Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

Carrying Capacity, You Are Here

No Comments 24 March 2014

-by Kelly Beneforti Amidst the You Are Here independent publishing fair, Somebody’s Aunt perform their processional work Carrying Capacity in the courtyard of Gorman House Arts Centre. The group of Canberra women who together form Somebody’s Aunt are known for their use of public space in performance. They also presented Carrying Capacity at City Walk earlier in the week. Carrying Capacity reflects […]

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Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe 2014

Worst Side Story

No Comments 24 March 2014

Worst Side Story is inventive, side-splitting and just the right amount of self-deprecating, according to Alex Sutcliffe.

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Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe 2014

Run Girl Run

No Comments 24 March 2014

Alex Sutcliffe appreciates Grit Theatre's physical endurance as well as the underlying discussion of our culture's obsession with appearance.

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Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

Unsex Me, You Are Here

No Comments 23 March 2014

-Smith’s Alternative Bookshop is turned into a theatre for two nights to welcome the Canberra premiere of Unsex Me. Presented by MKA: Theatre of New Writing and written by Mark Wilson, Unsex Me is a controversial post-dramatic theatre work that will either have you laughing on the edge of your seat or walking out halfway into the show. Wilson […]

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No Lights No Lycra, You Are Here

No Comments 23 March 2014

On Friday night the Money Bin was commandeered by Lucy Nelson and Lisa Sampson, organisers of the Canberra No Lights No Lycra sessions. To passersby, sliding doors closing on the dark room seemed ominous, but for those inside it was a completely different story. No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is about dancing in the dark, […]

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Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

Elevate, You Are Here

No Comments 23 March 2014

   The audience are active participants in a new work by Natalie Abbott, Janine Proost and Amelia McQueen, and from the beginning we are invited, coaxed and drawn into its making. Elevate demands that the performers stay with us constantly in the present while still achieving the structures around which the work is built. Each audience member […]

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Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

One Minute Film Festival, You Are Here

No Comments 22 March 2014

Ten pm Wednesday, a small crowd collected at the Money Bin for You Are Here’s One Minute Film Festival: a celebration of Australia’s diverse video artists. The audience sat on old couches, beanbags and cardboard boxes, surrounded by leads and lighting scaffold, which gave the space the feel of an industrial lounge room. The evening […]

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Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

I Gave My Soul to Rock ‘n’ Roll and Didn’t Charge Anything

No Comments 20 March 2014

Max Barker’s I Gave My Soul to Rock ‘n’ Roll and Didn’t Charge Anything made its second outing at this year’s You Are Here last Tuesday night, this time in the moodily-lit Smith’s Alternative. A monologue equal parts poetry, lecture, and autobiography, I Gave My Soul to Rock ‘n’ Roll paints a personal, yet thoroughly relatable, picture of one man’s torrid […]

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Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

The Mayfly Project, You Are Here

No Comments 20 March 2014

Devised by Nathan Harrison and Jake Pember, The Mayfly Project is a delicate performance work currently showing at Smith’s Alternative Bookshop as part of You Are Here. A combination of lecture, forum and theatrical storytelling, The Mayfly Project encourages audiences to think big about environmental sustainability and the ways to achieve it. Harrison and Pember begin by introducing the character […]

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Canberra, You Are Here Canberra 2014

Glitoris, You Are Here

No Comments 20 March 2014

“WET HOT PUNK ROCK!” Such was the chant in Glitoris‘ final number at this year’s You Are Here, and such was the order of the night last Monday when the all-girl punk rockers gave their sweaty, naked, glittery show to a very full Money Bin. The relatively small venue was overflowing with punters from all walks of life […]

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