This October, Shopfront Arts co-op. will reopen their doors to welcome audiences to their newly redesigned home as they present To My Younger Self, directed by Mallory Sedger, on stage from 15th to 18th October, and streamed live via Facebook.
As Sydney’s only youth-led arts co-operative, Shopfront invites Young People to pitch their ideas for performance works to their membership, which is made up of over 4500 Young Artists aged 8 – 26 across Sydney. From these pitches the members vote on the works that will make it to the stage. The young artist is given dramaturgical support, an industry mentor, residency space and a season to present their work. To My Younger Self is one such work. Continue reading SHOPFRONT ARTS CO-OP : TO MY YOUNGER SELF
For her 30th birthday, much loved Sydney dance artist Elle Evangelista performs her ultimate dance work 30THIRTY. Through 30 x 1-minute solos and 1 x 30-minute solo, 30THIRTY celebrates the best, and worst, birthday wishes sent her way. Come to question choreography. Stay for a slice of birthday cake.
Creative Team: Elle Evangelista, Matt Cornell, Corin Ileto, Alex Torney and with thanks to Nick Power.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Originally from Perth, since living on Gadigal/Sydney Elle’s performance credits include Force Majeure (FLOCK) , KAGE Physical Theatre (Out of Earshot & Caught in the Middle), Murmuration (Days Like These), Carriageworks (HEARD-SYD & A Metal Cry) and Opera Australia (The King and I). Elle has collaborated with other independent artists including Matt Cornell, Joshua Pether and on multiple works by Ghenoa Gela (Keir Choreographic Award 2016 & Mura Buai). Elle has worked as Rehearsal Director for Force Majeure (The Last Season) and KAGE Physical Theatre (Caught in the Middle) and has been awarded residencies by Shopfront Arts Co-op (ArtsLab: Treats); DirtyFeet (Choreographic Lab), Critical Path (Intercultural Lab), Brand X (The Flying Nun) and Ausdance NSW (DAIR).
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Friday 9th October at 8pm
Saturday 10th October at 8pm.
Venue : East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34-40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Shopfront Arts Co-op presents ArtsLab: UNCANNED, their 2019 Festival of New Work.
Now in its 12th year, Shopfront’s flagship emerging artist-in-residence program, ArtsLab, continues in its commitment to supporting emerging artists by providing a safe space in which artists are invited to trial, test, fail, succeed and learn as they create powerful new work. Continue reading ARTSLAB: UNCANNED. A FESTIVAL OF EMERGING ARTISTS TO CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE
Last week, more than 100 teenagers from across Sydney had fun at the theatre, without a teacher in sight. A VIP experience with Sydney Theatre Company, especially designed for young Playwave members, saw 15-19 year olds treated to a Q&A with STC’s Artistic Director, Kip Williams, before a performance of The Resistible Rise of Arturo UI starring Hugo Weaving. It was the first of many unique Playwave Experiences planned as part of this Sydney-wide program to engage new young audiences for the arts.
Playwave, the new arts and entertainment platform for young people, is changing the way young people interact with Sydney’s culture by making the experience of theatre-going a friendly affair. According to Playwave’s Director of Young Audience Development, Valentina Corona:
“Playwave is about breaking down barriers to the arts for young people. In some cases those barriers are financial, which is why we provide discounted tickets to all our Playwave shows, but in many cases those barriers come from the young people themselves feeling like the arts isn’t a space where they feel welcome. For a lot of young people, the idea of going to a live performance that isn’t part of a school excursion is out of the question. Playwave is changing that.” Continue reading SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY AND THE PLAYWAVE EXPERIENCE