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Ausdance celebrates Australian dance at the 2014 Australian Performing Arts Market


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An interactive PDF from Ausdance National. It showcases the spectacular work of Australian dance companies and independent dance artists who were presenting work at the 2014 Australian Performing Arts Market.

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Ausdance celebrates Australian dance at the 2014 Australian Performing Arts Market

  1. 1. to educate, inspire and support the dance community to reach its potential as a dynamic force within local, national and international communities
  2. 2. Live Movie. Photo: Lachlan Woods Lucy Guerin Inc Lucy Guerin Inc is renowned for the skill and originality of its small group of performers. New productions are generated through an experimental approach to creative process and may involve voice, video, sound, text and industrial design as well as Guerin’s lucid physical structures. LEARN MORE
  3. 3. Tasdance From its beginnings as a dance-in-education company, Tasdance has earned a reputation for its strong, diverse, innovative and accessible repertoire of Australian work. Under the direction of Annie Greig since 1997, Tasdance has continued to present excellent contemporary dance in Tasmania, interstate and internationally. Trisha Dunn, Tanya Voges and Floeur Alder in Raewyn Hill’s A Dance for the Forgotten. Photo: Paul Scambler LEARN MORE
  4. 4. Expressions Dance Company EDC is commited to the future evolution of contemporary dance in Australia and throughout the world. Their program includes regional, national and international touring; an education program; professional training and development opportunities for emerging performers and choreographers. Jack Ziesing in Natalie Weir’s When Time Stops. Photo: Dylan Evans LEARN MORE
  5. 5. Force Majeure Established in 2002, the company is based around a collective of artists from varying disciplines who are committed to creating stimulating movement-based theatre. Artists include dancers, actors, writers, visual artists, composers and filmmakers. Vincent Crowley, Heather Mitchell, Kirstie McCracken, Sarah Jayne Howard and Joshua Mu in Never Did Me Any Harm. Photo: Lisa Tomasetti LEARN MORE
  6. 6. Ochre Contemporary Dance Company Established in 2007, the company is deeply rooted in ‘life and heritage’ and continues to build its claim on this as a unique connection to the Western Australian story, which can be told to the rest of the world in deep and emotionally charged performances that go beyond simply ‘dance and steps’ to speak to the human spirit. William Ward and Justina Truscott-Smith in Dreamtide. Photo: Simon Cowling LEARN MORE
  7. 7. Chunky Move Chunky Move constantly seeks to redefine what is, or what can be, contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture. Currently under the artistic leadership of internationally acclaimed choreographer, Anouk van Dijk, the company’s various programs foster and support a strong and vibrant dance culture both in Melbourne and internationally. James Pham and Leif Helland in Anouk van Dijk’s 247 Days (2013). Photo: Jeff Busby. LEARN MORE
  8. 8. The Australian Dance Awards The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance. Madeleine Eastoe and Robert Curran in The Australian Ballet’s Divergence. Photo Jeff Busby. LEARN MORE
  9. 9. Liz Lea Dance Performer and choreographer Liz Lea specialises in contemporary and classical Indian dance and martial arts. InFlight, a collaboration with the NLA and the National Film and Sound Archive, is based around the early days of aviation and flight. Alison Plevey and Liz Lea in InFlight. Photo: Lorna Sim LEARN MORE
  10. 10. Restless Dance Theatre Based in Adelaide, Restless is an integrated dance company where the art is made by young people for a diverse audience. The company has three core areas of activity: Community Workshop Education Program, Youth Ensemble and Touring Company. Lorcan Hopper in Salt. Photo: Sam Oster LEARN MORE
  11. 11. Lisa Wilson Projects Lisa Wilson creates distinctive and original performance works which layer striking visual design, powerful yet intricate physicality and an overall sense of the human condition. Lisa Wilson and Timothy Ohl in Lisa Wilson’s Lake. Photo: Fen-Lan Chuang LEARN MORE
  12. 12. Kage Physical Theatre More than dance. Not quite theatre. Not circus, or poems, or dreams, but like these ... Kage strike out for new ground; innovating and reconceiving dance theatre to draw humour, humanity and pathos from the physicality of human bodies. Henna Kaikula in Forklift. Photo: Heidrun Lohr LEARN MORE
  13. 13. Francesca ‘La Chica’ Grima in Gypsy Pathways. Photo: Nicola Palmieri. Red Chair Productions Celebrating the epic nature of the great gypsy migration, Gypsy Pathways delves into the rich and diverse cultures that the Romani people brought with them, with their kathak traditions from India, and encountered and integrated with their own, during their travels through Persia (now Iran) and North Africa. LEARN MORE
  14. 14. Makeshift Dance Collective. Photo: FenLan Photography. MakeShift Dance Collective MakeShift is an independent, Brisbane-based collective of dancers and choreographers who create art that moves, grounds, arrests, reflects and questions. LEARN MORE
  15. 15. The Ausdance insurance scheme The dance industry has unique insurance needs, and we have developed a dance insurance product to meet them. The Ausdance insurance scheme provides cover for all types of performance and dance related activities. QL2 in Landscape (2006). Photo: ArtAtelier LEARN MORE
  16. 16. Deluge (Australia/Korea dance collaboration). Photo: Rick Clifford. Jeremy Neideck Jeremy Neideck (Motherboard Productions, QLD) is a director, performance artist, dancer, and composer with a strong focus on transcultural practices and exploring the convergence of extreme physicality with extended vocal techniques. LEARN MORE
  17. 17. Madeleine Eastoe in Manon. Photo: Paul Scala The Australian Ballet Versatility, technical excellence and a warm, friendly style are the trademarks of The Australian Ballet; qualities that have earned both critical and audience acclaim. For over five decades The Australian Ballet has been the defining the face of ballet in our country. LEARN MORE
  18. 18. Phillip Adams BalletLab BalletLab aims to create groundbreaking contemporary dance-based works that stimulate and engage audiences, develop choreographic practice, propose new national and international presentation models and provide education opportunities for the next generation of Australian dance artists. Aviary. Photo: Jeff Busby LEARN MORE
  19. 19. Rebecca Youdell in Terrestrial Nerve. Photo: Russell Milledge. Bonemap Collaborating with project teams of interdisciplinary and visionary artists, Bonemap creates immersive art and performance with an emphasis on process and presentation. LEARN MORE
  20. 20. Gareth Belling Confrontation as a catalyst for change is explored by choreographer Gareth Belling in his powerful collaboration with Collusion Music and Susan Hawkins. Set within the stark frame of a house, the work uncovers wounded hearts filled with hope amid the strewn remnants of relationships. Gareth Belling and Rachael Walsh in Transient Beauty, choreographed by Gareth Belling. Photo: David Collins LEARN MORE
  21. 21. De Quincey Co De Quincey Co is committed to the development and empowerment of artists engaged in Bodyweather and body- based performance. The company strives to generate and inspire an environment of exchange and discussion around the performing arts and related disciplines. Dale Thorburn ‘MistMan’ in De Quincey Co’s Inner Garden. Photo: Wendy Kimpton LEARN MORE
  22. 22. National Dance Forum The National Dance Forum is an event for the whole dance sector. Choreographers, dancers, independent artists, artistic directors, educators, researchers and dance producers meet to discuss and explore the unique qualities of dance as an artform and why we choose it as our mode of expression, communication or storytelling. Coming again in 2015! Sue Peacock and Stephan Karlsson in Sprung, choreographed by Sue Peacock. Photo: Christophe Canato. The NDF is a project of the Australia Council for the Arts and Ausdance National. LEARN MORE
  23. 23. Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall (dance/theatre installation). Photo: Silas Brow Little Dove Theatre Arts Artistic Director Chenoeh Miller (Motherboard Productions, QLD) is creating a new kind of theatre—a ‘theatre of love’—that uses philosophy, emotional intelligence and biology to make performance that truly connects with audiences and inspires them to make change. LEARN MORE
  24. 24. Multiverse by Garry Stewart. Australian Dance Theatre in collaboration with Deakin University Motion.Lab. Photo: Bradley Axiak Australian Dance Theatre Constantly in demand for its innovative productions, ADT is Australia’s most active touring dance company. Garry Stewart has been the Artistic Director for 11 years and his distinctive choreography demands enormous versatility and strength from its dancers, who practice martial arts, breakdance, gymnastics, contact improvisation and yoga techniques. LEARN MORE
  25. 25. Claire Marshall Claire Marshall’s Slowdive is a unique theatre experience transforming traditional theatre spaces into a night club—complete with a functional bar and door wench. Exploring the agendas of the DJ’s, the bar staff, the club owner and punters, Slowdive is a strangely compelling view of a good time going bad in dubious dealings. SlowDive by Claire Marshall. Photo: Grant Marshall LEARN MORE
  26. 26. Shaun Parker and Company Shaun Parker & Company creates critically acclaimed dance productions which are renowned for their integration of stimulating choreographic forms, arresting musical scores and theatrical invention. AM I. Photo: Branco Gaica LEARN MORE
  27. 27. Bangarra Dance Theatre Bangarra is a dance company that embraces, celebrates and respects Australia’s Indigenous people and their culture. Under the artistic direction of Stephen Page since 1991, Bangarra has emerged as Australia’s only national premier Indigenous performing arts company. Deborah-Brown and Leonard Mickelo in Terrain. Photo: Greg Barrett LEARN MORE
  28. 28. Australian Youth Dance Festival 10 – 16 April 2014 Young dancers from across Australia are getting ready to invade Renmark in the South Australian Riverland for the 2014 Australian Youth Dance Festival (AYDF). Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Country Arts SA, the AYDF enables young dancers to participate in a program of classes, screenings, performances and workshops. First held in 1997, the festival has a strong regional focus and looks to engage young people from across the country. The 2014 AYDF is presented Ausdance SA. Dancer: Oshay Everus, Riverland Youth Theatre. Photo: Italo Verdure LEARN MORE
  29. 29. Prying Eye Prying Eye work collaboratively with artists from many different art forms to create live contemporary performance works that are visually rich, resonantly sensory and beautifully simplistic. Technology gets carefully crafted to integrate with the work so that the content of the work gets effectively revealed to the audience. Elizabeth Vilmanis in White Porcelain Doll. Photo: Ryadan Jeavons. LEARN MORE
  30. 30. Phluxus2 Dance Collective Creating socially conscious, boundary bashing and beautifully abstract stories, told through the transforming complexities of contemporary dance, Phluxus2’s recent work de-generator, a post apocalyptic dance installation, is currently available for tour. Lucy Ingham and Alexander Baden Bryce in de-generator, choreographed by Nerida Matthaei. Photo: Josh Fraser LEARN MORE
  31. 31. Dancenorth Dancenorth: regionally based, nationally respected and internationally desired. Located in Townsville amidst the picturesque tropical north of Australia, Dancenorth is proud of producing quality dance in a regional setting. The company has a strong local presence and a commitment to making art that a global audience wants to see. Mass, choreographed by Raewyn Hill. Photo: Bottlebrush Studios LEARN MORE
  32. 32. BlakDance BlakDance Australia Ltd is a performing arts company which advocates for Indigenous contemporary dance in Australia with the vision to contribute significantly to the cultural landscape of Australian Dance. Robert McGuiness. Photo: Victoria Morphy LEARN MORE
  33. 33. Australian dance Australia is home to a diverse range of dance creators, performers and artists who are renowned for their energy and tand take risks. Discover more of this rich cultural dance experience in Shaping the Landscape—Celebrating Dance in Australia. Connect with artists, scholars and producers through the Australian Dance Council—Ausdance. Lisa Griffiths in Sue Healey’s In Time. Photo: Alejandro Rolandi I think Australian dancers have a certain energy, attack and enthusiasm that set us apart. We are a particularly physical culture. David Atkins Australian dancers and choreographers are dynamic and articulate in body, mind and spirit. Stephanie Burridge LEARN MORE
  34. 34. Educating, inspiring and supporting the dance community in reaching its potential as a dynamic force within local, national and international communities. About us Australia’s peak body for dance Ausdance network Find Ausdance in your state Ausdance National is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. > ACT QLDVICNSW WA NTSA > visit the ausdance network