SAC ARTS BALL 2017 :
Time Travel

2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of
Salamanca Arts Centre (SAC) – our Ruby Jubilee!
And we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with the revival of the Arts Ball.

There has not been an Arts Ball at SAC in over 15 years, which is far too long between drinks.

The SAC Arts Ball on Saturday 21 October 2017 is an opportunity to get together and celebrate, surrounded by friends, colleagues and family.
Combine delicious drinks and some of the best live music Hobart has to offer, and we have no doubt that this will be a night to remember.

This is a PUBLIC EVENT, open to everyone and anyone who loves costume, music and a good time!


On offer throughout the evening is an array of outstanding musical
performances by:
– The Modern Operative
– Art School Bullies
– DJ Kashishi
– Ralph Forehead
– Randal Muir


THEME : Time Travel

As SAC is celebrating 40 years, we have been reflecting over the past four decades, but also looking towards the future!
Therefore the theme of the SAC Arts Ball 2017 is TIME TRAVEL

The SAC Arts Ball is a costumed event. 
Costume is desired, but not required.
Cocktail dress is acceptable alternative (but you would not be in the running to win the amazing prizes!)

PRIZES & COSTUME CATEGORIES:

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
– Belle of the Ball (the BEST Individual Costume) : $500 CASH Prize
– Most Devastating Duo : $200 CASH Prize
– Most Creative Crew (groups between 3 – 6 people) : $200 CASH Prize

– Historical Inaccuracy : $100 CASH Prize
– Cybernetic / Synthetic 
: $100 CASH Prize
– Furthest Travelled : $100 CASH Prize
– Reinvention (costume created from recycled materials) : $100 CASH Prize


Other important things:

EVENT:
Saturday 21 October 2017
Arrivals are strictly between 7:00pm – 8:00pm
(event to finish at 12:30am)

Entry is via Wooby’s Lane

This is an 18+ event

Tickets are $45 +BF
Tickets are PRE-SALE ONLY.
Tickets available ONLINE via Eventbrite
/
OR purchased in person or phone via SAC Administration (03 6234 8414
There will be NO ticket sales at the door – so ensure you purchase your ticket in advance.

Your ticket includes a complimentary drink upon arrival.
More delicious drinks can be purchased at the bar throughout the evening (eftpos available).

Reserved Seating : Special Themed Booths
Want to enhance your Arts Ball experience? There are a limited number of special themed Booths available to PRE-PURCHASE(at the same time you purchase your tickets). They are limited (4 Booths ONLY) and will sell out quickly. These Booths will ensure that you and your crew have an exclusive place to hang out during the evening (maximum 6 and 8 people depending on the booth). Each Booth costs $100. Split this cost between your friends! If you purchase a Booth, you still require a Ticket for entry to the Arts Ball.

* Please note: seating and tables will also be available throughout the venue.

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Inaugural Salamanca Moves highlights dancer diversity and risk-taking

MEDIA RELEASE by Salamanca Arts Centre

Rite of Spring, image credit Whats On In app

Rite of Spring, image credit Whats On In app

Salamanca Moves wrapped on Saturday 1 October, concluding with a public dance party and a closing ceremony with members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Tasmanian and visiting dancers participated in over 60 events, with members of the public, ranging from school children to mature movers, from community groups to acclaimed international artists such as Neta Pulvermacher (Israel), Sannamaria Kuula (Finland), Ana Degues (Portugal), Cari Ann Shim Sham (USA) and Liz Aggiss (UK).

“The feedback from many artists has been very positive with many saying that the exchange of ideas enabled by the festival will influence their practice,” says Salamanca Arts Centre CEO/Artistic Director Rosemary Miller. “That’s testament to both Salamanca Moves Curator Kelly Drummond Cawthon’s planning and to the generous and collaborative spirit of participants.”

“We thank all the artists and the local community for getting behind this inaugural event, and the dedicated team of staff and volunteers.”

The world premiere of Rite of Spring by Tasmania’s Second Echo Ensemble proved to be one of the hits of the festival, with the season quickly selling out. Second Echo performer Luke Campbell was one of three artists asked to re-present their festival work during The A.W.A.R.D (Artists with Audiences Responding to Dance) Show on 30 September.

Dianne Reid and Melinda Smith’s Dance Interrogations was awarded $5000 and a slot in next year’s Ten Days on the Island via an audience choice vote. Smith, a dancer living with cerebral palsy, and Reid, and screen dance artist, develop improvisational dance performance that interacts with video projected imagery. Read More

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.

Australian premiere of
Denuded by Bruno Isaković

DENUDED

Acclaimed Croatian choreographer Bruno Isaković brings his solo experimental performance, Denuded to Hobart this Friday and Saturday in the production’s Australian premiere.

The cutting-edge work is presented as part of Salamanca Arts Centre’s HyPe Residency program in the Peacock Theatre.

“This is such an intimate performance. I am looking forward to meeting the audience from down under and to being turned upside-down by this experience,” says Bruno Isaković.

Denuded was created during Bruno Isaković’s artistic residencies in Art Workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik in 2013, through the Perforations program and the Performing Arts Network.

It went on to appear in numerous festivals, including New York Queen International Arts Festival in 2014, and has been presented in various iterations—included as a duet and as an ensemble piece.

The current version of the work, with Bruno Isaković performing solo, has toured internationally to over 20 countries, including a North American tour USA (New York, Chicago, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco) before making its way to Australia this month.

Denuded is about the body, movement and stillness, breathing and, most importantly, about a constant contact with the audience. The confrontation of the naked body and the gaze is the work’s driving force.

[It] did feel significant. It was as if we all had been somewhere together, no matter how we had dressed for the journey. Brian Siebert, New York Times (review of the 2014 production)

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Author + Performer: Bruno Isaković

Production: Domino / Perforations Festival

PERFORMANCES:

Friday 26 February 2016 @ 8:00pm

Saturday 27 February 2016 @ 8:00pm

VENUE: The Peacock Theatre, Salamanca Arts Centre,

77 Salamanca Place Hobart

TICKETS: $20 + booking fee. Nudity, suitable for audiences 18+

Tickets available online and at the door.

Bookings link: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/denuded

ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER / PERFORMER Bruno Isaković was born in Zagreb, and graduated in contemporary dance in Amsterdam. In Zagreb he is a member of the Studio for contemporary dance, collaborating with numerous choreographers, regular freelance choreographer and holds dance workshops. Bruno Isaković graduated with a degree in contemporary dance from Amsterdam School of the Arts in 2009. In 2010, he returned to Croatia to continue his intense activities in the field of dance art, and in September 2011 became a member of Contemporary Dance Studio. He works with different choreographers, creates his own performances, and holds dance workshops. Isaković has received various prestigious scholarships, as well as the following awards: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Deinst – Stipendienurkunde (2010) and Jury Award and Best Solo Dance at Solo Dance International Festival in Budapest.

FURTHER INFORMATION The idea of Denuded is born from the framework set by the previous Isaković’s work Invocation, in which the performer with physical expressions and stage presence that goes far beyond the purely physical movement, reminiscents of the relationship between the secular and the spiritual. The performance Denuded continues this research and deeply touches physical transformation, thus freeing them from the automatic attribution of meaning to what we at a given moment are able to see, recognize, experience. Denuded requestions the relationship with the audience through a feedback loop that causes a significant transformation of the artist’s body, and Isaković in this new version of his performance bypasses classical staging and sets his body in the middle of the auditorium, thus opening a new sculptural aspects of performance and capabilities of communication with the audience.