Carriageworkshave announced the public program for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award (KCA), Australia’s first major choreographic award, in partnership with The Keir Foundation, Dancehouse and Australia Council for the Arts.
From 27 February – 20 March 2018, the diverse public program expands on the Keir Choreographic Awards Sydney season and includes performances, workshops and discussions engaging the 2018 KCA jurors.
Highlights of the program include the Australian premiere of an evening of solo works from acclaimed choreographer and performer Meg Stuart at Carriageworks and two workshops in Western Sydney in association withCampbelltown Arts Centre; Black Dance facilitated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, USchoreographer and improviser; and Little Orange Workshop with celebrated Australian choreographer Lucy Guerinfor emerging Western Sydney artists with disabilities.
Hungarian choreographer, dancer and performer, Eszter Salamon will speak at the National Gallery of Australia; present a seminar in conjunction with the University of New South Wales and lead a choreographic lab at Critical Path, Sydney.
The eight artists selected for the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award are:Nana Biluš Abaffy, Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson and Mirabelle Wouters), Luke George, Amrita Hepi,Prue Lang, Melanie Lane,Bhenji Ra and Lillian Steiner.
Launched in 2014, the Keir Choreographic Award looks to identify and illuminate experimental choreographic practices occurring in the Australian context today.