rehearse over a 10-week period from the end of May leading up to the two-week performance season in August.
If you would like to experience working with this exciting dance company and with local and national choreographers, please check out www.tracksdance.com.au/last-light
This is an event that is not to be missed!
The World Dance Festival, held in France is an exceptional international event, showcasing Salsa, Hip Hop, Argentino Tango and more!
Registration of dancers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Purchase public seats: www.festival-mondial-danse.fr
Location: Belconnen Markets
Do you have a class, workshop, display or other dance event during Dance Week?
Ausdance ACT would love to help you promote it. Please fill in and return THIS FORM by 3 April 2015 to be included. Participation and promotion is FREE!!!
There are 2 display opportunites at Belconnen Markets on 2 & 9 May.
Location: Adelaide Festival Centre – Various Venues
Adelaide Festival Centre’s arts membership GreenRoom has some amazing dance opportunities coming up:
Dance Masterclass with The New Zealand Dance Company – Thursday 30 April 2 – 4pm
Dance Workshop with Ballet Revolucion – Thursday 16 July 2 – 3pm
Creative Dance Workshop with Sydney Dance Company – Tuesday 4 August 2 – 4pm
These workshops are all FREE – you just need to be a GreenRoom member to participate. For more info about Greenroom Memberships http://www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/greenroom/join/benefits/
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Address: Level 29, 91 King William Street
Times: 7pm, Friday 1 May
On 1 May, Move Through Life dance company (MTL) is holding a function to launch the program of their next performance season.
When are not producing an extravaganza like last year’s Soul Night at the Cinnamon Lounge, MTL’s performance efforts are focused on giving our choreographers the chance to create new dance works, presented in the semi-annual (meaning every year or two) Illuminate season.
This year, the season will premiere at Marion Cultural Centre on Friday 22 May. But before that, MTL will be holding an exclusive function to launch the program.
The function will feature teasers of the dance works that will premiere in Illuminate, as well as live music, silent & live auctions (where you can buy fabulous products at great prices), and of course, delicious canapes and wine.
Carclew’s CANS returns during May 2015 with a cohort of artists of international calibre, whose works feature in spaces and streets across Australia.
CANS workshops provide local artists, from beginners to the more experienced, with the opportunity to develop their design skills and practical techniques under the guidance of professional artists.
Location: Bali Mountain Retreat
Applications Close: http://balidanceretreat.com/
Venue: Bali Mountain Retreat, Mt Batukaru, Tabanan, Bali
Cost: Early Bird: $1100 after the 1st December: $1250
Bali Sacred Dance Retreat – Dancing with the Sacred Wheel of Life
This retreat brings together three things which we love and have found to be of value in our own “Wheel of Life” journey and which we warmly invite you to share with us and to celebrate on Mount Batukaru at the Bali Mountain Retreat.
• To dance in a Sacred way is to enter into a communion of heart, mind, body and soul
• To retreat invites a safe inner space for contemplation, revelation, transformation and illumination
• To be in Bali, is to enter a place of beauty which is honoured and Blessed in the Sacred traditions of that culture.
For more information click here.
Location: The German Club – Adelaide
This year marks the 10th anniversary of an independent Cabaret Fringe Festival, and lovers of cabaret in all its genres are in for a special treat: the Opening Night Gala will be hosted by the stars of the famous Berlin Cabaret, Adelaide’s own underground cabaret cult sensation. So pull out your fishnets and your corset or your top hat & tails, and welcome the Opening Night Gala! Berlin Cabaret will begrudgingly invite the stars of today’s Cabaret Fringe to perform on their stage in a grand showcase… a taster… a teaser of what you will find on the Cabaret Fringe menu for 2015. It’s the perfect way to kick off your cabaret season!
Tickets: All Tix $33.30, Group 4+ $28.30 For further information, please contact Tracey or Eugene on 08 8243 0001 or email email@example.com
Location: Rimbun Dahun
Applications Close: 31 December 2014
Venue: Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Bookings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7s0i5YHJd0VOTdu M0Z3QXBKaFU/view?usp=sharing
Emerging contemporary dance choreographers from Southeast Asia are invited to apply to attend an international facilitated choreographic laboratory at
Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 May to 7 June 2015.
15 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with supportive guidance from our international facilitator, Brussels-based German choreographer Arco Renz of Kobalt Works. Applicants should be citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea or East Timor.
Successful applicants will receive free twin-share accommodation, all project activities, meals and airport transfer. Applicants must provide their own airfare and travel insurance.
Location: Sydney Dance Company Studios: Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW
Tertiary/vocational dance students and recent graduates are invited to experience the daily life of a dancer in a professional company in these insightful and intensive workshops, led by Sydney Dance Company teachers and associates. Participants will be challenged through technique classes, creative tasks and learning company repertoire. Participation fee: $310 (incl GST)
APPLY NOW: http://www.sydneydancecompany.com/intensiveworkshop. Applications close 17 April 2015.
Location: La Pinale
Dance for the time being: Situating Contemporary Dance through an examination of its provenance and heritage.
This summer intensive will elaborate the structures and processes that informed post modernism in embodied performance practices. These workshops will explore the practice of dancing and the agency of the dancer in a choreographic elaboration of the unstable body.
They will also introduce the participants to the aesthetic underpinnings of the ongoing performance project dance for the time being.
These workshops are for professional dancers or recent dance graduates and participation is by invitation.
Russell Dumas, Linda Sastradipradja, Jonathan Sinatra, David Huggins, Jennifer Way, Tom Rawe, Stuart Shugg and other guest teachers and artists associated with Dance Exchange Inc, will teach the workshops.
Workshop will be conducted at La Pinale in the Dordogne (France). Check out the location on this web site. http://www.createrre.nl/En/index.html
Arrival, Saturday 18th July 2015. Departure, Saturday 1st August 2015
The nearest rail station is Thiviers and then it is a half hour drive to La Pinale. (Taxi transfers can be arranged for about 20 euros.)
Workshop: Sunday19th – Friday 31st July 2015 (with 25th and 26th as rest days)
9am-10am individual studio time for warm up.
10am -1pm Workshop 1
1pm – 4pm Lunch and Siesta
4pm – 6.30pm Workshop 2
7pm -8pm Dinner
11pm Lights out.
Fee for this two-week workshop is 1100 Euros (This includes all food, accommodation and tuition.)
Food is mostly vegetarian. Accommodation is in shared rooms, simple but adequate.
If you are interested in attending, please send an expression of interest and CV to:
We will advise all applicants by the end of March (or sooner if it fills up)
OFFICE & PROJECTS MANAGER
PO Box 45 Braddon ACT 2612
Ph 02 6248 8992 (Mon-Wed, 9am-3.00pm)
Times: Tues 11 August, 11am
Bookings: Numbers are limited so book early. Contact Robyn Callan 8216 8861 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will be guided through a warm up, a creative task and a selection of choreography from De Novo sharing the essence of what makes Sydney Dance Company’s choreography so distinct.
Location: Michael Murray Centre
Applications are now open for the next Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) which will be held in Brisbane, Queensland 22-26 February 2016. Performing artists and arts organisations are invited to apply to present their latest productions or pitch works in development as part of the official APAM 2016 program.
Applications are now available online here and close midnight 1 July 2015 AEST.
APAM is the leading international industry event for contemporary performing arts from Australia and New Zealand. APAM 2016 is presented by the Australia Council for the Arts in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse.
For application information, roadshow dates and to subscribe to the APAM mailing list, visit: www.performingartsmarket.com.au and connect on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #APAM2016