Forum on Dance in the Digital Age

Image of Sydney Dance Company in Gideon Obarzanek’s L’Chaim!  Photo Wendell Teodoro.

SHOUT OUT for Expressions of Interest for Forum Speakers

‘Exploring Dance in the Digital Age’

National Dance Forum 2017 | 25-26 September

EOI Close 24 July
Following the Australian Dance Awards on 24th September, the event organisers Ausdance National will be holding the National Dance Forum in Melbourne.
The central theme of this year’s forum is ‘exploring dance in the digital age’ – investigating how we work in a digital age while exploring the best innovative practice possible to ‘make’ and distribute dance work to a wider audience. The digital age calls for a discussion on ways to provide more access to more Australians to see and experience dance in the virtual realm. 

The 2017 National Dance Forum will bring together makers, producers and presenters to discuss and share knowledge on current digital practices and technological developments. The two-day forum will focus on strengthening the dance sector’s capacity within the digital domain.

Over the 2-day forum at the Victoria College of the Arts in Melbourne NDF 2017 will address 4 key questions:

  1. How do we approach or adapt artistic practice to take advantage of new digital technology, and use it to create meaning? Or is technology an art form in its own right?
  2. How is work curated and created for digital distribution?
  3. How can artists expand their reach to new and existing audiences?
  4. What can we take from other industries that have successfully (or unsuccessfully) navigated digital disruption and/or developed an effective digital futures agenda?

Call for Expressions of Interest: 10-minute presentation
You are invited to propose to make a 10-minute presentation about your work that directly addresses one or all of the four key questions. The program will be shaped by these questions, and we will choose presentations based on innovative practice, relevance to the topics, and by hearing about some of the challenges faced in creating work in a digital environment.
● Due date: Monday 24 July 2017

Call for Expressions of Interest: 3-minute pitch presentation
We invite practitioners who use digital technology in, or for, their work to demonstrate innovation and/or digital distribution strategies in a 3-minute pitch session.
● Due date: Monday 24 July 2017

For further information on the National Dance Forum click here

Read about the Nominees for the 2017 Australian Dance Awards here