The return of IgnitionThursday, May 5, 2016
ADT are excited to relaunch its highly successful Ignition program – a season of short works aimed at developing emerging and mid-career dance makers.
The six choreographers chosen to participate in Ignition in 2016 are given the invaluable opportunity to work with ADT’s world-renowned professional ensemble and its highly experienced production team.
They are provided with studio space, a small production budget and artistic collaboration and mentoring from ADT. They then get to present their work, performed by the ADT dancers, during a season at Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) in July.
The 2016 Ignition program will include four 10-minute works by two current ADT dancers (Thomas Fonua and Matte Roffe) and two Adelaide-based independent choreographers, Erin Fowler and Katrina Lazaroff, as well as a 30-minute commissioned work by former ADT dancer and emerging choreographer, Lina Limosani. All the pieces are inspired by the theme “history” and Limosani is developing the next stage of her short work One’s Wicked Ways, which is set in a mythical Elizabethan court.
Initially launched by Stewart in 2000, and run annually until 2010, Ignition gained a national reputation as a breeding ground for the next generation of Australian choreographers. It helped launch the careers of Larissa McGowan, Ross McCormack, Antony Hamilton, Daniel Jaber, Tanja Liedtke, Narelle Benjamin and Lina Limosani.
Tickets for Ignition will be available from Monday 9th May through trybooking.com
Ignition return season
Saturday 9th July – Saturday 16th July – Main Theatre, Adelaide College of the Arts