Central Australia's premier arts festival. 27 August – 6 September 2015

SPRUNG Youth Dance

For over a decade, Incite Arts has fostered the development of grassroots programs through partnerships with schools, youth sector organisations, dance groups and individual artists, to provide inclusive opportunities that engage young people in dance activities.

The SPRUNG Youth Dance project began in 2012 as an initiative of Incite, Dusty Feet Dance Collective and Artistic Director Miriam Nicholls. The project was supported also by JUMP, the Australia Council’s National Mentoring Program, through which Miriam was mentored as a director by Lee Pemberton, Artistic Director of NSW-based fLiNg Physical Theatre.

The project is based on the belief that young people are artists in their own right, with the potential to express and communicate complex ideas and issues through the body in the form of dance. The aim of the group is to extend beyond dance training, into the development of creative and collaborative work. SPRUNG is part of a national network of youth dance companies and is made up of an auditioned ensemble of dancers aged 15-26.

SPRUNG is dedicated to developing thoughtful and challenging youth dance work relevant to the community of Alice Springs that can inspire and inform audiences and provide young people with meaningful arts experiences.