Want to speak at National Dance Forum 2017?

Posted on: 20/7/2017 8:45AM

Australian Dance Forum 2017The 2017 National Dance Forum will bring together makers, producers and presenters this September to discuss and share knowledge on current digital practices and technological developments. The free two-day forum will immediately follow the Australian Dance Awards. It will focus on strengthening the dance sector’s capacity within the digital domain.


The forum will be held September 25 and 26 at the Victoria College of the Arts in Melbourne. NDF 2017 will address the following four key questions:


1) How do we approach or adapt artistic practice to take advantage of new digital technology, and use it to create meaning? Or is technology an art form in its own right?


2) How is work curated and created for digital distribution?


3) How can artists expand their reach to new and existing audiences?


4) What can we take from other industries that have successfully (or unsuccessfully) navigated digital disruption and/or developed an effective digital futures agenda?


NDF 2017 has announced a call for expressions of interest, stating, “We welcome your proposal to make a 10-minute presentation about your work that directly addresses one or all of the four key questions. The program will be shaped by these questions, and we will choose presentations based on innovative practice, relevance to the topics, and by hearing about some of the challenges faced in creating work in a digital environment.”


Another announcement has called for expressions of interest for shorter, three-minute pitch presentations. “We invite practitioners who use digital technology in, or for, their work to demonstrate innovation and/or digital distribution strategies in a three-minute pitch session.”


To apply for either of these, fill in the corresponding EOI form and email it with a brief CV to Ausdance National by Monday, July 24. Visit ausdance.org.au for more information.


The first speakers for this year's forum are Wesley Enoch, director of the Sydney Festival, and Sue Healey, a choreographer and filmmaker based in Sydney.


Photo: Sydney Dance Company in Gideon Obarzanek’s L’Chaim! Photo by Wendell Teodoro, courtesy of Ausdance Victoria.



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