Events

  • Tue
    15
    Jul
    2014
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    31
    May
    2015
    TBAMelbourne and interstate

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    Black Hole Theatre in association with Melbourne Polytechnic is excited to announce Fermenting Change. 12 months of ground-breaking puppetry professional development for established and emerging puppetry artists. 

    Focusing on cross-disciplinary exploration, the Fermenting Change program has four key streams of activities open to all Australian puppetry artists. Some of these programs are free while others (such as Skills Laboratories) have fees for participation.

    All programs will be offered in Melbourne, however Black Hole Theatre Artistic Director Nancy Black is currently negotiating offering programs interstate with venues, companies and artists in Sydney, Hobart, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

    Dates, times and locations will be announced soon, so to express your interest in any of the Fermenting Change programs contact info@blackholetheatre.com.au and they'll keep you in the loop! Until then, here's a brief description of each Fermenting Change program:

     

    SKILL LABORATORIES:

    Two day intensive professional development workshops. Some for experienced professionals, others for emerging puppeteers. Each Lab focuses on a different skill and how it relates to puppetry. Topics include movement & manipulation, mechanism / trigger building, developing character voices and performing with new media.  In addition to our Australian teachers, international guest artist Neville Tranter will offer a 5 day intensive masterclass in January 2015, and Duda Paiva will teach a 4 day intensive in October 2014.

    Places are limited for each Lab, so contact Black Hole Theatre to express your interest. 

     

    COLLABORATIVE BRIDGES: 

    In collaboration with Puppet Animation from Edinburgh (http://www.puppetanimation.org), Black Hole Theatre will be pairing artists and companies from around the globe to share works in progress. Online discussions of ideas and feedback will be facilitated by a representative from Puppet Animation or Black Hole using the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process.

    Collaborative Bridges is open to all Australian puppeteers, expressions of interest will be open soon.

     

    PUPPET SLAMS:  

    Since 2011 Black Hole Theatre in association with UNIMA Australia has been presenting Puppet Slams featuring emerging and established puppeteers. In 2014 the Puppet Slams extended to Sydney, with more interstate Slams to come. As part of Fermenting Change new Slams are in the pipeline, with themes including puppets & poetry, and politics. Open to all Australian puppeteers, contact Black Hole Artistic Director Nancy Black to register your interest.

     

    YOUR WORK IN FOCUS:

    Following on from the success of the UNIMA Australia supported Dan Hurlin feedback clinics at the 2012 Puppetry & Animation Summit, a series of feedback clinics will be offered to artists with work-in-development.  To participate you need to have 10 - 15 minutes of a work-in-progress to show. The work will be discussed in an in-depth, non-judgemental, and vigorous way following the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process. 

    Open to all Australian puppeteers in Victoria and interstate, expressions of interest for Your Work In Focus will be open soon.

     

    For more information about any of the Fermenting Change programs contact info@blackholetheatre.com.au , or visit the website blackholetheatre.com.au  and join the mailing list for updates. 

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  • Wed
    24
    Sep
    2014
    Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    6:30 pmThe Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria, Australia 3015

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    An anonymous gift, sunken footprints in wet sand, the residue of a picnic, a way-of life abandoned in escape, the resonance of a stolen kiss, or the marks one leaves upon the world. Utilizing mask, shadows, puppetry and objects, “What I Leave Behind” is a new, visually surreal performance for mature audiences, exploring the themes of departure, displacement, absence, legacy and hope.

    "Tim Denton and Annie Forbes combine Baal mask, shadow puppetry and objects to create a beautiful and delicate piece … while running away might seem like the answer, the problems will remain until, like a house on fire, they are razed to the ground and destroyed forever." - Melynda von Wayward (Toorak Times).

    Presented by AboutFace Productions - as part of the Melbourne Fringe
    Devised and performed by Annie Forbes and Tim Denton

    For bookings and more information visit the Melbourne Fringe Page HERE!

     

     

     

     

  • Thu
    09
    Oct
    2014
    Sun
    12
    Oct
    2014
    6:30pm-9:30 / 10am-4pmMelbourne Polytechnic, 144 High Street, Prahran VIC 3181

     

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    DUDA PAIVA RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA!

    This will be an interactive laboratory led by internationally acclaimed puppeteer and choreographer Duda Paiva. Part skills enhancement, part research, you will investigate and apply Duda’s unique integration of dance and puppetry to ideas for his new show upLIFTdown. Places are limited - don't miss out!

    www.dudapaiva.com

    6:30 – 9:30 Oct. 9 & 10 
    10am – 4pm Oct. 11 & 12

    $300 Full / $175 Students

    Book on Trybooking HERE!