Dance

A host of outstanding dancers and choreographers has earned Australia a global reputation for taking the art form to new heights.

The Australia Council fosters the development and growth of Australian dance. It supports excellence, encourages participation, increases distribution and builds artistic sustainability. Its vision is to see dance thrive.


Australian dance is recognised for its athleticism, distinctive style and diversity.

24 Frames Per Second - 18 June - 7 August

A blend of film, dance and art and to be showcased at Carriageworks.

24 Frames Per Second is a project developed over three years combining the works of twenty four commissioned artists, choreographers, dancers and filmmakers. Australian and international.

"24 Frames Per Second explores the integrated nature of contemporary art practice which, in recent years, has seen dance and live performance infiltrate the institutional spaces of the museum," says exhibition co-curator Nina Miall.

24 Frames Per Second Artists Talks

24 Frames Per Second page here.

"We are proud to present the results of three years of experimentation and work by leading artists from across Australia and internationally. This major new initiative continues the Carriageworks commitment to providing uncompromising support of artists and to making risk-taking new work which is both relevant and engaging to audiences locally, nationally and internationally ,"  Lisa Havilah, Director of Carriageworks.

"24 Frames Per Second explores the integrated nature of contemporary art practice which, in recent years, has seen dance and live performance infiltrate the institutional spaces of the museum," says exhibition co-curator Nina Miall.

"In addition, the distinctive spaces of Carriageworks offer a platform that exists beyond the dance studio, black box, or white cube", Beatrice Gralton, exhibition co-curator. 

"Contemporary dance artists explore movement from a range of perspectives - from within the individual body, alongside or in counterpoint with others, in intersections with objects or in relation to abstract concepts. Dance is a fundamentally collaborative medium where connections are made across form, practice and territories. 24 Frames Per Second will provide significant new opportunities for audiences to engage with new works by leading national and international artists." Carin Mistry, Australia Council Director of Dance.

David Rosetzky, Gaps, 2014. Commissioned by Carriageworks and ACMI for 24 Frames Per Second. Image courtesy the artist.
David Rosetzky, Gaps, 2014. Commissioned by Carriageworks and ACMI for 24 Frames Per Second. Image courtesy the artist.

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