Oct 2002 News

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Artmedia - Physical Theatre News - October, 2002

18th Hawaiian Juggling Festival - February 2003

'Big Clown Performances' this week - Oct 8 and 10
Clown Masterclass Earlybird deadline - Oct 15
US and Canada Training and Performance Tour, 2003

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

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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Newsletter Advertising and Artmedia site promotion

Artmedia News

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.


Alan Clay runs the Playspace training program and Artmedia
Publishing. Alan's third novel, 'Believers in Love', is now available
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powerfully creative work, with prose that sings like poetry.
Beautifully told and evocatively rendered, this novel comes very
highly recommended." Info at http://www.artmedia.com.au/believer.htm
And info on Alan's writing at http://www.artmedia.com.au/alanclay2.htm

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 http://www.hawaiianjugglingfestival.com

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.

Summer Clown Masterclass - 23, 24, 30 Nov, 1st Dec 2002

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 touring@artmedia.com.au


"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,

"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 http://www.artmedia.com.au/gotitflauntit.htm

"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

"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 http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm

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 skierans@blueyonder.co.uk

"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
Kitcher. bartimeusk@yahoo.com

"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 divina@comic.com

"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
at http://www.artmedia.com.au/links.htm  

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