About Performance

A bunch of kids have set out to bring a live audience to the urban Fantasia that is the under-side of the Flemington Bridge overpass. However, on the other side of the urban landscape, a bureaucratic plot is being hatched to undermine their efforts. Occupational Health and Safety manuals, insurance premiums and risk management plans are all being launched to destroy the young hopefuls. All seems lost. What are they to do?

The solution is simple: Fight back.

Kids Can Get Lost is a humorous performance about two Occupational Health and Safety Officers who attempt to run an educational course on Safe Family Roadtrips. The staging ground is the vast concrete floodway below the Yellow and Red Sticks of the CityLink Tollway. A place that is reminiscent of MTV Music Videos, Hollywood car chases and disaster movies; the perfect location for:
Crash Testing the Great Australian Holiday.


Friday, May 30, 2008

Season sold out

Sorry to say, but there are no more tickets left for KIDS CAN GET LOST

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Spilt Second DJ Set

If you didn’t get enough Gary Numan, Talking Heads, Devo or The Ramones when watching KIDS CAN GET LOST…

DON’T WORRY… Because we’re playing all those tracks plus more this Thursday 29th May from Midnight at the Next Wave Festival Club, Mercat Cross Hotel, 456 Queen St Melbourne (next to Vic Market)

“before the cream sits out too long, you must whip it”

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

We recommend Six Minute Soul Mate

This website isn’t just promoting our own performance of KIDS CAN GET LOST. We’d also like to highlight other projects in the festival that we think are really extraordinary and that everyone should check out. One of these is:

Six Minute Soul Mate
by Sydney based performance group, Brown Council.

It’s based around a six minute speed dating structure, that appears simple at first, yet through the subtle shifts in the performance style and the intimacy of the space, creates an experience that treads that complex line between being hilariously funny and bleakly sad.

It runs until friday... so don't miss out!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday 18th Performance as normal

Flooding has subsided.

Performance will be going ahead at the advertised time of 5pm.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Off-site Forum

Tomorrow morning (Sunday 18) at 10am, Spilt Second will be taking part in Next Wave's first Polyphonic forum:

Off-site

Off-Site will explore the ever-increasing expansion of performance and theatre into site-specific and non-traditional venues. Why do artists want to work outside of theatres and what are the implications for the audience? What are the performative devices and techniques that make these works successful or not? Off-Site will look at the history of site-specific work, broach new angles for discussing this mode of practice and investigate new movements, such as the rise in interventionist urban performance works.

Artists: Martyn Coutts (Chair), Kylie Belling, Matthew Kneale, post (Zoe Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor, Natalie Rose)

Date and venue: Sunday May 18 from 10:00AM at 2008 Next Wave Festival Club, Mercat Cross Hotel, 456 Queen Street, Melbourne

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes. No interval.

Price: Free

Saturday 17 May Performance Canceled

Tonight's performance of KIDS CAN GET LOST has been canceled due to rain and flooding.

If you have bought tickets via The Event Shop you will be contacted on Monday to receive a full refund or the option to transfer your tickets to another night.