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Welcome to the March 2009 edition of the Artmedia physical theatre newsletter, your e-publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now in its eighth year and reaching over 2,500 subscribers.
Sponsorship this month we welcome back the School for Mime Theatre in the
U.S. with information on their Two Week Summer Seminar beginning June 28th.
Located on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, the School for
Mime Theatre is a place where faculty and students live and work together as
a company and where artists can work in a non-competitive environment.
Online registration is now open.
In the Features this month my short film, Moontan, a heart warming story about two street clowns who get swept up in an occupation of New Zealand's last Victorian theatre, is now available in a DVD compilation including the short, a thirty minute rough cut of the film plus a twenty minute 'Making of Moontan' documentary, and an extra clown performance.
Also Featured is the Family Entertainment Workshop in the US. They are offering 4 days of classes and workshops in a friendly atmosphere with top professional presenters. The Las Vegas workshop starts April 27th. The Youngstown, Ohio workshop runs May 11th - 14th.In Networking we have information on a movement-based workshop with Soto and Amanda Levey of the MARCO Trust in New Zealand. The workshop will take place in the wild natural environment of Whatipu Beach using photography and video. If you're interested, act quickly. It starts March 23rd.
Legs On The Wall in Australia have a new program for training physical
theatre directors. The program is designed for mid-career artists looking to
make the transition. In Brisbane, OzFrank has a Frank/Suzuki Performance
Aesthetics Workshop running over Easter weekend. This 4 day intensive starts
Laban in London has a 5 day practical course. The Living Architecture Intensive focuses on the moving body and the geometry of space and runs July 27th – 31st. Also in the UK, Oily Cart is auditioning performers with aerial skills to work for three weeks in Manchester Special Schools, but be quick as applications close March 20th.
The Festival of World Cultures in Dublin are seeking innovative Street Performers and Buskers for this August 28th to 30th event. Preference will be given to those with a cultural slant. Also in Ireland, the Dublin Fringe Festival is calling for festival performer submissions. Applications close 3rd April
The Inteatro Festival Academy in Italy are accepting applications for their Young Performers Skills Development Program. There are 12 openings available to young artists aged 18 to 32 of different nationalities. Applications close March 31st.
In Germany, BBB Johannes Deimling presents his performance art workshop, Grass 'n Asphalt, in Berlin, April 10th -18th. The application deadline is April 5th.
And in Bogota, Colombia, the Convencion Latina de Circo has a week of events including Circus Skills Workshops. The convention is for experienced and new performers and runs April 6th - 11th.We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the physical theatre community, so send us information for inclusion in this newsletter, and please also forward this to someone else who may be interested.
Artmedia Network News
New on the Artmedia site this month
we welcome the Australian Recreational Centre for Aerial Arts in Auburn,
NSW. ARCAA welcomes anyone
aged 6 years and older to experience a fun, healthy, active and
form of recreation and exercise …and it will impress your family and
friends! Whether you are an
aspiring circus artist, just looking for an adventure, or want a new and fun
way to stay fit, ARCAA can teach you things you never thought you’d be able
to do. No matter your age or
how fit you are, they can help you increase your strength, reflexes and
coordination through Circus arts in a safe and controlled environment.
Learn how to fly like the
professionals on their Flying Trapeze, juggle like a clown or amaze an
audience on their silks. Their
professional instructors have years
of experience in Circus Arts all over the world and can’t wait to pass on
their skills in this unique and vibrant art to you.
Find more information at:
Australian Recreational Centre for
Aerial Arts(ARCAA) (pictured left) offer flying trapeze, silks and clown
skills as fun forms of recreation and exercise.
Our website deals still provide great value. For one page on the Artmedia site, it is just Aus$20 a month, or Aus$30 for as many as you want, so contact us if you want to promote your work on a site which features search engine referrals direct to your page, and over 1,600 links from like-minded sites. We also have a publishing service, where we do your website at your address. On this deal it is just Aus$40 a month to maintain and promote the site, no matter how many pages you have, and only Aus$20 a page set up cost.
Sponsor: The School For Mime Theatre, Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, U.S.A. Two-Week Summer Seminar, June 28 - July 12
for Mime Theatre at Kenyon College
Rick Wamer, Co-Artistic
Director of the School for Mime Theatre at Kenyon College has announced
dates for the upcoming 2009 Two-Week Summer Seminar, to be held at Kenyon
College in Gambier, Ohio, U.S.A., June 28 – July 12. The two-week seminar is
$1,200.00 USD and includes housing and tuition. Transportation and food is
the responsibility of the participant. Kitchen facilities are available. For
more information concerning the School for Mime Theatre’s Summer Seminar and
registration requirements, please contact Rick Wamer at
email@example.com . Phone: 001- 520-990-7425. Online registration is
now open. All registration closes June 27, 2009. Deposit of $500.00 USD is
required with registration in order to guarantee placement in the seminar.
The first week is available as a stand-alone week at the rate of $750.00
For more information contact Rick Wamer at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 001- 520-990-7425
Playspace: Clown Training with Alan Clay
Retreat 2009 - Wanganui, New Zealand
Sunday August 23 to Thursday August 27 (5 days) 10am to 4pm each day.
Following two summer
clown retreats in our centre in Wanganui, NZ, we find that the relaxed
atmosphere and secluded environment means that students get more out of
the contact hours and can also process and discuss the work outside of
the class. As a result we are increasing the number of residential
workshops in New Zealand and are introducing a Winter Clown Retreat.
Reconnect with the playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a
beautiful outdoor setting, overlooking the mouth of the Wanganui river.
The workshop is aimed at those with a professional interest in clown. It is suitable both for beginners and for those with experience, and it functions best with this mix in the class. There will be a minimum of four and maximum of eight on the workshop.
NZ$600 Price buster (by June 15) NZ$700 Earlybird (by July 31) NZ$800 Full. Including 6 nights accommodation with kitchen facilities. (All fees and deposits are non-refundable) For those coming from overseas, the current New Zealand dollar exchange rate means this is about Aus$480 or US$310. email: email@example.com to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop.
Feature: Moontan DVD Now Available
Moontan DVD Now Available
Alan Clay's short film, Moontan, a heart warming story about two street clowns who get swept up in an occupation of New Zealand's last Victorian theatre, is now available in a DVD compilation through Amazon.
The film was shot in Wanganui, New Zealand, in October 2006. The 15 minute short film premiered at the 2007 Fringe Film Festival in Wellington, New Zealand, in July 2007 and has also screened at SPAA Fringe in Brisbane, the Australian Director's Conference in Sydney and in the market at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France and also at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.
The DVD includes the short, a thirty minute rough cut of the film plus a twenty minute 'Making of Moontan' documentary, and an extra clown performance (total: 72 min.). Now available for US$14.95 from Create Space.
spends much of his time looking at others and observing their physical
reactions. His views of performers working a crowd, of theatre workshops and
improvised shows are credible and successfully draw the reader into the
world of a clown." Wellington
Feature: Family Entertainers Workshop, Las Vegas, Nevada and Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Do you want to improve your magical and clown performance ability? Do you want to network with other entertainers? Do you want to increase your performance income? Then you will want to attend Family Entertainers Workshop. The Las Vegas workshop runs April 27th - 30th. The Youngstown, Ohio workshop runs May 11th - 14th.
The big benefits of attending a Family
Entertainers Workshop are low prices, friendly
atmosphere, one on one attention, top professional presenters, course
notebook and break out sessions that involve hands on practice. In addition,
we offer the
www.AmericasFunniestMagician.com contest as well!
For any questions email Steve Kissell at: KISSELLTALKS@cs.com
Hope to see you in Las Vegas in April or Youngstown, Ohio in May.
Workshops do fill up quickly and we accept 50 participants at each location.
Contact us for spouse and working partner discounts.
Feature: Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide
Angels can Fly includes a mix of fiction which follows the adventures of ten clown characters, some personal clown anecdotes from clowns around the world, a total of 50 practical clown exercises, and some theory on the nature of modern clown. The book is available on order through bookshops and online stores in New Zealand, Australia, America and England. Here are some reviews that have been posted on Amazon:
"Movement-based Workshop at Whatipu Beach with Soto, MARCO Trust, Auckland, New Zealand, 23rd - 27th March. Beyond The Doors is a residential movement-based workshop with photography and video in the wild natural environment of Whatipu Beach on Auckland’s West Coast hosted by Amanda Levey and joined by International guests: G Hoffman Soto, internationally renowned master teacher from Anna and Daria Halprin’s Tamalpa Institute, USA, and others to be confirmed. Dancing and moving in Nature offers the possibility to experience oneself in unique and dynamic ways; It allows us to feel ourselves as part of nature, and not something separate. The workshop will include awareness work to bring us into our body and prime us for our time in nature. There will be time to explore, to express and re-create ourselves in the natural environment. Painting, drawing, photography and video will be extra resources in documenting our experience. This beautiful untamed beach environment offers black sand, bush, lagoons, wild ocean, sand dunes, and caves, that will provide stimulation, release from everyday reality, natural metaphors and settings for a unique experience of self-exploration and exciting individual and group improvisations. For more information and contact details please visit our web site." Amanda Levey, Marco Trust. Find a link to MARCO Trust under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
Frank/Suzuki Performance Aesthetics Workshop,
OzFrank, East Brisbane, Australia, 10th - 13th April. Ozfrank is now
offering regular monthly intensives for students of theatre studies, circus
and dance and interested outsiders, wishing to broaden and deepen their
performance skills. The Easter Weekend 4 day Intensive runs April 10th -
13th. For more information, please visit our web site." Jacqui Carroll,
co-director, OzFrank. Find a link to OzFrank under Physical Theatre at:
"Call for Street Performers and Buskers, Festival of World Cultures, Dublin, 28th to 30th August. Now, in its ninth year, the Festival of World Cultures is an annual three-day celebration of traditional cultures held each August in Dun Laoghaire Town, just 10km outside Dublin City. The Festival offers a kaleidoscopic programme of concerts and club nights, fairs and markets, dance and street events, workshops and a gigantic feast of global arts and cultures. Buskers and street performers are a key element of the Festival’s outdoor programme; bringing music, dance, circus, atmosphere and much more to the Festival streets. For this year’s Festival, Friday 28th to Sunday 30th August, we are seeking innovative street performers and buskers. Preference will be given to those with a cultural slant. With a footfall of 230,000 in 2008, there are fantastic opportunities for the successful applicants. Do you think you have what we are looking for? Please email us for more information on the application process. All buskers and street performers need festival accreditation in order to perform over the Festival weekend." The Organisers, Festival of World Cultures. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Call for Festival Performers, Dublin Fringe Festival, September 2009, applications close 3rd April. The Dublin Fringe Festival in now inviting submissions for its 15th edition that will take place in September. This year the festival is looking for artists across all disciplines (theatre, music, dance, visual art, street-art, film, multi-media) to imagine Dublin with a new vision for the time we live in; to be brave, bold and uncompromising in their engagement with the cultural, social and physical landscape of the city and to once again invigorate, investigate, challenge, defy, excite and inspire its audience. Closing Deadline for applications is Friday 3 April." Róise Goan, Director, Dublin Fringe Festival. Find a link to Dublin Fringe Festival under Festivals at: http://artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Young Performers Skills Development Program, InteatroFestival Academy, Italy, May 18th - July 4th, application deadline March 31st. InteatroFestival Academy (IFA) is a professional artistic project founded in 2006 by Inteatro and allowing young performers - actors, dancers, directors and choreographers - of various European nationalities have the possibility to stay for a period (8/10 weeks) in Villa Nappi, to work with established artists, gain research experience and train to develop their skills. 12 openings are available to young artists of different nationalities, aged 18 to 32 with a strong command of English. Classes will take place from May 18 to July 4, 2009. After a training and research period under the guidance of active directors from the international theatre and dance scene, the participants have the possibility of working on and developing their own projects. A selection of them will be presented during the International Festival Inteatro. The deadline for sending applications is March 31, 2009. For more information please visit our web site." Ilaria Mancia, IFA Project, Inteatro. Find a link to Inteatro Festival Academy under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Performance Art Workshop - Grass 'n Asphalt, BBB Johannes Deimling, Berlin, Germany, 10th -18th April, application deadline April 5th. This workshop will investigate the focal questions and practices of performance art work through practical and theoretical exercises and talks. To understand the body as a tool, and to learn to use this tool in communication, is the main goal of this workshop. In addition to practical and theoretical studio teachings, participants will have the experience of connecting with other artists and the larger performance art community. The participants will experiment, reflect, test, have a first-hand experience with the body, and work through a personal approach to this artform. The 8 day workshop will finish with a presentation in Berlin. Deadline for applications: 5 April. For more information and application form visit the web site." BBB Johannes Deimling. Find a link to BBB Johannes Deimling under Training at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Circus Skills Workshops, Latin Circus Convention, Bogota, Colombia, 6th - 11th April. This is a week where convention goers can learn different circus skills like clown, juggling, aerial acrobat and much more. The week also includes Exhibition Night where anyone, experienced or new to circus can present a routine (rehearsed or improvised), scene, sketch or experiment in a sharing, supportive audience. There is also a Men's Cabaret Night for women and a Women's Cabaret Night for men where the best performances are presented. Visit our web site for a complete list of events and details." Andrea Ruiz, Muro de Espuma. Find a link to Convencion Latina de Circo under Festivals at: http://artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
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