Pacific Dance Residence 2010

Warm Pacific Greetings!

Pacific Dance New Zealand is inviting submissions for the inaugural Manukau Pacific Dance Artist in Residence for 2010. The Auckland-based residency is presented by Pacific Dance New Zealand in partnership with Manukau City Council and DANZ (Dance Aotearoa New Zealand).
This exciting new dance residency is offered to an established New Zealand based dancer, dance choreographer or a director of Pacific Island descent with a proven track record of working in a community and or professional theatre context.
 
The residency will be carried out in Manukau for 8 weeks starting 31st July 2010.
 
The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to create a dance work with participants from the community culminating in a public showing during the opening month of the new Mangere Arts Centre.
 
The overall arc of the residency is to work with community participants to journey from ‘grass roots to a professional theatre setting.’ The successful applicant will be expected to create an original work as well as to deliver a small series of public workshops.
 
The applicant will present a one page proposal of how they intend to use the residency and supply a full CV outlining essential experience.
 
This proposal must clearly outline what the artist intends to achieve at the completion of the residency and clearly state the targeted community i.e. youth, local dance groups, traditional troupes, hip hop etc.
 
The successful applicant will receive:
·  a stipend of NZ $4000.00
·  a dedicated studio located in Mangere, Manukau.
·  a professional mentor provided by DANZ
·  a fully equipped theatre space to present their final public showing
 
For application forms, please email auckland@pacificdance.co.nz or call 09 3700487.
Applications are due by Friday 18th June, 5pm, 2010. No late applications will be accepted.
 
For more information, please contact Filoi Vaila’au at 09 3700487 or auckland@pacificdance.co.nz or visit the following sites: www.pacificdance.co.nz , www.manukau.govt.nz/arts , www.danz.org.nz

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