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Feature: National Circus and Physical Theatre Conference, Australia
Playspace: Love and Chaos and the Meaning of Life, Queensland Tour Alan Clay, US and Canada Training and Performance Tour
Networking: 3rd International Mime & Physical Theater Festival, Caribbean Angry Mime Summer School, & Woodford Festival, Queensland Santa Fe Training Project, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA TV2 International LAUGH! Festival, April - May 03, NZ Instructional videos on Circus Artistry and Sports Acrobatics PerformingArtsNews.com
Noticeboard: Theatre de L'ange Fou - London International Mime Festival Insurance Bulk Buying Scheme, NSW, Australia
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Welcome to the final edition of the Artmedia newsletter for 2002, a publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now reaching more than 8,000 subscribers worldwide, which can now look back on three years of successful publication.
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In this month's newsletter we feature the 5th Australian National Circus and Physical Theatre Conference, to be held in Adelaide in March next year. "A 3 day event for industry professionals from around the nation and overseas to come together".
In Playspace news, I join forces with Phoebe Manning to present our two solo shows back-to-back, in the 'Love and Chaos and the Meaning of Life' tour of Queensland over the summer holiday season. Catch us at the Southbank in Brisbane, Australia, this weekend and next weekend.
We have a mime theme this month, profiling the Angry Mime Summer School in Brisbane, together with a call for applications for the 3rd International Mime & Physical Theater Festival in the Caribbean. While in the noticeboard, Theatre de L'ange Fou has info on their season of The Government Inspector, presented in collaboration with the London International Mime Festival.
In the networking we also have information on the New Zealand TV2 International Laugh Festival, which has an application deadline next week, we look at some instructional videos on circus artistry and sports acrobatics, at the web-site PerformingArtsNews, and the Santa Fe Training Project in New Mexico, USA.
We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the growing physical theatre community, so please send us info for inclusion in this newsletter. Details of our web-site and newsletter advertising deals are also at the bottom of this page. Please also forward this to somebody else who may be interested.
Thank you for reading Artmedia physical theatre news and we wish you seasons greetings and best wishes for the new year.
Alan Clay runs Artmedia Publishing. Alan's novel 'Believers in Love', is now available through bookshops and on-line stores. "A powerfully creative work, with prose that sings like poetry. Beautifully told and evocatively rendered, Believers in Love comes highly recommended."
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5th National Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Conference Adelaide, South Australia. March 13 - 15, 2003
The Head 2 Head 5th National Circus and Physical Theatre Conference is the 3 day event for you and other industry professionals from around the nation and overseas to come together. Join the masses to discuss, develop, understand and share what we as performers, directors, managers, teachers, trainers etc. in the circus and physical theatre industry experience day to day. Come and dream the future.
Head 2 Head will take place in Adelaide, South Australia during Come Out 2003, Australia's Festival for Young People. The festival will set the city alive and compliment the diversity of Head 2 Head. Come and engage with the vibe. Some of the highlights include inspiring national and international speakers, South Australian circus and physical theatre performance showcases, an insightful teachers forum, and the dynamic Cirkidz performance gravitas.
Head 2 Head is also calling for expressions of interest from industry representatives to contribute to conference session topics as volunteer panelists. Incentives will be offered to volunteers as remuneration for their time and contribution. Please contact the Conference Coordinator prior to 1 Jan 03.
For a registration brochure and more information please contact Kellie Nicol - Conference Coordinator on (08) 8346 5735 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"In the best clown tradition Alan Clay 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."
US & Canadian Training, Performance, and Readings Tour
Alan is touring to America and Canada, from May to October to perform his solo clown show, 'Love and Chaos', teach clown workshops, and read excerpts from his novel 'Believers in Love'. Bookings are still being confirmed but it looks like the North American tour will start in Victoria, Canada, in May and move through in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia, from July to September.
Look out for a clown masterclasses in Singapore in May, in Connecticut, USA, in June, and Canadian masterclasses in Vancouver in August, and Ottawa in September. More information, as bookings are confirmed, can be found at www.artmedia.com.au/playspac.htm and to suggest a performance or workshop e-mail
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"Hi, I just received the latest issue of your brilliant email ezine on the arts. It blew me away with such vibrant and exciting content. My site, PerformingArtsNews, is a theatre, film and television website for actors, writers, directors, producers and anyone interested in the arts. Get free articles and tips from working professional actors. Find out new trends in the Film industry, and plenty of inside info for screen buffs. Get all the latest news about local theatre from emerging fringe and established mainstream theatre companies. Theatre listings cover shows in production throughout Australia and abroad." Regards, Ian McGregor. Find a link to Performing arts news under Reasources at http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Hi Alan, Thank you for your great Physical Theater Newsletter, it is a great way to know about what's going on around the world. Polimnia Physical Theater announce the 3rd International Mime and Physical Theater Festival in the Caribbean from May 19 to the 25, 2003. The Festival will take place at the Performing Art Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Last year we received more than one hundred applications from international Mime Artists and Physical Theater Companies. To secure one of the few spot in the Festival line up and find some information on the English and Spanish homepage of Polimnia Mime Festival and click over 3rd festival to access the page, also click over each photo for more info. Thank you Alan for keeping us on your mailing list. We hope this E-Mail reach you in a good health and happy spirit." Take care, Iván Olmo, Polimnia Physical Theater, Artistic Director. Find a link to the Mime and Physical Theatre Festival under Festivals at http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"The Angry Mime Summer School, a 3-week intensive, will be happening from the 6 - 24 January 2003 . If you want to find out about The Angry Mime Summer School you can go to the Angry mime web site and follow the links to Summer School. Also the Woodford Folk Festival offers a myriad of creative and inspiring options for real involvement this year. If you are in SE Qld and want to participate the new community theatre projects at the festival. Applications close this Sunday. The Angry Mime has a focus driven by the disciplines of clown, new vaudeville, mask, puppetry, improvisation in performance, mime and contemporary dance." Tony Kishawi. Find a link to the Woodford Festival projects under Festivals, and to the Angry Mime Summer School under Training at
"Registration is being accepted for the 2003 Santa Fe Project, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, from May 23 - June 1. Cheryl King, director of the Project, is happy to announce that she and Hilary Chaplain will be joined by in 2003 by LA director and acting coach Rod Menzies, and New York improv and cabaret coach Larry Rosen, as instructors at the project. Ms. King will offer Body Language, Standup Comedy, and Writing for Stage and Screen; Ms. Chaplain will offer Physical Comedy, Stage Movement and Clown. Mr. Menzies will offer Master Classes in Acting, Actor's Voice and Solo Performance, and Mr. Rosen will offer Free Access Improv and Cabaret Arts. Registration forms can be obtained at the website." Find a link to the Santa Fe Project under Training at
"Hi Alan, We are delighted to inform you that all the information for registering a show in New Zealand's own TV2 International LAUGH! Festival 2003 is now available online. The first deadline for LAUGH! 2003 is Wednesday 18th December, for Venue Submissions. The only exception is for the two Wellington Venues. with the BATS Theatre are taking Venue Submissions from the 18th of December 2002 and closing on the 24th of January 2003. Go to our web-site and click on Registration information and follow the simple instructions and you will be in comedy information heaven. To log on: Go to our site, click the Registration Link, Enter your email address, and the password is ... chocolate." All the best, Kylie Aitchison, Artist Liaison & Producer, NZ TV2 International LAUGH! Festival." Find this link under Festivals at http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"Hi. I'm Christine Van Loo, a former seven time National Champion in Sports Acrobatics, Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, and Athlete of the Decade. I have produced five instructional videos on circus artistry and Sports Acrobatics. They are the culmination of years of teaching workshops and classes in the US, Italy and Japan, with demos by instructors and performers from such shows as Cirque du Soleil." Christine Van Loo email@example.com Find a link to Christine's site, Secrets of the Circus under Resources at
"Theatre de L'ange Fou presents: The Government Inspector, by Nicolai Gogol, Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum's adaptation of Gogol's classic story of power, ambition and mistaken identity, presented in collaboration with the London International Mime Festival. "A beautifully staged piece of total theatre" (Sunday Times), 14 Jan to 8 Feb 03, Pleasance Theatre London, Carpenters Mews, Nth Rd, London N7 9EF. We look forward to seeing you at the Pleasance Theatre." Steven Wasson and Corinne Soum firstname.lastname@example.org
"In response to the insurance problems facing non government organisations, NCOSS ( NSW Council of Social Services ) has received funding from the State Government to set up an Insurance Bulk Buying Scheme. NCOSS are now trying to gauge the level of interest in the scheme by calling for registrations of expressions of interest. Tessa Carswell in Community Services (X5377) has copies of the forms for community organisations and groups to fill out who are interested in registering their interest. Alternately, organisations can register on line at
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