Category Archives: Performances

Guest performance – Acts of Love: Sacred Connections in support of St Kilda Gatehouse

We’re excited to be performing as part of this fundraising event in April! Details below, or see https://www.facebook.com/events/881575188531708.

Embracing Spirit presents Acts of Love: Sacred Connections, an annual, multi-cultural, collaborative, community arts event in support of St Kilda Gatehouse – a not for profit organisation which works alongside those involved in street sex work who are often marginalised and have life controlling addictions.

Join us as we take you on a journey through visual art, song, dance, spoken word, sound and the performance arts to express what we value most as a community and explore the questions: What is sacred? How do we connect with the sacred? How do we nurture and nourish these sacred connections?

Featuring a Sacred Art Gallery, Soul Services Raffle, live music, dance and performance arts, poetry/ spoken word and much more, this event is a feast for your senses!! All proceeds from this event will be donated to St Kilda Gatehouse in support of the essential work they do in providing a place where the sex workers in Melbourne can find the support and care needed as they attempt to build a life off the streets and beyond drug addiction.

The event is also a platform for people from all walks of life to experience dance and the performance arts and we are honoured to support the women at WIRE – Women’s Information and Referral Exchange to experience the joy of dance and artistic expression as they join us for this event along with a diverse range of talented local artists, visual artists and performers.

For bookings, please click on tickets or visit http://www.embracingspirit.net/events.html or http://www.trybooking.com/GYCW

Guest performance with Flare Dance Company

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Woodend Children’s Festival – it was wonderful to share such an amazing day with you all! Some photos here.

Our next performance will be a new choreographed work, which we will be performing as guests in Flare Dance Company’s production “i Am”, in support of Camcare. October 3 and 4 at Renaissance Theatre, Kew East – more information about the production here.

Wee look forward to seeing you soon!

Woodend Children’s Festival

We’re excited to be performing two “Any Requests?” shows at the Woodend Children’s Festival Sunday July 27.
We’re on at 11am and 1pm, children and children-at-heart all welcome – bring a request! Full festival program at

http://www.woodendchildrensfestival.com.au/program-2014/

winterwarming 2014

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Join us on the longest night of the year for a winter solstice feast of music and dance to greet the winter months and warm the soul. Featuring Travel Art Dance Company, Rachel Samuel, Ant Connelly, Gareth Culberston, Jose Tibbles, Jess Isgro, ShapeShifters Dance Theatre and Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance.

Saturday June 21, 7:30 PM

Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street Northcote

Tickets $20 at the door (from 7:00 PM)

50% of profits will be donated to the Thin Green Line Foundation

The Search For Xiao Li’s Head

Our first performance for 2014! A collaboration with the Australasian Chinese Theatre Company and musician Ivan Ngan.

THE SEARCH FOR XIAO LI’S HEAD: A MAGICAL TALE OF FEMALE RE-MEMBERMENT

An innovative combination of story telling, dance & music performed in a bamboo garden.  A Chinese tale read by author Moni Lai Storz, a Chinese harp played by Ivan Sun Ngan, as dancers from Travel Art Dance Company weave in & out of a bamboo forest. A night of magical sound, light & visuals.
March 28, 29 and 30, 8PM. The Australasian Chinese Theatre Garden, 11 Cole St Brighton. Tickets: $20/12, http://www.trybooking.com/78054 or at the door. Enquiries: ph 0419 367261, email monilaistorz@gmail.com

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winterwarming 2013

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Winterwarming 2013. Join us on the winter solstice for a feast of music and dance to greet the winter months and warm the soul.


Featuring Travel Art Dance Company, Rachel Samuel, Ant Connelly, Luke Wood and Mangala Studios of Yoga and Creative Dance.

Northcote Uniting Church
251 High Street Northcote

Friday June 21, 8:00 PM
Tickets $20 at the door (from 7:30 PM)

50% of profits will be donated to Fitted For Work’s 2013 Annual Appeal (http://www.fittedforwork.org/)

Any Requests? Wagga Wagga

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

YOU BRING: One request (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…

3:00 PM Sunday May 26

Croaker Pavilion, Showgrounds (cnr Bourke and Urana St) Wagga Wagga NSW

Tickets $15/10/5 at the door

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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, as long as the content isn’t obscene, dangerous or damaging to the venue.

Some examples of requests we’ve had previously are:

Music tracks – any genre.

Props – e.g. a puppet, a costume, a stack of old novels, a box of fortune cookies, musical instruments.

Directions – physical instructions, concepts for the dancers to think about while they’re dancing, instructions about the number of dancers on stage at any one time, etc…

Spoken word – e.g. poetry, advertising material, stories.

Images – e.g. photographs, drawings, book illustrations

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

A. If you could aim to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time it would assist our volunteers with a smooth request-collecting process!

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 just 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 certainly able to accommodate other formats. If you have any questions about the formats we will be able to accept at a given show, please feel free to contact us – travelartdance@gmail.com or facebook.com/travelartdance

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 usually 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 show. 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 can also combine requests from different audience members (e.g. if you have a prop you would like to be used with someone else’s music request, or an image you are happy to have used with someone else’s direction, etc.). Just let our volunteers know whether you’d prefer your request to be combined or not.

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 day?

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 or become a fan on facebook for more updates as they become available!

FAQs – Any Requests? Castlemaine Fringe 2013

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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, as long as the content isn’t obscene, dangerous or damaging to the venue. If you are coming to the 5:00 show, we also ask that your request be appropriate for children.

Some examples of requests we’ve had previously are:

Music tracks – any genre.

Props – e.g. a puppet, a costume, a stack of old novels, a box of fortune cookies, musical instruments.

Directions – physical instructions, concepts for the dancers to think about while they’re dancing, instructions about the number of dancers on stage at any one time, etc…

Spoken word – e.g. poetry, advertising material, stories.

Images – e.g. photographs, drawings, book illustrations

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

A. If you could aim to arrive at the venue at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time it would assist our volunteers with a smooth request-collecting process!

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 just 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 certainly 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. 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 show. 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 can also combine requests from different audience members (e.g. if you have a prop you would like to be used with someone else’s music request, or an image you are happy to have used with someone else’s direction, etc.). Just let our volunteers know whether you’d prefer your request to be combined or not.

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 or become a fan on facebook for more updates as they become available!

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..!

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