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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News - December
Welcome to the December 2007 edition of the Artmedia physical theatre newsletter, your e-publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now in its sixth year and reaching over 2,300 subscribers.
I'd like to wish everyone on the list a Merry Christmas and a creative New Year. W e received a clear message from our poll last month. Ten people took the trouble to respond, with only half of those prepared to pay a dollar for the networking, and yet our tracking tells us that several hundred people still clicked through on networking items as they do each month.
One poll respondent went into more detail: "Probably not, really - I don't always get to read it, and there's only been a few times it's been relevant to me. Although I do like the networking section (it's good to see what's going on) I am yet to actually benefit from it in any tangible way. However, without the networking section I'd be less inclined to read the publication at all, much as I love it."
So we get the message, leave it the way it is, and so instead we've expanded the publication with a bumper issue this month, including a record 17 items in the Networking, plus 4 Features and we welcome back Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre as sponsor. Dell'Arte are offering a number of workshops and intensives held in California and Denmark, including a month-long intensive with Lume Teatro of Brazil and a week of Grand Guignol with Michael Fields & Tyler Olsen.
In the Playspace section, I've just recorded the fourth podcast in the Angels Can Fly series and uploaded it to the blog, and I've now moved into my new retreat centre in Wanganui after months of renovations, and it's looking soooo good. There are a couple of places still available on my Summer Clown Retreat, so grab your chance to get away from it all and reconnect with the playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a beautiful relaxed setting.
In the Features this month Red Spoon (QLD, Australia) presents its annual summer training Intensives in Mime and Clown Theatre. The Clown Intensive will start you on a thorough investigation into clown spirit and the mechanics of clown comedy. The Mime Intensive will be an introduction to the physical language of theatre developed by renowned movement director/teacher Leisa Sheltonin. These 5 day workshops can be taken separately and begin January 14th.
Also featured this month from OzFrank (Australia) the Frank/Suzuki performance aesthetics workshop, January 18th to 27th. This ten day intensive workshop is an opportunity to train with two of the best Suzuki teachers, co-directors John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll. 'This unique actor training system promises you will do more than you thought you were capable of and become more of who you really are'.Our third Feature this month is the Cecil Street Studio (Australia) summer workshops. " My Body, Your Body, Our Body" with Al Wunder and Alice Cummins is a five day workshop on refining your performance making. And the inaugural "Body Into Performance" week offers investigative introductions to the three bodywork practices of Body-Mind Centering®, The Feldenkrais Method and Alexander Technique.
And in the fourth Feature we have the 16th Annual New Zealand Juggling Festival being held near Wellington, 20th - 23rd March. This friendly, relaxed festival includes workshops in balls, rings, clubs, passing, diabolo, devil-stick, poi, fire skills, and more. This is a great opportunity to improve and share your juggling and circus skills and meet performers and enthusiasts from all over New Zealand.
In the Networking this month we have information on aerial workshops in Wellington, NZ, presented by Footnote Dance as part of their Footnote Choreolab 2008 workshops. The workshops, led by Tom Beauchamp, run 22 January - 7 February. Also in Wellington, loonesco are holding weekly physical theatre training sessions. These sessions are focused upon building skills as well as playing and working with a group on a regular basis.
In Australia, the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster are looking for street performers and circus acts. The muster is a two week event culminating in an outdoor concert on the banks of the Ord River. Performers are needed for the duration of the festival. The dates are May 2nd - 19th. In Sydney, Legs on the Wall are holding open training sessions 3 mornings a week till the end of the year and are looking forward to moving into a new training space in the new year.
Also in Australia, Surfing the Cold Stream Arts/Fringe Festival held in October requires street theatre acts. This annual programme of music/theatre/dance acts and visual arts attracts 10,000 people every year. And applications are open for ArtsLab08, an intensive laboratory and one year residency for seven young artists from across Australia to spend a year refining their skills and being part of an innovative community. Plus Joel Salom is seeking a skilled musician for his upcoming tour, Gadgets. Clown skills are an advantage. The tour starts in February, so if interested, get in touch as soon as possible.
In the US, the Clown Vegas Convention is being held January 22 - 24th. The convention this year includes the American Clown Idol competition in addition to lots of great classes. In Canada, the Calgary Fringe Festival is presenting a two day Calgary Street Performers Festival, August 2 - 3. They are looking to book family friendly acts who are truly engaging and entertaining. Billets are available for artists travelling from abroad. Also in Canada, the 6th Annual Toronto International Circus Festival in May needs circle/stage shows and Circus Artists, both contemporary and traditional.
In the UK, a West Midlands based graduate of theatre with an interest in Site-Specific theatre and all contemporary theatre is looking to set up a theatre company with like minded people. If you would like to set up a theatre company and are tired of just thinking about it, then please get in touch. Also in the UK, Xtend: Dance for Camera, as part of the annual Lift Off! Dance Festival, are calling for dance artwork videos. They will be screening a selection of video pieces that use Dance or human movement as central themes every evening.
In Coventry, UK, Highly Sprung Performance Co. are seeking physical performers for a 4 week project. And in London, the Puppet Grinder Cabaret, a cabaret of puppetry and animated film, is calling for puppet acts old and new for the next cabaret to be held at the Little Angel Theatre, February 2nd and 3rd.
And in Taiwan, there is an immediate opportunity for lights, lasers, fire and other visually stimulating performance groups. The Kaohsiung Lantern Festival being held Feb 16 - Mar 2, 2008 are desperate to lock in a performance group to entertain at the opening ceremony and the 16 day program. There may be one or a few groups selected, given that there are large, medium, small size venues for performances throughout the festival. You'll need to be quick, if you want to submit an application.
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.
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Sponsor: Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre
Coming in 2008 at Dell’Arte International:
Are you a physical actor? Find out this summer!
Dell’Arte international School of Physical Theatre offers workshops and intensives, from one week to one month, at its home base in Blue Lake, among the majestic redwoods and rugged beauty of California’s North Coast., and in Aasen, Denmark, a rustic center for popular theatre in North Jutland. Don’t miss your chance this summer to train with an outstanding faculty in two amazing locations!
• In Blue
Most Blue Lake workshops run in conjunction with Dell’Arte’s Mad River Festival. The festival is an annual celebration that, since 1971, has brought together performers and audience members from around the world and down the block for performances of theatre, music, comedy, storytelling, clown, puppetry and more. The 2008 festival runs June 19-July 26.
Dell'Arte Company on tour in Southern
California: Feb, 1-24, 2008
Dell’Arte has a new website! Check it out at www.dellarte.com
Playspace: Clown Training with Alan Clay
Summer Clown Retreat - Wanganui, New Zealand.
Monday 7th to Friday 11th January (5 days) 10am to 4pm each day.
I've now moved into my new retreat centre in Wanganui after months of renovations, and it's looking soooo good. There are a couple of places still available on my Summer Clown Retreat, so grab your chance to get away from it all and reconnect with the playful, inquisitive, cheeky, clown spirit in a beautiful outdoor setting, overlooking the mouth of the Wanganui river.
The fees include six nights accommodation with kitchen facilities. The Clown Retreat will be held in a secluded studio within reach of breathtaking west coast beaches, bush walks and jet boat or canoe expeditions, but still handy to good coffee and all the facilities. Two Clown Retreats were held at the beginning of this year which proved popular and successful, with the residential nature of the retreat facilitating the group dynamic and the peaceful surroundings assisting with the relaxation, which is such an important part of clown work.
NZ$650. Including 6 nights accommodation with kitchen facilities. (Those with somewhere to stay in Wanganui, or those who wish to book their own accommodation, can deduct $100 from this price. All fees and deposits are non-refundable) email: email@example.com to hold a place or make enquiries about this workshop."In the best clown tradition Alan held up a window-mirror for us to step through and reflect on the patterns, habits and rituals of our days... It was funny, moving and excellent theatre." NZ Herald.
Feature: Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide, Podcast 4
" I've just recorded the fourth podcast in the Angels Can Fly series and uploaded it to the blog at www.alanclay.com/wordpress/ . I'm enjoying re-connecting with the book in the process of podcasting." Alan Clay
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.
"Clown is a fascinating, diverse, complex and exciting art form, which has existed around the planet for thousands of years. Like any art form it has to evolve to stay relevant to the culture nurturing it, and at the same time, and by its very nature, clown teases and turns upside down the cultural patterns and boundaries around us."
Feature: Red Spoon -- Mime and Clown Theatre Summer Training Intensives (Australia) -- January 2008
Red Spoon presents its annual summer training Intensives in Mime and Clown Theatre in January 2008. The Clown Intensive runs from January 14 – 18 (5 days) from 10.00 am to 4.00pm and the Mime Intensive with Leisa Shelton runs from January 21 – 25 from 9.30 am till 3.00 pm. Both workshops can be taken separately.
Contemporary Clown is not about face paint and big shoes; it’s about finding a unique character within yourself who delights in laughter and play, whose reality is elastic but whose experience is deeply human. In the Clown Intensive you will commence a thorough investigation into clown spirit and the mechanics of clown comedy with its wonderful comic joy in the absurd. Special guest tutor is Scott Witt who will teach slap stick technique for the first two hours each day. The cost is $ 320.00 with numbers strictly limited.
The Mime Intensive is an introduction to the physical language of theatre developed by renowned movement director/teacher Leisa Shelton! The practice integrates the spirit of the mime training developed by French master Etienne Decroux (Mime Corporel). This one week intensive will focus on technical training encompassing: body articulation, the classic study of counterweights (to push, pull, lift, carry the weight of objects, ideas, memories and emotions), body and movement design for character, improvisation and choreography. The cost is $380.00. For more information on either workshop go to www.redspoon.com.au or phone Andrew on 0401 246 048.
Feature: Frank/Suzuki Performance Aesthetics Workshop -- January 18th to 27th (Australia)
Want to test your limits? Get out of your head and into your body? Create a compelling stage presence? The OzFrank ten day intensive workshop is an opportunity to train with two of the best Suzuki teachers, co-directors John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll, in their unique actor training system Frank/Suzuki Performance Aesthetics fully incorporating the Suzuki Actor Training System.
Do more than you thought you were capable of...become more of who you really are...reveal your soul. The Frank/Suzuki method has the power to transform your life.
Participants need to be fit and can expect the following outcomes:
- Connect with your voice
- Develop the ability to live entirely in the moment
- Experience the joy of the "struggle" as you grapple with multiple tasks and challenging but extremely rewarding situations.
- Work from your core centre and experience feelings of greater personal power both on stage and in life
- Learn to engage fully with an audience
When: 18th - 27th January (inclusive), 5 pm to 8 pm daily
Where: QPAC, Merivale Street Space, 12 Merivale St, South Bank
Cost: $400 full, $350 concession. Individual session rates available.
Registration: by email, phone (07) 3391 0396 or mail PO Box 7023 East Brisbane Q 4169
Pay: pre-pay via credit card with Paypal/cheque/money order or cash on commencement
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3391 0396 or www.ozfrank.com
Equipment: Please bring thick socks, track pants or shorts, t-shirt, towel and water bottle.
This workshop has been proudly sponsored by the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Feature:Summer at Cecil Street Studio (Australia) -- January 21st - 26th 2008
CECIL STREET STUDIO | 66
Cecil St, Fitzroy | 03 9415 9344 | email@example.com
Body into Performance -- a week of investigative introductions to three bodywork practices for anyone interested in who we are as expressed in the way we move
Enrol in 2 workshops, receive 15% off total cost / Enrol in 3 workshops, receive 25% off total cost.
Bookings Required - Book through Cecil Street and Cecil's Moving Body Inc. on 9415 9344 / firstname.lastname@example.org or call Janice 0400 031 418
Earlybird payments must be received in full by January 4th. Payment accepted by bank transfer, cheque or money order only.
Practitioners: Llewellyn WIshart - BMC, Naomi Richards - FM, Noelle Rees-Hatton - AT.
Feature:16th Annual New Zealand Juggling Festival -- March 2008
Annual New Zealand Juggling Festival, Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 March 2008
(some over Easter weekend), Brookfield's Camp in Moore’s Valley (near
Wellington). This friendly, relaxed festival includes workshops in all
juggling (balls, rings, clubs, passing, diabolo, devil-stick, poi, fire
skills, and more) and many circus skills (trapeze, unicycle, hula hoop,
acro-balance and more), parties, renegade shows, shows for the public
and formal and informal performance opportunities. This is a great
opportunity to improve and share your skills and meet performers and
juggling and circus enthusiasts from all over New Zealand. Groups will
be up from CircoArts in Christchurch, from Dunedin, and Wellington’s
vibrant circus scene will make this one of the best festivals yet.
Usual attendance is anything between 120 and 200 people.
"Aerial workshops at Footnote Choreolab 2008, Wellington, NZ, 22 January - 7 February 2008. Tom Beauchamp, founder of the new circus, physical theatre and cabaret production company Fuse Productions Limited, was asked by Footnote Dance to incorporate some aerial workshops into Choreolab and the result is Footnote Fused. Numbers for these workshops need to be limited, so please indicate if you are keen to be part of this new exploration! The innovative actress and writer Jo Randerson, has been a dramatic inspiration for many and in 2008 will develop her ideas across the full 3 weeks of the workshop. Visit our web site for more information and contact details." Teresa Shand, Administration Manager, Footnote Dance. Find a link to Footnote Dance under Dance at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links4.htm
"Weekly physical theatre training at Ioonesco, Wellington, NZ. loonesco presents a weekly training session to develop and maintain basic physical and performance skills. These sessions are focused upon building skills as well as playing and working with a group on a regular basis. Areas that will be covered include: Strength, co-ordination, movement, flexibility, timing, balance, rhythm, the senses, tension and relaxation, spatial awareness, improvisation, mask, mime, creativity, play, etc. All sessions will be led by Will Harris (trained with, among others, Antonio Fava, Desmond Jones, and Monika Pagneaux). If you are interested in booking a place please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Numbers are limited. loonesco is a theatre company dedicated to creating, performing and producing original work across a number of mediums. Since its inception in 2005 the company has performed and taught all over NZ and currently has more work in production." Will Harris. Email: email@example.com
"Call for street performers and circus acts, May 2nd - 19th, Australia. Wondering if there is anyone that knows of any street performers or circus acts in WA or NT that do roving performances for festivals? The Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster is located in Kununurra (10 hours east of Broome), and is a two week calendar of events culminating in the Airnorth Kimberly Moon Experience which is an outdoor concert on the banks of the Ord River. Performers are wanted for the duration of the festival and there would also be the opportunity to conduct workshops with the local kids during the lead up to the Airnorth Kimberly Moon Experience. Performers fee/s, airfares and accommodation can be negotiated. For contact details visit the web site." Taneille K. Anderson. Find a link to Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Training sessions with Legs on the Wall, Sydney, Australia. Legs on the Wall are holding open training sessions 3 mornings a week till the end of the year and then in the new year we will have a new training space opened up when the Red Box is not available. These training sessions are fairly organic at this stage; sometimes there may be tumbling runs or informal classes, other times people will be doing their own thing and training will be self-lead. This is something we are interested in continuing and developing into 2008. If you are interested in attending training, please send us an email, letting me know briefly what your physical experience is. At your first training session, please come into the office so we can set you up as a Legs Training Group member. Membership costs $15 and your first three sessions are included. For contact information visit our web site. Looking forward to seeing you at the Red Box!" Melissa Yeomans, Administrator, Legs on the Wall. Find a link to Legs on the Wall under Physical Theatre at: www.artmedia.com.au/links4.htm
"Street Theatre Acts required for Surfing The Coldstream Arts/Fringe Festival, October, Australia. Greetings All, The third "Surfing The Coldstream" Arts/Fringe Festival will be happening on the fourth weekend of October 2008 in the small town of Yamba (northern NSW, Australia). This event runs for 2 and a half days and brings in approx 10,00 people every year. As in the previous two editions, we will be bringing in a small number of street theatre acts from WITHIN Australia to add to an annual program of local/national music/theatre/dance acts and visual arts. For more info and contact details check out the festival website. If you plan to be in Australia around this time please feel free to mail us your submissions. Peace, good vibes and a big hello to all to have ever shared a pitch or a beer with me somewhere on the planet in the past." Dom, Director - "Surfing The Coldstream" Arts/Fringe Festival. (Photos: Surfing The Coldstream 2006) Find a link to Surfing The Coldstream under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"ArtsLab08 call for applications, Australia. From rock n roll revolution to spoken word, social change to concrete sculptures, dancing about architecture to performing about heartbreak – ArtsLab08 is an intensive laboratory and one year hot housing residency inviting seven young artists from across Australia to set the pace for a new generation. You’ll spend a year getting connected, refining your skills and being part of an innovative community. Scholarships available on application. Visit the Shopfront web site for a full info kit." TJ Eckleberg, Artistic Director, Shopfront. Find a link to Shopfront under Resources at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm
"Joel Salom seeking musical marvel with humour and drama skills for touring show, Australia. My theatre show Gadgets is a fully produced, comedy show that is being toured by Marguerite Pepper Productions all over Australia, from mid February 2008 for 4 months. We have an incredible opportunity for someone to join our team. Something along the lines of: naturally funny, plays a few instruments very well (keys, bass, guitar, trumpet, etc.), able to play Gypsy swing, death metal, funk, rock ballads, punk, classical, country and western, have an ease with life on and off the stage, dance, acrobatics or juggling skills would be excellent, the ability to be dramatic, sad, stupid, amused, bored, in love and vulnerable. Obviously being some of the these are more important than others. For more info about Gadgets and me, please go to my web site. Please email me brief bios, websites, myspace details etc. The tour is only a couple of months away, so time is of the essence. The wage is very decent. Thanks." Joel Salom, Company Manager, Gadgets. Find a link to Joel Salom under Clowns at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm and to Marguerite Pepper Productions under Resources at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm
"Clown Vegas Convention, Las Vegas, USA, January 22-24. The Clown Vegas convention this year includes the American Clown Idol competition in addition to lots of great classes with 12 staff members including Barry Mitchell, Mama Clown, Jim Howle, Harry Allen, Ralph Metzler, Ron Conley, Dave Hill, Tom King, Cathy Mackey, Dave Holly, Gary Elem, Steve Kissell, Billy Scadlock and more! Also face painting and balloon competitions plus a special one day workshop with face painting from Mama Clown on the 21st. Visit our web site for more information and contact details. See you there! " Steve "Salty" Kissell. Find a link to Clown Vegas under Training at: www.artmedia.com.au/links7.htm
"Calgary Street Performers Festival, Canada, August 2 - 3, 2008. There's more to the Calgary Fringe Festival than theatre - This year we'll be presenting professional street performers as well as vendors, and special events. Not to mention a youth performance circus and our very own international Film Festival. The community of Inglewood will get transformed during the Calgary Street Performers Festival. We are looking to book family friendly acts who are truly engaging and entertaining. Please indicate your contract rate for 2 days - 3 shows a day. We have billets available for artists travelling from abroad. Online Applications forms can be found on our web site." Outdoor Events/Street Performance & Busking Coordinator, Calgary Fringe Festival. Find a link to the Calgary Fringe Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"6th Annual Toronto International Circus Festival, Canada, May 16th - 19th 2008. We need circle/stage shows and Circus Artists. Held at the Harbourfront Centre, the highlight of the Toronto International Circus Festival has always been the Main Stage - an eclectic presentation of multiple contemporary & traditional circus disciplines hosted by a hilariously gifted emcee. The festival finale is the Group Show, where all the participating artists of the weekend collaborate on an unpredictable improvised group performance. Please email us your info and inquiries. Visit our web site for contact details." Festival Coordinator, Toronto International Circus Festival. (Photo left: Toronto International Circus Festival 2004) Find a link to the Toronto International Circus Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"New Site-Specific Theatre Company proposal, West Midlands, UK. To all with a passion for the theatre. I am a West Midlands based graduate of theatre, who is aiming to set up a theatre company with like minded people. I have an interest in Site-Specific theatre, and I feel there isn't enough of this work readily available. This is only one area of interest. I have a passion for all contemporary theatre and I love devising and working with people who are similar minded. If you too would like to set up a theatre company and are tired of just thinking about it, then please get in touch, I would love to meet anyone who is serious about pursuing this. Looking forward to hearing from you." Kerrie. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Xtend: Dance for Camera call for dance artwork videos, Bracknell, Uk. Deadline for submissions: Monday 7th January 2008. As part of the annual Lift Off! Dance Festival at South Hill Park Arts Centre in March 2008, we will be screening a selection of video pieces that use Dance or human movement as central themes. Xtend will present a curated series of video artworks, which will be projected large scale onto the wall of our Atrium bar area every evening from 2nd February - 13th March 2008. Artists are invited to send in submissions on DVD along with a completed application form which can be downloaded from our web site." Martin Franklin, Xtend. Find a link to the South Hill Park Arts Centre under Resources at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links8.htm
"Physical performers wanted for 4 week project, Coventry, UK. Highly Sprung Performance Co. will be hosting a day long open workshop audition in Coventry (venue t.b.c) on January 7th 2008 10am-4pm. The company are looking to find two physical performers with dance experience and an interest in working with young people to participate in a four week project in Coventry. The company have recently been commissioned to devise a full length physical performance piece which will incorporate the talents of forty young performers from four Coventry schools. The project will take place from January 14th through to February 9th week days only, except for a performance on Saturday 9th February. The first two weeks of the project will be a devising period with the company performers only. The third week will involve four day long workshops in four Coventry schools to select young performers for the last week. Week four will be a devising week with the company and the young performers culminating with public performances at the end of the week. Fee: 350/week. If you would like to attend the workshop please contact the company (Sarah or Mark). Please visit our web site for more information." Mark and Sarah, Highly Sprung Performance Co. Find a link to Highly Sprung under Physical Theatre at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links4.htm
"Call for puppet acts old and new, London, UK, February 2nd & 3rd, 2008. Puppet Grinder Cabaret, a cabaret of puppetry and animated film, successfully sold out the first time around leading to the next one being held for two nights at the Little Angel Theatre on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday 3rd of February 2008. If you have an old puppet act that you'd like to resurrect, new material to try out or anything in between then please get in touch. Film and animation will be welcomed with open arms. Please e-mail us a brief description of the act, running time and technical requirements. You can also send us a dvd of your work. Please visit our web site for contact details." Director, Puppet Grinder Cabaret. Find a link to Puppet Grinder Cabaret under Puppet Theatre at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links5.htm
"Clowns and street performers for 3rd Milano Clown Festival, Italy, February 7th - 9th, 2008. Application deadline: January 28th. We want to clown-ize the entire city! If your show fits with the Festival, you'll be entered into one of three competitions: New Artist, First Run, We Are All Here. But you can still join the festival, even if you don't enter a competition, which means you can do any kind of show, but you won't be published in the official program. We will work everywhere: in the square, in between the streets of the Quartiere Isola, in pubs as well as in our shining red chapiteau! Plus there will be other initiatives that will involve kids (starting the program in the morning), street markets and... block parties everyday! Visit our official website right now for all the information and the application form. You have time till January 28th to apply! Get a move on! We are all waiting for you!" The Clown Power, Maurizio Accattato, Managing Director Milano Clown Festival. (Photo: Trio La La La, Milano Clown Festival 2006). Find a link to Milan Clown Festival under Festivals at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/links9.htm
"Immediate opportunity for lights, lasers, fire and other visually stimulating performance groups for Kaohsiung Lantern Festival, Taiwan, Feb 16 - Mar 2, 2008. The organisers are getting very desperate to lock in a performance group to entertain at the opening ceremony and the 16 day program. The opening ceremony is the most critical performance for this enquiry where it will be a night performance on the "Love River" in the centre of Kaohsiung. Given that it is a lantern festival, the groups are required to be along the themes of lighting/laser, fire performances, to stimulate the audience visually. Weekend performances (Friday Evenings and Saturdays) are also critical shows which are very highly attended by the public. The Total Budget is NT$13 million (AU$450,000 approx) for the total of 16 days where performances are expected every day. There may be one or a few groups selected for this given that there are large, medium, small size venues for performances throughout the festival. Each performance group is to negotiate with the organiser independently. We require marketing information of prospective groups (preferably DVD or website video) and any other information to support the proposal that will be help the organiser make their decision. The submissions will be delivered to the organiser, who will then make final selection and commence negotiation with qualified groups." Sam Huang. Email: Sam.Huang@austrade.
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