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Home Bodies

Project

DMC presents a series of bespoke dance works made by independent makers in areas of lockdown around Australia. These diverse and light-hearted dances are created for our neighbours and the communities nearest to us, stuck at home and in need of some quality live performance!

Performances

Home Bodies sees a variety of dance makers creating under conditions of extreme isolation, short bursts of dance to enliven their neighbourhoods.

We are seeking expressions of interest from dance makers in areas of lockdown around Australia, we particularly are keen to support those artists in NSW LGAs of concern, to:

1. pick a track that moves them

2. make a dance to it, and

3. perform it live for their neighbours.

To participate, artists must tell us where they intend to perform their solo (perhaps on your balcony, out your bedroom window, in a nearby park or along the sidewalk), have suitable equipment at home to work with (a costume, speaker to play your music etc.) and be willing to and able to live-stream it. Creative place ideas are encouraged (so long as they comply with the current health order in your area!)

To apply, please complete our expression of interest form - in it you will be asked to supply some personal information, evidence of your practice in the form of your choosing, a simple proposal for where and what you will perform and a commitment to comply with the public health order in your area.

DMC understands artists are living in a range of unique and complex circumstances in lockdown areas around the country - please propose dances relevant to your personal circumstances. We hope this project will bring joy to artists and anyone in their vicinity, even if that is a single neighbour, the 'reach' of your audience is not a determining factor for this project, it should be relevant and meaningful to the situation you find yourself in right now.

Expressions of interest closed on Friday 10th of September

STAY TUNED FOR THE RELEASE!

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Dance Makers Collective acknowledge the Darug peoples, the traditional custodians of the land of Western Sydney, whose land we have the privilege to dance and work on. We acknowledge their survival and resilience, and pay respect to Darug Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community for over 65,000 years.

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