Crush is a modern love story about a
Sydney song and dance duo,
who threaten to self-destruct on the brink of fame when one joins
a virtual dreaming cult in Kings Cross.
this film last year, based on Alan Clay's novel, Dance
Sisters. The film
enjoyed a theatrical release in New Zealand last year.
The film has just capped off a string of
successes in the States by winning Best Feature Drama at the Indie
Gathering Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. This follows the film
winning a prestigious Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition
earlier this year and official selection in festivals in four
The film is due for release in Sydney and Melbourne in April. You can find more information on the project at
where you can also find a 4-minute trailer.
Training with Alan Clay
provides a physical and irreverent approach to clown. Reconnect with the playful,
inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a beautiful outdoor setting,
overlooking the mouth of the Wanganui river in New
Zealand. Check out the Clown Summer School in
Aerialize is an
innovative theatre group that combines the art of dance, theatre, gymnastics
and circus in an aerial environment. Aerialize have been thrilling local and
international audiences with death defying feats of grace and beauty on the
trapeze, rope and web. Check out information on their evening classes, and their performance projects
is an Australian
theatre company providing innovative bilingual performances for
theatre festivals and schools. Our
productions are “boutique” in nature, with casts of two to
three multi-skilled performers, and have strong music-theatre,
visual and physical theatre components.
Broadway and Co
- is a contemporary Australian circus company
presenting touring shows, a range of roving and
site specific performances, as well as workshops and training opportunities.
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Check out the site for the
Wanganui Literary Festival in New Zealand.
In line with past festivals, 2011 offered an eclectic and fascinating
variety of readings, lectures and theatre.
New on the site this month, New Zealand author,
has information on her writing retreats and popular books such as,
'So You Want to Write' and 'Writing Your Own Family
books, Dance Sisters,
Believers in Love and Angels Can Fly,
have been released
for the Kindle. These can be read on any mobile device or
computer, as well as on the Kindle Reader itself and download from Amazon.
The books are also available for the Apple iPad through the
iBooks app at iTunes. And they are also available for the Kobo reader,
can be purchased through
or Angus & Robertson.
Angels can Fly,
a Modern Clown User Guide,
textbook for a fast changing art form. The traditional approach to teaching
clown is routine or gag based and this sits uncomfortably with teaching
practices in modern performing arts education and with today's audiences.
addition to anecdotes from 20 clowns from around the world and stories
following the adventures of 10 fictional clowns,
this book includes a
total of 50 practical clown exercises
appropriate for workshops or performance, developed by Alan through 30 years
of teaching in Australia, Europe, America and New Zealand.
Can Fly has been released for the
Kindle and can be purchased from
Amazon. It's available for the Apple iPad, and can be purchased through the iBooks app at iTunes.
The eBook can also be purchased for the Kobo reader in New Zealand
Whitcoulls or in Australia through
or Angus & Robertson.
South Australian author Adrian
Rogers, has three fantasy novels published as e-books - on CD Rom or by
direct download. And his third book in the Hidden
Kingdom Trilogy, Alignment,
is now available. "Merlin, laid to rest in dark-age Britain in his Crystal Cave has awoken in
fulfillment of a prophecy, as Pisces moves into Aquarius and the 2012 Galactic
Alignment is less than four years away."
heart warming story about two street clowns, swept up in the occupation of
New Zealand's last Victorian theatre."
Alan Clay's short film
Moontan is available in a DVD
compilation including the 15 minute short, a 30 minute rough cut, a twenty
minute 'Making of Moontan' documentary, and a two camera split-screen extra
clown performance (total: 72 min.), US$14.95 from
Artmedia Publishing is run by Alan Clay.
Contemporary Australian and New Zealand
Literary & Performing Arts
Artmedia links offers links to
electronic publishing and writing resources. For performing
links use Playspace links
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