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27 May Creative Juices: Contentious Character

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]On the long weekend of the 11-14th June ADP performed at Contentious Character Winery for Creative Juices: an exciting long weekend of creative arts, with beautiful local food & wines! Performing on the opening night with a spoken word/solo by Party Leader Alison Plevey, a dinner party dance and a social line/wine dance in the name of grapes to celebrate our hearts, taste buds and the good company around us. Friday 11th June 7PM for dinner & show $120 + Our pals Somebody's Aunt performed on Sunday 13th June for a roaming dance performance with lunch at 11AM-1PM & 2-4PM.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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17 May a-bridging-place blog

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][image_with_text image="45252"]Welcome to our residency blog! Over ten days (16th - 23rd May) we will be reflecting on the adventures of our exchange and collaboration as we seed new knowledge and approaches for site dance creation and begin the development of a new work 'a-bridging-place'. We are hungry to meet in the flesh and to experience process in place together and to allow for inputs from our residency consultants Uncle John Graham, Daniele Constance and Glenn Barry to feed our journey. We hope you will follow them here...

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11 May a-bridging-place

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a new collaboration, Australian Dance Party and Gogi Dance Collective (Gold Coast) exchange, merge and re-assemble site dance making approaches and ethics through the seeding of a new work ‘a-bridging-place’ set on the HOTA ‘Green’ Bridge. With provocation from Daniele Constance, Glenn Barry and Uncle John Graham and the artists centre their creative consciousness to first nations histories and audience access opportunities. The bridge is a metaphor for the research focus of the residency AND the subject of the new work, where site dance approaches merge from different directions and expand to new awareness. We curiously unpack the patterns, psychologies and choreographies of the bridge as a space between two ends or beginnings and places of suspended transition. a-bridging-place is made possible through a Blue Sky Dreaming residency at Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance as part of The Makers Program. This project has been supported by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance through The Makers Program – a commissioning project assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast to support...

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13 Apr a-love-dance

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Well slap them on a Versailles ceiling and call me Charles Le Brun, it’s a dance about love and obsession! Soft sultry, a-love-dance uses Renaissance and Baroque imagery to evoke a feeling of sensuality and take us players to the theatre of love.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][button icon="" target="_self" hover_type="default" text="Australian Dance Week 2021" link="https://www.ausdanceact.org.au/adw-2021"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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08 Feb Symbiosis

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Join an exclusive after dark walking tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens with illuminated live dance, music and spoken word by award winning dance company, Australian Dance Party and collaborating artists. This unique sensory experience explores the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene. An embodied study of symbiotic relationships: parasitism, mutualism and commensalism, provokes a crucial reflection on human-ecological relationships and the response-ability we hold in shaping our ecological future.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][vc_column_text]Due to popular demand and sell out season! We have released tickets to two additional Symbiosis shows - Wednesday 10th March 6pm and 8:15pm[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][button icon="" target="_parent" hover_type="enlarge" text_align="center" text="Book here" link="https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=SYMBIOSI21" color="#dd3333"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][button icon="" target="_self" hover_type="default" text_align="center" text="FAQs " link="https://australiandanceparty.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/d/F0E6A1DF6F18EBBC2540EF23F30FEDED/44497CE0E9D1DAF938A555EB6E97B45B" color="#ffffff"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdBB_QQwxq0" align="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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23 Nov Symbiosis: In development

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] We are in the process of creative exploration in the development of a new site-specific episodic dance work set amid the Botanic Gardens.   The human species are awakening to the volatility of the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene. Symbiosis draws from plant and human biology to invite a crucial reflection on the human-ecological relationship through an embodied study of three types of symbiosis; parasitism, mutualism and commensalism. Through choreography, music and somatic and sensory experience, Symbiosis re-positions the human as a part of nature, and within it, the response-ability we hold in guiding these fragile relations. Experienced as a ‘tour’, audiences adventure in groups to not just witness, but to collectively move, sense, be ‘with’ the work and its themes, immersed in the environment around them. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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26 Oct Move to Zero 2.0

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Earth is warming at an alarming rate, causing adverse affects to ecosystems. Present and future generations, risk the loss of a healthy planet and important cultural and environmental legacy of our past. Human induced climate change, including the production of Co2 emissions, are large contributors to these detrimental changes. Taking responsibility for change we can move to reduce and counteract these negative impacts. As an artist-activist company, we devised a movement for this change Move to Zero first in 2018 with four short films and in 2020 Move to Zero 2.0, three films each with a focus on transport. Strut Your Stuff Vehicles are responsible for over 60% of emissions in the ACT, producing around 2.4 metric tonnes of carbon per car per year. So why not ditch the keys and Strut Your Stuff! Walking to and from your destination, or to the bus or tram, is not only good for the environment, it is oh so good for you! Snatch up 30-60 mins of exercise a day while you walk through the street, park or neighbourhood. Along the way meet up with a friend, have a chat on the phone and take in the natural...

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07 Jul Lake March

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] ‘Lake March’ is a spontaneous dance and music performance unfolding along the pathways of Lakes Burley Griffin, Ginninderra and Tuggeranong across two weekends in August. Families, friends and exercise buffs of all ages flocking to the Lake to fill up on nature, gossip and sweat will unsuspectingly be treated to an artistic happening, a shared moment of surprise, reflection and joy.   Along the water’s edge, eight dancers continuously move in a spatially distanced procession to live musical accompaniment honouring these watery spaces as places of connection, reflection and for some, trauma.   Ignited by the turbulent context we are experiencing globally in 2020, the artists draw on notions of absence – of human-to-human touch, of a just and stable world, of collective joy – experiences for which we yearn.   Lake March was awarded a Canberra Critics Circle award for 'courageously working within the restrictive conditions generated by Covid-19 to bring an innovative and entertaining production of dance and live music, presented in several outdoor venues, to an audience of dance goers and the wider Canberra Community’.   THE NELKEN LINE World famous director, Pina Bausch’s ‘The Nelken Line’ was released to be performed by citizens across the globe, uniting communities...

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01 May Pandemic Behaviours

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]During this period of isolation, Australian Dance Party artists have been staying sane, creative and physical by making a series of experimental dance films at home that respond to this strange existence during lock down in covid-19. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing them with you. We hope you may follow our adventures, who knows where our behaviours will lead! If you are in a position to support us on Patreon or Donate, we would be most appreciative in a time where we are not receiving income from live performances.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/ao5OUz7qrpg" align="right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/PKwhHF74fx8" align="right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/l8zi5xEis6M" align="right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/UmIJPR-NdaM" align="right"][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/roerU-R2e6I" align="right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/8jMh4_pxUnQ" align="right"][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/sozBnbH_8gQ" align="right"][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/HVlQhppxL7Y"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/P365X3uXbAI" align="right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/XxgbKJfRnwU" align="right"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/m-tdMwNubQQ" align="right"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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10 Mar YGen to IGen

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Composed of a lineage of professional and emerging/youth dancers and dance makers spanning sixty years, this mass movement of cross generational dance reflects upon fears, hopes and imaginings of possible futures. Inspired by the festival theme ‘Today I, Tomorrow you,’ the creative agency and collaborative process is shared across all ages and is as much a part of the work as the performance. Commissioned for Art, Not Apart[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="16px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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