Radio Gothic in the Peacock Theatre

Radio Gothic (HyPe artists 2015-2016) transform the Peacock Theatre into a nightmarish prison this week as they present their first play, Episode 1: The Pit. 

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Telling the tale story of a young woman sent to solitary confinement whose fears threaten to overwhelm her, The Pit is part of a planned series of works by Tasmanian playwrights (episodes 2 and 3 are in development), all of which will eventually be presented as podcasts.

Featuring young actor Katie Roberston (Rosehaven, The Kettering Incident) the show challenges the audience to 40 minutes durational suspense.

The Radio Gothic collective is sound designer/composer Heath Brown and playwrights Briony Kidd, Carrie McLean and Alison Mann, who combine varied skills across theatre and filmmaking to create unique theatrical experiences.

Heath Brown spoke to Melanie Tait on Statewide Evenings about the project last week, you can listen below.

(audio used with thanks to ABC Local Radio – Tasmania):

Episode 1: The Pit opens 9 pm 15 June in the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, runs until 18 June.

 

Episode 1: The Pit

Presented by Radio Gothic, HyPe and Salamanca Arts Centre in association with Dark Mofo

Produced by Heath Brown and Briony Kidd

Sound design by Heath Brown

Written by Briony Kidd (with input from Heath Brown and the creative development cast of Katie Robertson, Sara Cooper, Carrie McLean and Craig Irons)

Lighting design by Jason James

Directed by Briony Kidd

Performed by Katie Roberston, Carrie McLean, Karissa Lane and Craig Irons

Co-produced by Alison Man and Carrie Mclean

The show is approximately 40 minutes in duration.

Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre

9 pm, 15 – 18 June 2016

Tickets $18/$25, book online or at the door (from an hour before the show) unless sold out.

This work was developed through HyPe and the RAWspace program which was supported by the Theatre Royal, Tasmania Performs and Ten Days on the Island. A showing of it was presented at the Theatre Royal Backspace in 2015.

 

Artists to look out for during Dark MOFO

26f6d7a91ce3598f78fb0717901bb30aA winter festival celebrating the darker side of life, this year’s Dark MOFO program offers a huge diversity of artistic expression. So where to begin?

A focus on the local artists in this year’s line-up is one approach.

Creative Director Leigh Carmichael, launching the festival program in April, noted: “We are very proud to say that ongoing collaborations with other Tasmanian organisations like Detached, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Salamanca Arts Centre, Macquarie Point, Moonah Arts Centre, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Art Tasmania and a number of local arts collectives has allowed us to showcase the largest group of Tasmanian artists of any previous Dark Mofo festival.”

So here are a few highlights to consider.

Radio Gothic (HyPe artists 2015-2016) and Salamanca Arts Centre bring you Episode 1: The Pit telling the creepy story of a young woman sent to solitary confinement whose fears threaten to overwhelm her. Featuring young actor Katie Roberston (Rosehaven, The Kettering Incident) the show challenges the audience to 40 minutes durational suspense. The Radio Gothic collective is sound designer/composer Heath Brown and playwrights Briony Kidd, Carrie McLean and Alison Mann, who combine varied skills across theatre and filmmaking to create unique theatrical experiences. Opens 9 pm 15 June in the Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre, runs until 18 June.

Constance ARI’s Neither Here Nor There opens 15 June at the Railway Roundabout. Features Lucy Parakhina (TAS) and Natasha Manners (VIC), Karin Chan (TAS) and Todd Fuller (NSW), James Wilson (TAS) and Connie Anthes (NSW), curated by Rebecca Holmes.

Michaela Gleave (SITUATE Art in Festivals Arts Lab artist 2013) presents A Galaxy of Suns on 10 and 11 June at Dark Park, in which microtonal sonic cues are delivered to members of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus, allowing each to sing the stars live, in real-time for the location. Here’s a video of the incredible work, in case you missed it. pic.twitter.com/gQpJkjPGd5

Contemporary Art Tasmania and Dark MOFO present Divination by Nancy Mauro-Flude (HyPE, 2011). Weave ye way through a maelstrom of data highlighting piracy – both the eye patch and the information kind. Drift upon a sea of network traffic; non-human pirate girls will haunt you along the way. Experience the installation in Dark Park from 11 to 19 June.

Tasdance presents Hal’cyon, a 14-hour dance performance installation of sustained beauty and intensity, a single performer nests on an ocean of sound, light, and imagery. Dancers of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels are invited to become performers in this piece.

In Brainstorm nine Tasmanian artists artists occupy and activate the Centre for the Arts in Hunter Street—inside and out. Featuring Michael Schiltz, Pat Brassington, Matt Warren, Andrew Harper, Scot Cotterell, Amanda Davies, Darren Cook, Grace Herbert, Jacob Leary. Curated by John Vella.

In Dark Ocean art meets science, as data collected during raging storms, video, sculpture, and performances, light up the windows of our Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies building. Featuring Jordan Baseman, Keith Deverell, Tace Kelly, Peter Morse, Anya Reading, Kit Wise Martin Gal.

In The Cloud by Patrick Hall hundreds of illuminated faces hang overhead in bottles, and weep into a thin skim of water on the ground below.

And finally, running alongside Dark MOFO, Andy Vagg (SITUATE Art in Festivals Arts Lab artist 2013) presents For Every Mile I Have Ever Flown…, a performance-based installation around a handcrafted shrine creating a metaphorical and literal platform to connect with the quandaries of contemporary living. Performances take place every evening between 6 and 7 pm until 21 June in Kelly’s Garden, Salamanca Arts Centre.

New SPACE tutor and Peacock Theatre Production Manager

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Salamanca Arts Centre’s SPACE Program has a new lead production tutor.

Andy Ciddor takes up the role of tutor and Peacock Theatre Production Manager.

Andy has been involved in lighting, production and entertainment technology for over four decades; as a practitioner, teacher, consultant and writer.

After starting his career in theatre, he also worked in broadcast television and taught lighting for over 20 years, including running Australia’s only specialist lighting training course at WAAPA in its first 15 years.

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SALAMANCA MOVES… for Schools

SALAMANCA MOVES is a new festival, commencing in 2016. It will inspire and empower a community of dance agents for change: movers will challenge and re-imagine the dancing body; extraordinary art experiences will innovate local and national dance conversations. The Festival will feature dancers and dance-makers who have trained for decades and performed on world stages, dancers who identify with a disability, dancers on the streets, in hidden spaces and across the Salamanca Precinct. Diverse dance will be main-streamed with the deep belief that the more difference you share the more dance has to say as an art-form.

SALAMANCA MOVES
21 September – 1 October, 2016
Hobart, Tasmania Australia

Our ambitious program showcases two weeks of workshops, performances and events, including the High School Dance Program!

High School Dance Program
21 September, 2016
9:00 am – 12:45pm

Do you have a class or small group of students who would like a chance to perform in the inaugural SALAMANCA MOVES festival?

If you agree to create a dance (under 6 minutes) with the theme “VIRAL”

We will present the work at Moonah Arts Centre, provide a morning tea and Q+A with industry professionals and then DRILL and Stompin’ will perform a special concert for you and your students.

Submissions are welcomed from School’s delivering the Australian Dance Curriculum.

Cost $8/ head for participating students, no fee for teachers.

Fill out the form below by 22 July 2016 and we will get back to you soon.

Tip: read the form first and have all your content prepared before starting – the submission must be done in one sitting and cannot be saved.

Questions? Speak to the project coordinator 0467 661170 or email us your query.

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Introducing SALAMANCA MOVES

Salamanca Arts Centre proudly presents a new participatory dance festival for Hobart in September 2016. Salamanca MOVES will inspire and empower a community of dance agents for change.

Movers will challenge and re-imagine the dancing body, and extraordinary art experiences will innovate local and national dance conversations.

Events during the festival will be focused around Hobart’s vibrant Salamanca precinct.

“Tasmania’s dance community is rich and incredibly diverse,” says festival curator Kelly Drummond Cawthon, a Hobart girl who left town in the eighties aged 16 seeking qualifications and a career in dance. She returned from the US in 2011 as a dancer, choreographer and inspiring activist dance educator who now runs Salamanca Arts Centre’s SPACE and Live Arts program.

“Whether you’re talking about dance as a hobby, as a vocation or anything in between, it’s a universal form of expression that brings people together in so many powerful and interesting ways.”

The festival will feature dancers and dance-makers who have trained for decades and performed on world stages, dancers who identify with a disability, dancers on the streets, in hidden spaces and across the Salamanca precinct.

Diverse dance will be main-streamed with the deep belief that the more difference you share the more dance is enriched as an art-form.

Submissions are welcomed from dancers of all levels, including teachers, and anyone looking to engage in performances, workshops, panels and conversations about dance.

Movers of all ages are invited and welcomed to engage in creative opportunities, movement experiences and performances. New Movers without dance experience are welcome.

Salamanca MOVES
A community festival celebrating contemporary dance
21 September – 1 October, 2016
Hobart, Tasmania Australia

TO REGISTER INTEREST (BY 15 APRIL):

Go to this page and fill out the form

Or to discuss Salamanca MOVES with Coordinator Kelly Drummond-Cawthon email her.