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Artmedia - physical theatre news - July 2002
Impromptu Theatrix - New Physical Theatre term, Roselle, Sydney
Circus Unique Seeks Aerial and Acrobatic Circus Artist, Sydney
Circus and Clown Training starts July 30 - Masterclass Nov 23
Introduction to Rigging Course - Melbourne, Australia
Dance Coordinator appointed for Auckland, New Zealand
Collection of antique magic and electronic magic effects, USA
Hammerklavier - Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Festival, UK
2nd Mime and Physical Theater Festival in the Caribbean
Standstill Theatre feedback from the Pennabilli Festival, Italy
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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 8,275 subscribers worldwide,
published in the second week of each month.
This month our features have a Sydney focus with Impromptu
Theatrix promoting their new Physical Theatre term, and Circus
Unique seeking an aerial and acrobatic circus artist for their classes.
In Playspace news we have filled the two available places on our
final circus and clown training, however we are still taking people on
the waiting list in case any students dropout in the next few weeks.
Thanks also to those who have expresed support for the new
Playspace Masterclass programme by enroling on the Summer
masterclass in November. We have had so many enrolements we
have introduced a deposit system to secure your place.
In Artmedia site news, you can find new photos of Bryony Black's
show Ladybird, winning first prize at the Falkirk Festival in Scotland,
www.artmedia.com.au/ladybird.htm and, continuing the Scotish theme,
Sue Broadway has the latest info on the August season of Broadway
and Co at the Edinburgh Festival at www.artmedia.com.au/live.htm
We are currently going through expansion of the Artmedia site, so
you can now check out new pages for two Sydney course centres,
the Omeo Dance Studio www.artmedia.com.au/omeo.htm and
Impromptu Theatrix www.artmedia.com.au/improvisation.htm
In the networking Showtech Australia have places in their
Introduction to Rigging Course in Melbourne, Chuck Caputo
offers his collection of antique magic and electronic magic effects,
Susie Parker sneaks in some pr for her show, Hammerklavier at
the Edinburgh Festival, and we get feed back from a couple of the
festivals mentioned in recent newsletters.
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Feature - Impromptu Theatrix - Physical Theatre Term Commencing
IMROMPTU THEATRIX , run by the Sydney Improvised Theatre
Association, has a couple of places available in both its improvised
theatre training modules (both programs run one night a week).
Module One will be focussing on a 'PHYSICAL THEATRE' term
commencing on Wednesday night 31st July at Rozelle. The tutor for
this course, Alan Clay from Artmedia and Playspace, will be
concentrating on circus skills, improvisation and clown.
Module Two is a specialised performance troupe in training, with
Master Tutor Richard Hayes-Marshall. The next term's training
commences on Thursday night 1st August at Lilyfield. The troupe is
being exposed to advanced improvisation techniques. Impromptu
heatrix is calling for new troupe members at the moment. Only a few
places are available. Additionally, any expressions of interest from
those capable of performing the role of Arlecchino of the Commedia
Dell'Arte would be welcome.
For information contact Anne at
And check out our website
Feature - Circus Unique requires an aerial and acrobatic circus artist
Circus Unique offers fun workshops and entertainment for all styles of
events in Sydney. The circus activities are ideal for ages 6 upwards with
workshops being offered for primary and high school age students for:
· in-school hours, holidays and after school;
· for festivals, shopping centres, school fetes and corporate events; or
· family fun days where all the family participates.
Circus Unique requires an additional aerial and acrobatic circus artist to
teach children and teenagers for recreational to advanced level workshops
in Rozelle. Please phone (02) 9810 6090 or send your details to Circus
Unique, PO Box 1050, Rozelle NSW 2039.
E-mail Pixie and John from Circus Unique
And check out the website
Playspace Studio News
Thank you to those who expressed suport for my change of direction
annonced in the last newsletter, and don't worry I'm not stopping
teaching, just moving into a touring phase for the next few years,
where I will teach shorter courses in different places.
Circus and Clown training - 30th July - 3rd October 2002
We have filled the available places on our final circus and clown
training, however we are still taking people on the waiting list in
case any existing students dropout in the next few weeks. New
students are joining a group with an established working practise,
so a professional approach and previous experience is required.
More information at www.artmedia.com.au/2002Training.htm
Summer Clown Masterclass
Thanks to those who have expresed support for the new Playspace
Masterclass programme by enroling on the Summer masterclass in
November. We have had so many enrolements we have introduced
a deposit system to secure your place.
The Playspace Masterclass program has been created to provide
an advanced platform for the development and practise of clown
skills. Some students with no experience will also find this
course suitable, simply by releasing themselves to the process.
23, 24, 30 Nov, 1st Dec 2002, 10am to 4 pm, ( two weekends )
$500, earlybird ( before October 15 ) $700 ( full )
$200 deposit, or full earlybird fee, to secure a place.
for enrolment and find more
Networking and Feedback
"There are still a few spaces left for the Introduction to rigging
course on the 27th 28th & 29th July. If you are wishing to attend
please contact us asap to ensure to book a place. To register for
an information pack please go to our course page at our website
and fill in the registration form and a pack will be sent out to you."
Robyn Good, Showtech Australia. Find this link under Resources
"It's official! - Sonja Bright is Auckland Dance Coordinator.
DANZ Executive Director Philip Tremewan is pleased that three
organisations have formed a partnership to pay for and extend the
services Sonja has been delivering on a voluntary basis. Dance
Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ), Northern DANZ Network and Auckland City Council
are working together to support the dance
industry in Auckland. The services include information, advocacy
and media profile, professional and audience development and
capacity-building." Sonja can be contacted
"Hi Alan, My name is Chuck Caputo, I am a professional magician,
collector and inventor. Please visit my unique collection page of
antique magic and view my one of a kind hand made electronic
magic effects for sale to the magic community. Please pass it along
to fellow magicians!" Best Regards, Chuck. Find this link under
"Hi Alan, Just wanted to let you know that my play, Hammerklavier,
by Yasmina Reza ( author of Art ), which I launched last year at The
Stables - a smash hit - then 2 seasons in Paris, has been invited to the
Assembly Rooms at this year's Edinburgh Festival." Many thanks and
best wishes, Susie Parker,
"Alan: Thanks for the Artmedia physical theatre newsletter. I love it!
Really keep me up with everything related with the art around the
world. I believe it's great. The 2nd International Mime and Physical
Theater Festival in the Caribbean was a great success. This year we
had Naoko Watabe from Japan, John Hunte from Barbados,
MimoClan from Cuba, Heather and Darren Stevenson from the USA,
Luis Oliva, Sorely Muentes, Iván Olmo and his physical theater
company POLIMNIA from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Next year will be
a good one too." Thanks for everything, Iván Olmo
"Hi alan. Standstill theatre here in Italy Pennabilli. The festival has just
started and as usual everyone is in love with this sleepy but beautiful
town with such friendly people and wonderful vibe. The second day
starts tonight and winds up to the weekend when most of the crowds
will be here. Lots of interesting artists from europe as well as us few
internationals. It is nice to be remebered by name from three years
ago. The festival has grown with many more acts and big crowds
expected for the weekend. I just love this place and just being here
reminds me how good life really is. Check the website for full details
of the festival." Best regards Blake Barratt, Standstill Theatre,
Australia/Germany. Find a link to Standstill Theatre under Physical
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