So it’s almost the end of March? It only feels like yesterday we were performing on the point at SOH for New Years Eve!
Its been a busy kick-off to 2016 - we’ve welcomed our super duper new Producer Cecily Hardy, bounced into an investigation into our ridiculously exciting trampoline work, started working with a gorgeous Olympic medalist, and been strutting around the Red Box with the crew from NIDA developing FFF.
Feeling absolutely blessed to be working with such a brilliant team of curious, brave and respected artists.
With so much on, we knew it was time to reach out and connect - it’s time to grow our Legs! We are currently calling for applications from performers to join the Legs family (more details later in the newsletter)
We’d love to hear from you and see if we click.
Feeling some physical theatre withdrawal symptoms? Want to catch Legs this month? We are performing a little gig down at the Powerhouse Museum to celebrate the stunning Art of The Brick Exhibition (more details below). Hope to see you there!
Kath Melbourne Executive Producer
WHO ELSE WOULD YOU TURN TO FOR SUPERHEROES?
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Holy torleeto It’s a.. bat?!
What could possibly improve on more than a million lego blocks sculpted into over 120 large-scale sculptures of the world’s favourite superheroes and super-villains? Legs On The Wall of course! This time we’re embracing our fun side and strutting our hero tights, as we scale the walls comic-style for the Powerhouse museum’s MAASive Lates: Superheroesevent, inspired by the hugely popular exhibition now showing The Art of the Brick: DC Comics.
Don your cape, wear your undies on the outside and fly to the Powerhouse for this FREEadults only event. Legs’ superheroes are featured as part of what’s shaping up to be an epic event – including a phone booth challenge, the superhero show-off, and photo ops as your favourite heroes.
It’s been so much fun down here at the Red Box this week, our powerful lady heroes Lee-Anne Litton and Kat Puie have been hanging upside-down, balancing on window ledges, and saving women from burning buildings – all in readiness for the big event.
When: Thursday 24 March from 6pm Where: MAAS Powerhouse, 500 Harris St, Ultimo. Bookings are essential and can be made herebut you better get to the Batmobile - it’s almost SOLD OUT! *Remember its ADULTS ONLY.
HIGHLY SPRUNG - A public space activation to unleash the child in us all.
This new work in development aims to joyfully and indelibly transform familiar streets and public squares. Converting well-known precincts into somewhat skewed versions of themselves where buildings are bendy, solid ground bounces and shoes are banned. Exploring with humour and poignancy the challenges of urban life via an expertly crafted trampoline performance.
Highly Sprung combines the athleticism of sports trampolining, site-specific live art and physical theatre. Generating joy, shared experience and a sense of community.
But it’s not just all about stunning physical skill and crafted storytelling- as part of each performance pedestrians are stolen from their daily grind, invited to kick off their shoes, and encouraged to enter into a state of play.
Highly Sprung has sprung (all the puns are possible with this work) into action in March with the creative team gathering for the first time to soak up inspiration from site and from each other. Who better to match our very own number one Co-creators Josh Thomson & Lee-Anne Litton, Production Designer Dillon MacEwan and Inflatables maestro Sarah Harvie than the talented and passionate Olympic medalist and Australian number one trampolinist Ji Wallace as a key collaborator on this work?
This dynamic team will lead Highly Sprung into an investigation at the end of this month, which will no doubt springboard them into development and rehearsals for an end of year premiere. Get your bounce ready, and watch this space.
PERFORMER CALL OUT - DO WE CLICK?
As you could probably tell from this newsletter, Legs have got a lot of projects on the boil and it’s time for us to expand our family. We are looking for talented aerialists, contemporary dancers, super acrobats and multi-skilled performers to add their skills, talents, ideas and experience to our family of Legs.
Have you been curious about working with Legs? Do you know anyone who sounds like they would click? Pass it on!
To help us work out if we'll click please do fill in our new performer survey by APRIL 4. We'd love to hear from you!