Dance Forum has received funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) to host a series of Residency programmes, the management said this week.
Despite boasting a plethora of contemporary dance talent, South Africa dance is suffering from a seroius lack of adequate support, both from government and corporates.
Starting at the end of March 2015 and running until mid-November 2015, the residency programme will offer choreographers a space, for a period of up to six weeks, where they will be able to create a new work.
The Residency programme will offer choreographers the following:
• The use of the venue: the Dance Space in Newtown (Johannesburg), for a period of up to six weeks, where the resident artist can create a new work
• Assistance on all levels, music and administration; and (depending on the outcome) the work will be presented at a space in Johannesburg
• A fee of R10 000 (about US$9 500)
• Airfares and accommodation for two choreographers from outside Gauteng Province
• Fees for dancers (maximum 10 dancers per choreographer) per residency
In return, the Dance Forum will require the following from the resident choreographer:
• A weekly Open class to be facilitated at the Dance Space during the residency
• A showing of the outcome of the residency at a space in Johannesburg
• A Face to Face conversation after the showing
• A full report-back of the process after the residency
• Applications for the Residency are open to professional South African choreographers and the work must be of a minimum of 30 minutes to one hour.
All applications will be considered by the Dance Forum committee, a section 21 company.
The closing date for applications is October 31, 2014.
For further information please visit www.danceforumsouthafrica.co.za or call +27-11 492 0709/2033.