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Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
February 2021

Joel Bray, Photo by Daniel Boud

Choreographer In Residence 2021-22

This year with all the travel restrictions we cant have a fellow coming from Australia to Berlin, but we will have a Choreographer in residence at Chunky Move in Melbourne.

Joel Bray has been announced as the Inaugural Choreographer in Residence at Chunky Move. From 2021, Joel will undertake an $80,000 two-year residency with Victoria’s leading dance company Chunky Move, an initiative in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. The residency is designed to provide Australian choreographic artists with extensive support to develop and present new work, further their artistic practice, gain organisational knowledge, extend their professional networks and build a meaningful ongoing connection with Chunky Move.

Antony Hamilton and Kristy Ayre co-CEOs of Chunky Move said “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Joel Bray as our inaugural Choreographer In Residence for 2021-22. Through the selection process, the panel were blown away by Joel’s enthusiasm for the opportunity and his clear ability to identify how he will work with the company at this critical moment in his career.”

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation said of the inaugural initiative: “We are fully dedicated to fostering the artistic development of young Australian choreographers and are thankful to be part of this extraordinary program with Chunky Move.”

Left: Philippe Kratz - Middle: Oscar Buthelezi, Photo: Ralf Mohr - Right: Tu Hoang, Photo: Klaus Wegele.

Hannover ICC – guest at ADT

This season will feature works from the three winners of the International  Choreographic Competition in Hannover Germany – Philippe Kratz, Oscar Buthelezi and Tu Hoang. As the choreographers are unable to visit Adelaide due to Coronavirus restrictions they will teach new works on ADT dancers via Zoom. So we can have a live performance at ADT of their works during Convergence which will be held at ADT’s home The Odeon in late April, with more information online at the ADT website.

Left: Tanya Voges. Right: Adrianne Semmes

News from the Tanja Liedtke Studio

We are happy that we could provide for a number of Artists in Residence to use the Tanja Liedtke Studio to develop their own practice and have a significant amount of time and space at no cost.

In late 2020 ADT welcomed interdisciplinary Artist Tanya Voges into the Tanja Liedtke Studio as Artist in Residence, and starting in March choreographer Dianne Reid will take up the position. Alongside this ADT has appointed local indigenous artist Adrianne Semmens as the 2021 Associate Artist, who will work with the company right across the year, including creating a major new work and accessing professional development opportunities.

Left: Garry Stewart, Photo: ADT Website - Right: Birdbrain, Photo: Alex Makayev

We say goodbye

Over his time time at the helm of the company Garry has created acclaimed works such as Birdbrain, G, Held, Devolution and The Beginning of Nature, taken the company to venues across Australia, Europe, North America and South America. He has been a leading voice for the development of the sector in South Australia and supporting the careers of a number of dancers and choreographers including Tanja Liedtke, Antony Hamilton, Larissa McGowan, Lina Limosani, Kimball Wong and Gabrielle Nankivell.

We want to thank Garry for his support in Tanjas development and the wonderful time she had at ADT specially with the work for Birdbrain. 

We are happy that we were able to support ADT for so many creative years. We wish Garry a successful and happy future.


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