Performance Space celebrates 30 years

The Directors' Cut circa 1983Sydney based inter-disciplinary arts organisation, Performance Space celebrates 30 years of ground-breaking work in a 12-day festival that will showcase a series of performances from some of Australia’s most dynamic and thought-provoking artists across multiple mediums in You’re History!

Highlights of the You’re History! festival include a series of free events including a commemorative film from emerging female four-piece, Brown Council, as well as a kaleidoscope of 30 unique acts, held throughout the duration of the festival in Carriagework’s public forum.

Expect to see Rosalind Crisp’s world class international trio of dancers explore the very nature of dance on an intrinsic level in danse (3) – sans spectacle, allowing the body to awaken to its own source of inspiration.

Be mesmorised by Nigel Kellaway’s premiere of his avant-garde theatrical masterpiece, Brief Synopsis that sets the scene with a powerful photography installation from esteemed artist, Heidrun Löhr, which is accompanied by an aural backdrop of a live classical music performance infused with crisp elements of modernity.

Box of Birds will offer you an opportunity to see Carriageworks like you’ve never seen it before. Performers are spectacularly placed at varying heights within the public space of Carriageworks as they expressively exchange with the backdrop of Anne Ferran’s acclaimed photographic trilogy of 1940’s psychiatric patients.

Alex White & Emma Ramsay explore the relationship between the performers and the audience, as they feature unique nightly live performances and works devised specifically for TV production in Tele Visions – celebrating the end of analogue TV; the most dominant media platform of the last sixty years.

The Directors’ Cut will present a timeline of Performance Space’s colourful 30 year history interpreted by nine past Directors who recount their favourite moments with creative flair.

This is a rare opportunity to engage with some of the most dynamic figures and vibrant characters in Australian Performance history as they let their creative genius’ go wild through a series of ‘behind the scene’ talks, screenings, discussions, performance and installations which include everything from furious texts to a petting zoo.

For more information, visit: www.performancespace.com.au for details.

Image: Performance Space Director’s circa 1983

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