Glance at Dance
We held our industry and members networking event Glance at Dance on Thursday 21 November. In 2019, the NSW dance sector faced considerable challenges and the event was an opportunity for this community to gather, meet one other – artists, educators, and administrators – learn about others’ work, listen to a range of diverse voices, workshop and exchange ideas, stories, experiences, pearls of wisdom and ways forward.
This year’s Glance@Dance represents the culmination of a series of consultations that Ausdance NSW has been conducting as 2019 draws to a close. Departing from discussion points at consultations with NSW independent dance organisations and the NSW Tertiary Dance Network, independent artist Annalouise Paul will hosted a panel featuring an assortment of practitioners, academics and cultural workers including Dean Walsh, Claire Hicks, Vicki Van Hout, Skip Willcox, and Nalina Wait. The panel discussion covered key topics affecting the NSW dance sector; What are some of the most urgent issues we face collectively in the Dance sector right now? What are the opportunities for dance artists in metropolitan, western Sydney and regional NSW? Diversity and mental health of the dance sector? And what is the future vision for the NSW dance sector moving towards a sustainable future?
The event was attended by over 50 Ausdance members, including representatives from Australia Council, independent dance companies, dance artists, choreographers, and dance education. A special thank you to our event partner Dance Cinema for showcasing 3 dance films from NSW artists; 'Reminiscence’ by Lucy Doherty, ‘Abisso’ by Sarah Pini and ‘One The Edge’ by Sue Healey.
We would like to thank our all attendees and all speakers, Annalouise Paul, Dean Walsh, Claire Hicks, Vicki Van Hout, Skip Willcox, and Nalina Wait. And for our event sponsors who contributed to our member's prize pack from the night; Bloch, Shen Yun, Pozible and Australian Scholarly Publishing.
All images by dance photographer 'Binu Photography' to view more of Binu's work, head to his website here
To view a full album of images form the event, head to our facebook page here