Queensland's Supercell Dance Festival will present a different, COVID-responsive programme for its 2021 event.
The festival will commission 17 new Australian dance works with a view of committing to the future presentation of local talents.
Supercell will also take place at a new location: Home Of The Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast.
"We’re delighted to welcome the incredibly talented and tenacious Supercell to HOTA as a Home Company," HOTA CEO Criena Gehrke says. "We’re passionate about supporting new and inspiring artistic opportunities, and encouraging artists to take risks, experiment and create great art. So we’re incredibly proud to support Supercell’s 2021 'Makers Program' which will culminate in new local and national works premiering alongside international artists at Supercell’s festival at HOTA in 2022."
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"The Gold Coast has an ever-growing, dynamic dance sector and we share Supercell’s ambition to grow the Gold Coast as a hub where you can create, experience and engage with outstanding contemporary dance."
Highlights of Supercell's 2021 programme include: '-SCAPE', a workshop for dancers, filmmakers, visual and digital artists to up skill, share knowledge and consolidate the skill set for adaptive digital skills; 'Move It, Make It', a full day of classes, workshops, performances and networking; 'The Makers Program', a residency allowing artists at varying stages of their careers to present new ideas through to delivery-ready projects; and 'The Bureau: Artist Forecasts', where each month a new provocation from a variety of local, national and international artists will be shared.
Supercell Dance Festival is on from March at Home Of The Arts (Gold Coast).