We are the peak body for Indigenous Dance in Australia.
Our purpose is to proudly support our communities to dance.
Our vision is to be the gateway to the diversity of Indigenous dance in Australia.
PAX / APACA 2017
On 21-24 August, BlakDance and 4 of The next generation of indigenous choreographers travel to Gammeraigal Country for PAX / APACA
Blakdance has a pitch session & 2 encounter sessions at PAX
and a Breakout Session at APACA: Performing Country
Tuesday 22nd August
pax pitch session #4 11:00am - 12:10pm
blakdance - pitch
Blakdance Encounter Session 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Meet Mariaa Randall and Thomas E.S. Kelly
Blakdance Encounter Session 3:45pm - 4:30pm
meet Katina Olsen and Amrita hepi
BlakDance - Next generation Indigenous choreographers
Thursday 24th August
Breakout: Performing Country 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Performing Country is an ambitious four-year project that will focus on place based collaboration between Indigenous communities and venues, enriching Indigenous led local leadership, engagement and transforming venues.
Performing Country is a partnership between BlakDance, Blackfulla Performing Arts Alliance, Performing Lines and the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association.
Performing Country will be led and developed with the advice and guidance of Indigenous communities, elders and performing arts experts. Join us for an update and discussion with our project partners.
Speakers: Karilyn Brown, Anne-Marie Heath, Rachael Maza & Merindah Donnelly
BlakDance will also be attending the Presenting First Nations Work: Cultural Protocols session.
Wednesday 23rd August
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you presenting or contemplating presenting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander work?
How welcoming is your venue for your Indigenous community members?
Following on from this popular session at our 2016 conference, this session will provide you with advice and suggestions on how you can cultivate Indigenous cultural protocols.
Speaker : Mark Stapleton
APACA, the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association, is presenting the 2017 Performing Arts Exchange [PAX] and 'Outside, In´- this year’s performing arts conference.
The Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) is APACA’s flagship networking and development event. It’s a face-to-face market which brings together producers and presenters from across the country to create and maximise touring opportunities and build relationships.
IABD 30th International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance 2018
the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN DANCE (IABD) PRESENTs THE 30TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL OF BLACKS IN DANCE IN LOS ANGELES, JAN 23-28, 2018.
IABD HAS ASKED BLAKDANCE TO INFORM OUR MEMBERS OF THIS OPPORTUNITY to attend this SIGNIFICANT event!
Click the image for further information, details of how to apply and submit an EOI.
This is a self funded event.
BlakDance can provide support for you to submit a funding application.
EOI closes 1 September 2017
The NATIONAL INDIGENOUS DANCE FORUM (NIDF) was HELD AS PART OF YIRRAMBOI first nations arts festival
5 – 7 May 2017
The National Indigenous Dance Forum (NIDF) was a BlakDance gathering, presented in partnership with YIRRAMBOI, First Nations arts festival
The NIDF was for all dance communities – cultural and contemporary dancers, community dance groups and independent artists – to gather to discuss our needs in communities across Australia.
The NIDF was part of the Bullarto Wonthaggi (Everyone Gathering Together) program of YIRRAMBOI. It took place at the Weelan Ngalut (Meat Markets), North Melbourne.