Await - Deborah Hunt

Await

Deborah Hunt

Friday 25 June 2021  UK TIME: 1am  LOCATION: Zoom

Await” is a short new work of object theatre. Using small, largely found objects, I explore themes of suspense, ambush, despair and revenge.

This is the second performance of “Await”. The first performance is on Thursday 24 June at 19:30 UK time click here for the first performance.

DATE: Friday 25 June 2021

UK TIME: 1am – find your local time

DURATION: 15 minutes

LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive an email with the zoom link once you have booked in.

LANGUAGE: mostly non-verbal. A few words in English

Deborah Hunt (NZ/PR) has been a mask performer and puppeteer since 1973 and defines her work as theatre of the useless.


Ladyfinger - not just a digital exercise

Not Just a Digital Exercise

Ladyfinger

Friday 25 June 2021  TIME: 1:30am UK  LOCATION: Zoom  LANGUAGE: English, Spanish

Company directors Dawn Albinger and Julie Robson discuss how Ladyfinger has embraced and resisted the online environment for training and new performance making during the time of the pandemic. Sharing old and new approaches to collaborating and exchanging with artists locally and across Australia, they highlight how their core principle of embodied, somatic enquiry and connection was nurtured on and off the screen.

photos: Lisa Businovski

DATE: Friday 25 June 2021

UK TIME: 1:30am – find your local time

LOCATION: Zoom – you will received an email with the zoom link once you have booked in.

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish translation

Ladyfinger is a Brisbane-based contemporary performance company that perform, produce and publish. Their works are hand made by women and give voice to the female imaginary. They are also inspired by divas, monsters, lamenters and lullaby makers. www.ladyfinger.com.au

Dawn Albinger is a performance maker with a long history of creating solo and ensemble works, as well as feminist researcher on divas and devising practice.

Julie Robson is an artist, educator and researcher with specialisms in performance making, feminism, siren vocality, and innovation learning.

LANGUAGE: the artist talk will be in English.

More info about Ladyfinger: www.ladyfinger.com.au


Prayers of Shaman–Invoking Healing Goddess

Prayers of Shaman - Invoking Healing Goddess

Dimple B. Shah

Friday 25 June 2021  UK TIME: 2:30am  LOCATION: Zoom

Prayer of a Shaman is a performance shamanistic ritual act. It establishes an image of the pandemic goddess who is a healer. The performer attempts to embody the body through a ritual into the goddess of a pandemic. The performer body facilitates transmuting the message to the goddess and in the process becoming goddess itself. The healing is done through various herbal plants. Usually my performances deal with my audience through one to one interaction since every individual has their own psychological and emotional and physical concerns. My work is inspired by reference of goddess image from cultural roots but not directly portrayed, it just hints to the reference of my cultural roots.

DATE: Friday 25 June 2021

UK TIME: 2:30am – find your local time

DURATION: 20min

LOCATION: Zoom – you will receive an email with the zoom link once you have booked in.

Dimple B Shah is a practicing multidisciplinary artist from Bangalore. She studied at MS University, Baroda. Her art practice has developed in painting, printmaking, installation and performance art. She has practiced live performance art for 20 years and widely performed in International festivals and biennales including in Zurich, Paris, Munich, Gothenburg, Lagos, Colombo, Dhaka and many places in India.

2020 has been a most depressing and traumatic year. The Pandemic period due to Covid19 has taken a toll all over the world – almost half a year is gone in lockdown. Bangalore is one of the fastest growing danger cities and I am presently in a containment zone with 6 active cases in my lane. Bangalore has the fastest doubling rate compared to other cities, with no beds in hospital, every lane and corner affected and 3000 home-quarantined Covid patients. This year has been a year of fear and home isolation, most of the time spent in the four walls of our home. I have not gone out since March. This is
traumatic and psychologically we are confronting many things at the same time – on one side disease and the fear of corona virus, and on the other side job survival as an artist. It been very tough without much support from the government, especially in India.
This set of work was created during home isolation.
Performances During Lockdown July –March 2020