• Mieke Kriegesvelt, inaugural recipient of the Helpmann Academy | Mill Dance Award. Photo by Chris Herzfeld.
  • Zoe Gay, photo by Sophia Calado


Presented in partnership with Helpmann Academy, The Mill, ilDance, and Adelaide College of the Arts

The ilAward is presented in partnership with the Helpmann Academy, The Mill, ilDance, and Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA/Flinders University).

The award provides the opportunity for an emerging dance graduate from Adelaide College of the Arts to take part in ilDance’s project based junior company ilYoung, and to tour a new dance work throughout Sweden.

The Award 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
25 June – 3 August 2018: Creative Development
4 – 17 August 2018: Two-week break
18 August – 15 September 2018: Performance tour dates

Applicants must have graduated from the Adelaide College of the Arts and Flinders University bachelor program (Dance) within the last five years to apply, demonstrate excellence in their work and a rigorous commitment to building a career as a professional dancer.

Helpmann is offering an award of $4000 to the selected dancer to cover international airfares, and to cover costs for the 2-week period between the creative development and the performance tour.

ilDance are offering a significant in-kind contribution to the value of $13,850 AUD to the dancer’s participation in ilYoung. This will cover costs associated with the creation process, travel and accommodation during the creative development and performance tour, artistic mentorship, workshops and creator fees.

*Please note, this amount will not be awarded to the selected dancer, but is the approximate value of the expenses for the artist participating in the ilYoung program that will be covered by ilDance.

For more information:
Contact Helpmann Academy 7320 3330 / [email protected]

Presented in partnership with The Mill