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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News
- August 2011
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Welcome to the August 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 is 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 contacting us about promoting your work.
In the Sponsorship this month we welcome Total Theatre, the premier physical theatre school in Perth, Australia, run by international performer Annie Stainer. The school boasts some of the best specialist teachers and practitioners in the profession and their patron is director, writer and actor Steven Berkoff. They offer a variety of courses which start in September from 4 weeks to 3 months covering a range of skills including Mime, Dance, Feldenkrais, Improvisation and Circus Arts.The best deal on my new three week 'Modern Clown' Summer School, to be held in January next year, is coming up at the end of this month. We can be a little flexible with the deadline, but we do need to get deposits in to confirm places. We still have one scholarship available to a 'serious clown student', which brings the cost down considerably.
In the Features we have information on Clare Bartholomew & Derek Ives two week clown and physical comedy course in Melbourne, Australia. Designed for experienced performers with a variety of performance backgrounds, participants will find their own ‘clown’ relationships and characters and discover different techniques that work for them. This intensive workshop runs November 14th - 25th.
Also featured is Juggling With Finesse, a
workshop with Kit Summers, the author of the book Juggling with Finesse.
A world-class juggler and performer since 1977, Kitt will show you how
to put together a great show and how to make money with your performing. The
workshop is September 27-28 in Melbourne.
Butterfly Crush, my first feature film, has received 3 'Best Feature Drama' awards at film festivals in the States over the past couple of months and I have more information in the feature below. Casting has starting on my next film, True Believers, and I am looking for a female clown/magician for one scene in the film. Anyone interested in auditioning for this role should drop me an email and you can find more information on my film projects at www.artmedia.net.nz.
In Networking we have information on auditions being held by the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington. These are for students wanting to attend classes next year. Application forms can be downloaded and auditions will be held in October. In Australia, the Dinosaur Show, a family show which tours schools, is looking for 3 puppet actors. They are required to operate a number of different puppets, do sound effects and make set changes. Preview shows start in October.
The Sydney Fringe needs willing and enthusiastic volunteers. If you're not already involved, this is your chance to be a part of the festival and they promise that "it’s probably the most fun you can have without getting paid!" Also in Sydney, Jewelz A Hoopz is holding a weekend hula hoop retreat in November and offering a range of workshops, including hoop yoga and acrobalance for hoopers. The Early Bird price runs until Aug 31.
Also in Australia, the Canberra Playback Theatre is looking for new members. If you are interested, they will be holding open rehearsals from August 10th - September 21st. They are keen to get new people who have a variety of skills, life experience and interests. While in the US, the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts is seeking an Aerial Instructor to begin teaching in September 2011. The position requires an Intermediate to Advanced Level of skill and candidates should have considerable experience in both performing and teaching aerials.
In the UK, London youth theatre Oily Cart are holding auditions for a puppeteer and a black female performer for a new interactive immersive adventure show for young kids. The application deadline is August 22nd. The Hèlikos School in Florence, Italy is holding an admissions Workshop for anyone interested in getting to know more about the school or thinking about applying for the upcoming training. The workshop runs October 3rd to 8th.
We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the physical theatre community, so promote your event or project by taking a Feature or a Sponsorship in this newsletter, and please also forward this to someone else who may be interested.
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Sponsor: Total Theatre with International Performer Annie Stainer (Patron - Steven Berkoff) – Mosman Park, Western Australia
Total Theatre - Now Celebrating Our 10th Year!
Have you always wanted to study acting, but never had the time to do a full-time course? Would you like to study at one of Australia's premier physical theatre schools? Then why not come to Perth?
Total Theatre is a
professional school where young performers are learning to live their
Playspace: 'Modern Clown' Summer School with Alan Clay, January 2012 - Wanganui, New Zealand
The Price Buster deadline for the Modern Clown Summer School is coming up at the end of this month. We can be a little flexible with the deadline, but we do need to get deposits in to confirm places. We still have one scholarship available to a serious student, which brings the cost down by NZ$300.
10am - 4pm Monday to
Friday, January 23rd - February 10th (3-weeks accommodation, 15
work days, no training on weekends)
Feature: 2 Week Clown & Physical Comedy Intensive, Clare Bartholomew & Derek Ives, Nov 14th - 25th, Melbourne
You! Clown? Wanna be stupid onstage, without being a dunce? Spend two weeks in the idiot world of clown & physical comedy with Clare Bartholomew & Derek Ives
A two week Clown & Physical Comedy intensive.
Feature: Juggling With Finesse - A workshop with Kit Summers, September 27-28, Melbourne
With Finesse - A workshop with Kit Summers, author of Juggling
Feature: Feature Film Butterfly Crush Receives Awards
Alan Clay's first feature film Butterfly Crush has achieved a number of notable successes and is now available on DVD and in the States as an Amazon Instant Video.
The film recently won an Accolade Award of Merit in the States and Amelia Shankley won the Accolade Award of Excellence for Best Supporting Actor. These awards are based in California.
It screened last month at the Anthem Film Festival in Las
Vegas where it received the 'Best International Narrative Feature' award.
They called Butterfly Crush "an important work on the theme of choice and
accountability." Later this month it will screen at the Indie Gathering Film
Festival in Ohio where it has continued its winning streak by receiving the
'Best Feature Drama' award.
Feature: Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide - now available for the iPad and Kobo readers
Can Fly has just been released for the Apple iPad and is available
through the iBooks app at iTunes. 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 through
Borders or Angus & Robertson.
Feature: Panto Damascus - One Clown's Alphabet, Martin Ewen, USA
clown Martin Ewen has just published his book, Panto Damascus - One Clown's
"NZ School of Dance Auditions for 2012, Wellington, New Zealand. Do you have the talent for a career in dance? Audition in October to be a student at the New Zealand School of Dance in 2012. Application forms can be downloaded now for full-time training or the Junior Associate Programme. Regional Associates application forms will be available in October for the audition in December. Dance teachers who would like to find out more about the training at the NZSD or the audition process can attend a forum on Wednesday 20 July, 1.15pm. Visit the web site for details." Celia Jenkins. Find a link to NZ School of Dance under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Puppet Actors Required for Tour, The Dinosaur Show, Australia. The Dinosaur Show is a live touring show that will travel to primary schools in the Sydney and Wollongong areas. The Dinosaur Show will perform one show per night at 3 - 4 schools a week (Wed - Sat). We are seeking 3 puppet actors and a stage manager for a preview season in October, November 2011 and a possible year long season in 2012. Actors should be prepared to assist with bump in and out as part of their role. Bump in begins at 3pm. Shows start at 7pm (duration 1hr). The Dinosaur Show uses a variety of puppetry styles (full body, stick and shadow). Actors are required to operate a number of different puppets, do sound effects and make set changes. The Dinosaur show is a family show and we are looking for energetic, kid friendly actors with a great sense of humour. Previous puppetry experience preferred but not necessary. Rehearsals Oct 3 -17; Show dates 2011 (to be confirmed) Oct 26 - 28, Nov 2 - 4, 9 - 11, 16 -18; Equity rates. For more detail contact Adam Loxley. Visit the web site for contact details." Adam Loxley. Find a link to The Dinosaur Show under Resources at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm
"Call for Volunteers, Sydney Fringe, Australia. The Sydney Fringe launched officially to the media on Thursday 4th August, with the Fringe Program and Pocket Guide both hitting the streets. And the Box Office opened for business on August 1st, via the website. This is your chance to be a part of the festival. There is a heap of stuff going on all over town and we can’t deliver this myriad of festivities without the willing and enthusiastic participation of our volunteer Fringeheads. It’s probably the most fun you can have without getting paid! Visit our web site and click on the Get Involved, How to be a Volunteer tab. Contact us today." Fringe HQ. Find a link to the Sydney Fringe Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Hula Hoop Workshop/Retreat, Jewelz A Hoopz, Sydney, Aus. November 4th - 7th. Hoopy Happenings 2011 - Australia's only Hooping Retreat! An entire weekend of Hooping Fun! 4th - 7th November 2011 in Sydney's south. Workshops will include Hoop Yoga, Hoop Flow & Movement, Hand Hooping, Hoop Splits, Fancy Starts & Finishes, Burlesque Hooping, Acrobalance for Hoopers, Hoop Isolations, Group Hoop Movement plus Cabaret the first night, Renegade stage the 2nd night & Hoop Trivia! Food, dorm accommodation & workshops all for $350 Earlybird till 31st August. Download a registration form from the web site. For more info contact me. Hoopy Loopy Happiness!" Jewelz. (Photo left: Hoopy Happenings) Find a link to Hoopy Happenings under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Improv Actors, Canberra Playback Theatre, Australia. Aug 10th - Sept 21st. Canberra Playback Theatre is currently looking for new members and will open rehearsals in August and September to people who are interested in learning about playback and joining the company. Canberra Playback is really keen to get new people in the company who have a variety of skills, life experience and interests and although experience in theatre is beneficial, it’s not essential. Playback Theatre is a form of improvisational theatre in which audience members tell stories from their lives and then watch as actors and musicians enact them on the spot using movement, music and words, but without script or rehearsal. Sessions will run on Wednesday evenings 7-9.30pm from 10 Aug - 21 Sept at the Playing Field Studio, located in the demountable building next to the Street Theatre on Childers St, Acton. The first 4 weeks will focus on playback and theatre skills then the following 3 weeks will continue to develop these skills and focus on rehearsals for the next public performance on Friday 23 September. While it is not expected that new players will be ready to perform, input and involvement in rehearsals is welcomed. The term will be introductory training and a trial to see new players enjoy playback and want to join company, and also whether the company feels new players have shown the skills and commitment to join the group. At the end of the term an open decision will be made about whether people are ready to continue with the company. The cost of the training is $50 to assist with hall hire costs and 80% attendance throughout the term is required if you are interested in becoming a member of the company. For more information or to register your interest visit our web site." Leigh. Find a link to Canberra Playback Theatre under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
for Puppeteer and Black Female Performer, Oily Cart,
London, UK. Application deadline August 22nd. Our winter 2011-2012 show
will be RING-A-DING-DING, a new interactive immersive adventure for all
the senses. The audience of 3-6 year olds, their family and friends sit
in a ring around a giant revolving puppet stage where every child has a
front row seat in this wonderland filled with live music and exquisite
visual effects. For our run in the Clore Studio at London’s Unicorn
Theatre and subsequent national tour we’re looking for an accomplished
puppeteer. We're also looking for a very funny black female performer,
playing age 20-30, who sings like an angel and knows how to talk to
children. Have a look at our web site for further details of the company
and our work, then send your c.v. and photo, with a covering letter
saying why you’d like to work with us. The successful candidate will
receive £484.60 per week. Deadline for applications: Monday 22nd August
2011. Auditions/interviews: Saturday 17th September 2011. We rehearse
31st October to 2nd December 2011and the tour ends 12th February 2012."
Tim Webb, Artistic Director, Oily Cart. Find a link to Oily Cart under
Youth Theatre at:
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