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Tanja Liedtke Fellowship 2019

Applications now open

The 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography (ADT ICC).

In 2019, the ADT ICC will be managing the Fellowship application process in partnership with the Foundation. ADT’s Artistic Director Garry Stewart and Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jayne Howard will join the selection panel.

The 2019 Fellowship program takes place from 29 July – 25 August 2019
(exclusive of international travel days). The Fellowship is open for applications from Australian dancers/choreographers between the ages of 20 and 35.

The two key objectives of the 2019 Fellowship are:
  1. To provide a program of opportunity for an emerging Australian dancer/choreographer to expand and develop his/her creative boundaries;
  2. To enable young and emerging artists to meet and work collaboratively in the context of international exchange and experimentation.
The Fellowship program includes a range of opportunities for creative development, artistic exchange, study, attendance of performances and international networking. The program is especially focused on providing an emerging Australian dance artist, who has not had extensive experience in Europe, the opportunity to work in Berlin.

more info from adt@adt.org.au

Sydney Dance Company - 3 day workshop

Thank you letter from the Pre-Professional Year staff and dancers for the 3 day workshop delivered last month by Kristina Chan and Amelia McQueen.

Dear Tanja Liedtke Foundation,

On behalf of Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year dancers and staff, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for supporting our on-going relationship with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation and the delivery of the Inspiring Dance Workshops by Kristina Chan and
Amelia McQueen.

These workshops are extremely valuable for us as they offer our PPY dancers an insight into Tanja's unique philosophy and creative choreographic process, providing our students a propelling platform to learn, challenge and question important aspects of dance and

Bloware reflections written by two of our current PPY dancers:

"We were constantly confronted by a heightened state of vulnerability. We performed improvisation tasks to our peers sometimes involving text based on our personallives. The workshop took me outside of my comfort zone which significantly influenced my movement. I became aware of my personal boundaries and mental blocks and was able to

"Kristina and Amelia led us to self-discoveries that ultimately re-defined my ideas towards presence and performance. I learnt to let go of having to always be in charge. As dancers we don't always have to know what we're going to do next. We have to take a risk and be okay with the Unknown".

Once again, we would like to thank you for your support and we hope
to continue this exciting journey into dance further in the future.

Linda Gamblin
Head of Training, Sydney Dance Company

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News from Tanja Liedtke Studio

Rough Draft 2018 - works by twelve artists and choreographers

Last week we were thrilled to see a full house for our annual Rough Draft event.

A part of ADT’s International Centre for Choreography, Rough Draft is part of our commitment to nurturing emerging and established choreographers, providing a platform for independent dance makers and our own company dancers to create and show works-in-development.

It was an evening of truly moving, funny, interesting and powerful new works and ideas.

Congratulations to the dancers and to the choreographers featured in this years program:

Gabrielle Nankivell, Cayleigh Davies, Zoë Dunwoodie, Christopher Mills, Petra Szabo, Harrison Elliott & Mirka Vlachou, Matte Roffe, Matt Shilcock & Tess De Quincey, Thomas Fonua and Paulo Castro.

An initiative of Australian Dance Theatre's International Centre for Choreography.

Photo (c) Chris Herzfeld

Jana Castillo wins the Australian Dance Award

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer for her role in construct

In November/December 2017, the company presented the return season of construct by Tanja Liedkte, with support from the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.

We were thrilled when last month ADT dancers Kimball Wong and Jana Castillo were nominated for an Australian Dance Award for their roles in construct, with Jana winning the category for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer. An astonishing performance fusing strength, flexibility and the ability to illustrate raw and empathic emotions in ways which left audiences and critics in awe, the award was well deserved.


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