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Fremantle Theatre Company Season 2024

Splice.

Presented by FTC INDIE and i2.

The FTC INDIE program is delighted to present this newest iteration of Xin Hui Ong's original dance-theatre work: SPLICE!


If you are open to a new experience and meeting some of WA's most phenomenal dance-theatre artists, please come and join us to witness this creative exploration at Victoria Hall.

 

Ever reconnected with an old friend after a long time, realised that although you’ve both taken different life paths, your journeys resonate, sharing parallel themes and challenges despite making different choices? How do our choices create our reality? How, where and why do we converge?

 

In a deeply personal and contemplative evening, SPLICE explores how our lives are threads of a larger fabric of the universe, a

multiverse of infinite possibilities.

 

Splice is a mesmerising mix of soulful vocals, loop-recorded live music, a kinetic set design depicting hidden dimensions, and evocative contemporary dance. With elements of improvisation, the performance is different each night.

 

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the special way in which Dance can also transform into discussion after this 30-minute performance, as speakers from different walks of life share authentic personal journeys.

 

Conversations will no doubt continue as we grab a drink at the bar and reflect on our journey together in this life. Make deeper connections, chat with someone new and meet the artists as we share what life is ‘really like’ for independent artists in WA. We would love to hear what you thought of the work, and exchange ideas on where this could go next.

 

We will see you in the theatre!


WHEN: July 18-20, 2024 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

TIME: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

WHERE: Victoria Hall, 179 High St, Fremantle

Meet The Creative Team:
 

 

Director - Xin Ong

 

Producer - Xin Ong / Sam Hortin

 

Choreographer -  Xin Ong / Dancers

 

Performers - Estelle Brown, Izzy Leclezio, Sarah Kinch, Lillany Weber.

 

Musician - Abbey Felton

 

Lighting Design - Matthew Erren

 

Set Design - Nikita Bernardo / Leisl Lucerne-Knight

The Dorkestra

August 28 at Morning Mels

For Morning Melodies, the Dorkestra will prepare a special concert of beautiful pieces from their repertoire which includes Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven ad Schubert, along with the early music of Vivaldi, Telemann, Correlli, Handel and Bach. 

You are sure to recognise them!

They have played in Victoria Hall before and are looking forward to returning to perform in the Morning Melodies series.  Come have a cuppa beforehand at 10am and a chat!

 

Also known as the Fremantle Community Orchestra, the Dorkestra is largely a string orchestra with some winds and brass.  The orchestra is a friendly group for adult new and returning musicians.  The Dorkestra has grown and developed under the guidance of conductor and educator Daemon Clark, with weekend music camps and an annual southwest tour. You can find them on www.communityorchestras.org.au

 

ALL TICKETS $25     

When: Wednesday August 28, 10.30am

Where: Victoria Hall, 179 High St Fremantle.

Any queries please contact hello@fremantletheatrecompany.com

Morning Melodies will also be on 30 October with Lucky Oceans and David Milroy.

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Launching the FTC INDEPENDENT program.

It's all about radical access, hyper inclusivity and a revived grassroots & mid-tier performing arts sector, for FTC in 2024.

This purpose built program take advantage of our home in the Victoria Hall theatre, our producing acumen and our fantastic audience - and makes each valuable resource readily available to international acts, independent producers and local artists.

 

In 2024, you will witness a line-up of fantastic shows that come to us not only bearing true-Freo performers but award-winning UK theatre companies, returning TV stars, experimental dance and stand-out new directors and producers who are taking their careers by the horns. It's everything you'd hope for from a performing arts pace in Fremantle, and we hope, just a little bit more!

And we very much look forward to letting you know about each and every great event, and how to get yourself involved. Just watch this space!

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FTC Launches

Youth Artist Classes!

Acting Classes for 15 - 18 yo

In response to the many, many asking, we are now delivering a Professional Theatre Training Program for young performers aspiring to develop their skills confidence and stagecraft, as a part of our new youth initiative – New Wave.

 

Classes are designed for the more mature end of students, 15 – 18, readying themselves for a career in the arts. The training aims to capitalise on what they have learnt at school and provide them with the skills and insights to begin focusing on working in the industry and developing their own ‘voice’ and artistry, for performance.

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The program will be led by HERMIONE GEHLE, a performer and theatre-maker in her own right, who brings a wealth of experience to the room. Her classes will offer opportunity for these young artists to expand their abilities, explore their range as performers, and begin to navigate their personal brand as artists.

And of course, as a program hosted by a real Theatre, we look forward to hosting classes in the glorious Victoria Hall Theatre and welcome to the fray a line-up of guest tutors, who can bring to the room their own real-world insight and inspiration.

Acting is magical.Change your look and your attitude,

and you can be anyone. - ALICIA WITT

It's got to do with putting yourself in other people's shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting.

- CHRISTIAN BALE

 

 

What more do we need right now, than a reminder of how to embrace empathy? And how to transform ourselves for the better? Actor training is the pathway to just that!


Location: Victoria Hall, 179 High St Fremantle     Duration: 2hrs, once a week.     

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Mentoring Programme
 

Fremantle Theatre Company regularly receives requests from young artists and art workers who are looking to further their experience and to have guidance within the profession.

The  FTC Executive leadership has experience in many areas of the performance industry which gives them the ability to mentor broadly in the industry.

Our Artistic Director, Renato Fabretti, has a particular interest in ensuring that homegrown talent is nurtured and is given a place on the stages of our state.  His work in film and on stage as an actor and a creator, makes him ideally placed to mentor young artists wishing to make their way in the profession.

Our General Manager, Pippa Davis, has a background in design, production management, venue, and arts management.  This diverse background gives her the ability to mentor people in many areas and to guide them in integrating the various skills into a cohesive approach within the performing arts industry.

This funding will allow the company to work in a more structured way with aspiring artists and arts workers.  The mentee can be in professional or community work and at any stage of their career.

To apply please send an email to victoriahallfremantle@gmail.com letting us know what area you are interested in and whom you would like to work with.  Please include contact details and a short statement of your artistic practice or area of interest.

 

Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

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