They Gather | Bridget Fiske & Joseph Lau

with Stelios Manousakis, Stephanie Pan and collaborating performers

ABOUT

Distributed across the festival, They Gather explores and creates states of being and coming together: in vulnerability, in celebration, to be heard, to survive, to find meaning. Blending visceral and sensitive movement with original soundscapes and voice, They Gather asks us to engage with each other, our environment and our humanity. Witness, engage and participate in gatherings throughout Supercell including: 'Lost In Feeling' - a collective action inviting you to be seen, to be heard and to express. ‘Corpus Alimentation' - gather together to witness the unravelling of our most primal needs for survival. ‘Everyday Freedoms' – small, durational gatherings that unfold in indefinite ways, addressing questions of presence, value, systems and freedoms. A collaboration between choreographers / directors Bridget Fiske & Joseph Lau, cutting edge sound artists Stelios Manousakis & Stephanie Pan and a unique ensemble of collaborating performers.

Produced by Bridget Fiske with Stichting Modulus, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance and Project Auske (Fiske & Lau). This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project is made possible with support by the Performing Arts Fund NL and is also supported by MAD Dance House, Stichting Modulus and Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy.


Lost in Feeling

DATE AND TIME | Saturday 30 March
WORKSHOP | 3.00-3.45PM
PERFORMANCE |
3.45-4.15PM

DURATION | 30 minutes

WHERE | Gasworks, Gasometer (Newstead)

PRICE | FREE

Corpus Alimentation

DATE AND TIME | Thursday 4 April
9.30-10.00PM

DURATION | 30 minutes, No latecomers

WHERE | Turbine Studio at Brisbane Powerhouse

PRICE - $30 *plus booking fee

Everyday Freedoms

DATE AND TIME | Friday 5 April
11.30AM-2.30PM

DURATION | 3 hours

WHERE | Valley Metro (Brunswick street entrance)

PRICE | FREE


They Gather ‘Lost in Feeling’ Workshop

Join a team of local and international artists for a public space movement and sound workshop at the Gasworks gasometer. ‘Lost In Feeling’ is a workshop and performance activity about creating mass movement and sound that encourages participants to be with each other, to share an expressive moment together and to be seen and to be heard.

The workshop is free and accessible to anyone keen to participate, regardless of experience and ability! We encourage you to stay and be part of the Lost in Feeling performance, immediately after the workshop at the Gasworks gasometer. What you do in the workshop will provide you with all the experience you need to participate in the performance.

WORKSHOP | 3:00 - 3:45PM

PERFORMANCE | 3:45 - 4.15PM

Please wear comfortable and loose clothing and shoes you can move in, ensure you wear sun protection and please bring water.

For more information, please contact the They Gather creative team via theygatherproject@gmail.com


KEY CREATIVES

Co-creator / Director / Choreographer: Bridget Fiske

Co-creator / Director / Choreographer: Joseph Lau

Co-creator / Sound Artist / Composer: Stelios Manousakis

Co-creator / Sound Artist / Composer: Stephanie Pan

Collaborating Performers: Charles Ball, Chloe Lanham, Kristian Santic and Sammie Williams

Producing Credits: Produced by Bridget Fiske. Australian Producer En Rui Foo. Co-produced by Stichting Modulus, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane and Project Auske (Fiske & Lau).


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Bridget Fiske | Co-Director/Choreographer

Bridget’s portfolio spans choreography, interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitation in community, education and professional contexts, producing and dance development. Credits amongst other projects and engagements includes: choreographic, movement & rehearsal director with Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) on productions ‘Burning Doors’, ‘Trash Cuisine’ and ‘Red Forest’ as well as working with BFT directors on ‘Trustees’ (Malthouse Theatre and Melbourne International Festival) and ‘Counting Sheep: Staging A Revolution’ (VAULT Festival), dancer and curatorial assistant on ‘Accented Body’ (director / producer Cheryl Stock), associate director and performer on ‘Sufi In The City’ (Sarah Sayeed), collaborator on projects in partnership with BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, choreographer of ‘Because of Gravity’ for The Future (Rambert & The Lowry partnership) and company dancer with Buzz Dance Theatre. Commissions for solo and collaborative works have been received from moves - International Festival of Movement on Screen and The Watching Dance Project, the EU consortium Be SpectACTive!, Illuminating York and Moving Dance Forward. Bridget completed a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) and BA Honours (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology.

Bridget and Joseph are teaching in the Participate program Thursday 4 April, 11.00 - 1.00PM | THE WHY

www.bridgetfiske.com


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Joseph Lau | Co-Director/Choreographer

Joseph works as a choreographer, performer and facilitator. Joseph’s choreographic work includes: ‘Viva...’ (‘Dance Channels’ EU project), ‘Deeper Than All Roses’ (FascinatE multimedia project between BBC, Technicolour, University of Salford and various EU partners), ‘PIIGS...Italy’ (via Moving Dance Forward), the fine art and dance collaboration ‘Drawn Together. Drawn Apart’ and the 2010 TURN Prize work ‘Abandoned Things’. Joseph’s solo works includes ‘STAFF ID 5201’ and ‘The Age Of Ledger’. Joseph’s performance history in Australia and the UK  includes with: imitating the dog, Opera Queensland, Buzz Dance Theatre, Dance North, Willi Dorner, Eleni Edipidi, Slunglow, Wendy Wallace, Jean Tally, Bridget Fiske and Barking Gecko Theatre Company. Joseph has worked on many grassroots community engagement projects and lectures in Dance in Higher Education contexts. Joseph also works in areas of artist led development, arts entrepreneurship and arts organisational development through board/advisory group roles currently including Manchester Dance Consortium.

Bridget and Joseph are teaching in the Participate program Thursday 4 April, 11.00 - 1.00PM | THE WHY

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Stelios Manousakis | Composer/Sound Artist

Stelios Manousakis (NL/GR) is an artist exploring relationships between time, space, body, system, and sound. His work is particularly concerned with the invisible and the ephemeral, and with dynamically shaping sensation, perception and experience. His practice lies in the convergence of art, philosophy, science and engineering. It extends from performances, to environments and interactive installations, to compositions, fixed media pieces, and film music, often merging algorithmic finesse with the expressiveness of improvisation or the immediacy of audience participation. Stelios’ work has been shown internationally in varied venues and festivals such as ZKM Karlsruhe, dOCUMENTA, GLOBALE Festival, Seattle Art Museum, IDFA Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art Vigo, Dag in de Branding, ICMC, NIME, Rewire festival, Audio Art festival, and Athens Digital Arts Festival. Besides his solo work, he has co-founded several music and multimedia groups and, together with duo partner Stephanie Pan, is the co-founding director and curator of the intermedial Modern Body Festival.


Photo by Michel Mees

Photo by Michel Mees

Stephanie Pan | Composer/Sound Artist

Stephanie Pan is a vocalist, performance artist, maker, and curator. Her work integrates interdisciplinary art, experimental theater, extended vocal techniques and new music. A mutating combination of theater/performance art/experimental music/improvisation/controlled chaos/pop music/classical music, her work is visceral, passionate and intense, and often explores the limits of the body and voice. She has performed extensively throughout the US and Europe, and has presented her work in venues and festivals as varied as CTM Festival Berlin, Young Vic Theatre London, La MaMa Theater NYC, Amsterdamse Stadsschouwburg, IDFA, Beursschouwburg Brussel, and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. She is co-founder and co-curator of the inter-media platform Modern Body Festival in The Hague. Ms. Pan received her Masters in Theatre from DasArts: Advanced Studies in the Performing Arts, and holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Music and Applied Mathematics, and a First Phase Diploma, with distinction, in Classical Singing from The Royal Conservatory, The Hague.


 
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Produced by Bridget Fiske with Stichting Modulus, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance and Project Auske (Fiske & Lau). This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. This project is made possible with support by the Performing Arts Fund NL and is also supported by MAD Dance House, Stichting Modulus and Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy.