Dancehouse

Keir Choreographic Award

The biennial KCA is a premiere event for the Australian dance scene, showcasing new choreographic works by 8 outstanding artists.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jun 23, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 3, 2022

Add to Calendar 06/23/2022 12:00 AM 07/03/2022 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Keir Choreographic Award The biennial KCA is a premiere event for the Australian dance scene, showcasing new choreographic works by 8 outstanding artists.

An innovative commissioning partnership between Dancehouse, The Keir Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, with presenting partner Carriageworks, the KCA is Australia’s largest contemporary dance award showcasing new, choreographic short works by eight Australian artists.

Held over two weeks, this year all eight commissioned works by Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho (NSW), Alice Will Caroline (VIC), Jenni Large (TAS), Joshua Pether (WA), Lucky Lartey (NSW), Raghav Handa (NSW), Rebecca Jensen (VIC) and Tra Mi Dinh (VIC) will be presented at both Dancehouse, Melbourne and Carriageworks, Sydney in a rotating program of two bills (four works each).

The KCA is an extraordinary fully paid opportunity for independent Australian artists to develop and share works with audiences and an esteemed jury of dance luminaries. The jury of international dance leaders tasked with selecting the recipient of the 2022 Keir Choreographic Award and awarding the $50,000 jury prize on Sunday 3 July at Carriageworks include Daniel Riley (Wiradjuri/Australia), Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia), Laurie Uprichard (Ireland), Lemi Ponifasio (Aotearoa/New Zealand), and Nanako Nakajima (Japan).

Melbourne season at Dancehouse
23 June – 2 July
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Sydney season at Carriageworks
23 June – 2 July
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Image: ‘Rinse’ (KCA 2020), Amrita Hepi. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.