2018 House Programs Re-Member Me - Page 6

became interested in performances of Hamlet for which no recordings exist , and which only reside in the memories of those who saw them . “ At some point I stopped looking for recordings of Hamlet , and started making recordings of memories .”
Beau began conducting interviews and the real show began to emerge . Something of the character of Hamlet lent itself to the project on which Beau had embarked . “ There is , I think , a queer association to lip syncing that is relevant to the lens I wanted to look at Hamlet through . Because I think that Hamlet is an inherently queer character . In the broadest and deepest sense . And I think that I ’ m drawn to figures that tend to articulate a queer subjectivity .”
The camp quality of lip sync means it is a form where the frivolous can co-exist with deep seriousness . “ I think we all become one another in this world . In my worldview we are all mutable echoes vibrating in a vast feedback loop . I am not as discrete as I might like to believe .”
“ The idea of ‘ me ’ is really something of a ghost . So , lip syncing speaks to that , too . I also paradoxically find that in channelling the voices of others , I can find a space in which I speak for myself .”
— JOHN BAILEY
John Bailey is a freelance writer based in Melbourne .
DICKIE BEAU MASTERCLASS — THE FABULATORS
Following this Melbourne International Arts Festival season of Remember-Me , Dickie Beau joins us for an exclusive three-day performance masterclass . The workshop will focus on techniques and rituals used in physical preparation for performance . It will also look at the background to Dickie Beau ’ s practice and to what traditions it owes its existence , including classical acting , drag , clowning , and physical theatre .
23 — 25 October , 10am — 5pm
For more information visit https :// melbfe . st / 2IK1DxZ
THE ARTIST THANKS
Martin Sherman , Sean Mathias , Sir Ian McKellen , Sir Richard Eyre , John Wood , Suzanne Bertish , Stephen Ashby , John Peter , Judith Burnley , Cliona Roberts , Matthew Poxon , Ivan Mulcahy , Aoife Monks , Denise Gough , Benedict Cumberbatch , Deborah Warner , Robert Icke , Lucy Pattison , Malcolm Sinclair , Fiona Shaw , Pamela Vision , Salette Gressett , Fintan Walsh , Mark Russell , Jonathan Holloway and all at Melbourne International Arts Festival , Daniel Clarke and all at Arts Centre Melbourne .
ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
At Arts Centre Melbourne , we bring people together for remarkable experiences . Sitting beneath our iconic Spire , we ’ re Australia ’ s largest and busiest performing arts centre . Each year we stage more than 4,000 performances and public events and welcome over 3 million people through our doors . In fact , as a cultural and architectural landmark in our nation ’ s cultural capital , we ’ ve showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years .
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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia ’ s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for commissioning and presenting unique international and Australian dance , theatre , music , visual arts , free and outdoor events each October .
At the heart of Melbourne ’ s culture of creativity , we curate unique experiences that bring people together and break new ground in culture and the arts .
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Jonathan Holloway
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Kath M Mainland CBE
03 — 21 OCTOBER 2018 festival . melbourne # melbfest
Melbourne International Arts Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live , learn and work . We pay our respects to the Kulin Elders and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples .
PRINCIPAL PUBLIC PARTNER
COVER PHOTOS | Robin Fisher
— JOHN BAILEY John Bailey is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. DICKIE BEAU MASTERCLASS—THE FABULATORS Following this Melbourne International Arts Festival season of Remember-Me, Dickie Beau joins us for an exclusive three-day performance masterclass. The workshop will focus on techniques and rituals used in physical preparation for performance. It will also look at the background to Dickie Beau’s practice and to what traditions it owes its existence, including classical acting, drag, clowning, and physical theatre. 23—25 October, 10am—5pm For more information visit https://melbfe.st/2IK1DxZ THE ARTIST THANKS Martin Sherman, Sean Mathias, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Richard Eyre, John Wood, Suzanne Bertish, Stephen Ashby, John Peter, Judith Burnley, Cliona Roberts, Matthew Poxon, Ivan Mulcahy, Aoife Monks, Denise Gough, Benedict Cumberbatch, Deborah Warner, Robert Icke, Lucy Pattison, Malcolm Sinclair, Fiona Shaw, Pamela Vision, Salette Gressett, Fintan Walsh, Mark Russell, Jonathan Holloway and all at Melbourne International Arts Festival, Daniel Clarke and all at Arts Centre Melbourne. ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL At Arts Centre Melbourne, we bring people together for remarkable experiences. Sitting beneath our iconic Spire, we’re Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre. Each year we stage more than 4,000 performances and public events and welcome over 3 million people through our doors. In fact, as a cultural and architectural landmark in our nation’s cultural capital, we’ve showcased the best of Australian and international performing arts for over 30 years. artscentremelbourne.com.au Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for commissioning and presenting unique ѕɹѥ)Ʌѡɔͥ٥Յ̰)ɕёȁٕ́=ѽȸ)ЁѡЁ5ɹéձɔɕѥ٥)ݔɅєչՔɥ́ѡЁɥ)ѽѡȁɕ܁ɽչձɔ)ѡ̸)IQ%MQ% %I Q=H))ѡ!݅(ϊPā= Q= H)a UQ%Y%I Q=H)-Ѡ45 )ѥمɹ)5ɹ%ѕɹѥ́ѥم́ ɔ5ɹݱ́ѡ)QɅѥ ѽ́ѡ́ݡݔٔɸݽɬ]䁽)ɕ́Ѽѡ-ձ́ɥQɕ́MɅЁ%ͱȁA̸)AI%9 %A0AU 1% AIQ9H)ѕɕѕəɵ́!)ȁݡɕɑ́аݡ)ɕͥѡɥ́ѡ͔ݡͅ܁ѡ+qЁͽЁ$ѽȁɕɑ)!ахѕɕɑ́)ɥ̻t) ԁՍѥѕ٥́ѡ)ɕ͡܁ѼɝMѡѡ)Ʌѕȁ!ЁЁ͕ѼѡɽЁ)ݡ ԁɭqQɔ̰$ѡ)ՕȁͽѥѼ幍ѡЁ́ɕم)Ѽѡ́$݅ѕѼЁ!Ёѡɽ՝) ͔$ѡѡЁ!Ё́ɕѱ)ՕȁɅѕȸ%ѡɽЁ)͕͔$ѡѡЁ'eɅݸѼɕ́ѡ)ѕѼѥձєՕȁՉѥ٥今t)QՅ䁽幌́Ё́ɴ)ݡɔѡɥٽ́ЁݥѠ)͕ɥ͹̸q$ѡݔѡ)ѡ́ݽɱ%ݽɱ٥܁ݔɔх)́٥ɅѥمЁ$)Ё͍́ɕє́$ЁѼٔt+qQad́ɕͽѡ)иM幍́Ѽѡаѽ$ͼ)Ʌ᥍䁙ѡЁѡٽ)ѡ̰$ݡ$)͕