SECONDMENTs

TASDANCE STRIVES TO CREATE AN OPEN AND AVAILABLE SPACE FOR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES TO VISIT AND CONNECT WITH THE COMPANY AND OUR ARTISTS

Photo from Stephanie Lake’s The Howl 2015

Photo from Stephanie Lake’s The Howl 2015

Thomas E.S. Kelly - CO _ EX_EN, Dance Massive 2019

Thomas E.S. Kelly - CO_EX_EN, Dance Massive 2019

Tasdance is offering secondment places over a two week period starting September 9th until September 20th.

Thomas E.S. Kelly will be in residence at Tasdance building on his work Junjeiri Ballun - Gurul Gaureima, which premiered at The Unconformity Festival in 2018.

Thomas is a proud Bundjalung-Yugambeh, Wiradjuri, Ni-Vanuatu man and part of the Tasdance Makers’ ensemble since 2018.

We are delighted to offer the following:

2 places available week 1 - September 9th-13th

2 places available week 2 - September 16th-20th

Secondments will have the chance to do class with the Thomas and his cast each morning, partake in rehearsals, connect with Tasdance’s Artistic Director and gain experience in working in a professional company.

Apply here:

Applications close Midnight Wednesday 7th of August and successful applications will be notified Monday 12th of August.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email Adam at adam@tasdance.com.au

About Thomas

Thomas is a proud Bundjalung-Yugambeh, Wiradjuri, Ni-Vanuatu man.

Thomas graduated in 2012 from NAISDA Dance College and has since worked with Vicki Van Hout, Shaun Parker and Company, Branch Nebula, ERTH, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, The FARM, Tasdance, Outer Urban Projects and Urban Theatre Projects.

His choreographic credits include his Green Room Award winning work [MIS]CONCEIVE, CO_EX_EN, SANDCIRCLE and SSHIFTT. VESSEL for Outer Urban Projects, MASS for Chunky Move and Junjeiri Ballun – Gurul Gaureima for Tasdance.

Thomas creates work that explores high intensity physical works stemming from a cultural practice fused with contemporary, which incorporates voice and physical percussion. Creating work that ebbs and flows whilst mimicking nature. Thomas creates work that reveals subject matters that offers an opportunity to learn and develop. Remembering the past to better understand the present so we can move forward into the future.

In 2017 Thomas created Karul Projects. A new company led by new indigenous voices telling new stories. Karul Projects is situated in South East Qld and Northern NSW.

Thomas is the 2018 Dreaming Award Recipient and a 2019 American Australian Association Alumni.

For more information about Thomas and the projects he is working on and go to www.thomaseskelly.com or www.karulprojects.com

INTERNSHIPS

Our internship program will be launching soon.

Tasdance is dedicated to providing early career artists with opportunities to gain professional dance company experience.

If you would like more info about our internship program please email info@tasdance.com.au