New Breed 2017 - Meet the New Breed of Australian dance creators

New Breed 2017 - Meet the New Breed of Australian dance creators

Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks, in conjunction with The Balnaves Foundation, announce five up-and-coming Australian choreographers commissioned to create new works for the acclaimed New Breed initiative that supports Australia’s next generation of dancemakers.

Co-presented by two of Australia’s most dynamic arts organisations – Carriageworks and Sydney Dance Company – with the generous support of The Balnaves Foundation, New Breed 2017 will provide Australian choreographers Melanie Lane (Melbourne/Berlin), Tyrone Robinson (Perth), Petros Treklis (Melbourne), Cass Mortimer Eipper (Melbourne) and Nelson Earl (Sydney) with an invaluable opportunity to work with Australia’s finest contemporary dancers on a newly commissioned dance piece.

Cass Mortimer Eipper and Nelson Earl will present the first New Breed co-creation. The four new works created by the New Breed 2017 choreographers will be presented at Sydney’s premier multi-arts precinct, Carriageworks, from 30 November to 9 December 2017.

Sydney Dance Company, Carriageworks and The Balnaves Foundation’s New Breed initiative made its debut in November 2014, supporting five young Australian choreographers through the creation and presentation of unique new dance works. Three sold out seasons in 2014, 2015 and 2016 ensued. Following the New Breed program, Adelaide-based New Breed 2014 choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell was the recipient of the 2015 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship for her work Wildebeest.

The fourth instalment in the New Breed initiative, delivered during 2017, will see Carriageworks, Sydney Dance Company and The Balnaves Foundation continue their commitment to the future of Australian contemporary dance, by supporting independent choreographers Melanie Lane, Tyrone Robinson, Petros Treklis, Cass Mortimer-Eipper and Nelson Earl. From August until December 2017, these dance makers will benefit from the extensive support from all departments of Australia’s leading contemporary dance company, in readiness for the showcase of their four new works from 30 November to 9 December 2017 at Carriageworks.

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