Sydney’s annual contemporary dance festival returns in March 2020
March Dance, Sydney’s month-long contemporary dance festival is back in 2020 for it’s second consecutive year, from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 March. 189 artists will engage in 114 events across 26 venues over 31 days, incorporating everything from new dance works to workshops, dance classes, residencies, showings, forums, panel talks and cinema screenings.
In 2020 the festival will showcase the dynamic ongoing work of dance artists and organisations in a range of spaces and contexts, with a range of FREE and paid events. City of Sydney is again supporting the independent Sydney dance artists to reach new audiences through the festival, as well as providing space for 30 residencies during March.
The event is an Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) project a partnership between Critical Path, DirtyFeet and ReadyMade Works. IDA has joined forces with numerous companies and venues from across Sydney to celebrate the culture of independent dance in Sydney.
“The inaugural March Dance in 2019 was a major success” says Anthea Doropoulos, festival manager. “At a time when the arts and dance in particular were struggling, the festival brought the community together. Participation from both artists and general public was above what we expected. Get your diaries ready as the month of March is not to be missed!”
The festival kicks off with Dancing The Drill on the first weekend of March at Critical Path, involving open studios from artists in residence, Jane McKernan and Rhiannon Newton, along with round table events and an opening celebration for the festival.
An exciting addition to 2020 March Dance is Dance Cinema at Palace Chauvel. Ten short dance films from local and international dance artists will be screened, presenting a variety of perspectives that bear witness to the power of dance to ignite the human spirit. Artists include Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay, Ana Marija Marinov, Sarah Pini, Klara Elenius, Corina Andrian, Sue Healey, Rani Kleinow, Bonnie Curtis, Tetra Pode, Lux Eterna, Lucy Doherty, Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman.
March Dance Tickets and full program details available at marchdance.com
Images courtesy of March Dance