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2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD JURY ANNOUNCED!

THE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD JURY

The 2018 jury that are tasked with the responsibility to decide which artists will be offered one of the eight new commissions are:

ANNA CY CHAN- Head of Dance, Performing Arts of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong,
LUCY GUERIN - Choreographer, pedagogue, Lucy Guerin Inc., Melbourne
ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES - US choreographer, author, performer, and curator
ESZTER SALAMON-  choreographer, dancer and performer, France/Belgium/Germany
CHRISTOPHE SLAGMUYLDER - Artistic Director of  Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels
MEG STUART -  American choreographer and dancer, Damaged Goods, Belgium/Germany

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ANNA CY CHAN is the Head of Dance, Performing Arts of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority/Hong Kong. She is responsible for shaping the district's artistic direction and strategies for dance. Under her leadership, a series of New Works Forum programmes have been launched and co- presented, including Dance Dialogue with Wayne McGregor, Screendance and Writing Choreographic Process. These programmes explore innovative forms of creating and performing, and new ways of discussing and thinking about topics related to contemporary performances. In 2007, Anna became the Vice-President (East Asia) of the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific. Prior to this, she was the Head of the Performing Arts Education Centre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During her tenure, the Centre created several successful community engagement projects, including smARTS Journey and Performing Arts Marathon. She was also the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dance Alliance from 2006 to 2011.

LUCY GUERIN was born in Adelaide Australia where she trained in ballet and contemporary dance. She moved to New York in 1989 for seven years and was involved in and influenced by the downtown dance scene. She returned to Australia and established Lucy Guerin Inc in 2002 in Melbourne as a way to support her creative process. The Company is also committed to offering development opportunities for local choreographers and dancers. Guerin has toured her work extensively in Europe, Asia and North America and has been invited to create works for Lyon Opera Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, Rambert and Chunky Move among many others. Her awards include the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, two New York Dance and Performance Awards ('Bessies') and the 2016 Australia Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance.

ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a Bessie Award for their piece Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders. He also revived THEM, his 1985 collaboration with writer Dennis Cooper and composer Chris Cochrane for which he was awarded his second Bessie Award. He has curated Platform 2012: Parallels and Platform 2016: Lost and Found, both at Danspace Project. He is a recipient of the 2016 Herb Alpert, a 2015 Doris Duke Impact and a 2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artists Awards.

ESZTER SALAMON- is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She is the author of solos What A Body You Have, Honey (2001) and Giszelle (2001) in collaboration with Xavier Le Roy, Reproduction (2004), a piece for eight dancers, Magyar Tàncok (2005) with Hungarian folk dancers and musicians, Nvsbl (2006), a film-choreography in collaboration with Bojana Cvejic AND THEN (2007) and together with Arantxa Martinez, the concert-performance Without You I Am Nothing (2007) starring Lukas Minkus and Ramon Pozo, Dance#1/Driftworks (2008), in collaboration with Christine De Smedt, Voice Over (2009), a piece commissioned and interpreted by Cristina Rizzo, Dance for Nothing (2010) and with Peter Böhm, Bojana Cvejic and Cédric Dambrain TALES OF THE BODILESS (2011). Her work has been widely presented in Europe and Asia. As a dancer, she collaborated with Sidonie Rochon, Mathilde Monnier and François Verret. Website

CHRISTOPHE SLAGMUYLDER was born in Brussels. He studied history of art (contemporary art) at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), and has taught at the École nationale supérieure d'audiovisuel (ENSAV) in La Cambre, Brussels, among other positions. Since 1994, he has been involved in producing and prmoting various dance companies, including P.A.R.T.S. He was also artistic direction assistant at Théâtre Les Tanneurs in Brussels. In 2002, he joined the programming team at the prestigious Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Christophe Slagmuylder has been artistic director of the Kunstenfestivaldesarts since 2007. Website

MEG STUART is an American choreographer and dancer, working and living in Berlin and Brussels. She founded her own company, Damaged Goods, in Brussels through which she has realized over 30 productions, ranging from solos to large-scale choreographies, site-specific creations and improvisation projects. Stuart strives to develop a new language for every piece in collaboration with artists from different creative disciplines and navigates the tension between dance and theatre. Her work revolves around the idea of an uncertain body, one that is vulnerable and self-reflexive. It is analogous to a constantly shifting identity and constantly redefines itself while searching for new presentation contexts and territories for dance. Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods has an on-going collaboration with Kaaitheater (Brussels) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin).

 

PREVIOUS KCA JURYS

2014
MARTEN SPANGBERG
BECKY HILTON
MATTHEW LYONS
PHILLIP KEIR
JOSEPHINE RIDGE

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2016
BOJANA CVEJIC
PIERRE BAL BLANC
ATLANTA EKE
PHILLIP KEIR
SARAH MICHELSON
WENDY MARTIN

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