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Playspace: Clown Workshop with Alan Clay, Lausanne, Switzerland
Angels Can Fly, Sydney Library Launch, Australia
Kim Potter - Award Winning Comedy Circus Shows
New Zealand International Comedy Festival, NZ
Putting On An Act 05, Call for Performances, Perth
Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow, Singapore
Flying Trapeze Classes and Workshops, USA
From MotionFest to MiniFest! Reisterstown, USA
The Merce Street Arts Festival, Barcelona, Spain
1st International Festival of Making Theater, Athens
SoGood Entertainment Seeks Acts, Shanghai, China
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Welcome to the June 2005 edition of the Artmedia physical
theatre newsletter, your e-publication with an Australasian
focus and a global perspective.
This month we welcome Arts Hub as sponsor, with
information on Australias only online employment resource
giving you all the up-to date job information you need to stay
ahead of the pack.
In the Playspace section, the earlybird deadline for my
workshop in Switzerland is early next week, so email
Murielle asap to reserve your place.
My new book, Angels can Fly, is now available on order
through bookshops in Australia, New Zealand, America
and England. Amazon is currently offering a special
discount and selling the book online for an incredibly
We Feature Kim Potter, a New Zealand based,
internationally respected juggler and performer, 'mixing
skillful technical juggling routines with inept sophistication
and spectacular subtlety'.
In the networking we have a report from the New Zealand
International Comedy Festival, and an invitation to apply.
And 'Putting On An Act' are also seeking performances in
We break our rule about not promoting shows in the
networking, with information on the Melbourne Comedy
Festival Roadshow to Singapore. And in the USA, Nimble
Arts have information on their flying trapeze classes and
From MotionFest to MiniFest! we preview the new look
event from Michael Rosman at the Pearlstone Retreat
Center, USA. And the Merch Street Arts Festival in
Barcelona, Spain, has information on two Street Arts
competitions one for street musicians and the Street
Performers Competition for all kinds of street theatre.
There is also information on the first International Festival
of Making Theater in Athens, and finally SoGood
Entertainment in Shanghai, China, are seeking acts to
tour China, who 'have special attractions as well as stunt
skill which are totally new and advanced for the Chinese
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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=================================================== Playspace: Alan Clay's Workshop Tour
One Week Clown Intensive, Lausanne, Switzerland (5 day) July 18 to 22 ( Mon-Fri) 10am - 4pm
Clown training with Alan Clay exploring a physical and
irreverent approach to clown, placing an emphasis on
rediscovering a sense of play, the curiosity to explore and
innocence to see things in new ways.
Each day starts with a yoga warm up, followed by
exercises to develop physical and emotional expression,
and improvisational exercises to develop comic timing
and audience rapport.
"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, Sydney Library Launch
Angels Can Fly is now available in paperback, on order
from bookshops in Australia, New Zealand, America
and England and available online. Amazon is currently
offering a special discount and selling the book for
US$16.45. Get one now at this unbeatable price.
Australian Launch Event: Customs House
Library, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney, 12.30pm, Tues 21 June.
"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
"This book is an attempt to chart the growth of modern
clown, and to promote that process by providing, not
only practical exercises for individuals and groups, but
also reference points for thinking.
"Angels can Fly includes a mix of fiction, following the
adventures of ten clowns, some personal clown
anecdotes from clowns from around the world, a total
of 50 practical clown exercises, and some theory on
the nature of modern clown."
Befitting this eclectic mix, the launch events will not
only include readings from the book, and an opportunity
for questions and book signing, but also a 15 minute
clown show entitled the 'Seven Clown Commandments'.
=================================================== Feature: Kim Potter - Entertainer & New Zealander
International award winning comedy circus shows.
"The Snoop Doggy Dog of New Zealand Circus Comedy."
Kim has been performing since 1996 and has entertained
audiences in fourteen countries.
His shows are a balancing act in many ways, combining
skillful technical juggling routines with inept sophistication
and spectacular subtlety.
An internationally respected juggler and performer, mixing
skillful technical juggling routines with inept sophistication
and spectacular subtlety.
Kim combines universally accessible physical and verbal
comedy with ten years of training and experience to leave
an audience stunned and impressed.
"A performer that crossed the boundaries of fantabulous!
Kim went over and above the call of duty proving to me
professionalism and dedication were part of his everyday
life!" -Kelly McKeigan, Artist Liaison, Halifax International
"Hi Alan, We had a hugely successful 2005 New Zealand
International Comedy Festival , and we are very excited to
announce a record number of sell out shows this year. And
with no rest, it's on to the next Festival. The dates for the
2006 Festival will be... 12 May - 3 June 2006. Applications
for the 2006 Festival will be due in at the Festival Office in
November of this year." See you next year!! Kylie Aitchison,
Festival Producer. Find a link to the NZ International Comedy
Festival under Festivals at www.artmedia.com.au
"Putting On An Act 05: drug aware short performance
call for short performances. PICA is looking for performers
to strut their stuff for its wildly popular short performance
festival. The twelfth Putting on an Act is seeking proposals
from artists interested in pushing the parameters of
performance to create a dynamic festival of short
performance works. Performers covering the full gamut of
original and experimental performance, including: live art,
contemporary dance, experimental music, text based
performance, physical theatre, audio/visual and hybrid
works are encouraged to get involved. Almost anything can
happen - it just can't happen for long, with a maximum of 15
minutes per performance. Putting on an Act provides an
opportunity for both emerging and mature artists to test their
ideas, talent and skills in front of an enthusiastic audience
with space, publicity and technical support contributed by
PICA. A jury will select the 'best of' the festival performances
for the final night finale. Proposals close on June 24, and are
downloadable from the PICA website. The Performance
season is: Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 August, Perth Institute of
Contemporary Arts (PICA), Perth." Find this link under
Resources at www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow Comes To Singapore.
For a stand-up, in your face, knock-you-down good time, don't
miss the finest and funniest of the Melbourne International
Comedy Festival live on stage in Singapore. Touring Singapore
for the first time ever, the Roadshow line-up, featuring some of
the brightest Australian and overseas guest comedians from
the 2005 Melbourne Comedy Festival, will deliver routines that
promise to be slick, sophisticated, cheeky, cheesy, irreverent,
endearing, engaging and outrageous. Featuring Dave Callan,
Tom Gleeson, Fiona O'Loughlin, Nick Sun and more. For seven
side-splitting years the Roadshow has been making audiences
roll in the aisles across Australia, now it comes to Singapore.
23, 24 & 25 June 2005 at the DBS Arts Centre." Malissa.
"Alan, thanks so much for the work you are doing, it's good
to find out about other programs around the world. It would be
great if you could include info on our summer programming in
the newsletter - Flying Trapeze Classes and Workshops .
Want to fly though the air with the greatest of ease? Come
fly with us & get the thrill of a lifetime in a safe & supportive
environment. We always use safety lines & a net while you
learn to swing on the trapeze & fly to a catcher. Each full day
includes a morning warm up, at least 4 hours of flying time,
video review & one-on-one analysis of technique & future goals.
For the 2 1/2 day workshop, the last day is a half day of warm
up & one flying session. For more information and registration
forms please visit our site." Thanks for this! Cheers, Elsie
Smith. Find a link to Nimble Arts under Training at
"MiniFest! Nov 8-12 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in
Reisterstown, MD, USA. The physical workshop in the
mornings will be led by the amazing Davis Robinson! The
cerebral workshop in the afternoons will be advanced comedy
writing by Scotty Meltzer! Evening schedules will allow for
critique sessions if desired (longer critique performances
allowed, multiple showings of same routine allowed as well)
homework and rehearsing from the days workshops, relaxing,
formal discussions, and campfires. MiniFest will be limited to
20 attendees. MiniFest will be at a beautiful private retreat
center. All meals and snacks will be provided, delicious and
included in the price. Accommodation is bunk beds in
community rooms." Michael Rosman, Laughter Arts
"For the Merce Festival 2005 ( 23rd and 24th September ),
the Barcelona Institute of Culture is organising two Street
Arts competitions which we know you'll be interested in: the
Merch Bandstand Competition for street musicians and the
Street Performers Competition for all kinds of street theatre.
On our website you can find more information, the
competition rules and the inscription form." Find a link to
La Merce Street Arts Festival under Festivals
"1st In.F.o.Ma.T. 2005, July 11 -15, 2005, Athens, Greece
The Theater of Changes invites actors, directors, drama
school students, dancers, choreographers, singers, acting,
voice and movement teachers and finally all those with a
vivid interest in performing arts to participate in the 1st International Festival of Making Theater (In.F.o.Ma.T.),
which will be held July, 11-15, at the Theater of Changes,
19A 3rd Septemvriou str, 104 32, Athens, Greece." Find a
link to the Festival of Making Theatre under Festivals at:
"International SoGood Entertainment , founded in 1998, is a
professional company dedicated to Culture & Art exchange.
With the market set to expand in China this year, we are
looking for groups and artists who have special attractions
as well as stunt skill which are totally new and advanced for
Chinese people. We look forward to your positive response
by email indicating your desire to participate. China is a great
country with the long & old history, we can show you a fantasy
view of China once you are invited to present your wonderful
attractions in China." Best Regards, Rodger Kong, SoGood
Entertainment, Shanghai. firstname.lastname@example.org
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