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Wed, 17 August 2016

Film Producers receive funding from $500 to $500K via brand product placements

Filed under: performance art, Fine Arts, Television, Film, Theatre, General — site admin @ 5:31 pm

Producers contact Rene at Entertainment Depot for additional funding for your film, theater or music video productions. From $500 to $500,000 via brand product placement opportunities. We have a database of brands looking for opportunities to promote their hero brands & products. It’s all confidential, we run a tight ship. Email irene.briggs (at) entertainment depot.com.au
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Thu, 23 June 2016

Choreographers, Stephanie Lake and Ross McCormack in Dancenorth’s

Filed under: Fine Arts, Dance, Gigs — site admin @ 12:56 pm

Australia’s acclaimed Dancenorth presents the Melbourne premiere of
If _ Was _
A double bill choreographed by Stephanie Lake and Ross McCormack

29 June – 2 July Melbourne @ The SUBSTATION
Following performances in Townsville, Mackay, Proserpine and Brisbane
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Delve into the fanciful and illusory worlds of two extraordinary choreographers, Stephanie Lake and Ross McCormack in Dancenorth’s most recent double bill If _ Was _.

The challenge was set by Dancenorth Artistic Director Kyle Page, for each artist to select sound from the one sound score, create costumes from one pattern, utilise lighting from one design and work to a set duration. It is within these parameters that If_Was_ comes to life.

Stephanie and Ross are two of the most extraordinary choreographic talents of our time and they have each generated something profoundly different in response to the equal limitations,” said Kyle.
Multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company, Stephanie describes her new work If Never was Now, as a surreal hive of buzzing life reflecting the beauty and brutality of the natural world.
“From marching automatons to wild hybrid creatures, this work and the dancers within it are continually transmuting and being affected by their rapidly changing conditions. It’s about survival, symbiosis and rebirth. Through intricate choreography and vivid imagery the dancers incubate a strange world of their own making with a desperate forward momentum.”

New Zealand born choreographer and dancer Ross McCormack’s new work ‘If Form Was Shifted’, is a collaboration between McCormack, dancers and composer Robin Fox to achieve a virtuosic reflection of the thought process structured through group manipulation.

“What interests me is to watch the body at odds with its purpose, this is where I try to orientate most of my movement. I see the body as a device grappling with its complexities and place, how it rather unnaturally manipulates itself is somehow spectacular yet also pathetic,” said Ross.

Ross has worked extensively with Alain Platel at Les Ballets C de la B in Belgium. Other companies include the Douglas Wright Dance Company, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Australia’s Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre and Lucy Guerin INC and Dancers.

Dancenorth is a contemporary dance company based in Townsville, making new, bold, critically acclaimed work. As a major champion of the arts, Dancenorth balances a dynamic regional presence with a commitment to creating compelling professional contemporary dance that tours the globe, development opportunities for local dancers and choreographers and national and international residencies and exchanges.

STEPHANIE LAKE BIOGRAPHY
Stephanie is multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her major works including Double Blind, DUAL, A Small Prometheus, AORTA and Mix Tape have been presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Dance Massive, Arts House, Sydney Opera House, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival, Tramway (Glasgow), Singapore and Aarhus Festival (Denmark) among others. In 2014 Stephanie was awarded both the Helpmann Award ( A Small Prometheus ) and Australian Dance Award (AORTA) for Outstanding Choreography. She also won the Green Room Award for Mix Tape in 2011. In 2013 Stephanie was appointed inaugural Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc, which included working as Guerin’s choreographic assistant at Lyon Opera Ballet. Stephanie received a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in the same year and the Dame Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship in 2012.

Stephanie has been commissioned by Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Tasdance, Stompin , Frontier Danceland (Singapore), Sydney Symphony and the Victorian College of the Arts. She collaborates across theatre, film and TV, visual art and music video and has directed several large-scale public works involving over 1000 participants. Her performance career spans fifteen years, touring and dancing extensively with Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin Inc as well as with choreographers Antony Hamilton & Byron Perry and Anouk Van Dijk. She was a founding performer in Phillip Adams’ BalletLab. The Stephanie Lake Company was established in 2014.

ROSS McCORMACK BIOGRAPHY
Ross McCormack is one of New Zealand’s leading next generation performance makers. His extensive career includes ten years performing with the acclaimed Belgian company Les Ballets C de la B. Throughout this time Ross maintained connections to New Zealand and Australia, choreographing and designing multiple works for companies in both countries and performing internationally with Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin. In 2014, upon being commissioned to direct and choreograph AGE for the New Zealand Festival, Ross co-founded Muscle Mouth. Ross designed, directed and starred in the company’s second work Triumphs and Other Alternatives, which premiered in 2015 to much acclaim, and recently exhibited new installations at Enjoy Gallery. In 2015 Ross was awarded the prestigious Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship.

Thu, 26 February 2015

INDIGENOUS FASHION RUNWAY

Filed under: Fine Arts, Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 12:06 pm

Global Indigenous Management is proud to present ‘Indigenous Fashion Runway’ As part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series 2015
Showcasing unique Indigenous Fashion designs, Indigenous Fashion.

INDIGENOUS FASHION RUNWAY
Sunday 8th March 2015, 2pm – 3pm
Kindred Studios, 212a Whitehall Street, Yarraville, VIC
Global Indigenous Management is proud to present ‘Indigenous Fashion Runway’ As part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series 2015
Showcasing unique Indigenous Fashion designs,
Indigenous Fashion Runway is a show unlike any other.
An amazing collection of global Indigenous fashion celebrating top Australian Aboriginal, New Zealand Maori, Pacific Nations, Native American and First Nation designers, and models will captivate the runway at Kindred Studios, Yarraville on Sunday 8th March 2015, with vibrant colours, tribal patterns and textiles.
Founder Tina Waru says “Our stunning runway show looks to celebrate the diverse cultures of various lands and presents a modern interpretation of cultural identity among global Indigenous peoples featuring delicate hand-woven garments, printed fabrics, incredible haute-couture pieces and exotic models; it’s a show unlike any other”.
More than just another runway, in the lead up to the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Global Indigenous Management supports the Indigenous Runway Project Inc. who delivers a mentorship program that helps to encourage confidence and self-esteem with Indigenous youth from around the world. All models are taken on a journey of self-discovery and cultural awareness and appreciation of identity, as many are for the first time, introduced to the world of fashion and design.
Showcasing unique Indigenous Fashion designs,
Indigenous Fashion Runway is a show unlike any other.

Mon, 1 September 2014

Saskwatch Alexander Theatre Clayton

Filed under: cabaret, Fine Arts, contemporary music, folk music, Theatre — site admin @ 11:35 am

The Alexander Technique
Date: Thursday 25th September 2014
Time: 6pm - 11.45pm
Tickets: $30
Bookings/inquiries: monash.edu/mapa | 03 9905 1111
Venue: Alexander Theatre, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton
This is an Over-18s Only Event / Photo ID required for Entry / Under 18s Will Not Be Admitted.
The Alexander Technique
featuring
Saskwatch
with special guests
Animaux, Pretty City, Atlanta Eke with
Daniel Jenatsch, Rainbow Connections DJs
and more!
Thursday 25 September 2014 | 6pm - 11.45pm
Alexander Theatre, Clayton
Tickets on sale now!

Mon, 23 June 2014

350 Years of Underwear in Fashion

Filed under: Fine Arts, General — site admin @ 7:55 pm

Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE.
Fashion’s hidden history will be revealed in this new international exhibition that explores the history of private and intimate clothing.
Organised by the world’s leading museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Undressed: 350 years of underwear in fashion will be launched in Australia at Bendigo Art Gallery on 19 July.
Featuring more than 80 garments from the V&A’s extensive collection of underwear, most not seen before, the exhibition explores underwear’s function in decorating and manipulating the body.

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Tue, 3 June 2014

MBAX Melbourne Body Art Xpo

Filed under: art, contemporary art, Fine Arts, General — site admin @ 6:22 pm

Body Art aficionados rejoice! The annual
non-profit MBAX Melbourne Body Art Xpo
is back for their 6th huge year in 2014 with
the theme “Out of the Ashes.”
Artists are invited to share their creative
visions by painting whatever associations
they make within the “Out Of The Ashes”
theme onto human canvases.

The 2014 Melbourne Body Art Xpo
Saturday 16th August at Revolt, 12
Elizabeth Street, Kensington, from 10am
to midnight.
Tickets for the public are on sale from
12 May at Revolt Art Space website from
www.revoltproductions.com
Entry:
$50 Family of 4
Single $30
Concession $25
Early Bird tickets $5 off
For more information please visit
www.mbac.net.au

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Wed, 30 October 2013

Janice McBride Drawings in Black and White

Filed under: art, contemporary art, Fine Arts, Exhibitions — site admin @ 4:12 pm

Opening Thursday 14th November. 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 14th to 30th November 2013
Panoply Gallery
1418 Malvern Road Glen Iris
Tuesday to Friday 10am -4pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Or by appointment - Janice McBride drawings in black and white

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