Dancehouse believes that nothing can be more inspiring and enriching for an artist than mobility and connectivity to wider contexts/networks/territories and audiences. We seek to develop strategic, sustainable and meaningful partnerships with like-minded organisations, in Australia and overseas. The partnerships are guided by a shared interest in exchange, reciprocity and dialogue. These relationships are vital in order to maintain viability of dance artists and companies, creative vibrancy of the sector, ultimately, to prevent the loss of talent.
This program aims at cultivating an international network of relationships which grows strategic and meaningful alliances, mutual exchange programs and circulation of new ideas. Being effective in an international context inspires artistic innovation and builds direct experience around the way different audiences perceive and receive dance. Dancehouse supports selected Australian choreographers through carefully targeted networking opportunities and showcase presentations for international dance producers and presenters.
2013 – Matthew Day and Sandra Parker presented in the Faits d'Hiver Festival in Paris as part of a long term partnership with the organising venue, micadanses. READ MORE
2013 – Matthew Day presented in Antigel festival, Geneva as part of a partnership with ADC/Geneva
2014 – Matthew Day and Natalie Abbott presented at the Festival d'Avignon OFF - READ MORE
2014 – a Cite des Arts residency in partnership with the French Embasssy, micadanses and IRCAM for Hellen Sky - READ MORE
2015 – 3 Keir Award artists (Atlanta Eke, Sarah Aiken and James Batchelor) presented at Les Plateaux, the Paris Dance Biennale Platform - READ MORE
2015 – residency, participation to workshop and presentation for James Batchelor and Matthew Day as part of a partnership with B.MOTION Festival organised by Opera Estate in Bassano del Grappa Italy.
2016 – 3 Australian artists part of the initial cast of Xavier Le Roy's piece commissioned by Kaldor Art Project supported to perform as part of the Paris cast for the upcoming season of the work at Centre Pompidou
DANCE SITES – Dancehouse & STRUT & Critical Path
Stemming from a long-lasting existing collaboration between the three organisations and a shared vision and commitment to independent dance making, DANCE SITES is a unique initiative whose purpose is to generate the right conditions that foster creativity and longevity for dance works, development of their makers and connection with other peers and new audiences in Australia. The first project undertaken by DANCE SITES will be a 2-year, 3-stage development and presentation opportunity for 3 groups of 3 people from NSW, VIC, and WA.
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