About Neo Vida Dance Company
We are a Sunshine Coast based dance company called Neo Vida, which translates to "living your life in the now”. This company was founded by me, Patricia Jar, for the purpose of creating, performing and producing dance works for and with our local community. The company performs dance works developed with emphasis on modern dance movements influenced by European and Australian art forms. This ongoing project will develop the arts on the Sunshine Coast and fill a gap for performance artists. The company’s goals are to help support local elite dancers live their passion for dance and give them the opportunity to perform and follow their dream. Our mission statement reflects the belief of all company members:
“Dance is a conversation between body and soul - a universal language all can understand”
The goal of this dance company is to support the passion of local elite dancers, dance teachers and artists by giving them the opportunity to perform. With the Australian dance industry gaining popularity in participation but limited in job growth, many Sunshine Coast dancers are not able to recognise their goals with regard to their dance ambitions. The absence of performance opportunity within the community is a gap that Neo Vida can fill by offering and supporting individual professional development opportunities. After a successful performance of “Control” in August 2017 in Caloundra, Neo Vida has already demonstrated the popularity, interest and support of the public while simultaneously giving our dancers exposure and performance opportunity.
The company offers a platform for dancers to find their artistic voice by providing a nurturing and supportive environment to learn and perform. My vision is to create an artistic, passionate and thriving dance community, where individuality is accepted and celebrated. Much of the choreography is created with the dancers’ input in order to support and encourage them to develop and practice their creative endeavors. Sharing our passion for dance and individualism gives rise to personal development and, ultimately, enjoyment. This then inspires our dancers to excel as creators of art in their own right.