Dancers Open Call: ACT Creative (un)Conference

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ACT is accepting applications from dancers to attend a professional development workshop at the ACT Creative (un)Conference.

ACT Creative (un)Conference Open Call for Dancers
ACT Creative (un)Conference Open Call for Dancers

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites dancers to attend its Creative (un)Conference taking place on Saturday, 20 July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. The rigorous programme is a professional development workshop for dancers in their first 3 years of professional practice who are looking to raise their career profile and develop their business acumen as individual performers or choreographers.

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The one-day course includes practical guidance presented by Moving into Dance Mophatong’s CEO, Nadia Virasamy, on making one’s professional profile an asset which is ready for proposals, residencies and applications. Nadia will also discuss value chains in the South African dance landscape and how to monetise your time and talent.

The Vuyani Dance Theatre (VDT) will share lessons that the organisation has learnt in the 20 years of its existence. VDT will also lead a professional photo shoot with acclaimed photographer John Hogg, from which participating dancers will leave with a personalised photographic portfolio, including individual images and choreographed group images.

The day will conclude with an experimental, interdisciplinary expression of serious play in a process-driven exercise presented to no audience. Award-winning dancer and choreographer David T April will lead this session.

The workshop is limited to 10 participants and will take place on Saturday, 20 July in Maboneng, Johannesburg. In order to be considered, please e-mail a 50-100 word motivation and one reference to anastasia@act.org.za for an undisclosed panel to review. Please note only successful applicants will be contacted with further information.

Deadline: Monday, 8 July

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