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Tanja Liedtke Foundation

Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
September 2020

ADT / Tanja Liedtke Studio

A note from ADT Executive Director Nick Hays:

"Firstly I just wanted to thank you again for all that you do for the company. This year has been extraordinary and disjointed for everyone, and to know that we have people around ADT who support and care for our work is great. We wanted to let you know that the recent online season of construct was very well received. Over the weekend we had nearly 1,000 views, and overall we had nearly 10,000 views for the whole ‘ADAPT’ online season. Some of the comments that we had on Instagram and Facebook were a strong reminder just how much people love and care about this special work of Tanja’s. We are thrilled we could share it again with audiences, both old and new."

The next project the Tanja Liedtke Foundation is supporting strongly is the following:

The World’s Smallest Stage

October 1-2
The Odeon, Norwood

Australian Dance Theatre, in collaboration with Kurruru Arts and Culture Hub and Restless Dance Theatre, alongside some of South Australia’s leading independent choreographers and musicians, present The World’s Smallest Stage.

The World’s Smallest Stage is a collaborative project with, ten choreographers matched with twelve dancers and ten composers to create a series of new dance works, between 5-10 minutes’ each. Each new dance piece is confined to 2m x 2m (perfect for rehearsing in a lounge room), referencing social distancing regulations that have become a major part of our lives.

The idea was conceived by Garry Stewart, ADT’s Artistic Director, as a direct response to the limitations that arts companies and artists are facing during the current public health crisis. Although the creative development for this project has progressed in insolation, ADT are sharing the final performances for a very special limited season.

Ticket booking link: www.trybooking.com/BKYTF

Photograph: Derek Swalwell. Image courtesy of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

Chunky Move in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation

Calling for applications to be the company’s inaugural Choreographer In Residence

The introduction of this major new initiative extends our commitment to supporting established, independent choreographers to develop their careers over an extended 2-year period.
This initiative, developed by Chunky Move and supported through the generosity of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, is a singular opportunity for choreographic artists in Australia.

The Choreographer In Residence will be supported to develop and present new work, further their artistic practice, gain organisational knowledge, extend their professional networks and build a meaningful and long-standing connection with Chunky Move. This program is neither a fellowship nor a direct commissioning opportunity, rather it is intended to create a structure that balances creative flexibility with clear outcomes across the residency period.

The Choreographer In Residence will receive:

- A stipend of $40,000 per year for two years
- A dedicated production budget to enable the realisation of a new work
- Regular access to Chunky Move’s studios and office
- Extensive opportunities for structured and informal professional and practice development

The Choreographer In Residence will be encouraged to work with Chunky Move as part of an integrated expansion of their own practice. Through an initial Expression of Interest process, we are asking applicants to respond to questions that consider what this might look like in practice. Proposals should be relevant to your interests and thoughtfully reflect on the potential impact this opportunity might have on your art making, now and into the future.

Detailed information, FAQs, and ways to get in contact can be found on our website by clicking the link below. Additionally we will be holding a live stream Zoom Q&A on Monday 14 September, please register below.

Applications close at midnight on Friday 2 October 2020.



The report of Solitude 1 will follow shortly.

We wish you all a lot of energy in this demanding times. Stay positiv!   TLF


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