News: Rolex Mentoring Awards 2010

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Six exceptional young talents from Australia, Jordan, Lebanon, South Africa and the United States have been chosen by Trisha Brown, Brian Eno, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Anish Kapoor, Peter Sellars and Zhang Yimou to work with them for a year of individual mentoring in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2010-2011.

Lee Serle from Australia is choreographer Trisha Brown’s choice. Serle, 28, has contributed to the work of several mainly Melbourne-based companies, including Lucy Guerin Inc and Chunky Move, with whom he has performed both nationally and internationally. His choreographic credits include_ A Little Murky, a small-scale piece that experiments with subtle characterization and showcases his powerful theatrical style, and _*I’m in Love*, for the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne.

The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative was founded in 2002. The programme is organized by a specialist team based at Rolex headquarters in Geneva. Through an Advisory Board, which suggests the mentors, and expert nominating panels, six talented, young artists around the world are sought to work alongside six major artists in the fields of dance, film, literature, music, theatre and visual arts for a year of intense collaboration. Dance artists who have been mentors on the programme include Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, William Forsythe and Saburo Teshigawara.

This year’s Dance Umbrella festival of contemporary dance includes a season Celebrating Trisha Brown, including performances, installations, films and workshops. “Full details“:

www.rolexmentorprotege.com

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