Physical Comedy Workshop

Sat 21 - Sun 22 April 2018 | Event

Bone Marrow Theatre (VIC)

An intensive clowning and physical comedy theatre workshop, facilitated by Alex Pinder and Nadine Dimitrievitch.

Using the red nose, movement, improvisation and  theatre games you will have the opportunity to create clown characters and physical comedy routines. You will re-discover the joy and pleasure in performing and the silliness and stupidity that life can bring.

A challenging, playful and creative weekend.

Dates

Sat 21 – Sun 22 April, 2018

Times

10am – 5pm each day

Price

$230 – Early Bird (pay by 9th April)

$265 – Full

$245 – Conc/unwaged

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Working for Free in the Creative Industries

26 April 2018 | Event

mous magazine (VIC)

Navigating the world of internships, residencies, freelancing, collaborations and creative business can be a very daunting task, particularly when it comes to the issue of being paid for your creative labour.

This month our panel will feature creative industries professionals who will provide insight into the dilemma of when, how long and why (or why not) to work for free in the creative industries. Joining our Melbourne panel will be freelance writer Dani Leever, illustrator and artist Yan Yan Candy NG and founders of Lousy Ink, Oli Ruskidd and Mike Eleven.

For more information on our panellists head to: http://www.mousmagazine.com/register

 

Dates

Thu 26 April 2018

Times

7pm for a  7.15pm start

Price

$12 – Early Bird

$20 – Full

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The Sydney Road Brunswick Association Short Film Competition – Grand Final

27 Apr 2018 | Event

The Sydney Road Brunswick Association (VIC)

The Sydney Road Brunswick Association Short Film Competition is a biennial event where talented filmmakers experiment with different genres, develop their skills and provide a great night out for all with creative storytelling techniques.

Screenings are far more relaxed than a traditional theatre setting, as the audience are encouraged to have a bite to eat and a drink, as well as socialise and move about.

Three expert judges will sort through entries to determine 10 finalists to be screened at the ‘Grand Final’ event.

Films can be entered in either or both of two categories – the Sydney Road (open genre) category ($3,000 cash prize) or Music Video category ($1,500 cash prize), which ties in to the vibrant live music scene along Sydney Road. A $500 encouragement award will also be determined by the judging panel.

 

Dates

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Times

7pm

Price

$5 entry at the door

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Next Wave Festival Opening Party

Thu 3 May | Event

Presented by Archie Rose (AUS)

Come over to our place and get your Festival off to a cracking start, courtesy of our friends at Archie Rose! With tunes, drinks, art and great company, Brunswick Mechanics Institute will be your second home during Next Wave Festival 2018, so find your favourite corner and settle on in. It’ll be just like a house party, if your friend lived in a heritage theatre and their bestie was a distiller.

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Greg Holland

Dates

Thu 3 May

Times

8pm ’til late

Price

Free, unticketed event

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Endless Romantica

Sat 5 - Sun 6 May | Event

Field Theory (VIC)

Next Wave alumni Field Theory (Lara Thoms, Jackson Castiglione, Sarah Rodigari, Jason Maling, Martyn Coutts and Anna Schoo) presents Endless Romantica – an homage to the recently closed Brunswick institution, Cafe Romantica. This long running 24-hour Italian diner was a much loved place where hot topics were embraced across generations, over 5am espressos and bowls of home-style spaghetti.

Throughout this non-stop, 24-hour performance broadcast, audiences are invited to join a conversation reflecting on this history while looking to the future. Have a wine, make-out, taste Field Theory’s attempt at the famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’ pasta while speculating on gentrification, romance, late night culture and the future of a suburb in continuous change. Live on-site and online at fieldtheory.com.au

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Lara Thoms

Dates

Sat 5 – Sun 6 May

Times

Sat 5.28pm – Sun 5.27pm

Price

Free, unticketed event

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Estrogenesis

Tue 8 - Sun 13 May | Event

Embittered Swish (VIC)

Gorging on hormones, a coven of trannies launch a terrorist attack on the body, rewiring the circuitry of sex and resistance. But when the lights come up and the anaesthetic wears off, the consequences of disrupting the hardware of gender become painfully apparent.

Interrogating contemporary transgender realities, performance collective Embittered Swish (Romy Fox, Mossy 333, Bobuq Sayed, Mick Klepner Roe) returns to the stage with a dark gesture to a near future. Fuelled by an urgent eroticism, Estrogenesis fuses movement, lyricism, video and live sound art to tell a story of body hacking, shape-shifting, ostracism and the allure of teetering on the edge.

Estrogenesis has been assisted by Creative Victoria, the Victorian Government through the Healthy Equal Youth program and Brunswick Mechanics Institute.

Devised and performed by
Mossy 333, Romy Fox, Bobuq Sayed and Mick Klepner Roe

With
Ainslie Templeton

Director
Mick Klepner Roe

Sound design
Romy Fox

Costume design
Debris Facility

Set design
M’ck McKeague

Auslan artist
Bethany Robinson

Lighting and AV design
Andre Vanderwert

Assistant Stage Manager
China Aleisse

Producer
Rhen Soggee

Mentors
Shian Law (dance), Marco Cher Gibard (sound), Sapidah Kian (dramaturg)

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Myles Pedlar

Dates

Tue 8 – Sun 13 May

Times

7.30pm

Price

$28 – Full
$23 – Concession

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Access Info

– Auslan-interpreting incorporated into performance
– Wheelchair accessible
– Open captioning
– Fully surtitled or minimal dialogue; some background music and/or sounds

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Kickstart Helix Information Session

Sat 12 May | Event

Next Wave Festival 2018 (AUS)

Aspiring to be a part of Next Wave Festival? Early career artists, curators, writers and producers of all disciplines are invited to join in this informal conversation introducing Next Wave’s flagship development program. Offering cash, guidance and a professional development program to extend your learning and build national networks while you embark on your most ambitious project yet, Kickstart Helix is a program unlike any other. Meet Next Wave programmers, ask questions, and hear about how to put together a killer application for the next Next Wave.

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Katie West, Decolonist, Kickstart development showings, 2015. Photo Matt Sav.

Dates

Sat 12 May

Times

4pm

Price

Free, unticketed event

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible
Auslan-interpreted event

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Producer Network – Starting Out

Sat 12 May | Event

Lady Producer Gang (ACT)

Producer Network is kinda like a self-help group. It’s a chance to meet other early career and independent arts producers. There will be short provocations from guest speakers, a casual Q&A for you to ask all your burning questions, and then time for a chat and drink.

Producer Network events will be run three or four times a year across Australia, aligning to different festivals and major events. They’re kicking off with Next Wave 2018.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register.

Producer Network is hosted by Lady Producer Gang (LPG), a creative producer collective newly founded by Yasmin Masri, Adelaide Rief and Vanessa Wright. LPG is a gang because they are about disruption, independence and community.

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Adam Thomas

Dates

Sat 12 May

Times

2.00pm – 3.30pm

Price

FREE event, registration required

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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Shimmer of the Numinous

Wed 16 - Sat 19 May | Event

Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Jen Ritchie-Jones (VIC)

Featuring performer Harrison Ritchie-Jones and his mother Jen Ritchie-Jones, this contemporary dance work sees a mother (an untrained dancer) and her son (a professional dancer and choreographer) perform together for an intimate audience. After 24 years, the two have come together in the last 14 months to embark on a new journey, stepping into unknown creative territory with each other.

Using multiple disciplines to engage with their relationship in new found platforms, Shimmer of the Numinous emphasises the subtle exchange of knowledge between mother and son and celebrates the pair’s relationship while challenging the function of dance.

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Harrison Ritchie-Jones & Jen Ritchie-Jones

Dates

Wed 16 – Sat 19 May

Times

Wed & Sat 8.30pm
Thu & Fri 6pm & 8.30pm

Price

$28 – Full
$23 – Concession

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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BARRIO// BARYO SOUND SYSTEM

Sun 20 May | Event

Caroline Garcia, Lucreccia Quintanilla (VIC)

Sound system parties are more than just dancing – it’s where culture is given space for public expression. In a truly collaborative performance event, interdisciplinary artists Lucreccia Quintanilla and Caroline Garcia will join forces to harness sound, performance, movement and community in a block party like no other.

First originating in Jamaica, the communal neighbourhood sound system has formed a huge part of the cultural ethos of the diaspora, creating new social and cultural spaces through sound. Inspired by the future possibilities of neighbourhood communities, Quintanilla and Garcia draw on their respective Salvadoran and Filipino cultures to present an experimental performance for all ages. Held on the final day of the Festival, this curated indoor/outdoor installation will activate multiple participatory spaces that speak to the experience of the sound system.

Created by
Lucreccia Quintanilla and Caroline Garcia

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Jason Heller

Dates

Sun 20 May

Times

3pm – 8pm

Price

Free, unticketed event

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Access Info

Wheelchair accessible

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“Left Right Forward March” Development

Tue 27 Mar - Sat 7 Apr & Mon 21 - Fri 25 May | Artist Development

Bron Batten (VIC)

Left Right Forward March is a collaborative performance project between the artist Bron Batten and a member of the Australian Defence Forces, exploring the intersections between conservative and progressive politics in Australian society.

Left Right Forward March will be an interactive, live performance lecture, interrogating the ethics, morals, merits and drawbacks of left and right political stances within contemporary Australian culture.

The artist and her ADF collaborator will explore personal and political conflict, states of privilege and places of peace.

Dates

Tue 27 Mar – Sat 7 Apr
Mon 21 May – Fri 25 May

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“Feed” Creative Development

Mon 9 - Fri 13 Apr, Tue 17 - Sat 21 Jul | Artist Development

Nat Grant (VIC)

Sound artist Nat Grant is developing a work for solo drummer and feedback. Simply titled Feed, this work interrogates unsolicited feedback around gender roles in and outside of the arts. Feedback loops enhance or amplify change. The more we hear what we can (or can’t) do, the harder it becomes to challenge these ideas. Audio feedback, where a loop exists between an audio input (eg a microphone) and an output (ie a speaker), works similarly. Constant re-amplification of the same sound makes it bigger, louder, and harder to ignore. Feedback can sound loud, soft, strong vulnerable. There is no one way people of different genders perform or perceive sound. But our experiences of music continue to be distorted by stereotypes. Nat’s work will delve into the distorted views we have of ourselves and our peers: how different people ‘should’ act and what kind of art they ‘should’ make.

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Edwina Stevens

Dates

Mon 9 – Fri 13 Apr

Tues 17 – Sat 21 Jul

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