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.
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.
PYT | Fairfield
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.
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
A Galaxy of Suns Aleshia Lonsdale Alex Gawronski Andrew Christie Anne Graham Annemaree Dalziel Anya Rosen Artbank Artcodex Billy Gruner and Graham Davis King Boris Hunt Brad Allen-Waters Carol Warner Cementa poets Cementa Salon Ceramica Claire Conroy Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro Connie Anthes Frontyard Genevieve Murray Gilbert Grace Greg Pritchard Jack Randell Jacquelene Drinkall Jason Lujan John A Douglas John Conomos Julie Montgarrett and Sarah McEwan Justin Balmain Justin Cooper Kandos Art Group Kandos CWA Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation Kyle Ford Lauren Smith Linda Brescia Margaret Brooks Margaret Roberts Mark Shorter Melissa Staiger Mervyn Bishop Miriam Williamson Murrawuy and Kirrpatja Nicole Welch Opening Night Paris Norton Paul Gazzola Paul Greedy PYT | Fairfield s o d a c a k e Sach Catts Sarah Breen Lovett Sarah Waterson Scott 'Sauce' Towney Six Quick Chicks Skye Saxon Sound Night Super Critical Mass Teena McCarthy Terry Burrows The Mumps The Twilight Girls Thom Roberts Tim Burns Tony Albert Zanny Begg
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019