The Keir Foundation, Carriageworks and Dancehouse have announced that the cash prize for the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award has increased to $50,000.
The Keir Choreographic Award was launched in 2014 and exists to support the creation of new choreographic work and experimental practices in Australia.
The 2020 Keir Choreographic Award jury includes Paola Balla (Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara, AUS); Lucinda Childs (USA); Mette Edvardsen (NO); Serge Laurent (FR); and Takao Kawaguchi (JP).
From the entries, the jury will choose eight choreographers who will be commissioned to create a new work, to be performed at Dancehouse in Melbourne, March 3-7, 2020. Four of these works will then be selected by the jury to be performed at Carriageworks in Sydney 12-14 March 2020. The jury will then select the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award recipient. The recipient of the 2020 Keir Choreographic Award will be announced along with the Audience Award on 14 March, 2020.
Entries for the biennial competition are open until July 14, 2019.
Pictured top is the 2018 Keir Choreographic Award winner, Melanie Lane, performing her work 'Personal Effigies'.