In 2019 Vitalstatistix fills our home, the beautiful Waterside Workers Hall in Port Adelaide, with immersive and thought-provoking theatre, dance and live art experiences throughout the year; as well as co-presenting a couple of significant performance projects in the city of Adelaide. We are thrilled to be working with many creative partners including the Adelaide Festival, Country Arts SA, Insite Arts, Performance Space, South Australian Maritime Museum, TARNANTHI and Zephyr Quartet.
This year’s diverse offering includes performances and artworks that touch at the heart of contemporary Australian politics, as well as playfully and provocatively drawing on popular culture to explore the performance of gender. A number of works see South Australian artists return home, and some bring local and national artists together in new collaborations. Some are just so stunningly in tune with our Port River home that we just had to make sure our audiences could enjoy them!
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of our national experimental arts hothouse Adhocracy – to celebrate we will announce new opportunities for artists and curators (plus keep an eye out for other new opportunities for artists throughout the year). As always, our Incubator and Shopfront Studio residency programs support some incredible new works in development; and after completing our five-year Climate Century program in 2018 we are cooking up our next long-term research project for 2020 and beyond.
And this year you can join our new Vital Friends initiative, enabling you to become a special part of the Vitalstatistix community. We look forward to seeing you throughout the year.