Tasdance is a vital force in Tasmania and is a valuable player in the national dance scene, providing an important professional development hub for dancers and choreographers.
Tasdance values both the creation and presentation of new dance works in balance with an extensive range of education and community engagement programs.
An incubator for the creation and presentation of professional dance works
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US
Founded in 1981 as Australia’s first dance-in-education company, Tasdance has evolved into an award-winning, dynamic Australian company presenting programs that develop artists, extend audiences, and engage communities. The repertoire of Tasdance reads like a Who’s Who of Australian contemporary dance and in the 37 year history has created over 180 new Australian works, by over 90 choreographers.
Tasdance continually pursues the curiosity of how dance can be viewed and experienced. The company works very closely with celebrated Tasmanian arts festivals such as Dark Mofo, Mona Foma and Junction Arts Festival to present major participatory projects, durational performance and state of the art interactive technology experiences.
Exposing artists to Tasmania & the island to contemporary dance
The space between our ideas will inspire something incredible
Located on the edge of the world, Tasmania’s rugged landscape is a beacon for contemporary arts practice away from the clutter of the metropolitan.
Dance teaches us how to find confidence in ourselves, be able to share our thoughts with others and listen and work together.