BlakDance is the national peak body for Indigenous Dance in Australia. Our membership features independent choreographers and community practitioners.

For over a decade, BlakDance has consistently delivered generative and transformative sector events and has contributed significantly to the development of the small to medium Indigenous dance sector.


BlakDance Residency Program

  Pictured: eXcelsior, Blak Friday for Festival 2018 Commonwealth Games, South Bank, Brisbane

Pictured: eXcelsior, Blak Friday for Festival 2018 Commonwealth Games, South Bank, Brisbane

The BlakDance Residency Program exists to grow the sector, connecting our communities to opportunities to engage and explore dance practice.  Delegates of the National Indigenous Dance Forum 2017 prioritised the need for ‘more space and time to develop contemporary dance practice’.  The program invests in this through offering residencies to develop performance work in a supportive environment for Queensland independent artists. 


First Nations Dialogues explored opportunities for a new four-year strategy of engagement, collaboration, exchange and expression.  

Read the full essay by Emily Johnson here »

Read the full BlakDance report and transcripts here »

 

What’s Next?

First Nations Dialogues – New York 2019

We are seeking interest from artists and presenters to attend the First Nations Dialogues New York 2019.

Artists interested register here »

Presenters interested register here »

 

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