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March Dance

March Dance

Where
Sydney CBD
Sydney CBD
George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney
When

Every day, all day Monday 1 March to Wednesday 31 March

March Dance is back in 2021 for its third consecutive year annual month-long contemporary dance festival, March 1 to 31, created to support independent artists in Sydney.

March Dance will bring together the diversity of ongoing independent dance practice in Sydney; opening these activities to a wide audience.

March Dance will see 108 artists, 9 organisations in 10 venues throughout Sydney presenting new dance works, engaging in workshops, dance classes, residencies, sharings, screenings, forums and talks throughout the entire month. Showcasing the dynamic ongoing work of dance artists and organisations here in the City of Sydney and in a range of spaces and contexts.

March Dance is a project of Independent Dance Alliance (IDA) a collaboration between Critical Path, DirtyFeet and ReadyMade Works who have joined forces with other companies and organisations to support artists’ participation in this month-long dance festival, celebrating the culture of independent dance in Sydney.

Together they have created March Dance a place to shine the spotlight on independent dance.

95 dance events in 31 days.

Some events include:

Happy Hour March 13 & 14 at 6pm returns in 2021 with Happy Hour #11 Street Elite, curated by Nick Power. For the first time at Readymade,Ultimo, a batch of hardcore hip hop practitioners will celebrate culture, community and ‘killa 'moves.

Another hip hop performance festival event is Geometric Flow, 26 - 28 March, a highlight of last years festival, which will take place in Petersham's Station Tunnel with performers illustrating the connections between graffiti and street dance.

Award-winning dance films and documentaries that resonate themes of distance and connection (Lucy Doherty, Lux Eterna, Orion Mitchell & Nick Vela, Richard James Allen & Karen Pearlman, Corina Andrain (Red-Cor) Hadi Moussally, Tove Skeidsvoll and Klara Elenius)

Workshops by Kay Armstrong - Your Funny, March 14- masterclass in which she will encourage others to find their own brand of funny as they come out from under the heavy blanket of 2020. All aimed fairly and squarely at finding your funny using the vehicle of dance. Body Traces, March 21- 21 - a two day workshop focusing on making large scale energetic transpositions from the body to page and back again, using both wet and dry mediums.

Numerous artists will undertake residences during March Dance 2021 including four artists Elle Evangelista, Emily Flannery, Holly Craig and Wendy Yu, who have been selected to receive mini bursaries to support their three-day residences.

Covid-safe information

Covid-safe information

March Dance is a Covid-safe event and we will be following the lastest NSW Government guidlines.

The City of Sydney has provided a venue-specific QR code for our events used by anyone over 18 attending the venue. The QR code will be located at the entrances of at Glebe Town Hall, Harold Park Community Hall and Redfern Town hall.

Please stay home if you are unwell, have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath or any other flu-like symptoms and to receive a COVID-19 test, following the self-isolation rules as outlined by the NSW Government here. 

We encourage all attendees to follow the latest COVID-19 news and updates; please refer to the NSW Government website: please refer to the NSW Government website and follow the rules and regulations.

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