Alison Murphy-Oates

Alison Murphy-Oates

BlakDance has been a wonderful resource for me as an independent producer. It is great to have an industry body that is working to support our artists, whether as a source of advice, to broker new opportunities, or as an advocate for the sector.

Jacob Boehme

Jacob Boehme

BlakDance has been fundamental to myself, and many other Indigenous dance practitioners careers. BlakDance connect us to the people we need to meet, they assist us to be at markets and they provide vital skills development and training that gives us the tools to navigate the entire ecology.

Marilyn Miller

Marilyn Miller

BlakDance is one of the most important developments in the Australian dance sector in the past decade. It was the voice of the sector (from the Creating Pathways forum 2005) that desired its being.

Angharad Wynne-Jones

Angharad Wynne-Jones

BlakDance is a necessary and nationally significant organisation who provide access, information and ethical frameworks for collaboration. As a regular presenter of contemporary dance in Australia, and a lead producer of Dance Massive, Arts House welcomes the existence of BlakDance and its ambitions.

Rhoda Roberts

Rhoda Roberts

The new BlakDance framework and vision is encouraging and their initiatives are vital. Not only are they providing a level of confidence to the broader dance performance and producing sector, they are endeavouring to deliver a much need national space to ensure knowledge transmission & guidance, network opportunities, protocol advice and support on many levels.

Roslyn Dundas

Roslyn Dundas

BlakDance Australia is an important, necessary, and symbolic organisation. The role BlakDance plays in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists helps to keep strong connection with ongoing and developing culture through dance. Ausdance is proud to have supported the development of BlakDance and looks forward to ongoing partnerships.

Cole Alvis

Cole Alvis

The recent collaboration between BlakDance and Talking Stick Festival galvanized the national artistic leaders to form a Steering Committee to care for the Indigenous Performance Network. IPAA is grateful for this guidance and the future is bright for the sharing of Indigenous performance between Canada, Australia and the world.

Margo Kane

Margo Kane

Recently we were lucky enough to build a deep relationship with BlakDance. I have no doubt that in the years to come the Talking Stick First Nations Festival and BlakDance will enjoy a rich collaborative future together as we activate our strong collective priorities through our respective industry bodies.

Anouk van Dijk

Anouk van Dijk

Through its national perspective BlakDance is uniquely positioned to expand its advocacy of artists by brokering and developing relationships internationally. It's an exciting time for BlakDance.

Karilyn Brown

Karilyn Brown

At a time of dynamic creative development in Indigenous performing arts, BlakDance is a critically needed Indigenous-managed entity that will provide core infrastructure, professional support and advocacy for contemporary Indigenous choreography and dance.

Cameron Costello

Cameron Costello

BlakDance is extremely important for the Indigenous community - it is their voice. The role BlakDance will play in the future is as the key connector - driving Indigenous contemporary dance with Indigenous organisations, contributing to the uniqueness of the broader dance sector, and building capacity of our artists to realise their goals and dreams.

Shane Carroll

Shane Carroll

With its national perspective and interconnectedness across the professional and community sectors, BlakDance plays a critical role in advocacy, professional capacity building and market development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance.