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KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD 20140719
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Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD

CARRIAGEWORKS, DANCEHOUSE AND THE KEIR FOUNDATION PRESENT

KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD

This biennial Australian choreographic award is dedicated to commissioning new work and promoting innovation in contemporary dance. The Keir Choreographic Award will provide significant support to the contemporary dance sector in Australia. The aim of the award is to increase the profile of and cultivate new audiences for contemporary dance within Australia by commissioning and presenting new choreographic works in a competitive context.

The international and national line-up of judges for this major new dance award represents a range of eclectic and visionary personalities including: Mårten Spångberg, the acclaimed ‘bad boy’ of contemporary dance pushing the boundaries of the art form in polite society; Matthew Lyons, award-winning Curator at experimental cultural hub The Kitchen in New York; Josephine Ridge, Creative Director of Melbourne Festival and one of Australia’s most experienced arts identities; Becky Hilton, a leading Australian choreographer, director and teacher for festivals and companies nationally and internationally; and Phillip Keir, The Keir Foundation Director and visionary behind the Award.

The eight artists for the prize include a mix of dancers, choreographers and visual artists.

COMMISSIONED ARTISTS
Sarah Aiken (VIC); James Batchelor (VIC); Tim Darbyshire (VIC); Matthew Day (VIC); Atlanta Eke (VIC); Shaun Gladwell (NSW); Jane McKernan (NSW); and Brooke Stamp (VIC).

These artists performed at Dancehouse Melbourne 3 – 6 July & 10 – 13 July, where four chosen works have since been selected selected to progress on to the finals at Carriageworks.

FINALISTS
Sarah Aiken (VIC); Matthew Day (VIC); Atlanta Eke (VIC); Jane McKernan (NSW);

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Supported by the Creative Practice Lab in the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW.

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Image courtesy of Shaun Gladwell

ARCHIVED

17 – 19 JUL 2014

TICKETS

17 – 19 JUL 8PM

GENERAL ADMISSION $35