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Prom update

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Travel Art will no longer be performing at The Winter Prom tonight… But the rest of the program is still on tonight and we’d highly recommend it – we look forward to being back on board for the next Prom event!

The Prom

More Black Rider news to follow shortly… But for something completely different in the meantime, Travel Art Dance Company will be performing as a guest appearance at Fiction’s The Prom this coming Saturday night August 13 – 9:00 PM at The Loft, 117 Lonsdale St Melbourne. Details below:

***Congratulations Seniors!***
The Prom is on, and you’ve earned an invite…
Performing at The Senior Winter Prom 2011 are:
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Travel Art Dance Company will be performing a contemporary dance piece
http://www.travelartdance.com/
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Fiction. The two piece folk / rock band consisting of Benjamin Syles Lawless and Stephanie Lambiris will be making their first ever public performance
http://soundcloud.com/fiction_band
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Everyone’s best mate Race Cooper will be spinning hell out of the turntables with funk, soul, and experimental hip-hop
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DJ Voltron will be delivering ear candy to the tune of deep house.
http://www.house-mixes.com/profile/v01tron
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The irrepressible Tunetek will be flooding the dancefloor with house to everything else. Its compulsory to dance to this chap.
http://soundcloud.com/tunetek
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DJ MUPPET (!?) will be moving us into the realm of tech house, utilising his insane turntable abilities.
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(More acts to follow)
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Doors open at 9pm and its BEFORE from 10pm, so please come early! Its $10 after that which goes to management, not us (we do it for love), so totally come between 9-10pm.
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Merrymaking With Friends
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***Congratulations Seniors!***

The Prom is on, and you’ve earned an invite…

Performing at The Senior Winter Prom 2011 are:

——

Travel Art Dance Company will be performing a contemporary dance piece

http://www.travelartdance.com/

——

Fiction. The two piece folk / rock band consisting of Benjamin Syles Lawless and Stephanie Lambiris will be making their first ever public performance

——

Everyone’s best mate Race Cooper will be spinning hell out of the turntables with funk, soul, and experimental hip-hop

——

DJ Voltron will be delivering ear candy to the tune of deep house.

http://www.house-mixes.com/profile/v01tron

—–

The irrepressible Tunetek will be flooding the dancefloor with house to everything else. Its compulsory to dance to this chap.

—–

DJ MUPPET (!?) will be moving us into the realm of tech house, utilising his insane turntable abilities.

—–

(More acts to follow)

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Doors open at 9pm, and entry is free before 10pm – come early!

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Merrymaking With Friends

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Ladies and Gentlemen…

We know we’ve been a bit quiet recently, but it was for a good cause! We’ve been working on something pretty exciting over the last few months, which we are now very pleased to announce – Travel Art Dance Company’s major performance work for 2011, The Black Rider.

Based on the Robert Wilson/Tom Waits/William S. Burroughs musical play of the same name, and set to the album “The Black Rider” by Tom Waits, the production will be staged in the dramatic setting of the Northcote Town Hall (main hall) for three shows only, October 27-29, 2011. It is shaping up to be a pretty amazing production, so pop the dates in your diaries and stay tuned..!

black rider

Swan Song

Swan Song – Catherine Evans

“The silver swan, who living had no note,

when death approached, unlocked her silent throat.”

‘Swan Song’ by Orlando Gibbons.

Originally from the poem by Orlando Gibbons, the term swan song has become part of our vernacular. This exhibition takes the term swan song to mean a warning song: an ominous call that signals impending death or disaster. Through using the Australian black swan, Cygnus atratus, it asks: what happens if that song is left unheard?

This exhibition will be opened by a short performance work by Travel Art Dance Company, the remnants of which will remain in the space for the duration of the exhibition.

thank you!

Thank you so much for your amazing requests for “Any Requests?” on the weekend – we loved working with them, and we hope you enjoyed the shows as much as we did! The requests concept is still a bit of a work in progress, and obviously the nature of the show itself does vary considerably between performances… But we’ve tried to incorporate some of your general feedback from last year into this most recent iteration, so we’d really love to hear your thoughts about how it went.  Please drop us a line or leave a comment to let us know which show you came to, what you liked/didn’t like, anything you’d like to see more/less of, or any other comments or suggestions you have for next year’s “Any Requests?” season… we’d love to hear from you! 

In the meantime, we’ll be performing two choreographed works in Flare Dance Company’s Reflections this coming weekend (Oct 1&2), before we take a few months off performing to work on some exciting projects coming up early and mid-2011… stay tuned!

TADC

we can still learn moves…

Admittedly it’s been a while since we had a full-length choreographed show of our own, and although we’ve loved focusing on improvisation for a while, we appreciate some of you have been hanging out to see us moving in unison again! Happily (and hopefully!) that opportunity is now just around the corner.

We will be performing two new choreographed works as a guest appearance with Flare Dance Company as part of Melbourne Fringe 2010 on October 1 and 2 (the weekend after “Any Requests?”).

When? Fri Oct 1 8:00 pm, Sat Oct 2 at 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Where? Renaissance Theatre, Kew High School, 826 High St East Kew

Cost? $15/20 (proceeds to Alzheimers Australia Vic)

The first piece we’re performing was very well received at its first public showing (Melbourne Town Hall for Dance Card 2010) and we’re really looking forward to staging it again! The second piece is a brand new one we’ll be performing for the first time in this show. We’re hoping that both pieces will be the starting point for a full-length choreographed Travel Art Dance Co. production in 2011, so we’d really love you to check them out and let us know what you think…

Any Requests? Melbourne Fringe 2010 – updated

WE BRING: One stage. One hour. One dance company.

YOU BRING: One request (e.g. music, prop, image, instruction).

THE SHOW: We see/hear your requests for the first time on stage and create an amazing performance experience with them…

Travel Art Dance Company is excited to announce the return of “Any Requests?” as part of the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival. “Any Requests?” is a fun, creative, improvised performance work built entirely around material supplied by the audience at each show. Audience members are invited to bring a request with them to the performance – a piece of music, a prop, an image, a direction, or anything else they would like to see in dance form. The performers see, hear (or otherwise experience!) each request for the first time when they are on stage, creating an improvised performance work on the spot around each one. By popular demand, the 2010 “Any Requests?” season will also feature a matinee performance, at which requests from junior members of the audience will be prioritised!

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday September 24 at Dancehouse (150 Princes St, Nth Carlton) 8:00 PM

Saturday September 25 at Loop (23 Meyers Place, Melbourne) 4:00 PM

Saturday September 25 at Loop (23 Meyers Place, Melbourne) 6:30 PM

Sunday September 26 at Dancehouse (150 Princes St, North Carlton) 2:30 PM matinee

 

AUDIENCE INSTRUCTIONS AND FAQs

 

Q. How does the show work?

A. Members of the audience are invited to bring a request with them to the show (although bringing a request isn’t a requirement of being part of the audience!). There will be volunteers collecting and compiling the requests as audience members arrive, so that the performers are kept suitably unaware of them… The performers start on stage and, as requests are played/projected/presented in the space, they create an improvised performance work around each one. There is no prior discussion between the performers, and nothing about the performance is set or choreographed beforehand.

 

Q. What can I request?

A. Almost anything (music, objects, images, instructions, spoken word, etc.) as long as the content isn’t obscene, dangerous or potentially damaging to the venue (no naked flame requests!). If you’re coming to the Sunday matinee performance, please also make sure the content of your request is suitable for young children.

 

Q. If I am bringing a request, what time should I arrive at the show?

A. Please aim to arrive up to 30 mins (no later than 15 mins) before the scheduled performance start time to ensure your request can be accepted.

 

Q. If I’m coming with young children, which performance will be most appropriate?

A. We don’t anticipate any of the performances will be inappropriate for children, but the Sunday matinee performance (2:30 at Dancehouse) will be a particularly child-friendly one, where requests from the junior members of our audience will be prioritised.

 

Q. Do you need to know any details about my request?

A. You don’t need to tell us any details about your request before the show. But if your request is something you did not create yourself please bring any relevant details (e.g. artist, author, source, etc) with you on the night.

 

Q. If I have a music request, is there a particular format it needs to be?

A. For ease of collecting requests, we would prefer you to bring your music request on CD if possible. However, we are able to accommodate other formats – if you would like to bring a music request in a format other than CD please just send us an email (travelartdance@gmail.com) and let us know.

 

Q. If my request is a digital image, will you be able to accommodate

it at either venue?

A. We will have projection facilities at Loop, but not at Dancehouse. So if your request is a digital image, photograph, animation, film sequence etc. suited to being projected please bring it to one of the Loop shows (Saturday Sep 25 at 4:00 or 6:30)

 

Q. Can I request more than one thing?

A. If your request is a combination of things (e.g. an image with a direction, or a prop with a piece of music) that’s fine. But our shows are unfortunately not long enough for us to accept more than one discrete unit of request input per person!

 

Q. Will you use every request you receive?

A. It depends how many we receive on a given night. Our request-collecting volunteers will compile the requests for us, and if we receive many more than we have time to use, they may need to use their discretion about which would make the best combination for a show.

We are also trying something a bit different with this series of performances, and having some longer “combined” request sequences. Music, directions, images, props etc. will be introduced throughout the piece as the dancers are working – so if you’re happy for your request to be combined with others, please let our volunteers know!

 

Q. What if I REALLY want you to use my request, and I don’t want to risk just bringing it with me on the night?

A. If you send us an email (travelartdance@gmail.com) including your name, which show you will be coming to and what sort of request you will be bringing – e.g. music, prop, direction etc (but NOT the details of what your request actually is!) we can make sure your request is on a priority list for that show. Also, if you think your request may require any special accommodations for us to be able to use it, please let us know via email in advance..

 

Q. What should I do if I have a question that’s not on this list?

A. Email us (travelartdance@gmail.com), or leave a comment and we’ll get back to you… And keep an eye on this page, Myspace or Facebook for more updates as they become available!

Candle Ends Festival 2010

Travel Art Dance Company will be performing in Candle Ends on Friday June 25 – details below!

 
The miniature festival Candle Ends kicks off on the 23rd June 2010 showcasing some of the most exciting performances in Melbourne. Artists from all over Australia come together to perform at Brunswick Arts Space creating a jam packed extravaganza not to be missed.
More then a dozen artists performing over 4 nights; a thought-provoking and innovative collection of short performances. Lasting anywhere from 1 minute to 20 minutes long, each performance is set within the vast expanse of Brunswick Arts Space, blurring the lines between audience and artists you never know where the next performance will begin.

Storytelling, short plays, monologues, poetry, digital projection, puppetry, installation performances, and some we just can’t describe

Doors open 6.30pm 4 nights only!

Wednesday 23rd June
Thursday 24th June
Friday 25th June
Saturday 26th June

$15 Full – $10 Concession
Bookings recommended
@ www.trybooking.com

Melbourne, 12/06/10

Travel Art Dance Company will be preforming a new work, “Just The Right Bullets” as part of Dance Hall 2010. Details below…

Dance Hall 11am-4pm Saturday 12 June Melbourne Town Hall FREE

Dance Hall is a bumper program of performances spanning multiple dance styles performed by dancers from Victoria’s studios, full time dance schools and companies on the main stage of the Melbourne Town Hall. Dance Hall is accompanied by a Dance Expo with information on all things dance. The event is free and open to all. Drop in or dance all day.

NOTE: Companies will be performing 2:00-3:15