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Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
February 2020

Paul White and the students from HfMDK in Frankfurt

Paul White is back at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) in Frankfurt to teach parts from Tanja’s work

Paul said: I had a wonderful time in Frankfurt - it was so nice to be back with the students... and they really appreciated me being there to teach the material. I taught a solo of Kristina’s from construct. They will perform the solo in February during the Wintertanzprojekt in the Hochschule and the Gallus Theatre in Frankfurt.

Paul White and David McMillan Mikkelsen at the HfMDK Frankfurt

Recipient of the Deutschlandstipendium, David McMillan Mikkelsen said:

At the HFMDK I´m studying Dance with a focus on Classical ballet and a love for Modern and Contemporary dance. I think if I were to simply explain why the funding I get is so incredibly important to me, it would be that it gives me a calm state of mind. I know that I have a type of safety net that gives me support and security. I have experienced not having enough money while studying ballet and being in minus due to rent/food costs and this did not allow me to focus completely on my studies. But since I´ve received this funding I have this calm state of mind that allows me to fully embrace my  studies. I take as many extra classes as I can during the day at our school and of course this comes from me pushing myself as much as I can. But as soon as I leave school I have to have a feeling of security at home and I think for the first time, in some time, I truly have this feeling and for that I´m more grateful than I ever could say or explain.

Acknowledgement from ADT for Tanja Liedtke Foundation support 2019 and The Tanja Liedtke Studio

Thank you for your vision, passion and commitment to Australian Dance Theatre‘s International Centre for Choreography (ICC).
With the support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, ADT’s ICC supports the development of new choreographic work, encourages research and experimentation through workshops, cultural exchange, collaborations, discussion and artists residencies.
The ICC provides a supportive environment for artists to interrogate their own practice and take risks in developing dance that is powerful and progressive.

In 2019 the ICC was busy with many programmatic offerings and choreographic initiatives. Highlights from the year included:

  • The Tanja Liedtke Fellowship was awarded to Geoffrey Watson.
  • The Tanja Liedtke Foundation Residency was awarded to Oscar Buthelezi.
  • Garry Stewart, Ina Christel Johannessen and Antarctic researchers associated with South Australian Museum presented a forum at the Museum in conjunction with North/South.
  • Andrew Morris’s and Erin Fowler delivered workshops.
  • With a cast of 43, Rough Draft showcased the new work of 8 independent dance artists to a full house.
  • Cayleigh Davies, Felicity Boyd/Modus Collective, Poe-One, Ben-Hur, Alison Currie, Matt Shilcock, Daniel Jaber, Lewis Major, Gabrielle Nankivell, Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Carlie Angel and Thomas Fonda all completed artist residencies or utilized Free Space in The Tanja Liedtke Studio to develop their practice.

Booth-Remmers, Carlie Angel and Thomas Fonda all completed artist residencies or utilized Free Space in The Tanja Liedtke Studio to develop their practice. 

We look forward to working with you in 2020, in our third year of partnership, and supporting a new cohort of talented dance artists to extend their practice and develop new work.


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