profiler apr 27, 2016
Children and young people are at the centre of this E-dition. Triggered by research into the negative effects of electronic tools on the bodies and minds of children, Dancenorth transforms confined digital manipulation into vivid, expansive physical play. At London’s Tate Modern the young, and adults too, dig into the history of live art by recreating seminal works. In Stephen Page’s feature film Spear, a young man seeks reconciliation with his own culture by finding a place in men’s business. Margot Nash’s The Silences, a beautifully crafted film memoir, returns the filmmaker to her childhood to grapple with her fraught relationship with her mother.
AN ARTS CRITICAL ELECTION
Arts Minister Mitch Fifield’s Catalyst grant scheme has become a showcase for highly publicised and strategically staggered grant announcements that have about them the whiff of pork barrelling.
In Townsville, the digital world is banished as children, parents and Dancenorth come together to realise an amazingly magical, lo-fi interactive world.
PLAYING LIVE ART
At London’s Tate Modern, kids, parents and others learn about and give new life to performance art and live art classics and rarities, writes Madeleine Hodge.
STEPHEN PAGE’S SPEAR
Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director turns to film in an attempt to find a place for contemporary Aboriginal men’s business.
John Bailey declares Zoe Coombs Marr’s Trigger Warning “such a meta-theatrical tour de force that it threatens to alter the comedy landscape in profound ways.”
Filmmaker Margot Nash’s feature length memoir, centred around a troubled mother-daughter relationship, is a work of crystalline beauty, sadness and release. Now showing!
In its 5th year, Glasgow’s festival of performance and live art is at once outrageous, contemplative and communal, writes Megan Garrett-Jones.
realtime 132 april-may 2016
gideon obarzanek: after glow
keith gallasch, chunky move’s gideon obarzanek, rt81
garry stewart: dance evolution in the age of robotics
erin brannigan, adt's devolution, rt71
lucy guerin: between temperature & temperament
jonathan marshall, rt52
rosalind crisp: a european future
erin brannigan, rt48
helen herbertson: the place where things slip
philipa rothfield, delirium, rt36
tess de quincey & stuart lynch: dancing the city
keith gallasch, compression 100, de quincey lynch, rt11
Cover image (detail): Young participant at Playing Up (Lone Twin’s Beastie), photo Seraphina Neville, Tate Photography