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Applespiel Are Actors, Crack, and 2011…

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s the (for uni-goers) last week of exams, classes and performances for the year, and it certainly feels like the end of an uphill climb. Here’s an update of what Applespiel have been up to over the last month (it’s been a while!)

Crack Theatre Festival was a wonderful, turbulent long-weekend away and since then we’ve been working on our Clubhouse event (through Performance Space) ‘Applespiel Are Actors And You Can Be Too Maybe’.

The acting workshop designed for performance artists a-feared of emotion, participants were introduced to The Harrison Method, and then led through a series of exercises to help them understand the actions, colours and emotions.

Once we felt everyone was familiar with the method, we gave them some scenes to work on.

The results were lovely to watch, and we’re proud to have done our bit for those performance artists who were too scared to play actions.

Coming up next: we’re revising Snail Piece, which was previously developed at Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival, for the Peats Ridge Festival over the New Years long weekend. After that – who knows! There’s a Next Wave/Kickstart meeting on Thursday at Carriageworks, Applespieler Nathan Harrison is premiering his honours performance entitled ‘Sixteen Year Old Me Isn’t Sure He Wants To Have This Conversation’, and we’re winding up things from the Sydney Fringe.

Some 2011 engagements are dependent on funding and applications that are due to be announced soon, but watch this space to find out about Applespiel’s 2011 involvement in festivals, labs and other events.

The year isn’t over yet, but on behalf of Applespiel I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us in 2010 – everyone who came to our shows, helped us source materials, read our blog posts, and those that we have worked with – Quarterbred, PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival, The Sydney Fringe, Crack Theatre Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, and Performance Space. We look forward to working with you again.

(all images by Lucy Parakhina)