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New Dance Graduates (1st or 2nd year out)
Development opportunity with Solon Ulbrich
Call for Expressions of Interest
Soft Landing 1 2009
A unique opportunity for tertiary dance graduates to engage, collaborate and forge creative partnerships for the future.
Soft Landing is a collaborative professional development program at QL2 Centre for Youth Dance, Canberra (formerly The Australian Choreographic Centre). Independent dance artist and producer Solon Ulbrich will once again direct Soft Landing 1 for 2009. This program has been developed over several years and has supported many recent graduates during the difficult transition from the tertiary course into the dance profession.
The core of Soft Landing 1 will take place from April 14 to May 10, 2009. You should also be prepared to engage in online discussion and research prior to the studio development; and subject to funding, we will provide limited online and phone mentoring support after this. The development will take place at QL2 Centre for Youth Dance in Canberra and conclude with an "in progress" performance showing at the Centre’s theatre. Artists involved in the development will undertake a full time creative process including: daily technique class; contributing to the development of a new dance performance; and mentored feedback. There will also be opportunities to engage in teaching development and associated production skills. This will be a unique opportunity to maintain and extend dance training, share knowledge and skills with interstate graduates, forge creative partnerships and launch a creative practice for the future.
You must make a clear commitment to the creative process and be available full-time for the four-week period concluding the evening of Sunday, May 10. All participants must make their own arrangements for their stay in Canberra during this period. No accommodation or financial support is available.
All dance graduates within the first two years after completing their degree are eligible.
If you would like to make an expression of interest for Soft Landing:
1) Send your CV including references, photo and brief cover letter expressing your interest in the project to: firstname.lastname@example.org; and
2) Submit a video with up to 15 minutes of material demonstrating your dance experience and skill. This can be submitted by mailing a DVD to:
Solon Ulbrich C/O Performing Lines, 5/245 Chalmers Street Redfern NSW 2016
Expressions of interest must be received by January 30, 2009
Applications will be assessed by:
· Solon Ulbrich: Project Director
· Ruth Osborne: Artistic Director QL2
Successful applicants will be advised by email by February 13, 2009
Any further queries please contact Solon Ulbrich on 0424 576 616