March Dance festival showcases the dynamic ongoing work of dance artists and organisations in a range of spaces and contexts.
This year’s festival kicks off with Dancing The Drill at Critical Path, involving open studios from artists in residence, Jane McKernan and Rhiannon Newton, along with round table events and an opening celebration for the festival.
Dance Cinema at Palace Chauvel is a program of 10 short dance films from local and international dance artists including Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay, Ana Marija Marinov, Sarah Pini, Klara Elenius, Corina Andrian, Sue Healey, Rani Kleinow, Bonnie Curtis, Tetra Pode, Lux Eterna, Lucy Doherty, Richard James Allen and Karen Pearlman.
In Geometric Flow, four dancers with Hip Hop and breaking backgrounds lead audiences on a journey through a Petersham tunnel, illustrating how graffiti and street dance connect.
Brand X is staging work by three Sydney dance artists at East Sydney Community Arts Centre: Elle Evangelista premieres 30THIRTY, celebrating the best and worst of turning 30; Romain Hassanin (Leg Up 2019, Legs on the Wall) presents Flea Brain, an amalgamation of insecurities and self-sabotage, and Ferras Shaheen (FORM Dance Projects Youth Ensemble) debuts Plastic Bag, a performative video installation exploring shifting states of personal perception.
Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub will present Mixed Bill in Newcastle and at Monkey Baa Theatre in Sydney. Established Sydney choreographers Kristina Chan, Adam Blanch, Omer Backley-Astrachan and Craig Barry are presenting new Australia Dance works with performers Eliza Cooper, Ella Driene, Kiarn Doyle, Alexandra Ford, Georgia Van Gils, Allie Graham, Nicholas Jachno, Mikayla Nangle and Skip Wilcox.
Works will be set to original scores by Zackari Watt and James Hazel. They are also continuing a residency exchange with Critical Path and presenting a Double Bill at the Drill, Darling Point.
ReadyMade Works’ signature short-works program Happy Hour is back in 2020 for its 10th edition at their Ultimo space. Happy Hour #10 will feature new works by esteemed independent artists Lee Serle , Linda Luke and Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal.
FORM Dance Projects is presenting The Tap Affect at Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, the inaugural work of newly founded Australian Tap Company that celebrates Australian tap dancers inspirations.
For more information, visit the March Dance website