Think Tank Program - Talk, Think, Dance, Discuss

Running alongside the youth dancers’ program, AYDF will be hosting a professional development Think Tank for youth dance leaders, professional artists, educators and arts leaders interested in the area of youth dance/arts practice.

Over 2.5 days, the program presents a series of discussions, key practical dance workshops, dialogue, presentations and networking with artists, teachers and companies from all around the world.

The program concludes with an Industry Forum on 10 July, followed by reception drinks, and watching the gala performances by exemplar national and International youth dance companies.

Key artists leading workshops:

  • Adam Wheeler, Artistic Director, Tasdance

  • Caroline Bowditch, Executive Director, Arts Access Victoria

Industry Forum - “Why Youth Dance?” (10 July)

Panel members - Adam Wheeler (Tasdance), Anna Kenrick (YDance, Scotland), Aparnaa Nagesh (High Kicks, India) and Daniel Riley (Ilbijerri Theatre Company)
Facilitated by Ruth Osborne (QL2), who will lead a series of provocations to the panel that will open to a discussion with the audience.

The industry forum will be followed by a reception sponsored by Trybooking, and Revolutions per minute (rpm) - gala performances by youth dance companies.

Registration

Think Tank pass (full 2.5-day)
$230/$195 Ausdance members, concession

includes:

  • Full Think Tank program - 2 days

  • Access to Opening Ceremony - light catering (7 July)

  • Catered lunch (8 & 9 July)

  • AYDF2019 T-shirt

  • Access to Industry Forum - part of Think Tank

  • Invite to industry networking event (10 July)

  • 1x Complimentary ticket to Revolutions per minute (rpm) evening performance (10 or 11 July)

Industry Forum only (10 July)
$80

includes:

  • Access to Industry Forum

  • Invite to industry networking event

  • 1x Complimentary ticket to Revolutions per minute (rpm) evening performance (10 or 11 July)


Register for the program here>>


Program overview

Session time/date Sunday, 7 July Monday, 8 July Tuesday, 9 July Wednesday, 10 July
   AM   Introduction
Keynote
Pecha Kucha #1
Pecha Kucha #2
Practical session #2
NA
   PM 3pm - 6pm
Registration & Opening Ceremony
Practical session #1
Observation: MAKE sessions + facilitated group discussion
Panel discussion
Observation: MAKE sessions + facilitated group discussion
Industry Forum
Industry networking drinks