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.


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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

Amrita Hepi

amrita.hepi@gmail.com

Thomas E.S. Kelly

thomaseskelly@yahoo.com

Katina Olsen

katina.olsen@gmail.com

Mariaa Randal

indiqueque@hotmail.com

 

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.  

 


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