Keir Choreographic Award

This biennial Australian choreographic award is dedicated to commissioning new Australian choreographic work and promoting innovative, experimental and cross-art form in contemporary dance across Australia and internationally.

Art Opportunity previously on at Carriageworks in New South Wales, Australia.
From Thursday 05 May 2016 to Saturday 07 May 2016

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Published by Carriageworks on Tuesday 10 November 2015.
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The Keir Choreographic Award aims to capture the new choreographic territories evolving in the realm of movement art and performance that explore the very specific body-mind states artists have been increasingly concerned with in the last decade.

The Keir Choreographic Award welcomes choreographic ideas for works that reflect the interconnectivity between disciplines and challenge conventions about what the moving body is or can be in contemporary society. It hopes to foster new understandings of what choreography might become.

The Award invites Australian professional artists with an established practice to propose a choreographic idea for an original live performance work of 20 minutes maximum in length.

The applicant artist or a main collaborator MUST be a choreographer.

Entry is by means of a short video (maximum 5 minutes) outlining a new choreographic idea. Videos are assessed by the KCA jury made up of national and international industry peers. Eight selected artists will be commissioned to develop a 20-minute max. work. Commissioned artists will receive a commissioning fee of up to $16,000 for creative and production costs, plus max. 100 hrs of in-kind space to develop the work in their hometown.

The eight commissioned works will be presented at Dancehouse, Melbourne. The KCA jury will select four of these works to go forward to the finals, to be presented by Carriageworks, Sydney. A work selected by the KCA jury will be awarded a $30,000 cash prize and $10,000 cash prize will be awarded as People’s Choice by the audience at Carriageworks.