PYT Fairfield

Swimming Pool, PYT Fairfield.  image Jacquie Manning
Swimming Pool, PYT Fairfield. image Jacquie Manning

bio:

PYT Fairfield will collaborate with independent theatre director Tessa Leong to present SWIMMING POOL, a site-specific performance at Kandos Pool, as part of Cementa19.

PYT Fairfield is an award-winning theatre company in Western Sydney focused on the development and engagement of local young and emerging artists. PYT’s most recent works include PLAYLIST, presented by Sydney Opera House, TRIBUNAL, presented by Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Festival, Sydney Opera House, Arts House and Griffin Theatre, and JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER, which toured nationally in 2019 and has been presented by Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Festival Centre and Arts Centre Melbourne. PYT has received major awards including Western Sydney’s first Helpmann and an Australian Dance Award (JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER) and FBi SMAC Award for Best Arts Program 2016 (Women of Fairfield). PYT produced PAGODA PARKOUR for the 2017 Cementa Festival.

statement:

PYT Fairfield has a reputation as a brave and transformative theatre company who make urgent work that explores the critical issues of our times. We challenge the conventions of traditional theatre and respond to the needs and aspirations of the next generation of artists, mainly young people aged 14-26, and our local community. We do this by creating innovative performance and social artistic experiences in theatre spaces and across diverse urban sites of Fairfield, Western Sydney and beyond, and with a key focus on cultural diversity. PYT is playing a leadership role as the place where Australia’s next generation of outstanding artists are nurtured, and their careers forged. Our programs have diverse entry points and opportunities for artists to research, explore and build skill levels across all levels of cultural performance practice.

PLAYLIST, 2018, image: Alex Wisser
PLAYLIST, 2018, image: Alex Wisser

PYT | Fairfield

2. PYT | Fairfield Pagoda Parkou, 2017. Photo: Alex Wisser.
2. PYT | Fairfield Pagoda Parkou, 2017. Photo: Alex Wisser.

bio:

PYT | Fairfield is Western Sydney’s only professional theatre company for young people aged 14–26 years. We champion diversity and young people, developing the next generation of artists from Western Sydney by producing and presenting innovative contemporary performance and socially engaged artistic experiences. Our programs have diverse entry points and opportunities for artists to research, explore and build skill levels across all levels of cultural performance practice. We are an exceptional hub for cultural exchange and dialogue connecting Western Sydney to the rest of Australia.

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PYT | Fairfield will present Pagoda Parkour, a collaboration between Karen Therese, Victoria Hunt and the Dauntless Movement Crew, a Fairfield parkour, b-boy and tricking team. They will create a new work amongst the unique pagoda formations at Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp, Wollemi National Park) near Kandos.

Pagoda Parkour | 2017

Materials | Parkour, b-boy and tricking performance
Location | Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp)
1. PYT | Fairfield Pagoda Parkour, 2017. Photo: Alex Wisser.
1. PYT | Fairfield Pagoda Parkour, 2017. Photo: Alex Wisser.

A Galaxy of Suns Alan Schacher Alana Hunt Aleshia Lonsdale Aleshia Lonsdale Alex Gawronski Alex Wisser Alexander Jackson-Wyatt & Paulina Semkowicz Alison Clouston and Boyd Amanda Hills Andrew Christie Anne Graham Annemaree Dalziel Anya Rosen Artbank Artcodex Artists in Transit Beata Geyer & James Culkin Ben Denham Bill Moseley Billy Gruner and Graham Davis King Blak Douglas Boris Hunt Brad Allen-Waters Bronia Iwanczak Bruce Green Carol Warner Cementa poets Cementa Salon Ceramica Christine McMillan Christine McMillan Cigdem Aydemir Claire Conroy Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro Connie Anthes Connie Anthes Dan Kojta Dani Marti Danial Stocks Daniel Kojta Daniel Mudie Cunningham Darryl H. Brown David Capra Diego Bonetto Djon Mundine Elizabeth Day Eugenia Raskopoulos Fiona Davies Fiona Davies Fiona Kemp Fiona MacDonald Fiona MacDonald Fleur MacDonald Francesca Mataraga Frontyard Genevieve Carroll Genevieve Murray George Shaw George Tillianakis Georgina Pollard Georgina Pollard and Leanne Wicks Gilbert Grace Gilbert Grace Greg Pritchard Heidi Lefebvre Hinterding/Haines Hobart Hughes Ian Milliss Ian Milliss Jack Randell Jacquelene Drinkall Jacquelene Drinkall Jason Lujan Jason Wing Jenny Brown Jesse Oliveri John A Douglas John A. Douglas John Conomos John Conomos Josh Harle Juilee Pryor Julie Montgarrett and Sarah McEwan Justene Williams Justin Balmain Justin Cooper Kandos Art Group Kandos CWA Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation Karen Golland Karla Dickens Kat Brown Kate Cowden Kate Mackay Kim V. Goldsmith Kurt Sorensen Kyle Ford Lauren Smith Leahlani Johnson Leanne Wicks Lena Obergfell Liam Benson Linda Brescia Linden Braye Lisa Andrew Liv in(the)finite & Patch Sinclair Madeleine Preston Margaret Brooks Margaret Roberts Margaret Roberts Mark Booth Mark Brown Mark Brown & David Standfield Mark Shorter melanie e. khava Melissa Staiger Mervyn Bishop Miriam Williamson Mr & Mrs Brown Murrawuy and Kirrpatja Nicole Barakat Nicole Welch Nola Farman Opening Night Paris Norton Paul Gazzola Paul Greedy Paul Greedy Peter Blamey Peter Williamson Philip Spark PYT | Fairfield Robin Hungerford Robyn Backen s o d a c a k e Sach Catts Sarah Breen Lovett Sarah Breen Lovett Sarah Goffman Sarah Goffman Sarah Nolan Sarah Waterson Scott 'Sauce' Towney Sean O’Keeffe Six Quick Chicks Skye Saxon SNO Group Sound Night Starrs & Cmielewski Starrs & Cmielewski Sue Pedley and Virginia Hilyard Super Critical Mass Teena McCarthy Terry Burrows The Motel Sisters The Mumps The Spectral Committee The Stoked The Twilight Girls Thom Roberts Tim Burns Tina Havelock Stevens Tom Isaacs Tony Albert Vaughan O'Connor Vienna Del Rosario Parreno Virginia Hilyard Wade Marynowsky William Seeto Williams River Valley Artists’ Project (WRVAP) Yiorgos Zafiriou Yvette Hamilton Zanny Begg Zio Ledeux

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