BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts center on the Brisbane River will be the home for APAM activities, showcases and pitches.

Located in the heart of New Farm and Teneriffe’s historical industrial zone, which originally featured a sugar refinery, gasworks, wharves and wool stores, Brisbane Powerhouse has an organisation-wide commitment to creators of all disciplines.

Brisbane Powerhouse is proud to welcome and present APAM 2014, 2016 and 2018 and looks forward to hosting delegates, artists, companies, stakeholders and partners at this historic unique location.

There are two restauarants located inside Brisbane Powerhouse: Bar Alto on the Turbine Level and WATT Restaurant on the River Level.

18 February

STRING SYMPHONY


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre @ Performance Lawn | Brisbane Powerhouse

30 mins » TBC

In String Symphony, 12 audience members work together to bring a giant illuminated and interactive puppet to life.

SHOWCASE LARGE SCALE OR SITE SPECIFIC OR OUTDOOR

[MIS]CONCEIVE


Thomas E. S. Kelly @ Visy Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

50 mins » TBC
Sunday & Monday

With humour, play and personal stories this high-energy work explodes the misconceptions of what it is to be a young urban Aboriginal person in Australia.

SHOWCASE DANCE

19 February

BACKBONE


Gravity & Other Myths @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 20 mins » TBC

Circus, as you’ve never seen it before – pushed to its conceptual and cerebral limits in one genre-defying, thought-provoking, visual extravaganza.

SHOWCASE PHYSICAL THEATRE OR CIRCUS OR PUPPETRY

JOAN


THE RABBLE @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 15 mins » TBC

This spectacular portrayal of France’s medieval heroine explores female power and persecution through live oration and silent film.

SHOWCASE THEATRE

WELCOMING WORDS


@ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 30 mins » 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Brisbane Powerhouse welcomes the world to its third and final Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM).

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OPENING NIGHT PARTY


@ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

2 hrs 45 mins » 8:15pm - 11:00pm

Explore, dance, mingle and plan your week of APAM activities with colleagues and new friends.

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20 February

SKINNYFISH SOUND SYSTEM


Skinnyfish Music @ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

30 mins » TBC

A selection of the best producers in the country come together with powerful Indigenous performers for the ultimate cultural party.

SHOWCASE MUSIC

THE ORIGINAL PEOPLES’ PARTY


@ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

2 hrs 30 mins » 9:30pm - 12:00am

Join us for the people’s party in celebration of all that is brown and down, bought to you by a smashing selection of artists from around the world.

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21 February

ATTRACTOR


Dancenorth Australia @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

60 mins » TBC

A trance-noise odyssey transcending borders and a unique music/dance ritual dissolving the distinction between dancer and non-dancer, audience and performer.

SHOWCASE DANCE

THE IRRESISTIBLE


Side Pony Productions & The Last Great Hunt @ Visy Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 15 mins » TBC

Told through multiple parallel narratives that intersect through mystery and sci-fi, The Irresistible is a reckless, intoxicating love letter to the subconscious.

SHOWCASE THEATRE

PERSONAL


Jodee Mundy Collaborations @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal story exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.

PITCH THEATRE

NOIR TRAIL (DEATH KEEPS ME AWAKE)


one step at a time like this @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Your noir trail journey starts with discovering a transistor radio and ends with an encounter with a live post-rock band.

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FINAL VISIONS


Field Theory @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Final Visions is a performance event presenting a live Tableau Vivant of an apocalyptic survival story.

PITCH INTERDISCIPLINARY OR HYBRID ARTS

THE SPIRIT OF CHURAKI


Bleached Arts @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

This show rides the perfect wave between cyclonic surf rock, laid back oceanic beats and the ancient sounds of Aboriginal language.

PITCH MUSIC

LE DERNIER APPEL (THE LAST CALL)


Marrugeku @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

A new contemporary dance work co-choreographed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly and Dalisa Pigram with dramaturgy by Rachael Swain and music by Ngaiire.

PITCH DANCE

TERROR AUSTRALIS


Leah Shelton @ Turbine Studio | Brisbane Powerhouse

30 mins » TBC

A sweltering mix of cabaret, live art, dance and black comedy examining the grungy underbelly of Australian culture with gobsmacking flair.

SHOWCASE PHYSICAL THEATRE OR CIRCUS OR PUPPETRY

THE MAN WITH THE IRON NECK


Legs On The Wall Inc. @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

A searing tale exploring suicide and survival that expertly weaves aerial performance, heightened physicality and hyperreal stage design.

PITCH PHYSICAL THEATRE OR CIRCUS OR PUPPETRY

CONFUSION...


Jo Lloyd @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Choreographer Jo Lloyd passes on her ‘confusion’ methodology and performance practice to create a new Confusion… dance work.

PITCH DANCE

THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES


Back to Back Theatre @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

A new detective story that focuses our collective responsibility for society’s most vulnerable while celebrating our civil and social progress.

PITCH THEATRE

A CALL TO DANCE


Amrita Hepi @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Share an idea or experience important to you and see it become part of a new dance work.

PITCH DANCE

WORKING WITH CHILDREN


Nicola Gunn @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Using her distinctive humour, Nicola Gunn explores the moral and ethical complexity of working with children and other social taboos.

PITCH THEATRE

TOKEN ARMIES


Antony Hamilton @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Audiences become an active element of a sculptural event for bodies and objects in the six-hour immersive work Token Armies.

PITCH DANCE

POLAR FORCE


Speak Percussion @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

An immersive live performance combining custom built ice instruments with Antarctic field recordings, set within a chilled inflatable performance space.

PITCH MUSIC

THE AI PARTY


Triage Live Art Collective @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

The AI Party will use AI technology and open democracy scenarios to create an AI Prime Minister in real time.

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THE DIRECTOR


Lara Thoms @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

Charismatic Funeral Director Scott Turnbull and performance artist Lara Thoms tackle the taboo topic of death with humour and poignancy.

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A NOT SO TRADITIONAL STORY


Terrapin Puppet Theatre @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

10 mins » TBC

A subversively funny and radical new work for children that addresses the dark history of Tasmania with humour and charm.

PITCH THEATRE

SIDNEY MYER PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS


Sidney Myer Fund @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 30 mins » 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The annual Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.

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A LITANY OF BROKEN PRAYER AND PROMISE


Cake Theatrical Productions @ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 30 mins » 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Step onto the Turbine Platform and spend the night immersed in Singapore art and culture.

EXCHANGE INTERDISCIPLINARY OR HYBRID ARTS

22 February

DIVERCITY


Mariaa Randall @ Turbine Studio | Brisbane Powerhouse

50 mins » TBC
Thursday & Friday

Divercity celebrates belonging, shared meaning and cultural individuality through the contemporary and traditional dance of two Indigenous women

SHOWCASE DANCE

A NIGHT ACROSS ASIA


@ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

1 hr 30 mins » 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Brisbane Powerhouse’s Turbine Platform is transformed into an intimate club for a night of immersive, intriguing and entertaining from across Asia.

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23 February

BETWEEN TINY CITIES រវាងទីក្រុងតូច


Nick Power @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

40 mins » TBC

The raw, wild energy of a b*boy battle meets skilful contemporary choreography expertly performed by dancers from two different worlds.

SHOWCASE DANCE

PERMISSION TO SPEAK


Chamber Made @ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

60 mins » TBC

Poised in the delicate space between concert and theatre, Permission to Speak explores the complexities of the parent-child relationship.

SHOWCASE INTERDISCIPLINARY OR HYBRID ARTS

DEEPSPACE


James Batchelor and Collaborators @ Stores Studio | Brisbane Powerhouse

30 mins » TBC

Combining dance, sound and installation, this mesmerising and intimate performance examines our curiosity for the unknown.

SHOWCASE DANCE

SEX AND DEATH


Samara Hersch & Collaborators @ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

20 mins » TBC

Part-date, part-photoshoot, Sex and Death invites you to reflect on life, death and what happens in between.

SHOWCASE THEATRE

PLEASURE GARDEN


Genevieve Lacey @ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

20 mins » TBC

Through elegant audio design Pleasure Garden transforms a garden into a place of musical play that gently responds to movement.

SHOWCASE LARGE SCALE OR SITE SPECIFIC OR OUTDOOR

THE COMING BACK OUT BALL


All The Queens Men @ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

20 mins » TBC

The Coming Back Out Ball is a spectacular and empowering celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) elders.

SHOWCASE LARGE SCALE OR SITE SPECIFIC OR OUTDOOR

PASSENGER


Jessica Wilson @ Turbine Platform | Brisbane Powerhouse

20 mins » TBC

Set onboard a moving suburban bus PASSENGER frames the urban landscape as a filmic backdrop for a modern-day Western.

SHOWCASE LARGE SCALE OR SITE SPECIFIC OR OUTDOOR

POP UP TEAROOM SERIES


Yumi Umiumare @ Rooftop Terrace | Brisbane Powerhouse

2 hrs » TBC

Yumi Umiumare’s unique fusion of Butoh, physical theatre and spoken word are interspersed with classical and contemporary tea ceremonies.

SHOWCASE INTERDISCIPLINARY OR HYBRID ARTS

CLOSING TIME


@ Powerhouse Theatre | Brisbane Powerhouse

60 mins » 5:00pm - 6:00pm

It's time now to say goodbye and reflect on the past three APAMs held on Yuggera country. With excitement and good wishes we will formally pass APAM onto its new hosts.

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