Who We Are
MADE is a frontrunner in mature arts in Australia, and the only company dedicated to the educative/health aspects of mature dance AND to an ongoing program of public performance of mature contemporary dance works. Established in 2005, MADE is a not-for-profit Tasmanian-based arts organisation that partners professional artists with non-professional dancers to create and present visually beautiful contemporary dance. These works are performed by people aged 50 and over, often in non-traditional performance spaces.
We create opportunities to showcase the power of dance and to show the mature artist as a creative, energetic force in, and engaged with, the world.
MADE’s statistics are impressive:
- 18 years of dancing
- 16 major productions in 38 seasons
- 132 creatives
- 287 performers
- 20 communities across Tasmania, Australia and Japan.
- 35 workshops
- 1,786 classes
All resulting in the wellbeing of over 31,000 pairs of dancing legs!
MADE has featured at Brisbane Festival (2009), Junction Arts Festival, Launceston (2010, 2015, 2016), Ten Days on the Island (2013, 2015, 2017, 2021), Canberra’s You Are Here Festival (2013), DARK MOFO (2015, 2016), MONA FOMA (2018), MONA (2017, 2018), Salamanca Moves (2016) and World Gold Arts Festival, Saitama, Japan (2018).
What We Do
Since its inception, the company has presented 16 unique full-length works, toured nationally and internationally and worked with world renowned choreographers like, Graeme Murphy, Liz Aggiss and Liesel Zink and Kelly Drummond Cawthon.
In addition to performances, MADE offers weekly dance classes for mature aged people in an encouraging, supportive and artistically inspiring environment. Classes include contemporary dance, classical ballet barre, introduction to dance and our Movers & Shakers class for people living with neurological conditions.
The classes also provide the MADE ensemble with opportunities to further develop endurance and performance skills. The organisation utilises Tasmanian based, interstate and international performance professionals for its training faculty and artistic programs. MADE is recognised for cultivating positive outcomes from the social and health benefits that engaging in these activities bring.
MADE aims to widen its horizon and further connect with mature adults as participants, audience and community members. We also wish to further collaborate with partners in the arts and health communities through contributing to research projects demonstrating well-being from MADE’s activities and presenting performance excerpts at health and mature artists conferences.
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