Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation
In 2017, we celebrate Tanja’s 40th Birthday and shine a light on her ongoing legacy. Over the course of this year, a number of exciting announcements and activities will take place so we invite you to stay tuned.
Following our recent announcement of Lauren Langlois as the 2017 Tanja Liedtke Fellow we are now pleased to share the news about a brand new initiative in Vienna and the continued success of our teaching program – inspiring dance.
Announcing 2017 danceWEB Scholarship recipient - Rachell Clark
The Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with ImPulsTanz - dance WEB Scholarship Program is proud to announce Rachell Clark is the first recipient of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation Scholarship to attend ImPulsTanz in Vienna in July and August of this year.
Rachell has been working between Berlin and Melbourne since 2014 following her graduation from the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.
"Thank you so much to the Tanja Liedtke Foundation for supporting my danceWEB scholarship to take part in the ImPlusTanz festival this coming summer in Vienna.
I feel honoured and excited to seize this opportunity which will expand my arts practice and allow me to continue learning and widening my concept of performance, performance making and art.
Throughout my time in Vienna I will experience new art practices, participate in workshops and research projects, see performances, study with this year’s Artistic Mentor, Doris Uhlich, and collaborate with my fellow danceWEB peers. I am thrilled at the prospect of all these up and coming new experiences and cannot wait to be part of the lively and invigorating ImPlusTanz environment."
Rachell Clark, March 2017.
QL2 ‘inspiring dance’ participants including Kristina Chan, Amelia McQueen and Ruth Osborne, Director QL2. Photo: Lorna Sim.
inspiring dance at QL2 in 2017
Once again, QL2 Youth Dance in Canberra, Australia has hosted the Tanja Liedtke Foundation’s ‘inspiring dance’ program.
Gabriel Sinclair and Alison Plevey. ‘inspiring dance’ 2017 at QL2. Photo: Lorna Sim.
This program was conceived and designed in 2011 by a group of artists who worked very closely with Tanja, as performers and collaborators – Sol Ulbrich, Paul White, Kristina Chan, Amelia McQueen, Josh Tyler, Anton, Craig Bary and Lisa Griffiths. The group was also assisted by dance education specialist Kath Duhigg, who distilled the ideas into a written form, creating the documentation for the program.
‘inspiring dance’ has now been experienced by hundreds of young dancers at training academies around Australia and also in Germany over the last 5 years. As well as QL2 Youth Dance, this includes:
• West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth.
• Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt.
• NAISDA Dance College, Kariong NSW.
• Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney.
This was the third time the workshops have been delivered at QL2 by Kristina Chan and Amelia McQueen and as in previous years the event was a great success.
‘The Tanja Liedtke workshops enabled not only a deepening and a playful approach to the questioning, training and rigour of being a dance artist, but enabled vital reflective time through the vehicle of dance’.
Alison Plevey, 2017 inspiring dance artist participant.
Have a look at the QL2 workshops in action:
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters and friends.
Tanja Liedtke Foundation.