Dance Doc: A Resource For Emerging Artists is a free document for graduates, emerging artists, or anyone who wants to continue learning about rehearsal spaces, how to practice safely with a collective, and how to put on a show – no easy feat! This document was inspired by the lack of information after graduating, and is made in the hope it can provide some support for many of the most vulnerable practitioners.
Thank you to the many practitioners, collectives, artists, rehearsal spaces, mentors, supporters etc. who have provided emerging artists with the downlow on how to survive and sustain their practice in the arts sector.
Amber Liberté is a freelance theatre, dance & film practitioner and continues to work with professional and emerging companies/collectives. She is a massive advocate for creating a dancers union, after seeing the lack of support dancers have in Aotearoa. Amber’s most recent dance works include: I Imagined My Backyard As A Moonscape Full Of Citrus (Film - Java Dance), Standing In The Threshold (between the void & light) (Footnote Dance NZ), Our Modern Earth (Basement Theatre), and Akl Babel (Basement Theatre). Amber is the founder of shift – a collective which umbrellas her works.
Photo by Jocelyn Janon.