This week, we are streaming Adelaide theatre to the world from YOU WANNA BIT OF THIS NOW, Michael Allen Productions’ live streaming theatre project in Blackwood.

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
But in the Adelaide Hills, one man is making the theatre and television to local and global audiences, mixing the live with the televised and truly bringing intimate theatre to the globe in a way Shakespeare could never had dreamed of.
That man is Michael Allen and to paraphrase his live streaming theatre project, we wanna bit of him now.we are now on his stage as much as he is on ours.

The event at YOU WANNA BIT OF THIS NOW on the night we were recording, was Waiting For The Mothership, performed by Producer Slippy (Tim Rodgers), songwriter/visual artist Charlotte Ball, and guitarist Nigel Burly. Tim and Nigel are former artists of the Australian Ballet with extensive careers as performing artists and arts educators. They are also co-founders of The Millthorpe Film Festival, as well as having an interest in snare drum manufacture. The work we saw was a live percussion and contemporary dance solo performance with integrated video projections. Hip-hop based sounds influence and a dark comical mood. The performance was an arrangement of Waitingforthemothership’s Throw Up soundtrack accompanied by a shady radio station broadcast (not a reference to our podcast, we hasten to add!!).

Suggested Tweet text: Was @TheAusBallet where you got discipline drilled into you? Tim Rodgers: Yes!.

We discuss

  • The challenge of acting for a live AND a televised audience
  • Senator Simon Birmingham’s comments about many Arts degree courses as being “lifestyle choices”
  • The power of a mask on a performer
  • The behaviour of audiencers
  • The role of Michael Allen Productions’ live streaming project for emerging artists

Also appearing in the streaming Adelaide theatre to the globe episode

In the musical pilgrimage, we’ll hear Stay Silent by Recreator from Mount Gambier (finalists in the 2016 SAM Awards)

The SA Drink Of The Week is … we have two from Longview

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on .

We’ll also pick apart Liberal Senator, Simon Birmingham’s misguided denunciation of many Arts courses as lifestyle courses.

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Show notes running sheet by timecode

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
You can say this about Simon
00:00:20 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:29 SA Drink Of The Week
Longview Yakka Shiraz and Whippet Sauvignon Blanc … tasting notes
00:00:00 Items Without Notice
 None this week.
00:10:56 Michael Allen and Tim Rodgers
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
But in the Adelaide Hills, one man is making the theatre and television to local and global audiences, mixing the live with the televised and truly bringing intimate theatre to the globe in a way Shakespeare could never had dreamed of.We also had comments by Adelaide College of the Arts student Jamila Main and New Met Dance choreographer, Maureen Whichello.You wanna bita this now?

And watch Waiting For The Mothership here for $5.

01:10:39 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No case this week.
01:27:59 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Stay Silent by Recreator, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:35:56 Outtake
┬áTim get a little louder … Not as smart as Nigel

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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