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May 9, 2022

Keir Choreographic Award 2022 Program and Jury Announced

The Keir Foundation, Dancehouse, and Australia Council for the Arts, with presenting partner Carriageworks, today announced the program and jury for the fifth edition of the Keir Choreographic Award (KCA). The award is a premiere event for the Australian dance scene presenting newly commissioned works by eight independent Australian artists and collectives. For the first time, Carriageworks and Dancehouse will each host all eight works over a two-week season from 23 June – 2 July, featuring two presentations of four works each in a rotating program.

The Keir Foundation, Dancehouse, and Australia Council for the Arts, with presenting partner Carriageworks, today announced the program and jury for the fifth edition of the Keir Choreographic Award (KCA). The award is a premiere event for the Australian dance scene presenting newly commissioned works by eight independent Australian artists and collectives. For the first time, Carriageworks and Dancehouse will each host all eight works over a two-week season from 23 June – 2 July, featuring two presentations of four works each in a rotating program.

The esteemed 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), Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia), choreographer and independent dance artist, Laurie Uprichard (Ireland), international dance presenter and curator, Lemi Ponifasio (Aotearoa/New Zealand), internationally acclaimed artist and collaborator, and Nanako Nakajima (Japan), dance dramaturg, academic and researcher.

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May 9, 2022

New public artwork commissioned by the City of Sydney’s Art & About

A temporary public artwork by Australian media artist Mike Daly is now on display on Oxford Street until 25 May as part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About series.

‘Tidal’ is a striking light installation presented in a disused shopfront that visualises tidal movement data from 2050 from Sydney and its five coastal sister cities: Nagoya, Guangzhou, Portsmouth, San Francisco and Wellington. Drawing attention to the impacts of the climate crisis, the installation is ultimately a meditation on uncertainty and change.

A temporary public artwork by Australian media artist Mike Daly is now on display on Oxford Street until 25 May as part of the City of Sydney’s Art & About series.

‘Tidal’ is a striking light installation presented in a disused shopfront that visualises tidal movement data from 2050 from Sydney and its five coastal sister cities: Nagoya, Guangzhou, Portsmouth, San Francisco and Wellington. Drawing attention to the impacts of the climate crisis, the installation is ultimately a meditation on uncertainty and change. Read an interview with the artist here.

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