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Tanja Liedtke Foundation

Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
May 2019

Left and right: Lucy May at HfMDK Frankfurt

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt (HfMDK)

This year the Tanja Liedtke Foundation again provided a scholarship at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt for a young Australian dancer: Lucy May. Lucy is very talented and hard-working and we are very happy to support her.

This is what Lucy said after her scholarship at the HfMDK in Frankfurt:
„I am extremely grateful to have received this scholarship. Making this big move from Australia to Germany has been a very major step in pursuing my dreams in dance. Being a recipient of the Tanja Liedtke Stiftung Scholarship has really supported me to follow my dreams. I feel very honoured to have been selected especially in view of how incredible Tanja was, and her connection to Australia.“

Paul White is back to teach at HfMDK Frankfurt

Paul White, one of Australia’s most highly regarded dance artists and choreographers with international reputation, held Tanja Liedtke Repertoire Workshops at the HfMDK Frankfurt.
Paul enjoyed working with the students and was very fond of the workshops: „We had a great time, the students loved to learn a few different sections of construct. They asked questions about Tanja and the process, and we looked through some of the film of construct and spoke about the different inspirations for the work. Thank you for the opportunity!“

The Tanja Liedtke Studio

The Tanja Liedtke Studio at the Odeon Theatre is home for creative development. It is a wonderful place to bring artists together and to support the development of emerging choreograpers and dance artists. This is what happened recently in the Tanja Liedtke Studio:

  • World-renowned Russian prima ballerina, Natalia Osipova, used the studio for ballet class and rehearsals for her performance in former ADT Artistic Director Meryl Tankard’s Two Feet, presented at the Adelaide Festival
  • Independent dancers and choreographers, Carlie Angel and Cayleigh Davis, accessed the studio for rehearsals for their works in Lewis Major Project’s presentation of Rich Mixfor the Adelaide Fringe Festival
  • Alison Currie and Cayleigh Davis, from Human Arts Movement used the studio to rehearse Creatures for the Mount Gambier fringe
  • Friends of the Australian Ballet SA held their AGM in the studio
  • The ADT dancers used the studio to rehearse for Anthology
  • The ADT Youth Ensemble rehearsed for Rich Mix, choreographed by Lewis Major.

Ballettgesellschaft Hannover

Ballettgesellschaft Hannover organizes the yearly „Internationaler Wettbewerb für Choreographie Hannover“.
Tanja Liedtke Stiftung made a contribution for travel costs of Jury member Garry Stewart, Director of the Australian Dance Theatre.


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