Wireless – special ticket offer

With smartphones strapped to their bodies, four athletic performers move symbiotically to create the audio and visual landscape of Wireless. Created by multi-award winning artists Paul Charlier and Lisa Wilson, this stunning new poly-media work is at the cutting edge of where technology meets live performance. Using the inherent capacity of smartphone technology to track user’s movement in time and space, the performers interact with smart devices, video, sound and lighting to create a piece that questions our relationship with our smart devices. Paul Charlier and Californian techno-whiz Joshua Minor have created an app which translates realtime information into light and sound. Lisa Wilson, working with dramaturg Jennifer Flowers, creates stunning visual narratives with dancer’s intersection of this technology. The result is a musing on human connectedness, or rather the lack of it in our brave new digital age. Graduates of QUT’s dance school, Gabriel Comerford and Storm Helmore are joined by distinguished performers Craig Bary & Joshua Thomson on a moving set designed by Bruce McKinven. Sydney-based composer Paul Charlier has created music for some of the world leading international directors including Meryl Tankard, Gale Edwards, Kate Champion, Neil Armfield and Max Stafford-Clark for stage and film. Brisbane-based Lisa Continue ReadingWireless – special ticket offer

Casting Call Out – SKATE

An exciting opportunity exists for skateboarders, performers and musicians to be cast in SKATE, a brand new project taking place in Melbourne that will be workshopped and presented in October 2017. SKATE is pure theatre spectacle – a unique, contemporary, fast-paced, physical performance. In this brand new work, SKATE combines the art of skateboarding with music, movement, percussion and tracking projection. Applications close: Friday 23 June 2017 Download the flyer: CASTING CALL OUT 2017 – PERFORMERS MUSICIANS  

Metro Arts 2018 Info Night

Meet with Metro Arts staff and speak directly to them about your 2018 proposals at our information session! Metro Arts are now calling for proposals to be a part of their 2018 Performance and Exhibition Program and Expressions of Interest for their 2018 Takeovers, developing and presenting new work. (Entries close 9 July 2017) If you are unable to attend and would like to arrange another time to speak with Programming staff, email info@metroarts.com.au or phone 07 3002 7100. WHEN: Tuesday 20 June at 6pm WHERE: The Lumen Room, Level 2, Metro Arts, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane FIND OUT MORE: www.metroarts.com.au/call-for-proposals-2018/ or FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/373058246429947  

BCC Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund – closing soon

Closes: 16 June 2017 Projects must contribute to the Brisbane Vision, by helping to achieve the aspiration to be a Friendly and Safe, Active and Healthy, Clean and Green, or Vibrant and Creative City. The number and types of projects approved will depend on the number of applications received, the available program budget, whether a project meets the assessment criteria, and the comparative priority and benefit to the community of the applications. Priorities to be met in an application can include: improved provision of, access to and the quality of, community facilities supporting community activities in the areas of recreation and sport supporting community arts and cultural activities – e.g. Christmas carols, Australia Day ceremony contributing to the appreciation of Brisbane’s history and heritage responding to groups in the community – e.g. young people, refugees, people in need improving the environment contributing to the community safety contribute to improved health and well-being purchasing equipment to resource community organisations creating opportunities for residents to be informed and involved in their community More information: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-safety/grants-awards/community-grants/lord-mayors-suburban-initiative-fund

Ausdance Community Workshops – Nth Qld & Mt Isa

Bookings now open Ausdance Qld are hitting the road and taking our Community Bounce Workshops to North Queensland and Mount Isa. Ideal for schools, community organisations and dance studios, our talented and inspiring team of professional dance artists will offer workshops and masterclasses in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Improvisation and more. We customise our workshops to your needs. Any size group. Any skill level. Community Bounce Tour 2017 will visit: Mount Isa – 21-25 August Ayr – 28-2 September (as part of the Burdekin Water Festival) Townsville – 3 September (Teachers PD Day) Ingham – 6-8 September Community Bounce aims to grow dance participation and development in regional communities by delivering dance workshops that build creativity, and connect and empower communities. This year’s Community Bounce teacher artists include: Ab Sow (ACPA, MAD Dance House, Australia’s Got Talent) – Hip Hop Nerida Matthaei (Phluxus2 Dance Collective) – Contemporary Yenenesh Nigusse (BEMAC, Woodford Folk Festival) – Afro-Fusion Zaimon Vilmanis (Prying Eye) – Contemporary Please contact the Ausdance Qld office for more information. Download the booking form: School Workshops Booking Form 170620web

What’s On

Heaven & Earth (ACPA) What happens when the earth moves us to passion and makes promises of heavenly rewards? Who will hold our hand, and what will hold us back? The Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA) presents the Heaven and Earth series, a mid-year showcase of work featuring music, acting, and dance. Each night is a unique performance and is ticketed separately. When: Wed 21 June – Music Thu 22 June – Acting Fri 23 June – Dance Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 More information: http://ausdanceqld.org.au/events/heaven-earth-acpa/   Essentially Dance (QUT) Showcasing the best of QUT’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) students in a range of original works by both established and emerging choreographers, including Natalie Weir, Shaaron Boughen, Matthew Lawrence, Stephanie Hutchison, Vanessa Mafe Keane, and Dr Jennifer Roche. When: 6 – 10 June Where: QUT Gardens Theatre, 2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000 More information: http://www.gardenstheatre.qut.edu.au/whatson/2017/essentially-dance.jsp   North Qld Dance Festival – Taster Workshop (Mackay) Studio 53 (Mackay) is hosting a taster workshop with Rachel Dowse and Vanessa Friscia –  in preparation for the North Qld Dance Festival being held in Maryborough in April 2018. Grab this exciting Continue ReadingWhat’s On

Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts – OPEN DAY

ACPA’s first Open Day at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts promises to reveal what goes on behind the scenes at Australia’s only training centre offering nationally accredited courses that incorporate all performing arts genres, including classes dedicated to Indigenous cultural fusion. From 10 am to 1 pm, student-led tours will include displays and watching rehearsals in three separate performance spaces dedicated to acting, dancing and music. ACPA music students will also be performing in the foyer of the Judith Wright Centre. Watch rehearsals Take a tour Talk to teachers and students Discover what ACPA can offer you ACPA OPEN DAY 2017 When: Saturday 17 June 10 am – 1 pm Where: Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts More information: A4 open day poster 2017[1]

Weekly training for Dance Artists

Pro Dance Classes Brisbane PRO DANCE CLASSES BRISBANE (PDCB) provides professional level classes to all Independent Dance Artists and has a primary focus of maintaining the rigour of daily dance practice. Classes are currently usual held daily from Monday to Saturday at MAD Dance House (Monday – Friday) and Expressions Dance Company Studio (Saturday). However this week Tuesday & Thursday’s classes will be in the Performance Space at Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. Monday, Wednesday & Friday will be at Mad Dance House. And as a little treat for all you contemporary lovers this coming Friday: Denise Comba will teach the Graham Technique! More information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1389779837925769/ Website: https://prodanceclassesbris.wordpress.com   Open Practice Brisbane Open Practice offers weekly practitioner-led meet-ups for dance artists and physical theatre artists. It offers an open space for dance practitioners to facilitate and research movement practices drawn from their current interests and explorations. Open Practice welcomes anyone who is interested in investigating and reflecting on the possibilities of bodies moving (or not) in the studio space together. We encourage everybody to come along as a way to explore and exchange together in a supportive and nourishing environment. If you are interested in facilitating a session Continue ReadingWeekly training for Dance Artists

Winter Dance Training

Winter Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive with EDC Spend your holidays with some of Australia’s most respected dance artists. AWAKEN – Introductory Contemporary Dance Program When – 3 – 5 July 2017, 9am – 1pm daily EXPAND – Foundational Contemporary Dance & Pre-Tertiary Program When – 3 – 7  July 2017, 9am – 5pm daily FLOURISH – Tertiary, Pre-Professional & Professional Program When – 3 – 7 July 2017, 9am – 5pm daily More information: http://expressionsdancecompany.org.au/edc/brisbane-contemporary-dance-intensive/   RAD Winter School Update Due to an overwhelming number of Advanced Foundation students the Advanced 2 Males class has been replaced with another Advanced Foundation Class. Any Advanced 2 Males are advised that there is no longer an Advanced 2 class available. Advanced Foundation students who have tried booking and been told that the class is booked-out are advised to try again. More information: http://www.rad.org.au/events/winter-intensive-examination-syllabus-classes-1

2018 Bundanon Trust Artist-In-Residence

Applications for the 2018 Bundanon artist-in-residence program close on Monday 19 June. The Artist-in-Residence program at the Bundanon site was initiated in 1997 and is the largest such program in Australia, hosting around 300 artists each year on both our Bundanon and Riversdale sites. The properties are Arthur Boyd’s gift to the Australian people, and his vision for Bundanon was for it to provide an inspirational haven for artists to pursue their practice. The Bundanon Trust Artist-in-Residence program is open to arts professionals from Australia and overseas, working in all disciplines. This includes artists, writers, performers, producers, directors, composers, curators and educators. Residencies can be for research and development or for the creation of new work. You can apply now for a 2018 residency. Applications close at midnight on 19 June 2017. More information: https://bundanon.com.au/residencies/2018-air-apply