2016 Keir Choreographic Award Semi-Finals

The Keir Choreographic Award is Australia's first major choreographic award presented by the Keir Foundation, Carriageworks and Dancehouse with the Australia Council. The Keir Choreographic Award is dedicated to the commissioning of new choreographic work and promoting innovative, experimental and cross-art form practice in contemporary dance.

Art Exhibition previously on at Dancehouse in Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 26 April 2016 to Saturday 30 April 2016

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The Keir Choreographic Award is Australia’s first major choreographic award presented by the Keir Foundation, Carriageworks and Dancehouse with the Australia Council. The Keir Choreographic Award is dedicated to the commissioning of new choreographic work and promoting innovative, experimental and cross-art form practice in contemporary dance.

Eight commissioned artists will premiere their new short works in the semi-finals season at Dancehouse from April 26-30. Four of the works will then be selected by the jury to participate in the Sydney season presented by Carriageworks in May 2016. The eight commissioned artists will compete for the accolade of the award including a cash prize of $30,000 for first prize and $10,000 for an audience choice prize voted by Sydney audiences.

PROGRAM ONEAPRIL 26, 28, 30

CHLOE CHIGNELL
MARTIN HANSEN
SARAH AIKEN
ALICE HEYWARD

4 works x 20 min + interval
Tuesday, 26 April- 7pm
Thursday, 28 April – 7pm
Saturday, 30 April – 2pm

Information on the artists and their commissioned works: http://dancehouse.com.au/performance/performancedetails.php?id=228

PROGRAM TWOAPRIL 27, 29, 30

REBECCA JENSEN
JAMES BATCHELOR
GHENOA GELA
PAEA LEACH

4 works x 20 min + interval
Wednesday, 27 April- 7pm
Friday, 29 April – 7pm
Saturday, 30 April – 7pm + CLOSING CEREMONY

Information on the artists and their commissioned works:
http://dancehouse.com.au/performance/performancedetails.php?id=229

For more information on the Keir Choreographic Award and the jury, visit http://dancehouse.com.au/performance/performancedetails.php?id=225

The 2016 Keir Choreographic Award is presented by Dancehouse, Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation with the Australia Council for the Arts. The KCA semi-finals season is supported by the City of Yarra. Venue partners: Arts House, Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin Inc.