Blue Angel

Blue Angel by Big hART Inc will premiere during the (rebranded) Ten Days/Tasmanian International Arts Festival next month. I’m looking forward to it but am also trying to keep my expectations from getting too far out of proportion… we’ll see how that goes!

‘Drown yourself in music, sound design, installation, video, art, homebrew, shoeshine, beards, tattoos, Old Spice and rope splicing as Blue Angel brings this haunt for lovers and seafarers alive through a unique performance experience.’

Source: Blue Angel at Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

Photo linked from: Blue Angel at Tasmanian International Arts Festival. (Image credits from Blue Angel website: Taken by Brett Boardman, treated by Wah, featuring seafarer Peter Heagney.)


Trisha Dunn: Finding Centre

I posted recently about how much I am looking forward to seeing more of Trisha Dunn’s We find out feet; we keep on walking. Most of that anticipation is based purely on how attractive Trisha’s ideas about changing (challenging?) the relationship between the performer and the audience are to me. But, when I look at this promo video of one of her earlier works, I’m also reminded of what a truly delightful performer and choreographer she is. The image at the very end of the video (fishbowl, you’ll know it when you see it) is one of my favourites.

We find our feet; we keep on walking

‘We find our feet; we keep on walking is a new interdisciplinary performance work by Trisha Dunn. Essentially hinging itself on the pursuit of connection, the work uses both theatre and dance-based practice to re-imagine the relationship between an audience and a performer. Set within a performance venue audience members interact with the performers in small groups and one to one. Through a series of meetings the audience members discover something distinctive about the performer – something they may share with them.  They become privy to various narratives unfolding, stories inspired by memories of performance and the real life events which underpinned them. These events may be recent or from childhood, they may be joyous or difficult but most importantly they serve as a link between the audience and the performers, reminding us of the things that connect us. A second stage creative development based in Hobart in The Peacock Theatre is being planned for mid 2015.’

I was lucky enough to meet Trisha at a creative development weekend when she was still in the early stages of developing her ideas for this work. I’m really looking forward to hearing more (and seeing more) of this project. So pleased to see that it is one of the Salamanca Arts Centre’s supported HyPE projects for 2015.