Art of Dance II: an open call for performances within our gallery spaces

Art of Dance II: an open call for performances within our gallery spaces

Art of Dance II - in the Gallery

A Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre Online Project
  • Mon 22 June - Wed 15th July
  • Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
  • Create and film a dance at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre, in response to artworks in the current exhibitions.
  • Free to Enter
  • Deadline (extended): 15 July 2020
  • Register by email
  • Community Screening Event: 18 July 2020 (more details below)

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre launches the next phase of its Art of Dance project, with an open call for dance performances to be created and filmed within the Gallery spaces, inspired by the current exhibitions.

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre launches the next phase of its Art of Dance project, with an open call for dance performances to be created and filmed within the Gallery spaces, inspired by the current exhibitions.⁠

We are proud to launch the next phase of this project with a brilliant performance by Cameron McMillan, performed alongside Len Lye's 'Sky Snakes', 2019.⁠

New Zealand born and raised, Cameron McMillan is a London based choreographer, dance artist and movement director with an extensive international performance and creative career spanning contemporary dance, ballet, film, fashion and commercial fields.⁠

Classically trained at the Australian Ballet School, he has danced as a leading dancer for dance companies including Rambert Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, English National Ballet, Bonachela Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Sydney Dance Company, dancing the works of some of the worlds finest choreographers across ballet and contemporary dance. ⁠

 

 

You can view all of the submissions from Art of Dance I on the Govett-Brewster YouTube channel 

Read more about the previous dance entrants on our news blog.

 

Community Screening Event: 18 July

An opportunity for our community, dancers, their whānau and hoa to watch The Art of Dance entrants on the big screen in the Len Lye Cinema, followed by a reception / afternoon tea.

Join us to help celebrate the dance talent that contributed to this community project. More details and to book - head to the Art of Dance Screening event page.

 

How to Enter:

This next project phase, like the initial launch, is open to all ages and dancing abilities. 

Anyone who loves to dance or feels inspired to create and share a performance in response to our current exhibitions, can apply to take part.

Entrants have creative freedom to choose which part of the current exhibitions to respond to, as well as the style or genre of dance/movement and music to perform to (please read the guidelines and terms and conditions outlined further below).

We would love to see entrants film their dance in the Gallery! All you need to do is register your interest in advance by email. 

If that isn't possible, you can still take part; entrants are welcome to film their dance elsewhere, whether at home or another public or private space. Please abide by the terms & conditions and submission guidelines set out below.

Submission Guidelines:

• Please read the terms and conditions

• Submit a dance video via a completed online form by 11.59pm on 15 July 2020

• You can respond to any part of the current exhibitions at the Govett-Brewster

• Please keep your recorded dance to a maximum of three minutes long. We recommend submitting clips 1 minute in length for Instagram.

Any music used must be original and not include any third-party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material/music). Royalty-free music downloads can easily be found online such as Icons8 or Mixkit

• Your phone's camera is fine to use for recording but be sure to use landscape orientation and shoot as wide as you can

• Let us know which artwork(s) or exhibition inspires you

• Entrants can submit a solo or group performance

• Your video may be posted on Instagram, Facebook, and the Govett-Brewster website. Remember, only the first minute is shown on Instagram

 

Filming in the Gallery:

• Please read the terms and conditions and submission guidelines above

• Please register your interest by email, with a minimum 24 hours’ notice beforehand

• Dancers are welcome in the gallery during daily opening hours (10:00am-5:00pm). Filming before public hours is possible between 9:30-10:00am daily by special arrangement only

• Any enquiries, please contact project lead Elaine Rollins by email: elaine.rollins@govettbrewster.com or call: +64 (0)6 759 0855

• Entrants are responsible for filming and choreographing dances, including provision of recording equipment, supporting crew/persons and providing details of this in advance to the project lead

• Please respect the artworks, exhibitions, staff and members of public that you may be in close proximity to, whilst filming at the gallery. In particular, entrants must not film any members of the public or staff, while at the Gallery.

 

Submit your entry here

Len Lye, Sky Snakes, 1965 (2020 reconstruction)
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Credit: Bryan James

Len Lye, Sky Snakes, 1965 (2020 reconstruction)
Len Lye Foundation Collection, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Credit: Bryan James

Cameron McMillan performs with 'Sky Snakes', Len Lye, 2019.

Cameron McMillan performs with 'Sky Snakes', Len Lye, 2019.

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