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BY THE WATER: SOUNDS FROM THE FERRYMAN’S HUT

BY THE WATER: SOUNDS FROM THE FERRYMAN’S HUT

by the water: sounds from the ferryman’s hut

By Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung

KEY CREATIVES

Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung – composer/musician

LOCATION

Ferryman’s Hut,Teneriffe

THE ARTISTS

Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung
Jasmine Wing-Yin Leung is a composer/musician who works within concert and installation settings, investigating the possibilities inside intimate sonic and social spaces. She is interested in ideas of listening, resonance, tuning, environment, sharing and communication. She also plays the Erhu and has developed an extended practice for this instrument. An active member of the experimental/improvised music scene in Australia, Jasmin has also shared her work in Europe, China and North America. She is the 2021/2022 Pathfinders Associate Artist for the Australian Art Orchestra and is currently living in Naarm/Melbourne.

DISTURBO

DISTURBO

DISTURBO

By Bare Legs Company

DISTURBO envelops the audience in a darkly humorous world that fuses circus, dance, physical theatre and lip-sync. Poignant, absurd, and visually striking, DISTURBO is an unashamedly queer evocation of connectedness that questions what risks we are willing to take for intimacy.

You enter a darkened space that is alive with sound and movement. You are drawn to a lone dancing light. In the flicker, you glimpse two bodies moving, contorting, searching for something. You hear a sharp intake of breath… then witness a connection.

Praise for DISTURBO

“A dynamic, queer, dark, visceral, physical poem.” – Nadia Jade (Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane)
“Weird, creepy, queer, cool, and extremely beautiful.” – Georgia McKenzie (Anywhere Festival Review)
“A striking exploration of self-revelation and relationship, of queer embodiment and emancipation.” – Nadia Jade (Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane)

KEY CREATIVES

Jay Radford – Co-director, performer, composer/sound designer
Felix Egger – Co-director, performer
Alex Mizzen – Co-director

LOCATION

Metro Arts, West End

Image by Matt Black & Jay Radford

 

THE ARTISTS

Jay Radford
Jay (they/them) is an emerging circus acrobat and physical theatre performer, who draws on their musical (sound design) background to inform their sense of movement and creation. Jay is a cofounder of Bare Legs Company. In 2021, they performed in the sold-out season of DISTURBO for Anywhere Festival and performed in the sold-out seasons of DWELL at Wonderland Festival and Anywhere Festival 2019. They were an invited guest artist for the creative development of CIRCA’s Leviathan in 2019 and an ensemble performer in Memorial for Brisbane Festival 2018. Jay has previously developed work with Vulcana Circus, Collectivist, MOI Productions, and performed in cabarets, showcases, and festivals in Australia.

Felix Egger
Felix (he/him) is an aerial rope artist whose creative approach to his apparatus sets him apart from his contemporaries. Felix is a co-founder of Bare Legs Company. In 2021, they performed in the sold-out season of DISTURBO for Anywhere Festival, and they performed in the sold-out run of DWELL at Wonderland Festival and Anywhere Festival 2019. Felix was a guest artist for the creative development of CIRCA’s Leviathan in 2019 and an ensemble performer in Memorial for Brisbane Festival 2018. Felix has previously developed work with Vulcana Circus and Collectivist and performed in cabarets, showcases, and festivals in Germany and Australia.

Alex Mizzen
Alex’s (she/her) background has left a wonderful imprint on the artist we find today. As a trained gymnast and a graduate from the National Theatre Ballet, Alex worked as a contemporary dancer, honing both her physical and performance skill before turning her eye to circus. Now as an established circus artist with specialties in both hand balance and aerial chair Alex has worked with some of the leading Australian & international companies: Les 7Doigts de la Main, Company 2, Cantina, CIRCA, Legs on the Wall, La Soirée, Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth, and
Le Grand Cirque.

DANCE LEADS TO CHAOS

DANCE LEADS TO CHAOS

DANCE LEADS TO CHAOS

By Bring A Plate

Dance Leads to Chaos is the exploration of what it means and could mean to have dance restricted, limited, or taken away from our lives.

This creative development will engage the community in free and open-to-the-public workshops exploring connecting themes of isolation, restriction, expression and identity. The work gathers inspiration from the COVID-19 dance restrictions of movement in public spaces, venues and entertainment areas. Reflecting on the good, the bad and all of the boogie in between. The Bring A Plate team will then gather for a week of intensive creative development to tease-out, tie-in and learn from all the stories and experiences received.

KEY CREATIVES

Collaborately created, produced, written and directed by the below:

Jacq Driscoll
Erika Goldsmith
Zoe Bauer
Jordan Poitras
Kalpana Prasad
Allirah Fisher
plus additional Bring A Plate team

GET INVOLVED

To be part of this incredible project you can either complete the below survey, or register for one of the free community workshops.

WORKSHOPS
Join Bring A Plate for a dance class like no other! 

All attendees of these workshops are invited to come back for a final group session with the artists on Sunday 6th November at GOMA at 4pm.

SURVEY
The themes gathered from this survey will be used to inform the themes explored in the open community workshops which will then culminate in a local ‘Work In Progress’ performance at Metro Arts Brisbane. They will also be gathered for research to better understand and explore the significance of dance in Australian society and culture. Furthermore, how freedom of movement (dance) in public spaces is important by exploring the consequences and feelings around restricted movement. This research will add to the body of research that has explored historical restrictions of dance in different contexts. By publishing this research, it will be impactful to policymakers when responding to public health emergencies. Specifically for decision making in wellbeing initiatives outside of “sport.” 

​To thank you for your time, Bring A Plate will send you a FREE Bring a Plate Dance class voucher. If you would prefer to provide your survey answers via the phone then please see their website for further details.

WORKSHOPS

Workshop 1
Tues, 19 Apr    6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Studio 1 and 2, Metro Arts, West End

Workshop 2 
Sun, 26 Jun    3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: The Common, West Village, West End (outdoor location)

Workshop 3  (Auslan Interpreted)
Tues, 16 Aug    6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Studio 1 and 2, Metro Arts, West End

Workshop 4
Sun, 9 Oct    3:30 – 5:30pm
Location: Studio 1 and 2, Metro Arts, West End 

Workshop 5 *
Sun, 6 Nov    4pm
Location: GOMA, South Brisbane

 

* Please note that Workshop 5 will not be open to new participants. Participants from previous workshops are welcome to return for this final group workshop.

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages

Image by Jax Oliver

THE ARTISTS

Bring A Plate

Bring A Plate (BAP) Inclusive Dance Company are a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to changing the perception of who can dance, where to dance and how to dance in Australia.

Since 2017 they have been running weekly community dance classes in South East Queensland and regularly perform and run workshops at events and festivals. Equipped with an incredible team of multi-skilled facilitators with backgrounds in dance, music, theatre, community development, social work, youth work, exercise physiology, sustainability education and creative therapy – you never quite know what you will get out of a BAP class or a performance. But, do you need to bring an actual plate? No! The term ‘bring a plate’ is Australian slang that means to bring some food along to a gathering to share with everyone. This is what we are all about! Everyone brings something different to the dance-floor and everyone has something to share!

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information.