The Art of Risk & Challenge I

The Art of Risk & Challenge I

A FREE 5-day artist cross-art form performance-making program, for practitioners working in any medium facilitated by avant-garde performance maker Deborah Pollard, and other exciting contemporary performance artists.

Deborah Pollard creates an intensive practical experience on the mechanics of hybrid performance. Drawing on her vast experience of devising, directing and dramaturgy, Pollard offers established and emerging artists an opportunity to explore process and practical outcomes. Hybrid and Proud will focus on task based performance, duration, site-specificity and working collaboratively within teams of diverse art-form practitioners. Participants will be encouraged to devise and present small performance projects as well as seed ideas for future works. The program includes two evening workshops centred around improvised performance and technology with Martyn Coutts and Ryk Goddard.

The Art of Risk and Challenge I is an opportunity to:

  • Take risks, to discuss and develop ideas in a shared mentoring-based environment.
  • Collaborate in new ways with diverse artists from different mediums – explore ways to devise and create hybrid performance and hybrid arts projects.
  • Access critical evaluation, discussion and dialogue between peers, mentors, and professionals.
  • Showcase new work ideas & develop short performance pieces.

Saturday 20 – Wednesday 24 March 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 27 – Saturday 28 March 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm

HyPe is an initiative of Salamanca Arts Centre to support the creation of innovative contemporary hybrid theatre in Tasmania, funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, by Hobart City Council, and Arts Tasmania.


Image Credit: Art of Risk and Challenge I