Performance Space Launches Program of Events

Performance Space in Sydney has launched You Are Here, an exciting and diverse season of performance, dance and installation which explores our place in the world, the landscapes in which we live and the times of our lives.

You Are Here kicks off with the season launch on Thursday, February 11 (6-10pm), which will feature the opening of the visual arts program plus surprise performances and guests. Over the following six weeks Performance Space offers an array of creative talent in the theatre, the gallery and the foyer of CarriageWorks.

In the theatre award winning dancer and choreographer Martin del Amo exposes his encounters with the city in It’s A Jungle Out There; Mike Mullins, the founder of Performance Space, presents The Politics of Change, a performative lecture on Sydney’s evolving performance culture; Sydney dancer Alexandra Harrison presents her captivating solo work Dark, Not Too Dark; Rosie Dennis draws on stories about the city in her performance Downtown; and William Yang shares his story of Sydney’s creative scene in the 70s and 80s inMy Generation.

In the gallery Sydney based artist Alex Kershaw presents One of Several Centres his video installation of performative interactions with the people of Alice Springs; in the foyer renowned sound artist and sculptor Nigel Helyer’s installation, GhosTrain reintroduces the sounds of the railways to CarriageWorks; and Patrick Ronald and Shannon McDonell (re)create a rural building in a life-size photographic installation and locate it in the foyer of CarriageWorks in Habits and Habitat.

During You Are Here Performance Space launches ClubHouse – an experiment to host an ever-changing roster of discussion about and around art.

You Are Here takes place between February 10 and March 17, 2010 at CarriageWorks, Sydney’s home for contemporary arts.

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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