30 October 2015

Announcement | Indigenous Residency Scholarship Recipients

Dance Integrated Australia and Arts Northern Rivers are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Indigenous Residency Scholarship for The Corner Dance Lab 2016.

The two scholarships have been awarded to Taree Sansbury, a descendant of the Kaurna, Narungga and Ngarrindjeri people of South Australia, and Tyrel Dulvarie, who is a descendant of the Yirriganydji and Mamu people of Cairns and Innisfail.

The Indigenous Residency Scholarship is a new initiative for The Corner Dance Lab and Arts Northern Rivers, which celebrates and promotes diversity in Australian contemporary dance.

The scholarships valued at $1500 are funded by Arts Northern Rivers and cover travel, accommodation and registration fees for two emerging Indigenous artists in the first three years of their dance career to participate in the 9-day dance lab held on the NSW North Coast.

Taree Sansbury is a NAISDA Dance College graduate who has been part of various initiatives including the Sydney Opera House’s Homeground Festival 2014, Won Smol Bag International Theatre Festival in Vanuatu, and performed in Vicki Van Hout’s Long Grass for the 2015 Sydney Festival.

Scholarship recipient, Taree Sansbury said, ‘I am interested in understanding who I am as an artist and refining what my voice is. I can’t wait to learn and grow with the array of amazing artists who will be contributing to the residency and creating a space to work intensely.’

Tyrel Dulvarie, who is soon to star along side Hugh Jackman in the upcoming production of Broadway to Oz, is an ACPA graduate currently training with the Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year. He comes from a diverse cultural background with Malaysian, Aboriginal and German heritage.

I am looking forward the nine-day residency, to learn, collaborate and experiment with other artists, said scholarship recipient Tyrel Dulvarie

Now in its third year running, The Corner Dance Lab will return to the historical Federal village 30 minutes inland from Byron Bay from 15 – 23 January 2016.

Co-facilitators Philip Channells (Dance Integrated Australia) and Gavin Webber (The Farm Company) bring together an exciting line up of dance practitioners, musicians and visual artists from the local area, interstate and abroad for a practice-led dance laboratory at Jasper Corner (Federal Hall).

The Corner Dance Lab is a nine-day skills development and performance making intensive for emerging and established dance artists from diverse backgrounds, different embodiment and life experience wanting to challenge themselves physically, intellectually and artistically.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST to take part in The Corner Dance Lab are OPEN NOW

The Corner Dance Lab 2016 is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW and is endorsed by the World Dance Alliance. The Indigenous Residency Scholarship is supported by Arts Northern Rivers through the Ministry for the Arts (IVAIS program). Dance Integrated Australia is an Associate Organisation of Ausdance NSW.