We are committed to making our Liveworks Festival as accessible and inclusive as possible, and 2016 will be our most accessible yet with Auslan Interpreted Performances, Tactile Tours and Audio Described Performances. Please ask us if you would like any information in alternative formats and please get in touch with us if would like to discuss your access requirements. We will endeavour to assist in meeting your access needs.
Liveworks will be held at Carriageworks, located at 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For more information about the venue and accessible facilities, please read our access guide.
GET IN TOUCH
We welcome your feedback and questions. You can contact us by:
Phone: (02) 8571 9111 (during business hours)
National Relay Service: 1800 555 660 (free from landlines) or relayservice.gov.au
Tickets are available through our website – www.performancespace.com.au. You can also call us directly on (02) 8571 9111 or email email@example.com to let us know about your access requirements.
Companion Card holders are entitled to receive a complimentary ticket for their companion. To book please call us during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Companion tickets must be booked at the same time as the purchased ticket.
USING THIS WEBSITE
If you have difficulty navigating this website, we recommend reading The Department of Human Services’s tips to website accessibility HERE. This guide provides tips on how to make websites easier to read and navigate, depending on your browser.
We welcome any suggestions or feedback on using this website. Please get in touch using the contact information above.
Liveworks Opening Party
Thursday 27 October, 6.00 – 10pm
Auslan Interpreted Speeches: When you book a ticket on opening night you will automatically be included in our Liveworks Opening Night festivities. We will have Auslan interpreted speeches and interpreters at the Box Office for your convenience.
SoftMachine: XiaoKe x ZiHan
CHOY KA FAI
Thursday 27 October, 7.30pm
About the work: Chinese artists XiaoKe x ZiHan make collaborative works that explore the extremes of bodily movement to reflect on the social and political context of China. Their SoftMachine performance draws on their experience of constant cultural surveillance to investigate the boundaries of artistic freedom.
Auslan Interpreted Performance: Please note that some parts of SoftMachine: XiaoKe x ZiHan will be performed in Mandarin with English captions, and some till be performed in English with Auslan interpretation. The Auslan Interpreted performance of SoftMachine is produced by Auslan Stage Left.
CHOY KA FAI
Thursday 27 October, 8.30pm
About the work: A performer of remarkable precision and intelligence, Rianto is an Indonesianborn dancer living in Tokyo. His mastery of both traditional and contemporary styles includes extensive training in Lengger: an erotic dance that crosses the boundaries of gender.
Auslan Interpreted Performance: Please note that some parts of SoftMachine: Rianto will be performed in Indonesian with English captions, and some till be performed in English with Auslan interpretation.The Auslan Interpreted performance of SoftMachine is produced by Auslan Stage Left.
A FAINT EXISTENCE
KRISTINA CHAN AND FORCE MAJEURE
Friday 28 October
About the work: The stunning full-length solo debut from acclaimed Australian dancer-choreographer Kristina Chan, A Faint Existence is a powerful physical meditation on impermanence, fragility and mortality in the age of climate change.
Tactile Tour – 8pm: This presentation will explore both tactile and kinaesthetic elements of the work, as well as providing patrons with an opportunity for active participation with artist Kristina Chan.
Audio Described Performance – 9pm: Audio Description is available for this performance. Please let us know in advance and we will make sure to reserve a headset for you. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website on prior to the performance.BOOK NOW
SPIRIT OF THINGS: THE SOUND OF OBJECTS
Saturday 29 October, 2pm
About the work: A moving sonic response to Indigenous objects and artefacts held in museum collections globally, Spirit of Things is a new music-based performance work by Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, members of the award-winning musical duo, the Stiff Gins, in collaboration with renowned British director Felix Cross.
Audio Described Performance: Audio Description is available for this performance. Please let us know in advance and we will make sure to reserve a headset for you. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website prior to the performance.BOOK NOW
THE MUSEUM GOES LIVE
Thursday 3 November, 5.30pm
About the work: Tracing the interplay between music and humanity through the triumphs and disasters of the last century, The Museum Goes Live is an exhibition and live performance series celebrating the distinctive, groundbreaking vision of audio pioneer Jon Rose.
Tactile tour: Patrons will be led through the exhibition space and encouraged to encounter the work through a facilitated tactile experience.
FREE event. Please call us directly on (02) 8571 9111 or email email@example.com to let us know about your access requirements.
Thursday 3 November, 6.30pm – 9pm
Tactile tour and Audio Described performance: Ecosexual Bathhouse is a roving, self-guided experience. Patrons wishing to take advantage of audio described and tactile services will be individually led through the performance space by a guide and encouraged to encounter the work through a facilitated sensory and audio described experience. Please let us know in advance to book in with one of our guides. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website prior to the performance.
The duration of this performance will be approximately 1 hour. Patrons are admitted every 20 minutes.
Friday 4 November, 7.30pm
About the work: The Talk is a terribly undomesticated evening. It’s one account of what happens when you start talking about sex with your family: what ‘the talk’ is, and what it shouldn’t be. Based on real conversations with Grigor’s own family, The Talk is an awkwardly intimate and hilarious conversation with the artist about sex, sexuality and love.
Auslan Interpreted Performance: The Auslan Interpreted performance of The Talk is produced by Auslan Stage Left.
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