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Image Credit: Lucy Parakhina, Tukre' (Pieces in Hindi)

Current artist-in-resident Raghav Handa would like to invite you to a work in progress of his new piece Tukre’ .
Please come
4pm at the Rex Cramphorn Studio
Department of Performance Studies
Woolley Building, Manning Road
University of Sydney
RSVP handa_raghav@hotmail.com

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WORKSHOP – open to everyone to participate in, or to observe
10-11.30 am Tuesday 15th @ The Rex

Led by Raghav Handa, the workshop will explore the qualities, dynamics and creative process of Raghav's latest solo work, Tukre’ for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. He will introduce participants to his choreographic approach, which draws on Kathak and contemporary dance, while integrating speed and rhythm combinations of 1,2,3,4-1,2,3-1,2-1,2

Participants will be expected to have a creative input and examine with Raghav various methods of improvisation leading to the development of their own material and movement ideas/structures. A warm up class, will be followed by a repertory-based workshop allowing participants to fully experience the dynamic and detailed movement vocabulary, using sequences and movement material from his latest work.

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Image Credit: Lucy Parakhina, Tukre' (Pieces in Hindi)

In Tukre’ (Pieces in Hindi) Raghav Handa explores how cultural lineage and rites of passage transcend borders and oceans. Inspired by the contents of Handa’s own luggage when he arrived in Australian from India to attend boarding school, this dance work explores the shifting connections between our past, present and future and the importance of family – even when they are thousands of kilometres away.

To be performed at Dancehouse from Thursday 1 – Sunday 11 May 2014

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Little Spoon Theatre Co would love you to see their latest show.

Student Special: Any night at $20 (except preview and Cheap Tues as they are $20 already).
Code is LSSS2014 -
You MUST select Concession ticket for the discount to work.

Booking Link: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=71807

26th March - 12th April
TAP Gallery Theatre
Produced by Little Spoon Theatre Co.
Upstairs Theatre, TAP Gallery, 278 Palmer Street Darlinghurst

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Sport for Jove are currently preparing for their largest indoor season at the Seymour Centre, including the staging of the mistakenly oft maligned rarely performed Shakespeare classic All's Well That Ends Well. The director Damien Ryan is putting together a fantastic show, and they'd like to get as many people out to the previews as possible, and as such are offering free comp tickets. The offer is good for any of the March 27th, 28th, or 29th (morning or afternoon) performances. (I know this is last minute).

Anyone interested in taking up the offer can write to Steven directly steven.tait@sportforjove.com.au (they can bring up to one guest), and he will add them to the comp list. First in best dressed as they say, but they'll try to fit in as many people as possible.

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Image credits: Taken by: Heidrun Lohr.
Narelle Benjamin from IOU solo performance of NoBody.

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cast of Pete the Sheep: Big Bob, Shaun, Bungo & Ratso (the boss) catching up on some reading
photo by blueprintstudios.com.au

We are excited to have Monkey Baa back in the Rex Cramphorn Studio. Monkey Baa has a unique artistic niche – they adapt the very best of Australian children’s literature for the stage.
Pete the Sheep is a brand-new 50-minute musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book.

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Our next artist-in-residence is David Williams, Honourary Associate of dPS. While in the Rex Cramphorn Studio David will develop 'Smurf in Wonderland', a performance about football, tribalism, belonging, rivalry, geographic identity, politics and damned good branding.

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Photo taken by Talya Rubin, from a series for a stop motion animation she made for this work 'The Bluebird Mechanicals'.

It’s 1937 and the end of the world as we know it is nigh, only we don’t know it yet. Hitler is creating flying devices for the bloated and the rich. An artist and his muse are fishing in the moonlight. The artist is already dead, shot himself in the head he felt like such a failure, lived in a time where he was misunderstood. Tap dancers dance so happy their feet hurt. Come have a drink with us on the floating titanic in the sky. Strap yourselves in for the ride of your life, 36 people won’t get out of here alive. The birds up above are watching it all and they know more than you think. Outside this world of curiosities sits a Russian woman. She is having her portrait taken and telling the story of a lifetime. The world is coming unraveled. Sing a song, dance along!

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Image credits: Barbara Campbell, close, close (detail), 2014, responsive video installation, 5 mins. Photo: Gary Warner

Barbara Campbell has performed in Australia, Europe and the USA, in museums, galleries, public buildings, photographs, on film, video, radio, and the internet, in silence and with words, still and moving, since 1982. She has worked with the specific physical and contextual properties of a given site, be it art gallery, museum, atrium, tower, radio airwaves or on the World Wide Web, in developing and presenting her works. In 2004 she received an Australia Council fellowship to produce her durational online performance 1001 nights cast. She holds a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney. Barbara is also an Honourary Associate of the Department of Performance Studies.

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"Beautiful One Day"
Developed and produced by Illijerri Theatre Company (Melbourne), Belvoir St Theatre (Sydney), Version 1.0 (Sydney), and the Palm Island Community. Collaborators, which include our own Dr Paul Dwyer, are rehearsing at the Department of Performance Studies this week prior to the Melbourne season. Production runs from 26th Nov - Dec 1 at Arts House (Melbourne).

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Image credit: Katia Molino, Brief Synopsis (2013) Photo by: Heidrun Lohr.

The Opera Project are the artists-in-residence, in the AV Room 18-22 November. They are re-rehearsing Brief Synopsis as part of YOU”RE HISTORY, the 30th birthday celebration of Performance Space.

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Image credit: Tess de Quincey; photographer Lucy Parakhina.

The De Quincey Company are the Rex Cramphorn Studio’s artists-in-residence 11-17 November 2013. They are developing a new work ‘Box of Birds’. Box of Birds will be a live performance installation for YOU’RE HISTORY! Performance Space’s 30th birthday party. Tess de Quincey is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Performance Studies.

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The Department of Performance Studies in collaboration with the De Quincey Co hosted a masterclass and symposium image dance think TANK from 4-9 November 2013.

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Image: Rosie Findlay, recipent of the Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials.

The Arts Faculty recently released their Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2013. We are very proud to announce that both Rosie Findlay and Dr Daniel Johnson were recipients of these awards.

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Version 1.0 are regular artists-in-residence at the Rex Cramphorn Studio.

The Vehicle Failed to Stop is showing at Carriageworks, Sydney from 15-26 October. Tickets for the preview nights on 15 and 16 October are selling for $20. All other nights - $35.

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SYDNEY IDEAS - DE-INVENTING IRELAND: CREATING A NEW REPUBLIC THROUGH THEATRE AND EDUCATION
15 October 2013
Some of you might find this talk by Michael Finneran interesting.

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Ghenoa Gela in Cultivate 2013, image by Heidrun Lohr
Ghenoa Gela is the artist-in-residence at the Rex Cramphorn Studio. This residency is a partnership between the Department of Performance Studies and Performance Space.

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Photo Credit: Marian Abboud. Briwyant
Vicki Van Hout is artist-in-residence at the Rex Cramphorn Studio. This residency is a partnership between the Department of Performance Studies and Performance Space.

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Belvoir Theatre has kindly offered cheap $20 tickets to Performance Studies students to see Miss Julie, on Thursday 12 September or Wednesday 18th September, at 11:30am.

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Honorary Associate of the Department of Performance, and previous academic of the Department, Dr J. Lowell Lewis has recently published ‘The Anthropology of Cultural Performance’ through Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.

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Kate Leader, PhD graduate from the Department of Performance Studies accepts job as Lecturer at Birbeck College, University of London.

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Free Dance events at the Art Gallery of NSW, featuring Agatha Snape- Gothe an Honours graduate from the Department of Performance Studies.

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Photo: Heidrun Löhr
Martin del Amo is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Performance Studies. He is a Sydney based dance artist and movement trainer originally from Germany. As a performer, del Amo is widely recognised as a soloist but he has also collaborated with a number of artists of various genres and styles both in Europe and Australia.

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Chatswood Musical Society is an amateur musical society that has been running for more than 50 years. They are a not-for-profit society. They would like to invite expressions of interest from anyone who would like to participate – the sorts of roles they are looking to fill include, but are not limited to technical crew, costumes, make-up, marketing, advertising, accounts or set building.

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Photo: Shari Sebbens Taken by: John Feely

ARTHUR and Griffin Independent present the Sydney premiere of RETURN TO EARTH, by Lally Katz. The cast will spend a little over a month rehearsing in the Rex Cramphorn Studio. For two weeks they will open the rehearsal doors to allow Performance Studies students to observe their processes as part of PRFM 3962 Rehearsal to Performance.

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The Hansard Monologues: A Matter of Public Importance is a verbatim play by Katie Pollock and Paul Daley. It is a co-production of the Seymour Centre, Merrigong Theatre Company, the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and the Department of Performance Studies at Sydney University. It stars Camilla Ah Kin, a recent Masters graduate from the Performance Studies Department, Sydney University.

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The Physical TV Company is filming pickups for its documentary The Dancer from the Dance on Friday August 9. The filming will take place in a photographic studio in Kensington. Over 15 NSW dance makers will be filmed. We are seeking a few steady, hard-working, capable and flexible screen artists willing to help out in various ways – camera assistants, unit assistants, data wranglers, scribes, etc.

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Students
I want to draw your attention to this excellent way for you to access Griffin Theatre performances at an affordable rate. The Griffin artist card gives you access to $15 tickets to all their shows, discounted tickets at other companies, and puts you in touch with a network of other young theatre-makers. Whilst the form specifically asks for details of your artist-background, just talk about being one of our students.

http://www.griffintheatre.com.au/development/griffin-artist-card/

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PHOTO CREDIT: Mayu Kanamori

The De Quincey Company, artists-in-residence 25 June to 7 July 2013. Tess De Quincey is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Performance Studies.

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VERSION 1.0 ARE THE ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO 14-24 MAY 2013

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AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE EXCHANGE IS THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO 30 APRIL TO 12 MAY 2013

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Barbara Campbell, Broome study 8, 2012, charcoal and graphite on Canson paper, 76 x 112 cm . Photo: Heidrun Löhr
BARBARA CAMPBELL, HONORARY ASSOCIATE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERFORMANCE STUDIES IS OUR ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO 16-28 APRIL 2013

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PICTURE TAKEN BY HEIDRUN LOHR

KAY ARMSTRONG IS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT THE REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO 5-24 MARCH 2013

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MARTIN DEL AMO WILL BE IN RESIDENCY AT THE REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO FROM 18TH FEBRUARY TIL 3RD MARCH 2013

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LINDA LUKE WILL BE IN RESIDENCY IN THE REX CRAMPHORN STUDIO FROM 12-27 JANUARY.

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