Dance Massive: Open Studios – New Works

 Ryuichi Fujima, Dance Massive Open Studios – New Works 2017. Photo by Maylei Hunt.

Ryuichi Fujima, Dance Massive Open Studios – New Works 2017. Photo by Maylei Hunt.

Dance Massive Open Studios – New Works is a program of open showings that provides the opportunity for dance artists and choreographers from all state and territories in Australia to present Contemporary Dance work-in-progress to audiences and producers in the informal and intimate surrounds of Chunky Move Studios in Melbourne, Victoria.

Call for Applications

The 2019 Open Studios - New Works will be held at Chunky Move studios on Friday 15 March 12 – 3pm and Thursday 21 March 12 – 3pm. You must be available for these dates and times. Please see below for a new opportunity to show your work on Monday 18 March.

We are dedicated to presenting a program which reflects our diverse community. We welcome applications from Dance Artists and Choreographers from all state and territories in Australia, from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ, and individuals of all abilities.

Each successful applicant will be allocated approximately a one-hour block in the program which includes:

  • 30 minute set up time (minimal set)

  • 25 minutes to present their Contemporary Dance work to an audience

  • The presentations will consist of a 5-10 minutes excerpt or video of the work, followed by a spoken presentation about yourselves and your work, and ending with a Q&A session

  • 10 minutes to bump out

Dance artists/choreographers with performances programmed throughout Dance Massive are not eligible to apply for Open Studios – New Works 2019.

Successful applicants will be selected by an independent National panel of Dance Industry Professionals outside of the Dance Massive Consortium.

Please read the Application Pack for full information of the program including selection criteria, technical specifications and venue information.

NEW OPPORTUNITY - JUST ANNOUNCED 2 NOVEMBER 2018!

Ausdance Victoria and the Abbotsford Convent Foundation are delighted to present a series of special showings at the Abbotsford Convent as part of the Open Studios program. These showings welcome artists whose work is site specific, responsive or sits outside traditional performance venues. The showings may inspire and provide insight into the making process, the ways that place inspires structure and choreographic adaptability. 

If you would like to be considered for this program, please tick the option ‘I would like to be considered for the Abbotsford Convent showings on Monday 18 March 2019’ on the application form.

Monday 18 March at 3pm
This program will provide an opportunity for artists’ to present a short showing/presentation followed by a joint Q&A with all artists in this program. The showing locations at the Abbotsford Convent will be worked out between the successful applicants and the Abbotsford Convent.

For more information please contact:
Chloe Weavers
Abbotsford Convent Producer 
cweavers@abbotsfordconvent.com.au or 03 9415 3615

 

How to Apply

To submit an application, please read the Application Pack above and complete the online application form by 9am Wednesday 7 November 2018. This form is in jotform and must be completed in one go. We suggest you prepare your answers in word prior to completing the form.

If you would like to be considered for Abbotsford Convent showings only, please tick the option ‘I would like to be considered for the Abbotsford Convent showings on Monday 18 March 2019’ on the application form and leave the Open Studio boxes blank. You can apply for both opportunities.

You can view a PDF of the application form online to prepare your application.

Important Dates

You MUST be able to meet deadlines and be able to attend your sessions.

2018

Monday 1 October: Applications open

Wednesday 7 November, 9am: Closing date for applications

Friday 23 November: Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified

Early December: Dance Massive program launch
(please note successful applicants will not be included in the printed program but will be included online and in documents sent to delegates)

2019

Monday 29 January: Information on work being presented due for delegate program

Thursday 15 March: Dance Massive Open Studios - Chunky Move Studios

Monday 19 March: Dance Massive Open Studios - Abbotsford Convent

Friday 21 March: Dance Massive Open Studios - Chunky Move Studios

Enquiries

Please contact Clare McKenzie, General Manager, Ausdance Victoria on 03 9689 2044 or manager.vic@ausdance.org.au 

Due to the large amount of applications anticipated, we are unable to offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.