Interested in helping to create a new type of dance Eisteddfod?

Honey Lion Productions is keen to produce a dance Eisteddfod in Sydney this year that focuses on celebrating dance as a creative art form. The winning dances will be heavily weighted towards those that display creativity in their choreography, usage of theatrical elements, storytelling and their emotional impact on audiences, as opposed to favouring technique only.

But before this Eisteddfod can take place, we need adjudicators who are also looking to judge something slightly different. We are looking for a small team of people who are involved within the dance industry to lend their opinions and ideas during the development stages of the event. What categories would you like to see? What styles of dance should we see more of? What rules should there be? Looking for people who are passionate about the art form of dance and are looking for a platform where the most creative dances are awarded. You must also be willing to adjudicate entries once the Eisteddfod is launched. Please note, you won’t be allowed to adjudicate your own entries.

If you have a number of years worth of experience in dance, you’re welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those with experience in adjudicating, or those with a background in drama/movement as well. As we are looking for like-minded people who are passionate about the prospect of the project, there will be no pay during the collaboration period, which may require a few meetings (though food expenses will be paid for) over the next few months. However, should the Eisteddfod take place, all adjudicators will be paid for their time at the event accordingly.

Currently we are hoping to launch the Eisteddfod late in the year, possibly September.

Expressions of interest close 6th March. Please note that Honey Lion Productions will be out of office for part of the application period, so successful applicants may be contacted as late as 13th March.

If you are interested in being involved and eventually adjudicating for this project, please provide your preferred contact details, a brief history of your qualifications, along with a sentence or two explaining what sort of dance you’re passionate about, and what you hope to see at this dance Eisteddfod.

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