New Edition of ‘Asia-Pacific Channels’

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A new edition of Channels is available to download!

Asia–Pacific Channels is the bi-annual magazine of the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific (WDAAP), published by Ausdance National in collaboration with MyDance Alliance in Malaysia. It profiles dance events and activities from WDA members throughout the Asia–Pacific region.

December 2017 Edition

Highlights:

  • Results from the November 2017 Annual General Meeting, and the list of the new WDAAP Executive Committee.
  • Outgoing WDAAP President Yunyu Wang (Taiwan) bids farewell, and welcomes Urmimala Sarkar (India), who is turning her Vice President role over to Stella Lau (Hong Kong).
  • Lubna Marium (Bangladesh) reports on her experience of the WDA Global Summit in Newfoundland, Canada, in July 2017.
  • Beautiful images from the works of the 8 selected emerging choreographers who attended the International Young Choreographers’ Project in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in July 2017.

Download: Channels Dec 2017 pdf-icon[PDF, 3MB]

Back issues of Channels can be downloaded from here. The archive of Channels dating back to 1996 is available from the Ausdance website.

New Edition of Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship

Choreolab, WDA Global Summit, Memorial University, St. Johns, Newfoundland, July, 2017. Photo: Linda Caldwell.
Choreolab, WDA Global Summit, Memorial University, St. Johns, Newfoundland, July, 2017. Photo: Linda Caldwell.

Volume 5, 2017 of the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS) is now available online at  http://www.jedsonline.net/. It contains double blind reviewed essays, along with a call for submission of essays for the JEDS Vol 6, 2018 issue.

We have introduced an new section for the next Volume, in the form of short Performance Reviews with photographs, that may be easier for non English speaking scholars.

JEDS is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field.

JEDS is a project of World Dance Alliance, and is edited by Prof. Linda Caldwell (Texas Women’s University, USA) and Assoc. Prof. Urmimala Sarkar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India).

Proposals Open for Panpapanpalya 2018

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The WDA Global Education Network is partnering with daCi and the University of South Australia to host a global Dance Education Summit in Adelaide, Australia, 8-13 July 2018: Panpapanpalya 2018http://www.jointdancecongress2018.com/.

Panpapanpalya 2018 will be one of the world’s largest
gatherings of dancers, dance educators, and artists of all ages,
generating new thoughts and ideas for dance learning and
teaching in the 21st century. The congress is centered on four
interwoven themes: dance, gathering, generations, learning,
summarised by the Aboriginal Kaurna word Panpapanpalya,
honouring Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
dance practices, as well as indigenous dance cultures from around
the world.

Babies, young children, school and university students, dance
artists, community and cultural workers, parents and carers, as
well as educators, will be involved as participants and presenters
coming from all over the world.

  • Performance program — for Children/young people, Tertiary/University students, and Adults/intergenerational. Closing date: 16 October 2017.
  • Scholarly Gatherings — can be, but not limited to, papers, panel discussions, project dialogues, dance research workshops, lecture demonstrations, workshops, posters/installations, and Pecha Kucha. Closing date: 9 October 2017.
  • Twinning Projects — collaborations across the world. Closing date: 1 September 2017.

Registrations for the conference are also open. Early Bird rates close 1 February 2018.

Hosted by the University of South Australia.

WAAE New Project: Global Arts Learning Action

Established by 3 Europe-based educators, the mission of Global Arts Learning Action is to encourage and enable lower-income countries to place arts learning at the heart of their education systems, and mobilise the world’s educators, artists and cultural organisations to support these endeavours.

If you are an arts educator, you can support the project by sharing your knowledge and experience. We would be excited to hear from you, if you:

  • can suggest examples of promising practices and strategies that we should learn from
  • would like to participate in our workshop and policy seminar in September
  • can connect us to countries who could be interested in working with us
  • can help us to share our thinking with to key audiences

Email responses to gala.artsed@gmail.com, ideally by Friday 4 August. For more info, contact Joe Hallgarten, Co-founder of Global Arts Learning Action (Senior Associate, Innovation Unit): joe.hallgarten@gmail.com or 0044 7769702708.

More info:

Download the brief on WAAE Global Arts Learning Action.
Download the concept note on Global Arts Learning Action July 2017.

WAAE is a partner organisation of World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific.

International Dance Day 2017

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International Dance Day is celebrated on 29 April every year, and commemorates the birthday of French dancer, ballet master and reformer Jean-Georges Noverre. This year’s IDD message is by American choreographer Trisha Brown, who passed away on 18 March 2017, after a long career as an innovative dance maker.

Go to the official page of International Dance Day, hosted by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), to read the message, or download as PDF.

Submissions Extended for Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship

Photo by Jesse Scroggins, Courtesy Big Rig Dance Collective.

The Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship is a double-blind reviewed online journal published by World Dance Alliance. JEDS is designed to serve the needs of international dance scholars who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field.

Deadline for submission for the fifth edition has been extended to 1 February 2017.

Download Guide for Contributors here [Word doc 1MB].

Call for Applications for Residency at K3, Hamburg

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS — RESIDENCY PROGRAM 2017/2018
K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg

Application deadline: August 14th 2016

For the season 2017/2018, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg is offering an eight-month residency to three emerging choreographers.

The applicants should have already created their own artistic works.

Duration of the residency is August 2017 to April 2018.

The residency includes amongst others, a monthly grant, a production budget as well as a qualifying course program.

We accept applications from all over the world and in all choreographic fields (also dance for young audience for example). There is no pre-setting or exclusion.

Further information about the residency program and the required application material: www.k3-hamburg.de/en/ausschreibungen/

Accommodation for WDAAP International Dance Festival/Conference, 21-24 July 2016

To all our the dance practitioners, enthusiasts and fans from around the world, as well as WDAAP members, who are looking forward to World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific’s next exciting annual event, in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by WDA-Korea:
1. Holiday Inn is the official conference hotel.
2. See the room booking form: Download the form (MS Word doc 85KB). Please do direct all bookings to the Holiday Inn as stated on the form.
3. Holiday Inn has given a special rate for the WDA conference which is not announced on their website. This special rate is only available for WDAAP members, through bookings with this form through email or fax only (contacts are stated on the form).
4. Although not stated in the form, the room is appropriate for 1 – 3 people with a roll-away bed.
5. Looking for a roommate? The leader of each of the event categories (Showcase, Symposium, Master Class) will soon receive the list of all presenters in those categories and might be able to assist you in this matter. Please contact them if you require a roommate!

PS: The MayPlace Hotel in the centre of Seoul is also recommended (check their website); it is about a 35-minute bus ride to SSU. The special rate for anyone booking directly with the hotel is around $US90 per room for one and $US100 for two people, plus $US13 for breakfast.

News for WDAAP International Dance Festival/Conference, 21-24 July 2016

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Information for dance practitioners, enthusiasts and fans from around the world, as well as WDAAP members, who are looking forward to World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific’s next exciting annual event, in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by WDA-Korea:

1. A draft schedule of the event is now available! Download PDF here (28KB). This does not yet contain details of who is presenting where. It just contains the general outline of events — so you can start booking your flights to Korea! Check back at this website for an updated schedule with more details soon.

2. The conference site is in Sung Shin University, in the north of Seoul (30 mins from city centre). English Website: http://www.sungshin.ac.kr/website4eng/html/main/

3. The hotel nearby is Holiday Inn Seoul which will have a conference rate of US$100 with 3 beds (one roll-away bed); three people can share a room. With the conference rate, breakfast is not provided.

4. If anyone wants to book a hotel in the centre of Seoul, it is about a 35 minute bus ride to SSU. The MayPlace Hotel in the centre of Seoul is recommended. The special rate for anyone booking online directly with the hotel is around US$90 per room for two persons.

5. Conference registration will be open in mid May, US$100 for all WDA members. Please ensure your WDA membership is up to date through your country chapter before registering (e.g. Ausdance in Australia, MyDance Alliance in Malaysia etc.). There will also be facilities for payment of individual WDA membership at the conference (US$20). However, we strongly recommend that you strengthen your country’s dance networks by joining your own recognised organisation.

Dance Routes – Danced Roots: Connecting the Local and the Global

Seoul, Korea – 2016

 In 2016, the Korean chapter of World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific will host the WDAAP Annual General Meeting and surrounding activities as the event Dance Routes – Danced Roots: Connecting the Local and the Global, from 21 to 24 July 2016.

Applications are now open for participation in the following events: