Salamanca Arts Centre proudly presents a new participatory dance festival for Hobart in September 2016. Salamanca MOVES will inspire and empower a community of dance agents for change.
Movers will challenge and re-imagine the dancing body, and extraordinary art experiences will innovate local and national dance conversations.
Events during the festival will be focused around Hobart’s vibrant Salamanca precinct.
“Tasmania’s dance community is rich and incredibly diverse,” says festival curator Kelly Drummond Cawthon, a Hobart girl who left town in the eighties aged 16 seeking qualifications and a career in dance. She returned from the US in 2011 as a dancer, choreographer and inspiring activist dance educator who now runs Salamanca Arts Centre’s SPACE and Live Arts program.
“Whether you’re talking about dance as a hobby, as a vocation or anything in between, it’s a universal form of expression that brings people together in so many powerful and interesting ways.”
The festival will feature dancers and dance-makers who have trained for decades and performed on world stages, dancers who identify with a disability, dancers on the streets, in hidden spaces and across the Salamanca precinct.
Diverse dance will be main-streamed with the deep belief that the more difference you share the more dance is enriched as an art-form.
Submissions are welcomed from dancers of all levels, including teachers, and anyone looking to engage in performances, workshops, panels and conversations about dance.
Movers of all ages are invited and welcomed to engage in creative opportunities, movement experiences and performances. New Movers without dance experience are welcome.
A community festival celebrating contemporary dance
21 September – 1 October, 2016
Hobart, Tasmania Australia
TO REGISTER INTEREST (BY 15 APRIL):
Or to discuss Salamanca MOVES with Coordinator Kelly Drummond-Cawthon email her.