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What is Tasmania Talking About | Lindy Hume In Conversation with Festival Artists

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Presented by Ten Days on the Island and Salamanca Arts Centre.

Talks with Festival artists…

“Program notes are great, but I always find it inspiring and fascinating to talk directly to artists about their work. The journey from concept to realisation is something that never fails to intrigue and surprise me. This series of talks is a way of sharing those conversations with you – the audience. Enhance your festival experience by joining me for a relaxed exchange of ideas with a brilliant group of Festival artists, as we delve deeper into the how and the why of art-making and reveal the hidden secrets of the Ten Days on the Island 2019 program! ”
Lindy Hume, Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island

“It is not merely compassion that is called for,
but citizenship…”

“I think this quote from American author Sarah Sentilles perfectly articulates a critical social and artistic theme emerging in response to the turbulence and anxiety of our contemporary world, a zeitgeist gearshift from passive to active, from internalised to expressive, from the personal to the communal. Artists everywhere are making work that explicitly invites dialogue with audiences, and audiences are increasingly revelling in full participation, not just passive attendance. How might we express our citizenship in these troubling times? For citizens who yearn to gather, to discuss, to debate, to listen, talk and think, here are some enticing opportunities.”
Lindy Hume, Artistic Director, Ten Days on the Island

Saturday 23 March 2019

This is a FREE EVENT, but please REGISTER to secure your seat!

Daily Program

Women Making New Australian Theatre
10:00am – 1:00pm

Following a provocation from leading theatre producer Annette Downs. Lindy Hume engages in conversation with theatre-making practitioners in the national and local contexts: Annette, Emma Porteus (Salamanca Arts Centre), Caitlin Comerford (Stompin) and visiting directors Kate Gaul and Leticia Cáceres.

What’s Behind a World Premiere?
11:15am – 12:30pm
What actually happens in the months between the ‘lightbulb moments’ behind a play’s genesis and its opening night? Hear about the creative journey with leading director Leticia Cáceres and the creative team of THE MARES – Kate Mulvany’s World Premiere play for Tasmanian Theatre Company.

Contemporary Dance and Philosophy : An Unlikely Alliance?
1:00pm – 2:00pm
A conversation with choreographer Kyle Page, creator of DUST and Artistic Director of Dancenorth about how the birth of his son has altered his approach to life and art. Untethered by language as it is, how might Contemporary Dance support philosophical enquiry, where might this creative journey be leading, and how does it translate to the audience experience?

Artists as Citizens – What Can We Do?
2:15pm – 3:30pm
More artists are explicitly inviting dialogue with audiences, and audiences are increasingly demanding to participate in, not just passively attend art experiences. What is our civic responsibility, and how might we express our citizenship in these troubling times? Festival artists including COMPASSION composer Nigel Westlake, Eyes as Big as Plates artists Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth, and director/choreographer Joshua Rowe on the contribution that artists might make to a more empathetic Australian society.



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