DANCE ARCHITECT™ launches for 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 DANCE ARCHITECT™ award.

DANCE ARCHITECT™ is an exciting new choreographic platform for emerging contemporary dance choreographers and creators, aged 15 - 25 years old. With a focus on uniqueness, creativity and bravery, it is designed to give opportunities to passionate young dance artists who want to share their individuality through contemporary movement. The pinnacle of the DANCE ARCHITECT™ program gives two successful choreographers the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals to develop and stage their own fully funded theatrical season in 2018.

DANCE ARCHITECT™ entrants will given the opportunity to present a short contemporary dance work as part of the DANCE ARCHITECT™ Showcase in October. This initial presentation is the 1st development of a work the aspiring choreographers would develop further as recipients of the award. The top ten works (as selected by a jury of industry leaders) will then be invited to perform at the DANCE ARCHITECT™ Final where two recipients will be announced and presented with their respective awards. 

The two DANCE ARCHITECT™ award recipients will individually be guided by industry professionals to through a full process of creation from their initial concept to a full 15-30 minute work. These works will then be presented in an exclusive 3 day performance season at Gasworks Arts Park in 2018.

For more information, or to apply, visit

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