Angela Goh is the recipient of this year’s $50,000 Keir Choreographic Award, the Keir Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Carriageworks and Dancehouse have announced. The award, Australia’s most prestigious for choreography, was given to Goh in recognition of her work Sky Blue Mythic, which imagines dance as a non-human activity in an effort to move away from an anthropocentric worldview. The piece was performed by Goh to Corin Ileto’s live operatic soundscape. The $10,000 Audience Choice Award meanwhile went to Amrita Hepi, whose work Rinseexplores whether being on the brink of extinction intensifies the past’s seductive nature. It is the second time she has received the award.

Amrita Hepi and Angela Goh. Photo © Jacqui Manning

“Congratulations to Angela Goh, Corin Ileto and team for the glorious Sky Blue Mythic,” said Keir Choreographic Award Founder Phillip Keir. “A wonderful piece of sharply defined choreographic art that resonates with our times. And congratulations to Amrita Hepi, winner of the audience award for such a personal and beautifully observed piece of dance. It was an enormous privilege to be involved in supporting all eight dynamic and diverse pieces of best of Australian...

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