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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News
- February 2011
Welcome to the February 2011 edition of the Artmedia physical theatre news, your e-publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now in its tenth year and reaching over 2,500 subscribers. This newsletter has now become an occasional publication, which we put out when there is demand from Sponsors and Feature advertisers and we invite you to support the publication by promoting your work.
In the Sponsorship this month we welcome Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. They offer undergraduate, graduate and professional experiences, working within an environment dedicated to training, researching and experimenting. They have a range of courses including circus arts, Commedia dell'Arte, dance performance, theatre and music. Find out about the many training and study opportunities on offer in a variety of spectacular settings.
A big hello to those gathering in Levin for the NZ juggling Convention starting tomorrow and in Adelaide for the Fringe Festival, which kicks off on Friday. If you're in Adelaide but not performing this year, we have information in the Networking on a 'how to register' event for next year's festival and also one for all those who want to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe.
In the Playspace section, there are still one or two places available on the 5-day Clown Retreat in Wanganui the week after next, so take the opportunity to develop your clown tool kit, or take the leap into an artform that you've always wanted to develop. This will be the last 5-day workshop I will run, as I am launching a new 3-week Clown Summer School to be held in Wanganui in January 2012. More info below.My book on modern clown, Angel's Can Fly , has just been released as an eBook for the Apple iPad and is available through the iBooks app at iTunes. I recommend this version as this gives you the best value product and the most versatile reading experience of any format, as it is searchable, has a detailed contents and contains links between pre-requisite and co-requisite exercises. Angels Can Fly is also available as an ebook for the Kobo reader.
In the Features, the world renowned Philippe Genty Company is opening an International Academy for Visual Theatre in Paris in the European fall. Initiated by Philippe Genty and Mary Underwood, it will be called the 'Academy of the Impossible'. This nine month course based in Paris will provide interdisciplinary tools for the experienced performer.
Also featured is Total Theatre, now celebrating 10 years, who are currently holding 2nd round auditions for their 3-month intensive beginning in April, which is directed by Annie Stainer. With Steven Berkoff as patron, the course offers comprehensive physical theatre training in Perth, with some of the best specialist teachers and practitioners.
In Networking we have information on work for six Living Statues at the Dunedin Fringe Festival in New Zealand.The 'Still Life at the Station' event is March 19th, so if you're interested, get in contact immediately.
In the US, Air Born Aerial Arts is holding open auditions for aerialists and ground acts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia for ongoing gigs in those regions. Auditions will be held March 20th or you can submit a video. In Iowa, the Ogden Fun Days Summer Festival is holding a Family Entertainers Contest June 18th. There is no fee, but registration numbers are limited to 30.
The Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) is calling for submissions from emerging artists. They are looking for work that explores the possibilities of theatre, performance and installation making. The Swedish festival kicks off August 22nd and the application deadline is March 20th.
In the UK, the Minifest for Street Arts in Cumbria is holding a 10 day "International Summer School for Street Arts" that starts August 27th. And from February 7 to June 9th, DV8 Physical Theatre is opening up their morning classes during the rehearsal period for their new production. These classes are for dancers with strong technique and applications for each class will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
In Catalonia, the Nouveau Clown Institute is holding a seminar on "Tips and Tools for Accessing the International Performing Arts Touring Market". This unique seminar is being presented (in English only) by David Berga on February 21.
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Sponsor: Accademia dell'Arte, Arezzo, Italy
dell’Arte is a vibrant community of performing artists, musicians, scholars
and students located in Arezzo, Italy. Accademia offers undergraduate,
graduate and professional experiences, working within an environment
dedicated to training, researching and experimenting. Check out some of our
upcoming programs, workshops and festivals:
Playspace: Clown Retreat with Alan Clay - Wanganui, New Zealand
This month we launch a new 3-week Clown Summer School to be held in Wanganui in January next year. There are one or two places still available on the last 5-day retreat, so take the opportunity to develop your clown tool kit, or take the leap into an artform that you've always wanted to develop.
NZ$650, including 6 nights accommodation with kitchen facilities. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: email@example.com to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.
Clown Summer School
Modern clown is less character based and more interactive than traditional clown, it is less about hiding behind make-up and more about revealing our true selves, and less about routine based entertainment and more about spontaneous artistic expression. We need training and tools to facilitate these new skills in our work, and this workshop aims to give participants a way of working which supports this process.
NZ$1100 Price Buster (by August 31st) NZ$1300 Earlybird (by November 1st) and NZ$1600 Full. Includes 20 nights accommodation (from January 22nd - February 10th inclusive) with kitchen facilities. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.
Feature: Academy of the Impossible - Philippe Genty Company, Fall 2011 - Paris, France
ACADEMY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
- the impossible, one possibility among others...
Based in Paris, it is a nine months course with a minimum of twenty hours per week. Mornings will be devoted to physical warm-ups, followed by acting techniques or exploratory work. The Academy's studio will be available in the afternoons to those students eager to explore further. A basic knowledge of French is preferable.
For more information (details about the course, the staff, admission requirements, costs) please contact Eric de Sarria at email@example.com
Feature: Total Theatre – 3-Month Physical Theatre Training, April 2011 - Western Australia
Total Theatre –
Mosman Park, Western Australia
Are you looking for a comprehensive training in
Physical Theatre? Then why not come to Perth. Total Theatre (established in
2002) is now one of Australia’s leading training centres for those wishing
to pursue a career in Physical Theatre, bringing together some of the best
specialist teachers and practitioners of the profession and delivering a
well rounded high calibre training.
Feature: Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide - now available for the iPad and Kobo readers
Angel's Can Fly has just been
released for the Apple iPad and is available through the iBooks app at
iTunes. (ISBN: 9780957884489) We recommend purchasing the book for the iPad
as this gives you the best value product and the most versatile reading
experience. The ebook costs only US$9.99 and is searchable with links
between pre-requisite and co-requisite exercises. The ebook can also be
purchased for the Kobo reader in New Zealand through
Whitcoulls or in Australia
Borders or Angus &
"Living Statues Needed, Dunedin Fringe Festival, New Zealand. March 19th. 'Still Life at the Station' needs 6 living statues to perform at this promotional event for the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2011. Dunedin’s most famous landmark, the Railway Station, will be the setting for intriguing sculptures otherwise known as human statues. Living monuments are a world-wide phenomenon and one of the most popular forms of busking. Requiring skill, determination and a steely gaze these artists are a sight to behold. Still Life at the Station - 19 March 2011, Dunedin Railway Station/Otago Farmers’ Market, Anzac Ave, 9:00am-12:00 noon. If you would like to perform in this event, please email us an image of your character, a short bio, your full contact details and how much you charge. Please visit our web site for contact details. Beginners are welcome to apply." Paul Smith, Director, Dunedin Fringe Festival. Find a link to Dunedin Fringe Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"If you're in Adelaide for the Fringe Festival which starts on Friday and you're not performing this year, but want to perform next year, the fringe has an event at 2:30 on Sat February 26 in the Fringe Club Rymill Park to find out how to register for the Adelaide Fringe 2012. Representatives from the Artist Services team at the fringe will be on hand to answer all of your questions. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is also coming to Adelaide and you can find out how to be part of the largest arts festival on the planet at 3:30pm on February 24th in the Green Room at the Adelaide Town Hall. For more information, visit the Adelaide Fringe Festival web site." Festival Team, Adelaide Fringe Festival. Find links to the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Auditions for aerialists, Air
Born Aerial Arts, Fayetteville, NC, USA. Sunday, March 20th, 4pm -7
pm. Air Born Aerial Arts is holding an open audition for aerialists & ground
acts in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, who
are interested in being booked as an independent contractor with our agency
and for ongoing gigs in those regions. Please bring a full piece on
apparatus of your choice (ground acts welcomed!). Each piece should be
performed in costume and with music exactly as the artist intends to perform
when hired out. These apparatus are available for use in the space: Tissue
(25 ft height) non-stretch; Tissue (15 ft height) low-stretch; Static
Trapeze; Doubles Trapeze; Dance Trapeze; Cord de Lisse; Spanish Web;
Hammock; Doubles Hammock; Straps; Aerial Net. We're also happy to rig
anything you bring. Contact Linsey Lindberg to schedule a specific audition
time. If you are too far away to easily travel to the audition, please
submit a video of your act. Address provided upon request. Hope to see you
there! Please feel free to pass this audition notice along to anyone you
think would be interested!" Linsey Lindberg, Air Born Aerial Arts. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Find a link to Air
Born Aerial Arts under Aerial Theatre at:
"Call for proposals from emerging artists, Stockholm Fringe Festival , Sweden. Application deadline 20 March. Festival 22-28 August 2011. After an explosive launch in 2010 we are excited to announce that Stockholm’s very own fringe fest now is welcoming submissions for its 2nd year! Stockholm Fringe Fest (Stoff) is a festival that aims to support and promote cutting edge theatre and performance making. Stoff are looking for proposals from emerging artists whose work challenges and questions conventional artistic forms to perform at Stoff 22-28 August 2011! Stoff welcome applications from both groups and individuals whose work concerns and explores the possibilities of theatre, performance and installation making. All applicants have to complete an application form along with submitting visual material of their work before 20 March 2011. For more information and to download an application form, please go to our web site." Team Stoff, Stockholm Fringe Festival. Find a link to Stoff under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Minifest International Summer School for Street Arts, Cumbria, UK. August 27th - September 5th. This year the course has been extended to 10 days and will take place from 27 August to 5 September 2011. This is an opportunity for new and emerging street artists to work with a leading national/ international street artist on a show that they will then perform at Mintfest2011. Go to our web site to join the mailing list and we mail you full info as soon as it is ready." Jenny, Minifest Crew. Find a link to Minifest for Street Arts under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Professional Dance Classes, DV8 Physical Theatre, London, UK. February 7 - June 9th. We will be opening up the company’s morning classes during the rehearsal period for our new production, Can We Talk About This. Limited spaces will be available Monday-Friday between 7th February and 9th June at a cost of £5 per class. All classes will be held at Toynbee Studios from 10-11.15am and will be taught by contemporary and classical teachers. Please note: Classes are only suitable for professional dancers with strong technique. If you would like to attend a class, please send an email, with a copy of your CV and a link to some footage of yourself dancing that clearly demonstrates your technical ability. Applications for each class will be accepted from the Monday of the previous week on a first come, first served basis. We will then inform you as soon as possible by email or telephone if there is a place available for you in the class. If you would like any more information, please visit our web site." Lloyd Newson, Director, DV8 Physical Theatre. Find a link to DV8 Physical Theatre under Physical Theatre at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links4.htm
"Seminar on Touring Performing Arts, Nouveau Clown Institute, Granollers, Catalonia. February 21, 2011. The Nouveau Clown Institute wishes to invite you to a unique seminar presented by David Berga called "Tips and Tools for Accessing the International Performing Arts Touring Market". The seminar is designed as a catalyst to assist emerging artists/companies in developing or expanding their global foundation and international marketing. Aspiring young artists, new companies and established ones encountering recurrent problems finding their way out there will benefit from his shared experience and the advice Mr. Berga offers. During the second hour of the seminar there will be an open forum to provide guests attending the possibility to ask questions specific to your situation/company. This will give Mr. Berga an opportunity to address your specific concerns more thoroughly. The seminar will be held Monday February 21, 2011 at the Nouveau Clown Institute from 18:00 to 20:00. The cost is 50 Euro’s and the seminar will be in English only. Please find more detailed information on our web site." Jango Edwards, Nouveau Clown Institute. Find a link to Nouveau Clown Institute under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
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