Leading New Artistic Directions
Daniel Riley and guests
Join Australian Dance Theatre Artistic Director Daniel Riley in a conversation about the role of the artistic director and artistic direction. What is it? Who does it? Who should do it? What does it mean now? Where is it going? Daniel will be joined in conversation with Danielle Micich, Artistic Director, Force Majeure, and Eamonn Flack, Artistic Director, Belvoir.
The conversation will reflect on what leadership in the arts sector at this moment, and what we ask of art and artists in the pursuit of storytelling and audience engagement. The discussion will also explore the role of artists in institutions and the opportunities and complications this creates.
Leading New Artistic Directions is part of the KCA public program’s free talks and is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with Carriageworks.
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 Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT).
The Keir Choreographic Award is a partnership between Dancehouse, The Keir Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, with presenting partner Carriageworks.