Can Dance Exist Without Music?
Since the dawn of human civilization, dance has been close to us as a means of social interaction and a way of expressing ourselves. And since its first appearance in historical records, some 9 thousand years ago, it has managed to evolve into countless styles.
Dance is hugely dependent on music, whether it is for performance, rehearsal, or social gatherings. In evidence that we received from various industry leaders in Australia, it became apparent that there are some unspoken issues with the dance and performance industry.
Advancements in technology, copyright, marketing, business trends are only a few things the dance industry is finding challenging. With everything else in the world moving at a tremendously fast pace, there are a few things that the dance community as a whole may need to reassess and develop with time.
This first edition of 2017 focuses on the issues of the Dance Industry with a focus on how the Music Industry impacts the Dance Comunity. Frank Rodi from APRA AMCOS (Australian Performing Right Association / The Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) is on our panel to guide us through the legislations as to how the Music Industry legislation's impacts the Dance Industry.
We joined forces with Triple8Funk (one of Melbourne's finest dance groups) and some industry leaders to shed the light on some of the frustrations of the Dance Industry in regards to those legislations and how it impacts their art.
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FEB 23rd | Free | SAE INSTITUTE
Triple8Funk Dance Company is one of the most established and reputable Hip Hop & urban dance groups in Australasia. Established in 2001, they have achieved a lot both locally and internationally, placed in top ranks in many competitions including the World Hip Hop Dance Championships and have performed in numerous countries like Japan, USA and all over Australia. They run well renowned events such as the Australian Hip Hop Dance Championships & GROUNDED Battle of the Arts. They live with a vision to empower people with their passion of dance, their entrepreneurial spirit and their love for a healthy and fun lifestyle.
Frank has been with APRA AMCOS for over 15 years, and is the driving force behind the implementation of music recognition technology in nightclubs and festivals throughout Australia. His work is focused on developing more effective ways to distribute royalties to publishers and songwriters of electronic and dance music.
In his previous role as Online Licensing Manager, Frank developed policy frameworks in Australia and New Zealand for the licensing of new digital music services and negotiated deals with services such as iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, YouTube and Vevo.
Before joining APRA AMCOS, Frank worked as a broadcaster and DJ. He created the first electronic music show on free-to-air TV in Australia (Alchemy for SBS Television) and worked at the ABC’s triple-j as an announcer and producer. As a DJ, he has played at nightclubs and festivals across Australia
For decades, Kelly has been one of the country’s most sought after dance and Musical Theatre teachers, working in Melbourne and Australia’s foremost universities and dance institutions.
Her performance resume boasts credits in some of Australia’s finest professional Musical events including Chicago the Musical, Beauty and the Beast, lead role of Stephanie in Saturday Night Fever and more. Her choreography credits include ICC Cricket World Cup, Dancing With The Stars Promo, So You Think You Can Dance Australia and more.
She now runs her own full-time dance school in Melbourne and is driven to a legacy that will see her graduates not only able to perform at the highest levels of elite dance but to forge out careers in teaching and management that will set a new benchmark for excellence in Australia.
Ben Curé is the founder and director of the Melbourne-based Lion Heart Dance Company. Over his career he has worked to establish himself as one of Melbourne's leading choreographers and a highly sought after teacher. Curé has directed and produced a number of original works including "The Scarlet Trace", "Table of Eight" and "Fabricated" and worked as a dancer with Melbourne companies Vertical Shadows and Rain and Lucky Dance. Curé has built networks across a broad range of artists and innovators and continuously works to build opportunities for working dancers within the Melbourne industry. As a teacher his passion and determination are infectious, as a choreographer his work is challenging and engaging and as a dancer he is raw and unique.
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Joel Fuentes Gallarde is the founder and director of Triple8Funk Entertainment which is one of the most established Hip Hop / Street Dance Organizations in Australasia.
His crew has performed in various events such as HHI World Championships in USA, Tokyo Tower show in Japan, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park New Zealand, TEDx Melbourne and the NRL half time show in Australia.
Joel is also the director of some of the biggest dance events and networks in Australia such as Hip Hop International (HHI) Australia, Grounded: Battle of the Arts and Jam Republic Australia. Through the years, he has judged top competitions around the globe being a qualified Elite Judge and have trained street dance judges in countries like China, Taiwan and Australia.
Joel is about the big picture. He is committed to empowerment and healthy living and is passionate about building the dance community in a holistic way. He believes that dancers can achieve great things not just in their dance careers but also in their contribution towards global prosperity.
Nish is one of Melbourne's most recognized and formidable hip-hop dancers and teachers. He has been ranked as the #1 freestyle dancer (Dance@live 2012 and 2013) in Australia and has represented the country internationally in Japan, Korea, India and Singapore. His passion extends across dance, design and music. He is committed to educating and spreading the experience of freestyle art forms throughout the local and global community.
Andrew is a ten year YouTube veteran whose videos have been viewed over 43 million times. He has been administrator for a community of Melbourne YouTube video makers for the last six years and he has been certified as a Community Coordinator by YouTube. Andrew has collaborated with creators all around the world and has produced over 2,000 videos for YouTube and other platforms.
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109 Tram to Port Melbourne
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EVENT RUN SHEET
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Bump In
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Networking
7:00 - 7:05 pm - Introduction
7:05 - 7:30 pm - Main Presentation
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Panel Discussion
8:30 - 9:00 pm - Networking
9:00 - 9:30 pm - Bump Out
FOOD & DRINKS
Pizza inc Gluten Free & Vegetarian options available.
Assorted soft drinks, juice & sparkling mineral water
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