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Feature: 18th Hawaiian Juggling Festival - February 2003
Playspace: 'Big Clown Performances' this week - Oct 8 and 10 Clown Masterclass Earlybird deadline - Oct 15 US and Canada Training and Performance Tour, 2003
Networking: The Business presents 'The Concert' at the Melbourne Fringe 'Unbearable Lightness of Fleeing', Sydney Carnivale Festival Applications for the 2003 Orlando Fringe, Florida, USA Dell'Arte Abroad Workshop Program in Bali, Indonesia
Noticeboard: Desperately Seeking Will Francis, a travelling acrobat? Acrobat group in Ghana looking for a contracts NaNa's one woman show, 'Divine Comedy' US/Brazilian Mime and verbal narrative tour of Australia?
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Welcome to another edition of the physical theatre newsletter from Artmedia in Sydney, a publication with an Australasian focus and a global perspective, now reaching 8,000 subscribers worldwide.
We again feature the 18th Hawaiian Juggling Festival which will be held from February 11 to 18 on the Big Island of Hawaii. This legendary event is held at "Bellyacres" the collectively owned jungle home of the infamous Hawaii jugglers.
We remind those in Sydney of the Playspace performances this week, Tuesday Oct 8 and Thursday 10 at 8pm - Yes, it's two nights to cellebrate the completion of this year's Circus and Clown training. These will be the final shows in the Newtown studio which will close in a few weeks, so come and cellebrate with us.
We have a bit of a performance theme this month, with information on a season by The Business at the Melbourne Fringe in the networking, and Joanna Weinberg has info on her show this week,
'Unbearable Lightness of Fleeing' at the Sydney Carnivale Festival. We also have information on the Dell'Arte Abroad Program in Bali,
and applications for the 2003 Orlando Fringe, Florida, open Oct 15.
We reintroduce the noticeboard section this month, as Siobhan in the UK tries to track down Will Francis, a lost half brother, last heard of as a travelling acrobat in Sydney, and the 'Body Show Boyz Cultural and Acrobats Group' from Ghana is looking for a contracts in the outside world. NaNa subscribes to the newsletter in such a nice way,
that we promote her one woman show, and Antonio Rocha seeks contacts for his 'mime and verbal narrative' tour of Australia.
We aim to provide an avenue of communication for the growing physical theatre community worldwide, 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.
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================================================== Feature - 18th Hawaiian Juggling Festival - Feb 11 to 18, 2003 ==================================================
The 18th Hawaiian Juggling Festival will be Feb. 11th-18th, on the Big Island of Hawaii. This legendary event is held at "Bellyacres" the collectively owned jungle home of the infamous Hawaii jugglers. Everyone is welcome especially those with an interest in circus arts and partying.
Bellyacres is a 12-acre retreat, started in 1987, and collectively owned by 33 jugglers. Located 8 miles from the world's most active volcano it is a tropical forest with fruit orchards, lawns, community kitchen, sauna, workshops, jungalows and houses.
Come see our fantastic pacific island paradise, play in the winter sunshine, visit our active volcano, swim with whales and dolphins, soak in hot springs and steam vents or try biking, sailing, snorkeling, fishing and maybe even try a little circus arts. For more information go to
================================================== Playspace News - Two 'Big Clown Shows', Oct 8 & 10 ==================================================
Playspace performances this week, Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm. These will be the final shows in the current studio which will close
in a few weeks, so come and cellebrate 20 years of work, and five years in the current location, and see some state of the art clown.
The students on this year's Circus and Clown training have been a particularly vibrant crew, from all corners of the globe, and they will be exploring performance material in two shows at Playspace
Studio, 18a Enmore Rd, Newtown, Sydney. There is no charge for these performances, as they are part of the learning process, so
leave your expectations at home and come and enjoy the experience.
Masterclass students are reminded of the earlybird fees deadline next week. We will advise those selected for the class of the
location closer to the date. It may be in the current studio, ( which
will be renovated and may not be ready in time ), but we also have other venues in Newtown booked, if required. Come to the
performances this week and talk to us, if you have any questions on the masterclass. $500 earlybird ( before Oct 15 ) $700 ( full )
Find more info at http://www.artmedia.com.au/workshop.htm
NZ, Australian, US & Canadian Training & Performance Tour
Alan Clay, will be in New Zealand in early 2003, before teaching clown workshops in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in March
and April next year, and touring to America and Canada, from May to November to perform his solo clown show, 'Love and
Chaos'. Look out for masterclasses in USA in Washington DC in late May, and Connecticut in June. More info as bookings are confirmed at
http://www.artmedia.com.au/training.htm and to suggest a performance or workshop e-mail
"The Business presents...'The Concert' at The Storeroom, nth Fitzroy Melbourne Fringe Festival, October 9,12,16,& 19 @ 8.45pm Bookings www.thestoreroom.com.au The Business are Glynis Angell, Penny Baron, Clare Bartholomew & Kate Kantor. Director: Merophie Carr Previous Winners of The Fringe Festival Best Comedy Award, 3 x Moosehead Comedy Award recipients and Foreign Exchange Award at this year's International Comedy Festival." Clare Bartholomew, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Hello, at the Seymour Centre this week, 9 to 12 October, Sydney's Carnivale Multicultural Arts Festival presents the 'Unbearable Lightness of Fleeing', a solo cabaret performance by Joanna Weinberg, which tells the story of a Jewish woman's migration from South Africa to Australia. The band, Fromage a Trois are also simply Amazing!" Joanna Weinberg. Joanna is part of the duo Got it Flaunt it! find more information at
"The Orlando International Fringe Festival, initiated in 1992, was the first festival of its kind in the United States. Fringe Festivals have fantastic, cutting edge performers from the four corners of the globe. These performers are accepted on a non-juried, first-come-first-served basis. Applications for the 2003 Orlando Fringe, Florida, May 9 to 19 will be accepted beginning at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 15th 2002 on a 1st come 1st served basis. In order to be accepted, all applications must be delivered personally or via post and must be accompanied by an application fee. Non-local applicants should post-date their apps no earlier than Friday, October 11. All slots will be finalized (including waiting list) by December 15th, 2002." Fringefully Yours, Christopher Lee Gibson, Executive Director, Orlando International Fringe Festival, Florida, USA. Find a link to the Orlando Fringe under Festivals at http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm
"The Dell'Arte Abroad Program in Bali, led by director of training Joan Schirle, has only a few spots open still for 2003. Schirle leads a faculty of Balinese and Dell'Arte artists in a five week session. Classes will meet five days a week. All students will study kecak, a rythmic vocal chant, as well as participate in regular yoga/Alexander Technique sessions, block printing, and symposiums on the links between Balinese and western mask performance traditions. Students will choose between: Mask Carving, Balinese Dance and Shadow puppetry. These classes will take place with artists in their own villages and will meet at least 5 times per week. All along there will be time for recreation such as mountain hiking, beaches, scuba, nightlife and shopping. Massage and revitalizing body treatments are available at extremely low cost. For more information and applications, visit Dell'Arte Abroad in the School section of our website." Find this link under Training at
================================================== Noticeboard and Feedback ==================================================
"hi alan, i found yr lovely web site whilst trying to track someone
down. i am looking for my younger brother (same dad, different mum) hes not in touch with my dad but last heard of as a travelling
acrobat in sydney...his name is will francis and i guess he would be about mid thirties. i know its a bit crazy to e mail you but hey, i want to find him! its strange because although we`ve never met, i used to
travel with a circus when younger and am still involved in creative outdoor events. thanks for yr time reading this and if anyone has any
bright ideas to share, please let me know. hope you are enjoying yr life and thanks a lot." love, siobhan email@example.com
"We are an accrobat group in Ghana which are good in the field and looking for a contracts in the outside world so if you can help. The name of the group is 'Body Show Boyz Cultural and Accrobats Group'. Hope to hear from you soon." Best regards, Bartimeus
"Dear Alan, my name is NaNa and i'm a performer doing different things such as movies, tv and radios shows, teaching clown and comedy and above all playing a one woman show named "Divine Comedy" created in 2000 and directed by Jango Edwards. It is actually him who talked to me about your newsletter to which i would like to subscribe. Thank u for your work and passion."
Love & Fun, NaNa firstname.lastname@example.org
"Dear Alan, I am based in Maine, USA and have been receiving
your e-mail news for a while now, and am always interested in what it has to say. I am a solo performer presenting work with mime and
verbal narrative. I have two distinct repertoires, one of silent work
and the other verbal with mime intertwined in it. I would like very much to present my work in Australia. I have about six hours of
work that varies from short stories, folktales to a 45 min Greek mythological saga on the life of Daedalus in exile on the island of
Crete. For more information you may visit my home page." Best regards, Antonio Rocha. Find a link to Antonio's site under Mime
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