Alumni for Dance Massive

Dance Massive is an initiative of Arts House, Malthouse, Dancehouse and Ausdance Victoria. It’s also a jam-packed 13 day celebration of dance presenting over 40 curated shows, events and activities, including 14 world premieres. Dedicated to Australian makers, Dance Massive 2015 showcases an incredibly strong group of local choreographers and performers, including, of course, a smattering of Next […]

Keir Choreographic Award Finalists

A huge congratulations to alumni Sarah Aiken (NWF 2014), Atlanta Eke (NWF 2012) and Matthew Day (NWF 2010) who will be shaking it up alongside Jane McKernan at the Keir Choreographic Award finals at Carriageworks in Sydney. Kicking off this Thursday, the four finalists will each present a new contemporary work for their chance to win the jury-awarded prize of $30,000. […]

It Cannot Be Stopped at Chunky Move

Next Move, Chunky Move’s commissioning arm, has a strong history of producing independent dance works that pack a serious punch (ahem Antony Hamilton’s Keep Everything and Stephanie Lake’s Mix Tape). This year Next Move  showcases the work of THREE choreographers across three spaces in It Cannot Be Stopped. Atlanta Eke (Monster Body, NWF 2012) performs Fountain, an exploration […]

Alumni for Melbourne NOW Solo Series

As part of Melbourne NOW’s crazy ongoing program of events,the NGV presents its February Solo Series, a sweet little snapshot of Melbourne’s contemporary dance scene. Curated by Antony Hamilton (NWF 2008, 2012) , the program takes over both  NGV sites for two weekends in February and features stacks of Next Wave alumni. Natalie Abbott (NWF 2014, 2012), Alisdair […]

Speakeasy Cinema: The Artist is Present

This week our friends at Speakeasy Cinema are screening the feature-length doco Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present. Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits, she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move. This […]

Private Dances at Speakeasy

Nat Cursio’s award-winning NWF 2010 keynote project Private Dances is back! Presented by Speakeasy, Private Dances is all about intimate encounters with dance: private performances, tiny spaces and damn good dancing. Audiences are invited to eat, drink, and work their way through a formidable selection of live dance and dance on screen. With a satisfying mix of exquisite work by […]

Alumni for BACKFLIP at VCA

Humour has a unique ability to simultaneously disrupt and entertain. Seeking to challenging the ongoing stereotype of feminism as dry, dull and humourless, Kickstarters I’m Trying to Kiss You and 2012 NWF alumna Atlanta Eke perform for the closing night of BACKFLIP: Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art. Presented by the VCA, the exhibition affirms laughter as a potent tool for feminist artists […]

Next Wave at Dance Massive

We’re gearing up for a month of amazing dance works with Dance Massive 2013. The program spans a range of venues including Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre and features stacks of past and present NW artists. Natalie Abbott is re-mounting her NWF2012 work Physical Fractals with current kickstart artist Sarah Aiken, and Atlanta Eke […]

Next Wave Green Room Nominations

A huge congratulations to our eight 2012 Festival Artists nominated for Green Room Awards! Alternative & Hybrid Performance: OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION The River Eats – Justin Shoulder OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION – CREATIVE AGENCY FOR AUDIENCES Bingo Unit – Team Mess Flyway – Elizabeth Dunn The Stream/The Boat/The Shore – Dan Koop INNOVATION AND EXCELLENCE IN CIRCUS Blindscape – […]