Keir Choreographic Award 2022
Tickets on sale now
Tickets to the Keir Choreographic Award 2022, Australia’s largest contemporary dance award, are now on sale. Held over two weeks, this year all eight commissioned works by Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho (NSW), Alice Will Caroline (VIC), Jenni Large (TAS), Joshua Pether (WA), Lucky Lartey (NSW), Raghav Handa (NSW), Rebecca Jensen (VIC) and Tra Mi Dinh (VIC) will be presented at both Dancehouse, Melbourne and Carriageworks, Sydney in a rotating program of two bills (four works each).
How it works
The KCA PASS lets audiences experience all 8 KCA works.
KCA PASS ticket holders select one show in week one (23—25 June) and one show in week two (30 June—2 July). Audiences may vote in the Peoples Choice Award after each show.
About the 2022 Commissions
Evaporative Body / Multiplying Body — Alan Schacher and WeiZen Ho
An exploration of tremulous bodily states, liminal thresholds and shimmering auras which asks “What will happen if the things we are pretending to do actually manifest?”
What’s Actually Happening — Alice Will Caroline
We had a bad dream.
We did a bad thing.
A number of states of emergency have been declared, with a few more in the pipeline. We’ll have to do something about it.
Wet Hard — Jenni Large
As Below, So Above — Joshua Pether
A 20 minute ritual that exists as a portal to personal histories and deliverance. A journey from end to beginning.
Exoticism — Lucky Lartey
An exploration of exotification and contemporary masculinity which delves deeply into the collective lived experience of people with diverse backgrounds.
Follies of God — Raghav Handa
An emotionally charged landscape; a battlefield as an allegory for inner conflict. Using Sanskrit verses from the Bhagavad Gita, Raghav Handa explores the seduction of violence and how language can be weaponised to inspire or subjugate.
Slip — Rebecca Jensen
Slip entangles choreography and sound considering the effects of delay and disembodiment as the present gives way to an anticipated future. Everywhere there is noise.
The ___ — Tra Mi Dinh
Two dancers oscillate through shifting scenes that challenge the finality of “endings” and what it means for something to come to a close.
The Keir Choreographic Award is a partnership between Dancehouse, The Keir Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, with presenting partner Carriageworks.