Major theatre and dance works put new spin on Made in Adelaide program

Two major theatrical productions will spearhead Arts South Australia’s 2018 Made in Adelaide program at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in August, with the full list of delegates announced today.

In all, 18 South Australian artists and arts organisations will receive funding to present shows at the festival under the Made in Adelaide banner, encompassing theatre, music, cabaret and dance.

In a first for the cultural export program, two major multi-company productions will be supported.

Adelaide theatre company Brink Productions will present its critically acclaimed show The Aspirations of Daise Morrow, a 360-degree immersive theatre work that evokes the Australian bush through sensory elements, co-presented by Adelaide production company Far and Away Productions and starring Paul Blackwell and Genevieve Picot, with a live score by Zephyr Quartet.

Also co-presented by Far and Away Productions will be dynamic new dance work The Spinners, an international collaboration between Scotland and Australia devised by Adelaide choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani of Limosani Projekts, and Scottish director and performer Al Seed.

New to the Made in Adelaide program for 2018 are the following productions, some of them from artists performing in Edinburgh for the first time:

Returning shows include Scientology the Musical by George Glass Productions and The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign by Joanne Hartstone, as well as musical acts Electric Fields and Ukulele Death Squad.

Successful London-based Made in Adelaide alumnus Carla Lippis will also feature Adelaide acts as part of her Midnight Marauders season at Assembly Checkpoint, providing them with extra exposure in what is a competitive space.

Also joining the delegation will be 15 independent producers and presenters, and representatives from local arts organisations including Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), Gobsmacked Theatre, Holden Street Theatres, Restless Dance Theatre, Slingsby, Gravity & Other Myths and Tutti Arts.

An initiative of Arts South Australia, Made in Adelaide showcases the work of South Australian artists at the Edinburgh Fringe, putting a spotlight on our creatives, presenters, producers and companies in the heart of the international festivals circuit.

Now in its third year, Made in Adelaide provides a recognisable brand for South Australian cultural exports, extending into many markets beyond Edinburgh, allowing delegates to increase their international profile, meet face-face with key industry members and secure international tour bookings, co-productions and festival invitations.

Premier Steven Marshall said: "I am very pleased to be supporting so many talented independent South Australian artists and arts organisations to present their work in Edinburgh through the Made in Adelaide program.

"This initiative isn’t just a great way of supporting local talent, but it also helps cement Adelaide’s reputation as Australia’s festival city, a global hotspot of arts and culture, and a major international tourism drawcard. I congratulate all this year’s delegates and look forward to hearing of their future successes on the world stage."

Arts South Australia Executive Director Peter Louca said: "Over the past three years Arts South Australia’s Made in Adelaide cultural export program has supported more than 50 local creatives to develop their skills, widen their networks and secure international touring opportunities, benefiting both themselves and the wider sector.

"This year we are pleased to welcome an exciting new dimension to the program with the inclusion of two major multi-company productions in The Aspirations of Daise Morrow by Brink Productions, and The Spinners by Limosani Projekts, both co-presented by Far and Away Productions.

"It is wonderful to be able to showcase such incredible local talent at the world’s biggest arts festival."

For more information and to browse the full Made in Adelaide 2018 program visit madeinadelaide.net.au

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