National Dance Forum calls for proposals

The 2013 National Dance Forum will be a dynamic conversation for the whole dance sector, including choreographers, dancers, independent artists, artistic directors, educators, researchers and dance producers.


Taking place in Melbourne, Australia, the forum will last three days from Friday to Sunday, March 15-17, coinciding with contemporary dance festival Dance Massive.


The forum recently announced that it is now accepting proposals for break-out sessions for the 2013 event that revolve around the central question “Why dance?” Seeking to explore the unique qualities of dance as an art form and why we choose it as our mode of expression, the forum will embrace views from multiple perspectives.


The proposals may include five-minute presentations that, if accepted, will be thematically grouped in fives, to form the basis for sessions of one- and-a-half hours. Each session will include both presentations and discussion.


Other proposals that will be accepted include lecture demonstrations and ‘Pecha kucha’ style presentations, or showing 20 slides for 20 seconds each.


To apply, download and fill out the NDF2013 session proposal form. Email your proposal by Thursday, Nov. 8 to


The forum’s curatorial panel will assess proposals. For more information visit