Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

FRAME: A biennial of dance

FRAME 2023 was an exciting pilot festival co-led and co-designed through the collective capacity of local artists and partner organisations in Naarm. The Victorian dance sector values the existence and recognises the need for a biennial dance festival in Melbourne for artists, audiences and the community.

FRAME created a template of how a revamped dance festival could work from 2023 onwards. Sadly, in 2023/24 the organisations in Naarm/Melbourne with active relationships with the dance sector do not have the financial capacity or human resources to invest and deliver the festival at the scale that can safely support the principles and framework the dance sector has designed. The 2023 FRAME partners have agreed not to pursue a future edition of the festival.

This FRAME Program & Impact Report encapsulates the pilot efforts of that festival design, how we did it, and how it worked. The report reflects incredible collectivity, collegiality and gumption from the local dance sector.

View the FRAME 2023 Program   Read the FRAME 2023 Impact Report

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