LWD Dance Hub is taking a new direction, with a new name to match – Dance Hub South Australia.
As Dance Hub South Australia (Dance Hub SA), the organisation has rebranded as a peak advocacy and support body for independent dance in South Australia.
Dance Hub SA will support artists through various residency programs, including their studio-based Artist In Residence program (which is hosting 16 artists in 2019); the Mind The Gap Residency program, a partnership with Tasmania’s premiere Dance Company, Tasdance; and the international exchange program, Asia-Connect, with inaugural artist Chien-Wei Wu from Taiwan’s Tussock Dance Theatre.
Other programs include the Adelaide Fringe partnership with Holden Street Theatres, the Young Artist Program and the running of the OzAsia Dance Lab program, which brings together 11 professional choreographers from across Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong to share their skills and explore opportunities to develop, collaborate and initiate new international projects.
The new branding and logo heralds a fresh era for the organisation, says Dance Hub SA’s artistic director Amanda Phillips.
“Dance Hub SA offers opportunities for grassroots research, creative experimentation and art form development that reflects the drivers of culture. We support that culture and will be investing in the dance community to flourish, so that South Australian artists can confidently call this state home,” she says. “The momentum behind Dance Hub SA is to establish a unifying industry for the South Australian dance sector. Dance Hub SA is a place where dancers and choreographers can hone their creativity utilising our facilities, where industry members can converge to discuss and evaluate the development of the sector locally and nationally, and where we as a community can support the next generation of South Australian talent to launch national and international careers, whilst ensuring mid-career artists and aging artists can continue in sharing their evolving practices and narratives.”
Leigh Warren, the founder of the organisation, has been appointed as Dance Hub SA’s inaugural patron.
For more info head to www.dancehubsa.com.au
Pictured top: Artistic director of Dance Hub SA Amanda Philips with YAP participants. Photo: Alexander Waite Mitchell.