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DANCE FILM RESIDENCY: JAPAN

DANCE FILM ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE JAPAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

This program is a partnership between Dancehouse and Japan Contemporary Dance Network and is part of the JCDN International Dance in Residence Exchange project Vol.7.

EOI open MAY 11

EOI closes MAY 26

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THE PROJECT:

Film is a cultural means of expression that draws upon the social and historical underpinnings within which it
is fabricated. In this context, it forms a lasting trace of artistic practice, collaboration and exchange. This project relies on principles of cultural exchange and dialogue and aims to strengthen the knowledge of Australian and Japanese culture and society by circulating and exchanging contemporary dance films and developing a discourse of mutual understanding through the associated public program. READ MORE

HOW IT WORKS:

One creative team of 2 Australian artists will be invited to work in residence in Matsuyama City (Ehime Prefecture) to create a short dance film of minimum 30 minutes.

The selected Australian artists (director, choreographer, media artist, and/or camera operator) will work in collaboration with local Japanese artists (choreographer, performers) and with the assistance of local technical teams.

The film will be screened in both Australia and Japan as part of a public program that includes artist talks.

WHO CAN APPLY:

Only film directors, choreographers, media artists, camera operators with a track record of other achievements in this genre should apply.

Artists must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

***PLEASE NOTE this project will only cover costs for a creative teams of TWO. Together the 2 artists must cover all key creative roles: director, choreographer, media artist, camera person etc.  The team must be able to develop a concept, shoot, edit and deliver a short dance film of 30 minutes minimum.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

  • You must ensure you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Apply by clicking this link (link to be inserted) before MAY 26 MIDNIGHT: no late applications will be accepted
  • Ensure your team has no more than TWO members, who together are capable of creating and delivering the film, covering all key roles of director, choreographer, media artist, camera operator, editor etc.
  • You must be able to commit to the full Schedule of the project – refer to Schedule below
  • You must agree to create a film of minimum 30 minutes of length.
  • You must be open to collaboration and dialogue with local artists as this is an international exchange project
  • The dance film must be created in response to the location's unique qualities – see below – and in collaboration with local dancers and crews.
  • You must be willing and able to use your own equipment to deliver the project.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Artists who are able to attend the schedule as above
  • A choreographer/dancer who is able to direct to create a dance film
  • At least one media artist who is able to shoot the film and use their own  equipment
  • Established artists who have an established practice in dance and film
  • Australian artists who are keen to work in Matsuyama City, agree to the aim and objectives of the project, and also are enthusiastic to create a work in collaboration with Japanese artists and creative local teams.

COSTS AND FEES:

Costs of international airfares and local transport will be covered for both trips to Japan

JPY3000 per diem per day per person paid directly to the artists

Accommodation will be provided. 

Total fee and production budget $9000AUD.

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This project is supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2017 and organised by Japan Contemporary Dance Network in partnership with Dancehouse.

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Starts
Thursday 11 May, 2017
Ends
Friday 26 May, 2017
Venue
Dancehouse
Venue Address
150 Princes St, Carlton North
Location

Melbourne, Melbourne

Website
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Category
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