NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Dance

Two dancers face each other two metres apart in a bare studio. Drawing arcs in the air between them with deft counterweighted movement, their mirrored gestures trigger strings of words: “White matter … things to infer … spectral hearing … brain has to save you.” An echolalia or a

Expressions of interest are invited from the visual and performing arts and creative writing for the 2020 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship, supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology will enable the successful fellow to travel to Australian research stations on the Antarctic continent or on sub-Antarctic

Dance advocacy body Ausdance National has announced its closure after an unsuccessful search for alternative funding to compensate for the loss of federal funding in 2016. Ausdance was one of the bodies to lose operational funding when the then Minister for the Arts, Senator Brandis, reduced funding to the Australia

UNSW PhD Candidate Marco Susino will take up a research fellowship as a visiting scholar to New York’s renowned Juilliard School after receiving an Endeavour Research Award. His move will contribute to his doctoral project The Music that Moves Us through the co-creation of six bodies of work with Juilliard

Creative research scholar, academic and professional choreographer Carol Brown has been announced as the new Head of VCA Dance at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. Carol, currently Associate Professor in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland, will take over from long-term Head Associate Professor Jenny

Ausdance National welcomes Kathy Baykitch as their new Executive Director. Ms Baykitch, a recent board member of Ausdance, has previously held positions at Shaun Parker & Company, the Royal Academy of Dance, Australia, and was founding Director of FORM Dance Projects, formerly Western Sydney Dance Action. She will commence on

An ongoing state of wonderful “little ease” might be the best way to sum up 2017. What that ongoing state of “little ease” continued to reveal and what is exciting moving forwards is the very extraordinary ways in which dance training produces truly ‘agile beasts’ – capable, intelligent, resilient, adaptable

Dancenorth Australia, one of Australia’s strongest emergent contemporary dance companies, is seeking a co-CEO Executive Director to progress its mission for bold creative collaborations, adventurous story telling and ambition.  The position is located in Townsville, Queensland and will be responsible for development and implementation of the company strategy, a company

IETM, the International network for contemporary performing arts, has released a new publication that  explores how disability is defined in contemporary dance. ‘Permission to Stare’ the newest edition to IETM’s ‘Fresh Perspectives’ series combines personal letters with a theoretical essay to explore the complexity of disability in the performing arts

By Professor Kim VIncs — As I write, I’m in London, having spent the last day as a member of the User Board for EU Horizon 2020 project, WhoLoDance[i]. WhoLoDance is developing a motion capture data library of dance movement across the genres of ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco and Greek