Dance and Music initiative results
02 June 2011
Composers Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey and choreographer/dancers Bec Reid and Tim Harvey have received support through the Dance and Music initiative for their upcoming collaborative project ‘Test Drive’.
‘Test Drive’ is the first stage creative development of ‘A Mad Odyssey’, a music and dance collaboration that occurs on a drive from Darwin to Melbourne. It is an ambitious traveling dance and music show created by artists and communities across multiple towns and cities on the journey from Darwin to Melbourne. The work will evolve from town to town, until they finally arrive in Melbourne’s Federation Square, where they will perform the full eclectic 50 minute work on the back of the two travel weary utes. ‘Test Drive’ is the initial creative development of the project, which will allow the composers, choreographers and dancers to spend two weeks on the road trialing a mini odyssey in regional Victoria.
The initiative was the result of a partnership between the Australia Council’s Dance and Music Boards. The intention of the initiative is to encourage new relationships between choreographers, dancers, composers and/or musicians to work collaboratively to create and develop innovative, new dance/music work.
Other artists funded in this round include:
- composer Gail Priest and choreographer Jane McKernann for their upcoming project ‘One Thing Follows Another’
- a collaboration between Lingalayam Dance Company & percussion group TaikOz that merge pan traditional Asian performing arts into a new collaborative work titled ‘Chi Udaka’
- sound and visual artist Robin Fox to develop a new musical/kinetic sculptural/dance work with choreographer Stephanie Lake
- 'Fifteen': a site specific dance and music collaboration between choreographer Liesel Zink, and sound artist Mike Willmett
A full list of successful recipients can be found in the meeting assessment report here.
Title image: Epi-Thet
Photo by Dean Petersen