Lucy Parakhina, Online Producer
realtime tv: ELECTRONA 7054: An Ode to Suburban Sprawl
The newest addition to Hobart's art scene is Electrona, a contemporary three-day music and arts festival dedicated to the digital arts. This episode of realtime tv provides an overview of this year's festival, as well as interviews with participating artists Claire Krouzecky, Darren Cook and Nadège Philippe-Janon.
MELT: Inner lives & collective crisis
Stephen Carleton welcomes the return of a dedicated queer performance festival to Brisbane in this review of Melt: A Celebration of Queer Arts and Culture, held at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 5-15 Feb.
Day for Night: Queering the days
From bacchanalia to quiet contemplation, Fiona McGregor writes about the experience of Day For Night, presented by Performance Space, Carriageworks and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Interview: Jo Lancaster, acrobat
RealTime spoke to Jo Lancaster, one half of acrobat, about clowning and the brilliance of stupidity. Their latest show, It’s Not for Everyone, is at Albury Wodonga’s HotHouse Theatre 19-29 March.
Interview: Todd Fuller, Flatline
Megan Fizell talks to Australian visual artist Todd Fuller about "trace" and what it means in the context of drawing, mark making and the choreographed movements and gestures of professional dancers. Featuring video documentation of Flatline's SKETCH (Carriageworks, 2013).
Interview: Tos Mahoney, Totally Huge New Music Festival
Tura’s Totally Huge New Music Festivals draw together an impressive range of composers, great players and diverse audiences.
This year is no different, with a smorgasbord of artists programmed.
Interview: Andrew Upton, Endgame
"These people in Endgame are in very real circumstances; they’re just not the circumstances we know; they’re very real to them.”
The second biennial Cementa festival features sound art, installation, performance, electronic art, music, street art and more.
"It’s called Crack because it caught all the things that fell through the Writers’ Festival cracks.”
Find out if the long-lived biennial APAM is the right forum for you to showcase your work to local and international producers.
Gail Priest spent three months in Bourges, two hours south of Paris, checking out the thriving experimental media art and sound scene and sampling the local cuisine.
FEATURE: Art & Asylum
Empathy or action: can art make a difference?
Origin-Transit-Destination, Casula Powerhouse
Asylum: readings of 12 new plays
Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
COLUMNS & SERIES
Dan Edwards, On the Dox
Jana Perkovic, From Belgium
Philip Brophy, Audiovision
Women+Performance: Tamara Saulwick
The Producers: Harley Stumm
PuSh Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver
In Between Time, live art festival, Bristol, UK
Perth International Arts Festival
Bodies of Thought:
12 Australian Choreographers
A GROUNDBREAKING NEW BOOK
FOR LOVERS OF AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE
"...an illuminating study of Australian contemporary choreographers."
"Complemented by beautiful photos and Brannigan’s insightful introduction to each chapter, this is a must-have for all dance practitioners, students and dance lovers." INDaily, Adelaide
"A fascinating snapshot of contemporary dance in Australia in the 21st century , this scholarly, marvelously presented book will delight both dance lovers and researchers." Sydney Arts Guide
KATE CHAMPION, ROSALIND CRISP, TESS DE QUINCEY, RUSSELL DUMAS, LUCY GUERIN, SUE HEALEY, HELEN HERBERTSON, GIDEON OBARZANEK, STEPHEN PAGE, GARRY STEWART, MERYL TANKARD, ROS WARBY
RRP: $34.95 inc GST; purchase in bookshops or at
Editors: Dr Erin Brannigan, Senior Lecturer in Dance, School of Arts and Media, UNSW and Virginia Baxter, Managing Editor, RealTime
Publishers: RealTime and Wakefield Press
LH COLUMN: Nicola Gunn, Hello, my name is Nicola Gunn, photo Pier Carthew; Nadège Philippe-Janon
Inner-Outer-Space, Electrona, photo Lucy Parakhina; James Welsby, Benjamin Hancock and Chafia Brooks, HEX, photo Gregory Lorenzutti; L-R, Techa Noble, Caroline Garcia and Rachel Melky, Party Body Rewind, Day for Night, photo Alex Davies; Simon Yates, acrobat, photo Karen Donnelly; Flatline, Sketch, 2014, photo Anya McKee; Decibel, photo courtesy Totally Huge New Music Festival; Tom Budge, Hugo Weaving in rehearsal, Endgame, photo Lisa Tomasetti.
RH COLUMN: Wade Marynowsky, The Acconci Robot, 2012 An Experimenta Commission RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, photo © RMIT Gallery; Michael Bevitt, Gabriel Partington, For the Love of an Orange, Crack Festival 2014, photo Amy Theodore; Antony Hamilton, Black Projects 1, photo Ponch Hawkes; Bourges, photos Gail Priest.
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