Friday 17 March, 9am – 5pm | Critical Path, 1C New Beach Rd Darling Point
Monday 20 March, 9am – 5pm | UNSW, Room 312, Level 3, Robert Webster Building, Kensington Campus
Monday 3 April, 9am – 5pm | Sydney Dance Company, Wharf 4/5 15 Hickson Rd Dawes Point
Monday 1 May, 10am – 6pm | ReadyMade Works, 1/247-257 Bulwara Road Ultimo
Thursday 25 May, 9am – 5pm | Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown
Tuesday 13 June, 10am – 5pm | PYT Fairfield, 19 Harris Street Fairfield
Friday 23 June, 10am – 5pm | Dance Makers Collective, 7/81-83 Station Road Seven Hills
Monday 3 July, 9am – 5pm | Bangarra, Wharf 4/5, 15 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Monday 24 July, 10am – 6pm | PACT, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
Thursday 3 August, 10am – 5pm | FORM Dance Projects, Corner Church and Market Streets Parramatta
Monday 28 August, 9am – 4.30pm | Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown
Friday 15 September, 10am – 5pm | Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
Cultural organisations in NSW have joined forces to offer dance artists space to create, connect and share their practice once a month in 2023.
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.