October 2005

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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News - October 2005

  Arts Hub, Essential Accessory for all Arts Professionals

  Devising A Clown Show, New Workshop Dates, Sydney
  Weekend Clown Workshop, Earlybird Deadline this Week

Special Feature:
  Judy Carter Comedy Workshops, Melbourne & Sydney

  Adelaide Fringe, Australia's Largest Open-Access Festival
  1st Circus Convention of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende
  Boulder Circus Center & Lazer Vaudeville News, USA
  Red Nose Relief, Rallying to the Aftermath of Katrina, USA
  Physical Comedy Workshop with David Shiner, New York
  Welfare State International, seeks Creative Director, UK
  Zephyr In Zanussi seek Daring Dancers & Performers, UK
  Training Program with SU-EN Butoh Company, Sweden
  Clown Courses, Alex Navarro & Caroline Dream, Spain

  Newsletter Subscription & Unsubscription information
  Newsletter Advertising and Artmedia site Promotion

Artmedia News

Welcome to the October 2005 edition of the Artmedia
physical theatre newsletter, your e-publication with an
Australasian focus and a global perspective.

In the Sponsorship section this month we welcome back
Arts Hub, Australia's 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 dates of the 'Devising A
Clown Show' workshop have been pushed back, while
the earlybird deadline on the Weekend Workshop in
December expires this week. Let me know if you want
me to hold you a place on the workshop at this price.

In the Special Features this month, Judy Carter author of
the wildly successful, "The Comedy Bible" is bringing her
Los Angeles based workshop to Sydney and Melbourne
for one weekend only in each city.

In the Networking, we have news from the Adelaide Fringe,
Australia's largest open-access festival, which runs next
year from February 24 to March 19, and is shaping up to
be bigger than ever before.

The first Circus Convention held in Mexico, a five day
event in December to be held in San Miguel de Allende,
invites participation both from Australian and all other

In America we have news from the Boulder Circus Center
and from Lazer Vaudeville in Colorado, some information
on the Red Nose Relief effort following the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina, and news of a Physical Comedy
Workshop with David Shiner in New York.

In the UK, Welfare State International seeks a new
Creative Director, and Zephyr In Zanussi seek daring
dancers and performers for a project which will take
place at oh!art at Oxford House in London.

We also have information on a training program with the
SU-EN Butoh Company in Stockholm, Sweden, and on
Clown Courses with Alex Navarro & Caroline Dream to
be held both in Barcelona, Spain, and in Mexico.

Because this newsletter does cost us to produce, and
is distributed free, our policy is to offer one free listing in
the networking section, and then to offer the Features
and Sponsorship options. See the botom of this issue
for these prices.

If you have previously had an item in the newsletter, and
this promotion has worked for you, contact us about the
paid options. As you can tell from the repeat Sponsors
and Feature advertisers, this promotion, to a targeted 
industry audience of 2,000 subscribers, really works.

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.

Angels Can Fly, a Modern Clown User Guide, by Alan Clay

Now Stocked in Libraries in Australia and New Zealand

Around 70 copies of Angels Can Fly are now in libraries
in Australia and New Zealand. Check with your library to
see if they have a copy. Some libraries also have copies
of the Angels Can Fly DVD.

Order Angels Can Fly through
Bookshops and on-line

The book is selling well through
bookshops and online stores in
Australia, America and England.
Order your copy today. Amazon
are still selling it at a bargain

"Dear Alan, I love your book! I purchased two copies of
your book as soon as it was released through Amazon. 
Thank you for writing Angels Can Fly. I have already
recommended it to several performers that I know and
work with. It is a great source of ideas and inspiration!"
Michael Getlan, Amusement Consultants Ltd, New York

Angels Can Fly DVD - Special Offer

Remember, the Angels Can Fly DVD is also available free
when you purchase the Australian Edition of the paperback
direct from Artmedia. The Australian edition is Aus$49.95
plus Aus$22 international postage or Aus$10 in Australia.
This edition includes colour pictures.

To get the paperback and a free Angels Can Fly DVD,
simply send a bank cheque in Australian dollars, payable
Artmedia to: PO Box 152, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia.
Find more information at: http://www.alanclay.com

Artmedia Site News

On the Artmedia site you can find links to performers,
companies, resources and festivals all over the world, and
you can also subscribe to this newsletter. The newsletter
archive now includes all issues for 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Check it out at: http://www.artmedia.com.au/news.htm

David Farmer's site is home to a unique collection of free
  drama games www.artmedia.com.au/dramagames.htm
Sue Broadway has information on her touring performances
  and projects. http://www.artmedia.com.au/broadway.htm
The Bendy Em Show . Check out Emma's contortion show
  at http://www.artmedia.com.au/bendyem.htm
Physical TV has info on Karen Pearlman and Richard James
  Allen's Dance Films. www.artmedia.com.au/physical_tv.htm
Aerialize have information on their aerial theatre classes and
  projects in Sydney. http://www.artmedia.com.au/aerial.htm
Hemlock Mejarne is an acrobat, stilt-walker, who has a
  range of skills. http://www.artmedia.com.au/acronym.htm

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Sponsor: Arts Hub, the essential accessory for arts professionals

Arts Hub the essential accessory for all arts professionals

Every year Arts Hub just keeps getting bigger and better -
and in 2005 Arts Hub is looking to offer the best ever. Our
members can enjoy more jobs, more breaking news, more
features written from key members of the arts community
and more columnists telling it like it is!

The Jobs Bulletin is Australias only online employment
resource giving you all the up-to date job information you
need to stay ahead of the pack. The online News includes
all the latest information from both Australia and overseas,
plus you get an email bulletin direct to your desktop three
times a week.

Your diary will be brimming with key dates of happenings,
events and activities by using our Industry Events Calendar. 
For the busy professional information needs to be quick and
efficient our Pathways service allows you to select news in
your area of interest, for instance Performing Arts, or
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Arts Hub Membership costs $77, and less if you are a full
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For more information, visit www.artshub.com.au   
or call us on Australia (03) 9682 9920.

Playspace: Clown Workshops Led by Alan Clay

Weekend Clown Workshop, December 10 and 11
(2 day) Earlybird $250 (by October 21) $350 (full)

This is the first weekend workshop Alan has offered for
four years, so if you can not find the time off work to
attend the week day masterclasses and intensives, grab
your chance to work intensively for two days in early

Devising Clown Performance Material (3 day)
Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th December,
Earlybird $350 (by November 15) $450 (full)

The dates of this workshop have been pushed back,
because although there was wide interest in the workshop,
the original dates gave too little lead time for registrations.
This is a new workshop, aimed at those with some clown
experience, who want to create clown performance material.

One Week Clown Intensive, February 20 to 24, 2006
(5 day) Price Buster $400 (by November 15)
Earlybird $500 (by January 10) $600 (full)

Clown is an art form which has existed for thousands of
years, and undergone a revolution in recent times, as it
made the leap back from circus into theatre, giving birth to
'new clown' and physical theatre. This course takes a broad
view of clown, which allows students room to develop their
own unique style.

"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
NZ Herald.

More information at www.artmedia.com.au/playspac.htm

Special Feature: Judy Carter Comedy Workshops

 Judy Carter author of the
wildly successful, "The
Comedy Bible" is bringing
her Los Angeles based
workshop to Sydney and
Melbourne for one 
weekend only. 

These workshops are for
beginning and professional

In her workshop, you'll learn secrets like...

*       A simple technique you can use between jokes that
        will double the laughs.
*       The underlying structure of all successful jokes ---
        and how to make it work for you.
*       The one thing most amateur comics leave out that
        could make their routine not only funnier - but also

You could spend years learning on your own through trial
and error - or learn these and other secrets -- in a sixteen
hour intensive weekend course (in Sydney 26-27 November
and in Melbourne 3-4 December) -- that will cover how to...

*     Create killer material on any topic.
*     Create authentic premises that will
      rock a room.
*     Avoid hack or already done material.
*     Take more chances working out 
      risky, cutting edge material.
*     Work with a writing partner.
*     Add toppers to already funny
*     Get past fear
*     Build a career - not just an act

Remember -- success comes from a series of small actions
that move toward your goals.  This weekend workshop is a
once in a lifetime opportunity that may never come again. 
To sign up - or to find out more - click www.judycarter.com.au

Book before October 30 for the Early Bird discount price
of $440 (normally $550).


"Australia's Adelaide Fringe has a guiding vision that
influences everything the Fringe does and has made it the
event you hang out for every two years. At its very core the
Adelaide Fringe is about Open Access: we provide a frame
work in which artists are assisted in developing their work
and reaching their audiences. For audiences, we work to
ensure they are able to get to whatever show takes their
fancy, that it's as affordable as can be and to ensure
nobody gets left out, we put on a bevy of free events such
as the Opening Night Parade & Party that kicks the Fringe
off. Artist Registrations for the Adelaide Festival Fringe
closed on 14 October and to date we have hundreds of
artists' registrations from all round the world! That is the joy
of the Adelaide Fringe as an open-access and non-curated
event, anyone one who wishes to register to participate can
do so and strut their stuff! Adelaide Fringe 2006, which runs
from February 24 to March 19, is shaping up to be bigger
than ever before!" Find a link to the Adelaide Fringe Festival
under Festivals at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

"The first Circus Convention of Mexico is a five day event to
promote the coexistence and cultural interchange between
those interested in circus. The convention is from December
7 to 11 2005 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. It will take
place under the big top, with space for camping, as well as
hotels and hostels of all prices. It will include workshops in
juggling, tight-rope, aerial and floor acrobatics, clown, yoga,
improvisation, etc. There will be nightly Cabaret shows, a
parade, and a gala involving the best performances of the
convention, as well as forums on important themes related
to circus. The event is being organized by Andrea and Leo
who created the circus company, Cirko De Mente. The new
circus forms are rare in Mexico and this is why they decided
to set up this international convention. The goal is to
exchange with international circus communities as well as
to "officialize" new circus as an art form in Mexico, and this
may also present an opportunity for Australian performers."
Andrea Pelaez. Find a link to the Circus Convention under
Festivals, and a link to Cirko De Mente under Circus at:

"Dear Alan, Thanks for another great newsletter! I noticed
the item about camps in America, and wanted to let you
know that the Boulder Circus Center does have summer
sessions for kids (day camp). The Lazer Vaudeville touring
show just finished 7 months in New York, running Off
Broadway, and is getting ready for a fall tour. We still dream
of coming to Australia! We have a bit of free time this year in
December and January between shows. A new DVD of the
NY show will be available soon!" Cindy Marvell. Find a link
to the Boulder Circus Centre under Resources, and to Lazer
Vaudeville under Circus, at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm  

"Red Nose Relief has rallied to the aftermath of the Katrina
and Rita Hurricanes in USA, and many clowns from around
the world have said they want to help. We have coordinators
in 39 different American states and also in the Pacific Rim,
Canada, Latin America and New Zealand. Red Nose Relief
continues to frame its response based on the need for comic
relief. However comic relief is not necessarily needed in every
situation. Sometimes people power is more effective. If you
haven't found a place to be involved yet, contact us and we
will help you. Red Nose Relief was created to not only deal
with the aftermath of Katrina, but to be the organization that
will coordinate the response of the clown community to any
North American disaster in the future." Paul "Fuddi-Duddy"
Kleinberger. Find a link to Red Nose Relief under Resources
at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

"Physical Comedy Workshop with David Shiner at Michael
Howard Studios, New York. David co-created and co-starred
in the Tony Award-winning play "Fool Moon" with Bill Irwin.
He has starred on Broadway as the "Cat In The Hat" in
"Seussical, The Musical." and is best known for his starring
role in Cirque du Soleil. He has also starred in the German
National and Swiss National Circuses, and is guest director
at the Wintergarden Theatre in Berlin and the Apollo Theatre
in Dusseldorf. Presently he is creating a new show for Cirque
du Soliel. Workshop dates: Friday, November 11 & 18: 7:30
to 10:30 PM, Saturday/Sunday, November 12, 13, 19, 20:
12:00 to 5:00 PM. Michael Howard Studios, 152 West 25th
Street, New York, USA." Find a link to the Studio under
Training at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

"Lanternhouse, successor to Welfare State International,
seeks a new Creative Director. This is an extraordinary
opportunity for an exceptional person to combine vision and
skills with the unique resources of Lanternhouse to develop a
newly-focused company, committed to maintaining a leading
national and international role in the area of the arts within a
social context, and the training of artists. Based at
Lanternhouse, Ulverston, Cumbria, the Creative Director will
help to form and lead a new team building on, but not
constrained by, the legacy of Welfare State International.
Closing date 28 October, selection days 22 & 23 November.
For further information see the web site." David Penn. Find
a link to Welfare State International under Physical Theatre
at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

"Zephyr In Zanussi (Helen Plewis and Steffen Doring) are
looking for mature and daring dancers and performers for their
new Arts Council funded project. The project will explore the
notion of how we may exist in many worlds at once. The
performers can come from a variety of artistic backgrounds
and will be versatile, humorous and keen to invest and
investigate. Project dates are from the 31st October until 4th
December (rehearsal period) and from the 5th December until
the 11th December (performance period). Performances will
take place at oh!art at Oxford House in London. To apply
please send your CV with photo and a short statement (not
longer than an A4 page) in response to the projects artistic
premise. Please also highlight your current artistic interests.
Audition: 23rd October 2005, 10am, Artists will be paid a
weekly rate of 350.00 pounds." mailto:info@zizdance.co.uk

"Training Program with SU-EN Butoh Company (pictured),
Sweden. Open workshop, October 25-30, Autumn Camp,
Haglund Skola, Stockholm. 2006 Training Program, Term
starts in February 2006. To apply you need to join in the
next open workshop at Haglund Skola, if this work is new to
you. The workshop method aims at creating a dancing and
a performing body. Through re-defining the body and space,
possibilities for movement are found. A specific quality or
tension of the body which will be able to communicate to
the audience is the artistic goal. The body is pushed
beyond personal limits and re-constructed. 'To be able to
dance you need the courage to loose your body'. No
previous dance training is necessary but participants must
be prepared to work hard, physically and mentally." Find a
link to the Suen Butoh Company under Physical Theatre
at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

"Clown Courses with Alex Navarro and Caroline Dream, in
Barcelona, Spain: 11 to 13 November, and in Mexico: 2 to
4, and 6 to 8 December. A clown is not an actor, the clown
exists already within one, but it is not enough to put on a
disguise, a nose and to make faces, it is necessary to be
honest. You must be observant of yourself, to see how you
move, how you react, that tics you have, and what makes
you unique. We are all ridiculous, you also! Alex Navarro
has held clown courses in Spain, U.S.A., Israel, Mexico
and Puerto Rico and has worked at Festivals in 15
countries. He has performed as a clown as a member of
Cirque du Soleil for two years in the spectacle "Mystere"
in Las Vegas (USA). He has performed among others with
 Eric de Bont, Michell Dallaire and Pierre Pilatte, Philippe
Gaulier, Pierre Biland, Gustave Parking, Johnny Melville and
Jango Edwards. Caroline Dream has a degree in theater
from the University of Exeter and trained at Fooltime Circus
School in Bristol. Her teachers have included: Dario Fo,
Carlo Bosso, Jango Edwards, Michel Dallaire and Pierre
Pilatte, Johnny Melville, Eric de Bont, Nola Rae and David
Glass." Find a link to the Clown Courses web site under
Training at: www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

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