1301.6 - Tasmanian Year Book, 2000  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2004   
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Feature Article - TasDance

Based in Launceston, TasDance was established in 1981 as Australia’s first dance-in-education company. Under the artistic direction of Jenny Kinder, TasDance developed a unique Schools Residency Program, through which the company became renowned for its dedication and innovation both in dance education and artistic development.

After its first decade, TasDance broadened its role to include significantly more activity in the areas of theatre-based performance, dancer development and community work. The company under artistic director Annie Greig continues to focus on presenting high quality Australian choreography and on developing audiences in Tasmania and around Australia.

From its beginnings as a dance-in-education team, the company has experienced a significant growth in stature and has earned a national reputation for the strength, diversity, innovation and accessibility of its repertoire of contemporary Australian work.