Since 2010, Ausdance WA’s Regional Dance Program has been supporting contemporary dance making and touring in regional WA through a range of programs. Our program advocates for regional dance artists in a variety of ways, and is informed by a belief that there is vast creative capacity inside regional communities to tell relevant contemporary stories.
Future Landings was a biennial program supporting three towns and regional dance artists to produce large-scale contemporary dance performances in, by and for their communities. These performances were choreographed and directed by professional and/or emerging dance artists, using community arts practices to inspire ALL local people to dance their stories. Each project was guided by the needs, interests and skills of the town, and the performances were delivered in a way that benefited all involved.
Contemporary dance was chosen because it is dance created in and of our time. It is a form of dance that embraces difference and individuality, finding inspiration in people’s unique ways of moving. Crossing barriers of language, ability and age, contemporary dance expresses contemporary issues in a form that is relevant and uncovers their emotional core.
Future Landings was produced by Ausdance WA with support from the Federal Government of Australia through Australia Council for the Arts and from the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.