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Funding cuts threaten Sydney’s indie theatres

BY SHON HO Arts funding strip backs have left Sydney theatre companies facing an uncertain future. Small to medium sized organisations will bear the brunt in a tougher landscape and will be vying for fewer grants from a smaller pool of funds. As a knock on effect from the Federal Government’s post budget cuts, the […]

Sound art scores in Performance Space festival

You may think you’ve seen everything that Sydney’s festival scene has to offer – but according to Performance Space artistic director Jeff Khan, you haven’t seen anything like Score. “We were noticing a really amazing community of contemporary dance-makers in New South Wales, but no dedicated platform that celebrates them,” he explains. “We thought it […]

Performance Space: Score

You may think you’ve seen everything that Sydney’s festival scene has to offer - but according to Performance Space artistic director Jeff Khan, you haven’t seen anything like Score. “We were noticing a really amazing community of contemporary dance-makers in New South Wales, but no dedicated platform that celebrates them,” he explains. “We thought it […]

Performance Space creates social art with Pspace

For interdisciplinary arts organisation Performance Space, their art festival Pspace Social is all about breaking down walls between artists and audiences. It’s a way for both to meet “outside the normal context of traditional art forms,” says co-curator Bec Dean. Pspace Social’s four projects will give audiences a chance to experience “live art” in the […]

DAY FOR NIGHT

In the lead up to the 2014 Mardi Gras celebrations, Carriageworks and Performance Space are putting on a festive three-day showcase entitled Day For Night. The showcase will feature free performances from a variety of Australian queer artists and will culminate on the third night in a dance party led by electronic musicians Stereogamous. The […]

You’re History!: 30 years of Performance Space

Performance Space has been at the forefront of presenting interdisciplinary contemporary arts performances for 30 years. To celebrate this milestone the You’re History! festival is being held. You’re History! is a 12-day festival that will showcase a series of performances from some of Australia’s most innovative artists at Carriageworks. Since its inception in the early […]

THE RIVER EATS

Show Off, a season of Australian made performances, explodes at Carriageworks this July. One mesmerising feature is sure to be Justin Shoulder’s piece The River Eats. Shoulder is a designer whose ethos is influenced by circus, cabaret and Taoism. He creates exquisitely beautiful costumes and creatures, and in live shows he inhabits these sculptures as […]

SWITCHED ON

Performance Space’s Switched On season, which is part of Sydney’s International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2013 program, is presenting four diverse projects that explore our physical and personal relationship to technology. “We wanted to look at humankind’s relationship with technology,” says Performance Space Co-Director Bec Dean. “We looked at how we engage with technology […]

WALKING IN THE RAIN

If you’ve been in Sydney the last few weeks you’ll have a thing or two to say about rain, I’m sure. The next two Saturdays could be exactly the chance you’ve been looking for, as Performance Space’s Walk series hits full stride with Walking in the Rain. Walk is a season of walks, strolls, marches […]

AWFULLY WONDERFUL

Science and art have always had a symbiotic relationship. It’s been said that Cezanne’s paintings pre-empted our modern knowledge of the way vision works, and that Virginia Woolf perfectly expressed the fractured and regenerative self of modern science. Awfully Wonderful, which opened as part of Performance Space's Uneasy Futures program last week, explores this relationship, […]