Friday 3 June, 10am – 5pm | Dance Makers Collective, 7/81-83 Station Road, Seven Hills
Friday 30 August, 9am – 5pm | ReadyMade Works, 1/247-257 Bulwara Rd, Ultimo NSW 2007
26 – 30 September, 9am – 4.30pm | Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Tuesday 11 October, 10am – 5pm | Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Friday 21 October, 9am – 5pm | UNSW, Room 312, Level 3, Robert Webster Building, Kensington Campus
Tuesday 1 November, 10am – 6pm | PACT, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville NSW 2043
Cultural organisations in NSW have joined forces to offer dance artists space to create, connect and share their practice once a month from March – December 2022.
One Day For Dance will see one organisation per month provide a studio space free of charge for dance practitioners to train together, choreograph, forge relationships and more. The initiative is artist-led, with participating dancers and creatives free to use the space how they like for the day.
The One Day For Dance initiative was developed in response to Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Movement, Movement events held in October and November 2021, which saw over 60 dance practitioners come together online to discuss the wants and needs of the dance sector. Participants highlighted key issues including limited access to space and a lack of connection due to COVID-19 lockdowns.
One Day For Dance will see 11 organisations such as Bangarra, Bankstown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Carriageworks, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Critical Path, PACT, ReadyMade Works and Sydney Dance Company opening its doors to dance makers and making use of otherwise unused spaces.
Michael Dagostino, Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre, says: “The often overlooked dance sector is crucial to the cultural fabric of Sydney and beyond, and we’re proud to be a part of implementing practical and effective change to help bolster dance makers and creatives across NSW. One Day For Dance will allow dancers to connect across genre, age and geographical boundaries and will strengthen the spirit and camaraderie of the state’s dance sector.”
If you are an independent choreographer, dancer or involved in the sector and want to connect with others once a month to share and collaborate, please register using the form below.