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Tanja Liedtke Foundation

Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
January 2023

We wish you all the best and a happy and successful start in the new year.

Joel Bray and dancers, Photo: G Liedtke

Residency at Chunky Move

Chunky Move presented the work GARABARI of Joel Bray Dance at the Arts House in Melbourne which was supported by a residency of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation at Chunky Move. We were very lucky to attend the first performance.
The show on an open stage is about Joel Bray, his family and the cultural life of the community, Wagga-Wagga and how the mighty Marrambidja floods offer cod and lobster to the Wiradjuri Country people.

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation is glad, that the support helped Joel to develop his art. He wrote:

Happy New Year!
Thank you so much for coming to the show and for your warm words. Also, thank-you so much for your support of me as Choreographer-in-Residence over the past two years. I can't tell you how wonderful it was to be able to commit time to the creative research and to the community building. Your support was instrumental in the success of this project, so a big big thank-you!!!

A big Mandang Guwu (Thank-you),

Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Tanja Liedtke Studio, Photo: ADT

ADT presented the work of Tobiah Booth-Remmers at the Odeon 

Tobiah Booth-Remmers, residency supported by Tanja Liedtke Foundation. 

Tobiah new work – from the other side of chaos … – is a work that takes a deep dive into the space between music, movement, materials and spoken word. Working with four of ADT dancers, as well as a number of Tobiah’s long-term collaborators, this new work from our 2022 Associate Artist is a wonderful way to finish off what has been a significant residency at ADT.

Tobiah Booth-Remmers

I was honoured to be offered the Australian Dance Theatre’s Associate Artist residency in 2022, made possible with the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. The program is a really unique and fantastic opportunity for an independent South Australian artist to develop their choreographic and creative skills. I was drawn to the program because it is so encompassing, offering studio space, production support and a living wage to the recipient. This combination of support is quite rare and means that as an artist you can really concentrate on what you are researching and creating in the space, without having to put so much energy into the logistics of it. I really appreciated the creative freedom that gave you.

Emma Ibáñez, Photo: Hansjörg Rindsberg 

Deutschlandstipendium at the HfMDK Frankfurt

Emma Ibáñez

I'm Emma Ibáñez, a student from the second year at HfMDK. I'm contacting you to express my most sincere gratitude for having been selected to receive the Deutschlandstipendium.

I come from Mallorca in Spain and I started dancing at a very young age. When I started dance lessons I could see very clearly that this was what I wanted to do during my whole life. I studied the elementary degree in classical and spanish dance from the Mallorca's Professional Conservatory and then I joined the apprentice programme from Pasodos Dance Company / Palma Dance Center which included ballet, contemporary dance and jazz formation. It gave me the opportunity to grow as a dancer, choreographer and to gain stage experience while touring through Spain with different productions.
Although I feel very thankful for the experiences I lived there, I decided to apply to a dance bachelor programme in Germany in order to expand my knowledge and to have more chances to start a professional career.

I really think that this scholarship will be extremely helpful to let me develop myself.


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