PACT Masterclasses: Julie Vulcan and Martin Del Amo
to Oct 11

PACT Masterclasses: Julie Vulcan and Martin Del Amo


PACT presents our second series of masterclasses with acclaimed artists Julie Vulcan and Martin Del Amo. 

$99 (one day only) / $165 (both days)

Whether you're an artist who is interested in extending your practice or someone wanting to try something new, MASTERCLASS is an expansive and challenging experience for participants from any background.

DAY ONE: Monday, October 9th, Solo Performance Making with Martin Del Amo
10am- 5pm

This masterclass is aimed at those interested in fusing movement with spoken text. We will explore various improvisational and compositional strategies to generate, structure and analyse solo performance material. The focus will be on improvisation within predetermined structures and the interplay between physical and vocal scores.

DAY TWO: Tuesday, October 10th, Activate Articulate Animate with Julie Vulcan
10am - 5pm

A masterclass designed to pry open and get to the guts of what it means to take to and stay on the artist path. Within a fun, generous and rigorous environment, you will be activated to unpack your artist statements, visit manifestos, articulate your most urgent ideas and create long-term roadmaps. Guided by examples and provoked to question relationships to place, lineage and the global context, you are encouraged to critique the landscape within which you individually operate. By the end of the day, you will not only take away a sense of play and camaraderie but you will have your own individual manual adapted to animate your ideas.

Martin Del Amo is originally from Germany, is a Sydney-based choreographer and dancer. He started out as solo artist, acclaimed for his full-length solos fusing idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling. In recent years, Martin has also built a strong reputation as creator of group works and solos for others including Champions (2017), Songs Not To Dance To (2015) and Slow Dances For Fast Times (2013). Martin regularly teaches for a wide range of arts organisations and companies and has extensively worked as mentor, consultant and dramaturg. His Helpmann Award-winning Anatomy of an Afternoon, a solo for Paul White, which premiered at the Sydney Opera House in the 2012 Sydney Festival, was presented with great success at Southbank Centre London in 2014. Martin's work has toured nationally in Australia and internationally to the UK, Japan and Brazil. Martin is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships.  

Julie Vulcan is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice engages performance & installation, object making, text & digital media and durational & site-responsive work. Her creative outcomes are often research based however she is equally drawn to work that requires a quick and nimble response. Transience informs an interest in traces, archived remains and constructed histories. Interrogation of the veracity of mediated memory alongside questions toward the motivations behind how we remember, record and rewrite our actions, bodies and traces - past, present and future drive her work. Julie’s early video installations informed her transition into live performance. Since 1993 she has created solo and collaborative performances and been a core member in the performance and live art collectives Unreasonable Adults and Frumpus. Julie is one half of SQUIDSILO a duo working across the physical and virtual to create interactive environments. In 2014 she founded base-metal, a platform for experimental performance art exchange, dialogue and practice. From 2010 – 2014, Julie was the Associate Director and subsequent Artistic Director/CEO of PACT centre for emerging artists, Sydney. She has toured nationally and internationally. Recent works include RIMA Arts House Melbourne 2016 and the Lock-Up Newcastle 2015 (AUS); I Stand In MAI Montreal 2017 (CAN), Metro Arts Brisbane 2016 (AUS); Venice International Performance Art Week 2014 (IT), Performatorium 2014 (CAN) & SPILL festival of Performance 2013 (UK); Drift Festival of Live Art Melbourne and Metro Arts Brisbane (AUS) 2014; Redress Rapid Pulse Festival 2014, Chicago (USA).


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Raise the Bar
3:00 PM15:00

Raise the Bar

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An EOFY fundraising party to celebrate the launch of PACT’s new bar and foyer. Tickets $40*. 

We’re launching PACT’s new look bar and foyer with an exciting performance fundraiser featuring an amazing line up of artists, all of whom have donated their time and expertise to bring you a fantastic event.

From 3pm to 5pm on our new foyer stage, you will enjoy music from David Silver and Fox Force II; performances from Show Us Your Teeth and Emily Dash; and projections from Zender Bender.

From 5pm to 6pm in the theatre, you can sit back up and watch performances from X-pop, Cloé Fournier and Kevin Ng & Maddison Chippendale.

From 6pm to 8pm, you can get your night started with some tunes from David Silver and DJ Kingy. Plus there be performances from Show Your Teeth and Bonnie Cowan, and projections from Carla Zimbler.

You could also win the Ultimate Sydney Theatre Prize in our raffle. Raffle tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5. You can only buy them on the day. If you buy the winning ticket, you will receive:

Our bar will be open and sausages (veg & meat) will be cooking on the BBQ all afternoon. For those with a sweet tooth, we have delicious chocolate brownies from our friends at Bakerman.

Tickets are $40 - *this includes a $15 ticket + a $25 tax deductible voluntary donation

We understand that some people are not in the position to make a donation to PACT, so there will be a limited number of $20 tickets for sale at the door. Arrive early to ensure you don't miss out. 

Every dollar raised will ensure that PACT’s vital work with early career artists can continue into 2018 and beyond.

Help us support the next generation of incredible Australian artists at Raise the Bar by joining us on Saturday 17 June from 3pm.

Can’t make Raise the Bar? You can still help by donating to PACT here or helping us spread the word.  


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AFTERGLOW: The internet is where innocence goes to die and you can come too
7:00 PM19:00

AFTERGLOW: The internet is where innocence goes to die and you can come too

Presented by PACT
Created by zin

An existential comic happening exploring surfing the internet as a performative act.
zin are here to break the internet, and are inviting you to help.

Banal and mesmerising. Confronting and familiar. You’re the audience. You’re in control. If you don’t like it – change it.

Featuring YouTube, Wikipedia, Reddit, the memes of Meryl Streep you never knew you needed, click hole despair and click bait euphoria, in an internet spiral to hell and back.*

Is it profound or is it trash? We don’t know, but look at this panda video.

* Phones remain on. Talking encourages. People with short attention spans will get a lot out of it. Free pizza?

The internet is where innocence goes to die and you can come too was the recipient of the Best Live Art Award and New Zealand Tour Ready Award at the 2016 Melbourne Fringe.

zin is an arts partnership between Harriet Gillies and Roslyn Helper. Formed in 2011, zin’s work combines their respective backgrounds in experimental theatre and technology-based art, coming together to create experimental, participatory experiences that favour activation, immersion and high-stakes fun.
zin have presented work at some of Australia’s leading experimental and contemporary art institutions including: Performance Space , Kaldor Public Art Projects, PACT Centre for experimental artists, Sydney Festival, the Festival of Live Art, Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival.


PACT’S premiere performance season showcasing new works by Australia’s most compelling emerging performance makers. AFTERGLOW features works that represent the very best of contemporary Australian performance.

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