Announcing The Mill as the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award (KCA) Adelaide Rehearsal Venue Partner.
The aim of the award is to increase the profile of, and cultivate new audiences for, contemporary dance both within Australia and internationally by commissioning and presenting new choreographic works in a competitive context, while also fostering debate around choreographic practice in Australia.
A cash prize of $50k will be awarded by the all-star jury in addition to a $10k audience choice award and further commissioning and touring opportunities afforded by the award.
Entries close July 14, 2019 for works to be presented in March 2020.
The Keir Foundation, Dancehouse, Carriageworks and Australia Council for the Arts have announced a cash prize increase to $50,000 for the winner of the now prestigious award, known as the KCA, as well as an all-star jury including the colossal icon of US post-modern dance, Lucinda Childs.
The biennial competition will accept entries from June 18 until July 14, 2019 for works to be presented in March 2020.
The 2020 KCA jury is tasked with the responsibility of selecting eight new commissions to compete in the semi-finals at Dancehouse in Melbourne, and for the finals at Carriageworks in Sydney, are: Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara, AUS); Lucinda Childs (USA); Mette Edvardsen (NO); Serge Laurent (FR); and Kakao Kawaguchi (JP).
In addition to the $10,000 audience choice award, in 2020 Dancehouse and Carriageworks have committed to commission two of the eight competing works to be further developed into full length works – an exciting development expanding the rewards and reach of this one-of-a-kind commissioning program.
Any successful South Australian applicants will rehearse at The Mill, Adelaide.