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DANCE RITES 2016/2017 | STRENGTH AND GROWTH

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: Dance Rites featured on ABC’s Lateline.

 


Credit: 2015 Sydney Opera House Western Boardwalk by Sydney Opera House

 


Credit: White Fella Dreaming series by Sydney Opera House.

 

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NEWS UPDATE 2016

In 2016, Sydney Opera House has committed to stage the second Dance Rites competition finals as part of Homeground on Sunday 09 October 2016.

We are working also to secure Dance Rites’ long-term success, through its own increased investment and through securing the philanthropic support, partnerships, and funding that will take Dance Rites into the future.

In addition to consolidating its extraordinary initial success, and restaging Dance Rites at Homeground, our goal is 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 is 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 2016 as it’s Foundation Partner.

Dance Rites Investors

Creative Champions [entry level $3K]

Jane Albert/Andrew Fisher
Jane McDermott-Austin/Michael Austin
Amanda Goenka
The Penn Foundation
Martin Portus/Martyn Smith
Janne Ryan
Helen Trinca
Kate Mills/Sally Breen

Creative Catalyst [entry level $1K]

Ian Andrews/Jane Hall
Tony Cavanagh/Jann Gardner
Margaret Davey
Anne Coombs/Susan Varga
Toni Frecker/Alex Burger
Kate Friis/James O’Toole
Susan Johnston/Pauline Garde
James Kirby/Claire Wivell Plater
Angela Nanson
Lindy Ryan
Regal Health Group
Susan Spencer
Victoria Taylor
Stephen Wells/Mischa Way
Scott Marinchek/David Wynne

TOTAL: Creative Music Fund $51,500

Sydney Opera House – Idealists:
The Alexandra and Lloyd Martin Family Foundation,
Crispin Rice,
Pam Turner

Sydney Opera House – Circle of Friends – Inner Circle:
Annette Adair,
Jane Kift,
Bronwyn Simons,
Denise Eriksen.

TOTAL CMF + SOH DANCE RITES: $73,500

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