Playing catchup! (Feb.July)

Playing catchup now cos it’s been a big year with some nice projects on the boil.

February was the month for Singlish – Stage 1 with Yarra Ileto, Ruby Jayasalem and Ruzaini Mazani in Singapore. This was a research phase for a new work that explores how languages shapre out identity. This intensive three weeks was supported by National Arts Counicl Singapreo and I was blessed with great talent to work with and an opportunity to explore my Dance DNA methodology too. Other lovely people that joined us in the studio were Bani Haykel and Ezekiel Oliveira. Produced by Tania Goh, Saltshaker Arts Mgmt.

Self Portrait was in development again under the watchful eye of Anny Mokotow working as dance dramaturg I have been pushed and chalnneged in the most fruitful way. These venues have been very supportive and deserve huge shout out of thanks; FORM Dance, Merrigong Theatre, Blacktown Arts Centre and The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.  We finish this with an industry showing in late July.

Blue Mountains Flamenco were blessed with Manuel Betanzos (Seville) who taught a vibrant workshop for all of us!! Wow what a gem of a time. It was uniquely special for all of us and everyone got so much out of it. And Special Thanks to Tania Goh for all her amazing hard work to bring him here!!

Diana Wintle ‘he (Manuel) gave me permission to be myself’!  Doesn’t get better than that.

Exploring ideas for new work ‘Singlish’ in Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

Open Workshop in Wentworth Falls with Manuel Betanzos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tania, Manuel, Deidre, Annalouise (L to R)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Portrait exploration at Blacktown Arts Centre

‘Singlish’ Dancer Auditions 31 Jan 2017 & Open Exchange 1 Feb 2017

Seeking two dancers in Singapore for my newest dance-theatre work ‘Singlish’ and we are also holding an open cartier bracelet prices uk
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(1) Singapore Audition for Contemporary and Traditional Dancers

(2) Open Exchange for Dancers of All Forms

Theatre of Rhythm and Dance (Australia) is seeking two professional female or male dancers – a Contemporary dancer and a Traditional Indian dancer for a new dance-theatre work, SINGLISH by Australian choreographer, Annalouise Paul.

This new Australia-Singapore collaboration, ‘Singlish’ (working title) explores identities in transition through loss and erosion of languages and literature, which shape culture and identities. Using phonetics of local languages and creoles, rich choreographic scores will be drawn from grassroots writings, popular fiction and literature and dance as an unspoken language that can transcend literal meaning.

Essential: Strong technique and professional performance experience. Dancers need to be willing to explore new processes through task-based work, improvisation and work with spoken text. Basic use of a language other than English for both dancers is preferred. Traditional Indian dance form may be any style, e.g. BN, Kathak, Odissi etc.

  1. SINGAPORE DANCE AUDITIONS (2017):
  • Tuesday 31 January, 10.00am – 1.00pm. Audition for Contemporary and Traditional Indian dancers. Singaporean or PR.

Dancers are expected to attend the Open Exchange, the following day as part of your audition. Please advise if this is not possible.

  • Wednesday 1 February, 10.00am – 1.00pm. Open Exchange. This cartier replica will be an open session for dancers of any form, style or nationality to participate in a movement-based exchange with Annalouise, exploring the themes in the work using text and language.  Open to emerging artists, artists with a disability, actors with an interest in movement. All are welcome.

Venue: Singapore Repertory Theatre, Rehearsal Studio 2. Address: 25 Tai Seng Avenue, Level 2, Singapore 534104

Important note: Once selected from the Singapore audition, both dancers should be ready to start work the following week on Monday 6 February.

  1. PROJECT STAGES & SCHEDULE:
  • Stage 1: 6-17 February 2017. Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 5.00pm. Studio: SRT Rehearsal Studios.
  • Stage 2: Sept 2017. Malaysia: Rimbun cartier bracelet of anastasia steele quotes
    Dahan 4 weeks. Dates TBC
  • Stage 3: Performance season March 2018 Sydney. Further dates and cities discount cartier bracelet TBC.

Contract period: ‘Singlish’ is being developed over various stages throughout 2017-2018. There are two contracts:

  • The Contemporary dancer must be available for ALL Stages.
  • The Traditional Indian dancer is required for Stage 1 only.

Fees: Artists will be paid a project fee and offered flights, per diems cartier love bangle and accommodation for the international contracted periods.

  1. REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Please register your interest for Dancers’ Audition by email by 23 January 2017 by sending the following; Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

  • A bio or CV
  • A headshot
  • 2-3 links of you dancing www.callingallcakes.org or performing live. No promo show reels. Links only (Youtube, Vimeo etc). Please do not send media files (mov, for eg). N.B. If you do not have any links, please mention this in the email.
  • Following your registration we will contact you with more information about the audition.

Please register your interest for Open Exchange by email by 23 January 2017 by sending the following;

  • Your name, contact details and a short callingallcakes.org statement on how this might be valuable or of interest for you to participate.

Email: annalouisetania@gmail.com

For more information, contact Tania Goh via email or mobile (+65. 973 777 03)

About Theatre of Rhythm and Dance

Theatre of Rhythm and Dance is an Australian Arts in Asia Award winner 2013 and NSW Premier’s Export Scholarship winner 2013. Annalouise’s choreographic work explores identity and transformation through the intersection of traditional and contemporary forms. All artists will be credited as collaborators in this new work.

Co-produced by SaltShaker Arts Management (Singapore) and Theatre of Rhythm and Dance (Australia).

‘Singlish’ is supported through National Arts Council Singapore, Rimbun Dahan (Malaysia) and Parramasala Festival (Australia).

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Multicultural arts advocacy for NSW

Sydney Opera House has kindly offered our grass-roots arts organisation, Groundswell Arts NSW the beautiful Utzon Room to launch in on Feb 13 in two weeks!  It’s been 4 1/2 years of voluntary work, not only for me as founder and Chair but also the fantastic committee that have been working together on building strength within our arts sector in NSW and raising awareness for artists from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The launch is free to anyone who wants to attend and Jill Morgan, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Pino Migliorino, Cultural Perspectives will be speaking as well as Jonathan Bielski giving a welcome speech on behalf of the Sydney Opera House. I truly can’t wait for this inaugural day and it will be emotional experience for all of us at Groundswell.

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WINNER for NSW Export Awards

Theatre of Rhythm and Dance won the Premier’s NSW Scholarship Award for its export of innovative arts performance to India in 2012 and 2013!!  Hooray!

Ian Murray, Executive Chairman of the Export Council of Australia said, “Last night in Sydney the state’s best of the best exporters were rewarded for excellence at the NSW Premier’s Export Awards. The Premier’s NSW Export Awards showcased the state’s export elite, in front of an audience of over six hundred guests and Guest of Honour the Hon Andrew Stoner, Deputy Premier of NSW. This year’s awards showcased some truly innovative companies, particularly in all export sectors and we congratulate Theatre of Rhythm and Dance on their success”

The Export Council of Australia and NSW Trade & Investment and sponsors congratulated the export elite, 20 winners and 79 finalists at the 51st Premier’s NSW Export celebration held at the Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour on Thursday, 16 October 2013.

The NSW Scholarship Award is offered to a small to medium organisation that has attained rapid export growth and achievement in any industry sector. The Scholarship provides an opportunity for a business to expand export operations by up-skilling it staff.

Theatre of Rhythm and Dance has grown from strength to strength in 2012-13, winning awards, touring internationally to new markets and securing a reputable a reputable national and international producer, Red Chair.

TRD is an emerging Australian dance theatre company presenting innovative and original intercultural works nationally, exploring traditional and contemporary values and deeper communication between cultures of Australia’s immense and uniquely diverse population.

Arts Hub:  INDEPENDENT ARTS COMPANY WINS SCHOLARSHIP FOR EXPORT EXCELLENCE  by Zainab Hussain Shihab

http://performing.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/performing-arts/independent-arts-company-wins-scholarship-for-export-excellence-197023

Premier's NSW Export Awards 2013

Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2013

Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2013

 

Magic ‘Gathering’ of artists

Gathering 2013 presented by Kultour was a landmark meeting for 19 artists from across Australia to meet over a few days and work with 8 arts provocateurs who posed questions about our intercultural practices, on how we present and re-present ourselves in the product driven market.

Right Here/Right Now was the final piece of picture where we had the opportunity to open up the minds of presenters and producers about our practice… and in the words of Teresa Crea we bring our own “cultural aesthetics” to any particular program. Rather than perceiving a “problem” of understanding and programming “multicultural work” we have the enticing opportunity of opening up programs to artists and audiences with a different “cultural aesthetic” to our own.

Magic.  Thanks to Kultour for an amazing experience. 

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Gathering artists, L to R: Liz Lea, Chi Vu, Jade Dewi, Katrina Lazaroff, Annalouise Paul, Maitland Schnaars. Photo by Panos Couros.

“Breaking out of the Multicultural Ghetto”  Arts Hub, Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Choreographer, dancer and actor Annalouise Paul, who has been creating intercultural dance theatre since 1988, agrees that ‘multicultural’ has become a loaded term.

‘Back in the Seventies, or the Sixties, when it was basically put into legislation, back then it was actually a really positive term, but through the breakdown and the removal of the word from legislation – this is what came out of somebody’s speech [at the Gathering] today – it’s become a dirty word,’ she said.

‘And for us as artists, that’s kind of filtered down; you don’t want to be labelled as this thing, you just want to do your work … make work [that is] recognised as being good art, as opposed to multicultural art.

‘Having said that, as a devil’s advocate, I personally don’t have a problem with [the word] because going back to the original intention of what multiculturalism was about for Australia, I think it’s a joyful thing that we have this kind of a culture where we can actually embrace that and explore that, and I do that in my work. But on the whole, the consensus or the feeling is that if you’re labelled, labelling is the bad part of it,’ Paul continued.

Right Here/Right Now is enabling us to get back to what is really important, and that’s our art practice. All artists have to deal with this; all those labels and boxes and gymnastics around language that we have to do in order to get out work funded and seen, validated or whatever; it slows down the process of actually making the work, and that’s what’s coming out of these three days.’

Full article http://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/arts/breaking-out-of-the-multicultural-ghetto-196584

Other Arts Hub Articles on ‘Gathering’ http://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/news/all-arts/reframing-the-cultural-aesthetic-196620
http://www.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/arts/breaking-out-of-the-multicultural-ghetto-196584

KULTOUR is the national advocacy body for culturally diverse arts.

Australian Arts in Asia Awards

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The inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards were held at Luna Park and it was an amazing feeling last night… the excitement in the room felt like an Academy Awards gala…..

Theatre of Rhythm and Dance was nominated for ‘Game On’ in four categories; Dance, Community Engagement, Individual and Small Arts Company for its tour to INTERFACE 2012 in India.

And… we won a joint award in Dance alongside Bangarra Dance Theatre – such an honour!

Massive thanks to Bobby Singh, Miranda Wheen, Paramita Saha, Sudarshan Chakravorty and Arts Radar with whom I share the Award with all for such a successful show and tour in India. Thanks to ARTS NSW and AusIndia Council for their support and congratulations to amazing co-nominees Tony Yap, Margie Medlin, Steps Youth Theatre and Australian Dance Theatre!!

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WEBSITE  http://arts.gov.au/asiaawards/media

http://arts.gov.au/asiaawards/winnerprofiles

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(R to L) Annalouise Paul with MP Tony Burke Federal Minister for the Arts, Lee Lin Chin and Ako Kondo.

Annalouise Paul with MP Tony Burke Federal Minister for the Arts, Lee Lin Chin and Ako Kondo.

Some great video and print on ABC, The Australian, Arts Hub ….

ABC ONLINE PRINT & VIDEO
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-02/an-australian-arts-in-asia-awards-feature/4862304

THE AUSTRALIAN
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/ground-breaking-tours-recognised-in-australian-arts-in-asia-awards/story-e6frg8n

Zorba The Buddha – flamenco in New Delhi!

ZORBA!  Unexpectedly another chance to collaborate with fine musicians came along in New Delhi with an invitation to perform at world class retreat and global arts village Zorba the Buddha.  The environment is a lush green sanctuary in Ghitorni. I was blessed with generous artists who were keen to rehearse and learn new idioms of music and a super warm audience of dignitaries from  international consulates and arts and media organisations. What a treat! And a great show!

Special thanks to Rahul Sharma on tabla and Paul Schneiter on Cajon and the fabulous team at Zorba’s!  Some great photos below by Srinivasan Ramakrishnan.

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Annalouise Paul and Rahul Sharma

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Paul Schneiter, Rahul Sharma, Annalouise Paul

Paul Schneiter, Rahul Sharma, Annalouise Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathak-flamenco collaboration for World Dance Day 2013

RUNG was the name of the show directed and conceived by Anurekha Ghosh. I performed at ICCR in Kolkata, a well-established venue for theatre and dance and performed to a full house and was a great adventure for me creatively in exploration of Indian links to flamenco…once more.

The collaboration was a trio; Anurekha dancing Kathak, Subanka Debnath on tabla and myself dancing flamenco. Exploring beats and links, finding the ties both literal and figurative between the cultures. The show also saw awards to dance photographer Prashant Arora and young dance artists from regional areas and living ‘at risk’ in and around West Bengal. It was a fun night!!

THE STATESMAN – CELEBRATING DANCE  Meeting of Times brought together Anurekha and Annalouise Paul in a sort of a jugalbandi with Sukanta Debnath on tabla keeping rhythm. Read more click on link.

More press and photos below.

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Anurekha and Annalouise in ‘Rung’

 

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Promo for ‘Rung’

 

Photo: Prashant Arora

Photo: Prashant Arora