Welcome to the Dance Massive 2015 Notice Board.

Here you will find information about additional gatherings and events that may be of interest to you. Please note, these events are managed outside of Dance Massive. All enquiries should be directed to the contact person listed below.

Australia-Finland Dance Exchange and other Nordic Exchange Projects; a friendly presentation.

Saturday 14 March, 10.45am to 12.15pm
Arts House Warehouse, 29–33 Little Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Did you know that there is a delegation of presenters from Finland at Dance Massive this year?

Did you realise that there are also several Finnish artists and their Australian partners in town for the “Picnic on the Edge” dance exchange?

There are presenters from Iceland, Denmark and Norway in Melbourne, and a network of national presenters is engaged in a ground-breaking Nordic region exchange proposal currently awaiting a funding outcome from the E.U.

Come and meet our Nordic friends, alongside their Australian partners and supporters to discuss why this north-south collaboration is so lively.

Pirjetta Mulari of Dance Info Finland and Sophie Travers of Australia Council will present the dance exchange with Angharad Wynne Jones talking briefly about the networked project. Other presenters from the region will chip in their insights into working between Australia and this welcoming and well resourced region of Europe.

We look forward to seeing you at this 90 minute presentation and question and answer session and encourage you to spread the word amongst anyone interested to learn more.

You can also visit the IDANCEX International Dance Exchange website which features updates to the project, and a really great show-reel from stage 3 experimentations –  demonstrating  what the artists have been up to.

For more information, contact:

Sophie Travers
International Development Manager Europe
Australia Council For the Arts
T +61 429 365 896

Artist-to-artist meetings with Singaporean delegates

Tuesday 17 March, 2pm to 5pm
Arts House Foyer, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

A delegation of Singaporean artists is attending Dance Massive this year and they are keen to connect with their Australian peers. In between your Sector Meetings, come and meet the Singaporean artists in the Art House NMTH Foyer from 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday 17 March.

To arrange a time and specify which artist/s you would like to meet, get in touch with:

Amrit Gill
Manager, Artistic Development
Australia Council for the Arts
T: +61 2 9215 9107 / +61 414 684 180

The Singaporean artists are:

* Janek Schergen, Artistic Director, Singapore Dance Theatre
* Low Mei Yoke, Artistic Director, Frontier Danceland
* Santha Bhaskar, Artistic Director, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy
* Aravinth Kumarasamy, Creative and Managing Director, Asparas Arts
* Daniel Kok, Independent dance artist
* Joavien Ng, Independent dance artist
* Chiew Peishan, Independent dance artist
* Jereh Leung, Independent dance artist
* Mohamad Sufri Bin Juwahir, Independent dance artist
* Bernice Lee, Independent dance artist
* Norisham Osman, Founder & Artistic Director of The Kaizen M.D. (Multi-Disciplinary)
* Norhayati Yusoff, Independent producer

Please visit the About Delegates page of the Dance Massive website for more information on the Singaporean artists.

Professional Dance Classes at Chunky Move – Depth of Field Special

Monday 16th March to Thursday 19th March , 9.30 – 11am

Starting Monday 16 March, Chunky Move is offering a special week of professional dance classes focusing on Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk’s latest work Depth of Field presented as part of Dance Massive. This is a unique opportunity to work on movement material from the work with the choregrapher and performers, but also to get an insight on how Anouk van Dijk applied Countertechnique principles to the creative process.

Each class can be taken separately or all four classes for $50.

Where: Chunky Move Studios, Southbank

How much: 1 class $16 / 4 classes $50

For more information, contact:

Ben Ryan
Office & Program Coordinator
T +61 3 96455188


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