Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
Left: Dr. Dianne Reid - Right: Tanya Voges
News from Tanja Liedtke Studio at ADT
We are proud that we can support two Artists in Residence at ADT for 2020
Last month ADT welcomed Tanya Voges for a six-week residency, another initiative of the International Centre for Choreography. This opportunity is made possible with the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.
Each six-week residency is designed to provide an environment for artists to freely evolve new ideas that will benefit their choreographic practice, and is supported with a $6000 stipend.
Tanya Voges is an Adelaide based Artist who creates choreography for theatre and gallery spaces Tanya creates dance works that are inclusive, immersive and expand the theatrical space. Her connections to storytelling have brought her to collaborate with musicians, visual artists, directors, and with scientists, multimedia and the audience. During her residency Tanya will be using choreography and drawing to explore the trace markings of the earliest life forms from the pre Cambrian and Ediacaran period. Her residency will coincide with access to the SA Museum collections and partnership with biopaleantologist Diego Garcia-Bellido.
Dianne Reid is a dance and video artist. Dianne’s work explores multifarious spaces and artforms.
Dianne’s Residency will explore the notion of history, community and intimate exchange to build a series of live dance and video artefacts.
As we approach the end of what has been an extraordinary year of disruption and challenge we hope that you are all staying safe and managing to maintain a level of optimism that the world will soon be settling down and we can resume doing all the things we love to do.
As you know, the Tanja Liedtke Foundation has now been initiating and supporting many projects in Europe and Australia for the last twelve years – scholarships, presentations, exhibitions, creative development projects (both digital and live). This includes our bi-annual Tanja Liedtke Fellowship program which has become a very prestigious award and has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for young artists to challenge themselves and collaborate across the world.
We have awarded six Fellowships to date and our plans for a seventh Fellowship have been well underway. However, in order to maintain the integrity and substance of the Fellowship within a Covid-19 scenario, we would be forced to compromise the program significantly. So after discussion amongst the Trustees of the Foundation and our close industry advisors, we have decided to postpone the 2021 Fellowship until we can be absolutely certain that the opportunity will serve artists and in turn the artform to the standard that we hold ourselves.
We will be announcing any new developments as soon as we can and we thank you in advance for your understanding.
With sincere best wishes,
Tanja Liedtke Foundation.