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.

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 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

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