ilDance Professional Development Opportunity
Presented in partnership with The Mill and ilDance
The ilDance Professional Development Opportunity provides the opportunity for an emerging dancer from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA) / Flinders University to work with ilDance’s project-based junior company ilYoung, and to tour a new dance work throughout Sweden.
The opportunity will provide valuable mentorship from ilDance company’s founders Lee Brummer and Israel Aloni as well as experience in working and touring with a professional dance company.
ilDance is an international and independent contemporary dance company that initiates and operates several pioneer and international projects. The company was founded in 2012 by its current Artistic Directors, Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, and it is based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Residency and Tour Dates
1 July – 9 August 2019: Creative Development
10 – 21 August 2019: Two-week break
22 August – 15 September 2019: Performance tour dates
*The start of the creation process and last tour date will remain the same, however other dates in between, may vary slightly.
The total value of the Development Opportunity is $18,850. This is comprised of both cash and in-kind support.
Applicants must be final year students or graduates from the Adelaide College of the Arts and Flinders University Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) program. Graduates must be within five years from their final year of study to apply.
“My time at ilYoung has really shown me how I want to portray myself as a dancer and maker. I am more aware of what sparks interest within me and excited to continue to explore it. Through daily improvisation and Gaga classes, I have been able to push my unique style to new and unexpected places, while continuing to challenge my habits and push into the unexpected. The creative process was tough due to the context and nature of the work, but it allowed me to open up and push myself mentally to create from these unknown and often challenging areas. As cliche as it sounds, I feel like I’ve found myself as a ‘human’ and not just a ‘dancer’ throughout this process after separating the two for so long. I managed to bring my authentic self and personality into what I do, and not just let the alter ego of the ‘performer’ do all the work.” Zoe Gay, 2018 Recipient
“I couldn’t believe it when I got the call. I never expected that I would be chosen for this opportunity and was over the moon. This particular award is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that an emerging artist would never otherwise dream of. My creative practice has been expanded through friendships and professional relationships that have formed through my time with ilYoung. I feel so grateful to have these networks to draw on from all over the world and to be able to reciprocate. The relationships developed through this process have been ones that will last for life, and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to do this on both a personal and a professional level.” Felicity Boyd, 2018 Recipient
For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy (08) 7089 0720 / [email protected]
Presented in partnership with The Mill