16 January, 2018 in Feature
YIRRAMBOI will be travelling to Brisbane next month to attend the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) 18 -23 February. APAM is Australia’s premier international arts market that focuses a spotlight on Australian performing artists and groups, increasing national and international touring opportunities.
This year, YIRRAMBOI has been invited to APAM to share flagship programs BLAK CRITICS and DHUMBA WIINY fire talk with the international arts community.
The team are gearing up for a big week in Brisbane. YIRRAMBOI and BlakDance will be co-presenting ‘The Original People’s Party’ – a night of heaving dancefloors and a smashing selection of live art by First Nations artists from around the world, curated by YIRRAMBOI Creative Director Jacob Boehme with the Tri-Nations Curatorial Advisory
We’ll also be sharing the First Peoples Performing Arts Lounge with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Mooghalin Performing Arts, BlakDance Australia and Yirra Yaakin Theatre.
BLAK CRITICS bryan Andy and Kerri Lee Harding will be providing reviews and ongoing updates on the APAM program and the First Nations Exchange – bringing First Nations artists from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Taiwan together for a week of cultural exchange and market development.
And our DHUMBA WIINY fire talk facilitator Rodney Turner will be hosting post show yarns for audiences and international producers, following First Nations works programmed throughout APAM.
Blak Critic bryan Andy said of YIRRAMBOI’s upcoming trip to Brisbane “I am literally counting down the days to APAM as there’s a wealth of First Nations art that will be presented and I can’t wait to witness it, meet the artists and audiences alike, and be part of the conversations that follow. APAM will be an unparalleled opportunity for me to further develop, refine and offer my opinion and critique on the state of our arts”