Engage: 2017

Strut Dance (WA) will partner with The Mill, for the first time in an inaugural incubator project, Engage. The Engage incubator will offer one SA choreographer a residency based between the two organisations in SA and WA with the motivation to create greater connections and engagements between the two dance communities.

Strut Dance offers choreographers and dance practitioners the possibility to engage with leading national and international choreographers, the chance to work with collaborative partners in the making of their own performance and, the opportunity to put their work in front of a willing and informed audience. Strut is committed to developing the WA dance sector and connects their western community to national and international networks. In 2017 these national networks will reach SA in this new partnership.

The Mill is excited to work alongside Strut to support a SA choreographer in the development of a new work through a series of opportunities. 

The successful applicant will undergo a residency incubator with The Mill (SA) and then with Strut (WA). The recipient will have access to studios in Adelaide in order to focus on developing new work, before flying to Perth to under go further development time with Strut. The recipient will also be able to participate in one of a selection of Strut’s international workshops of their choosing (see list of offered Master Workshops below) and will have access to Strut studios at the King St Arts Centre. Return flights and accommodation in Perth are included in the residency. 

The selected choreographer will have a commitment to creating a new work during the residency, engage with the community and facilitate a development showing in both Perth and in Adelaide on their return from Strut.

Applications for the 2017 - 2018 Engage Residency have now closed. 

Congratulations, Tanya Voges who will be undertaking this opportunity.