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Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Improvising raconteurs, dancers & musicians from Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra gather for this annual 3 day intense practice of their craft.  5 performances are open to the public.  Don’t miss Australia’s best improvising performers going out to the edge as they make it up on the spot.  Funny, poignant and startling virtuosity will have you wondering […]

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Future Possible: beyond the screen


In the 2nd edition of our Future Possible conversation series, we’ll be questioning the future of the screen, and what the place of the plastic or 3D arts will be as we move towards an increasingly digital, back-lit life. Our provocateur for this conversation is Mez Breeze, an award-winning creative who makes bespoke digital fiction, […]

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Afternoon Seminar by the Arts Law Centre of Australia

Published: Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Seminar: Copyright for artists and creatives (artistic practice focus) Presenter: Trudi Sarks, senior solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia. This session, facilitated by the Arts Law Centre of Australia, walks artists through the basics of copyright and moral rights. If you are creating your own material and/or wish to use other’s creative material […]

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Tales After Dark feat. Shortis and Simpson

Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Tales After Dark is storytelling with a difference – not for children but for grown-ups. Actors will read tales that are funny, moving, thought-provoking and entertaining, re-living the joys of having stories read out loud to us as we did as kids. Tales After Dark  is an on-going event that always features a guest music […]

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Canberra Youth Theatre: Anti-Gone – The Greek Project

Published: Thursday, 4 August 2016

The word empathy comes from the Greek word – empatheia. During ancient times, plays were written as teaching tools to develop empathy among the audience. Anti-Gone: The Greek Project will be a tragedy.This performance will be adapted from the classical text of Antigone, bringing it into a contemporary context while maintaining its essence. 

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An Elemental Evening

Published: Tuesday, 12 July 2016

A performance night of artistic interpretations of the 5 elements (fire, water, earth, air, aether) The show will both be translated into Auslan and will feature acts with auslan interwoven in the choreography. To further support accessibility, software has been developed by our artists which will convert the live music played during the show to […]

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The Slip Lane

Published: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Aspen Island Theatre Company presents The Slip Lane, an original play about loneliness and human connection set on the fringes of … Canberra … Discarded from society and alienated from his own existence, Matthew seeks purpose to his life through a campaign to improve the intersection of Gundaroo Drive and the Gungahlin Drive Extension. Missy is spooked […]

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Canberra Youth Theatre: The Verbatim Project

Published: Friday, 24 June 2016

Verbatim theatre is a style that is current and relevant in the theatrical world as we choose more and more to explore real stories and real people. Teens and older members of society are two groups who are often marginalised purely on account of their age and this work will find connections between them. There […]

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Canberra Youth Theatre: Holiday Workshop Program

Published: Thursday, 16 June 2016

Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, Canberra Youth Theatre tutor Errenn Ball will use drama games and exercises across a fun week-long program to build and develop skills in theatre. Catering for ages 7 – 12 years, CYT’s holiday programs are designed to build confidence and fundamental skills in voice, movement, character and […]

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Canberra Youth Theatre: The Working Actor (16-25yrs) Masterclass


The Working Actor focuses on the ways in which young and emerging actors can break into the entertainment industry by crafting strong audition techniques to give you the edge on the competition. This workshop will take participants through the process of preparing auditions for acting jobs and training institutions (National Institute of Dramatic Art, Victorian […]

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