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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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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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10 Mar Autumn Lantern

[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]Dancers and musicians weave movement, music and light symbolic of lanterns lighting the way through festival, or city spaces. Responsive to place and the activity present there, Autumn Lantern playfully reveals the character of the natural and architectural spaces and the choreographies already present within them. Follow them as they thread a mystical, waltz and hum through your event from twilight into the darkness.[/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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01 Aug From The Vault

[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 secret warehouse, once an old storage bunker for valuable goods, from the vault unlocks a timely reflection on values; what is truly important today and why we choose to keep it safe. The work features live cello by Alex Voorhoeve (Canberra Symphony Orchestra) and sound design by electronic music producer Andy McMillan (Doppel). Shortlisted for 2019 Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance Canberra Critic's Circle Award 2019 Alison Plevey and the Australian Dance Party For From The Vault. Choreographed and directed by Alison Plevey in collaboration with dancers Olivia Fyfe, Stephen Gow, Eliza Sanders, Alana Stenning and Ryan Stone and with live music and sound by Alex Voorhoeve and Andy McMillan, evocative lighting by Mark Dyson, costumes designed by Imogen Keen and dramaturgy by Karla Conway, From The Vault was an outstanding endeavour. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it was the dance highlight of the year.[/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_text]Reviews: Michelle Potter - On Dancing Bill Stephens - Canberra Critics Circle[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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31 Mar Dance Week 2019

[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]Celebrate the launch of Ausdance ACT Dance Week and International Dance Day. Get ready for a fabulous night of grooving, moving and mingling with your fellow dance lovers of the ACT. Hosted by Ausdance ACT and Australian Dance Party, hear from Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay, and the International Dance Day message, then see performances from GOLD, Fabulous Fan Dancers, ADP and more. DJ, Mr. Michael sets the dance floor in swing amidst drinks, chats and finger food. What better way to celebrate our love of dance and all that it brings to community and society? Let’s Dance![/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="Register your place" link="http://danceweek2019launch.eventbrite.com/"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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06 Mar Soul Defenders

[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 march in defense of the soul. We dance to connect to movements of the heart. We let it burst out from within. Not contained by judgemental blocks, but embracing and releasing the soul that rocks. With 14 tonne ex-military cargo truck, the 'SOUL DEFENDER', and legendary Soul DJ Vince Peach, as our comrades, ADP's Soul Defenders disguise peculiar army drills, extemporaneous body moves and soulful grooves that uphold the values of  joy, spontaneous play and soul. Do you wanna dance?[/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="Support us on Patreon" link="https://www.patreon.com/australiandanceparty"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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28 Sep ENERGEIA

[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] Set at Mount Majura Solar Farm, Australian Dance Party’s ENERGEIA surveyed the generation, use and waste of the energy around us. An immersive audience experience which looked closely at human energy transactions positioning the human at the centre of the renewable and non-renewable energy debate. Why are we energy hungry? The performance, runs entirely on battery, solar and kinetic power, reveals the wasted power of ourselves and our environment. Supported by artsACT, Molonglo Group Cultural Program, QL2 Dance, Impact Group, Dionysus, Maxim Chartered Accountants, AllInsure, Screencraft and Lorna Sim Photography. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][/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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07 Aug Situate

[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] Situate is a residency supported by City Renewal Authority and Canberra's iconic You Are Here We are undertaking a week long residency in the Canberra CBD to dig into the practice and process of site dance making. ie. How can we truly draw from, not impose on, site to amplify its spirit and engage its audiences? What performance is already there? What themes underlie its essence? A process of witness, receiving, responding and revealing this place to it self through movement. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] We will be working 10-4pm daily on site. Performances of developed scores and processes are as below. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][vc_column_text]Listen below to hear from artists and audiences during the project:[/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_column_text] [playlist ids="16538"] [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] [playlist ids="16548"] [/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_column_text]Reflecting on the situation We came to this adventure with the aim to explore and extend our practice in the public realm. To be immersed and informed by the goings on of time, place and people. Many questions arose from our experiences and even before we began. There were many 'grate expectations', and then not so many. So rare it is for time and support to dig under the surface of...

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25 Apr Water Tight

[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 use it, drink it, wash with it, play in it, we need it, yet under the surface, at times we abuse it. Sparked by ADPs current project Moving to Zero, exploring behavioural change towards emissions reductions and more sustainable futures, the ensemble has explored qualities, energies and uses of water that survey our interactions with this powerful element. We examine through dance and physical states; the body as water, its renewing and destructive forces felt on the body, and the impact of the human in its midst. Immersed in water during the work, we seek to uncover our intimate connection to water, where it dictates our survival and prosperity, yet our carelessness and ignorance towards the preciousness of this vital resource. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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02 Feb Hyper Real Nights

[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] What is it to be human? How does the movement and postures of our bodies give us life, character, age and beauty? Drawing inspiration from the jaw-dropping artworks in Hyper Real, contemporary dancers from the Australian Dance Party harness the power and playfulness of the moving body as they travel through the exhibition. Lingering in Patricia Piccinini's extraordinary video installation, The Breathing Room 2000, the dancers interact with their audience to create a dynamic response to the artist's fascination with evolution and ethics. Supported by the National Gallery of Australia and QL2 Dance as company in residence. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent"][/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="Support us on Patreon" link="https://www.patreon.com/australiandanceparty"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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