Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015

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The World Dance Alliance Singapore is hosting the Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015: Connectivity through Dance from 16 – 18 October 2015. This three day event aims to cultivate dance connectivity locally as well as forge alliances between dance performers, academics, educators administrators and other arts practitioners throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

The Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015: Connectivity through Dance consists of several events including: Symposium, Choreolab, Community Showcase, Small Company and Independent Artist Showcase, Singapore Tertiary Showcase and Workshops and coincides with the annual da:ns festival presented by the Esplanade, Singapore.

Creative Director of Dance Integrated Australia, Philip Channells is one of the Australian delegates attending this event. As one of the Symposium presenters – Performative, he will discuss PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – creating dance art with performers from diverse backgrounds and conduct a workshop titled, The P(im)P Project – sharing disability-inclusive dance process. Below is a snapshot of the Norwegian / Australian collaboration (2014).

This film is a trailer of PERFECT (im)PERFECTIONS – stories untold. The intergenerational work features 20 performers from across diverse cultural backgrounds (ages 23 – 80) with different physical embodiment and dance experience.

Philip Channells is one of sixteen NSW-based artists who were recently successful in receiving Arts NSW Artist Support Program funding to undertake activities such as international art exhibitions, residencies, music festivals and theatre projects, secondment and mentoring programs.

To see the article about recently funded NSW artists, click on this link. For more information about the conference program, visit the WDAS 2015 website. Philip is featured on the Workshops – Artists page here.

Philip’s involvement in the Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge 2015 is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

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