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The esteemed jury who will select the 8 commissioned artists

'Hold me closer Tony Danza' (KCA 2020), The Farm. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.

The Keir Choreographic Award (KCA) is a national biennial award dedicated to the commission, presentation, promotion and dissemination of new Australian choreography. KCA invites an international jury to select eight new commissions for presentation at Dancehouse in Melbourne, Carriageworks in Sydney and online — finally awarding one artist and work the $50k cash prize.

The 2022 Jury

We are excited to announce our first official KCA 2022 jury member, Daniel Riley. Stay tuned as we announce international jury members in 2022.

Daniel Riley, a Wiradjuri man from New South Wales, has an extensive and critically acclaimed career as a dancer (Leigh Warren & Dancers, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, New Movement Collective, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Chunky Move) and choreographer (QL2 Dance, QUT, Third Row Dance Company, Louisville Ballet, VCA, Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Dancenorth). He has held the positions of Associate Producer (2019-2020) and Creative Associate (2020- 2021) at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, as well as Lecturer in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he conceived and launched Kummarge, a self-determined First Nations mentorship and pathways program for First Nations dance students. Daniel has worked for Moogahlin Performing Arts, and was commissioned by RISING to create the film mulunma-Inside Within, as part of Moving Objects 2021. Daniel sits on the Board of Chunky Move, and is the incoming Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), beginning in 2022.

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