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DANCE RITES 2017/2018 | INDEPENDENCE

A Creative Music Fund partnership with the Sydney Opera House.

The Dance Rites project is the brainchild of the Sydney Opera House’s Head of Indigenous Programming, Rhoda Roberts, and a significant extension of the Opera House’s commitment to promoting First Nation arts and culture.

 
Credit: White Fella Dreaming series by Sydney Opera House.

 


 

CLICK TO READ MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF DANCE RITES

Including information about the pilot project in 2015.

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NEWS UPDATE May 2017

In 2017, the Sydney Opera House has committed to stage the third Dance Rites competition finals as part of Homeground on Sunday 26 November 2017.

We have worked to secure Dance Rites’ long-term success, through its own increased investment and through securing the philanthropic support, partnerships, and funding to take Dance Rites independently into the future.

In addition to consolidating its extraordinary initial success in 2015, and restaging Dance Rites at Homeground at the Sydney Opera House in 2016, our goal has been to expand the foundational community consultation process that will allow Dance Rites to mature, develop and achieve truly national scale. In 2016, while continuing to work with East Coast indigenous communities, Rhoda Roberts was also in conversation with communities in Western and South Australia to broaden Dance Rites’ reach, increase engagement and encourage registrations.

The Creative Music Fund is in partnership with the Sydney Opera House on Dance Rites 2017/18 as it’s Foundation Partner.

INVESTORS Dance Rites 2017/18 TOTAL: $50K

Creative Music Fund Investors:
Nicola Penn
Janne Ryan
Hannah Tribe
Lindy Ryan
Jane Albert/Andrew Fisher
Michael Austin/Jane Austin
Annabelle Chapman
Lisa-Marie Murphy/Nick Fletcher
Martin Portus/Martyn Smith
Helen Trinca
Ken McBryde/Natalie Cootes
Kate Dass/Shamal Dass
Anna Shepherd
Shar Adams

Sydney Opera House Donors: Jane Kift, Crispin Rice, Brook Turner, Jean McPherson, Bronwyn Symons, Galina Kaseko/Sam Burshtein, Agnes Matrai, Anne Schebaum, Jenny Newell.

Pro Bono
Website: Phillip Nairn
Social Media: Lea Jobson
Video/film: Marque Owen

CMF Advisory Panel for Dance Rites:
Jann Gardner, Andrew Leece, Scott Marinchek, Jane McDermott, Nicola Penn, Martin Portus, Janne Ryan,
Anna Shepherd, Stephen Wells