Australia-Finland dance exchange

In 2013-2015 Dance info Finland and Australia Council for the Arts coordinated a collaboration programme, in which the partners were organizations of dance field from both countries.


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The aim of the programme was to support professional development of dance artists and increase the employment and collaboration possibilities of dance professionals in the two countries.

The goal of the dance artist exchange programme was to encourage artists to share their knowledge, expertise and experiences with each other. The intention was not really to produce new pieces of work or premiers but to concentrate in working with local community and environment.

Australia-Finland Dance Exchange -collaboration was coordinated and partly funded by Dance info Finland and Australia Council for the Arts. Finnish partners were ITAK- Regional dance centre of Eastern Finland, JoJo- Dance centre of Oulu, Routa and Zodiak- Center for New Dance. Partners from Australia were Campbell Arts Centre, Critical Path, Strut and Junction Arts festival.

Some of the projects have already finished and some are still going on. As a result of the collaboration programme also new projects were born.


Partners

Zodiak– Center for new dance, Helsinki

Campbelltown Arts Center, Australia

Critical Path, Sydney, Australia

ITAK – Regional dance centre of Eastern Finland, Kuopio

Junction Arts Festival, Tasmania, Australia

Moriarty’s Project, Melbourne, Australia

Michelle Heaven, Castlemaine, Australia

Routa company, Kajaani