Animate Loading is an evolving site-responsive work; this iteration taking place amongst the post-industrial remnants and grafitti-covered water tanks of Casula Powerhouse. A dynamic group of performers draw on their diverse movement languages and embodied experiences to reconfigure interactions with place, architecture and each other. First developed and performed in May 2022, this iteration of Animate Loading is now being translated into a film as part of Regional Futures.
As part of this development, Riana Head-Toussaint and collaborators will be sharing one live performance, for people who want to experience the work in situ.
CREATIVE TEAM Concept, direction, choreography and sound design Riana Head-Toussaint Performer/collaborators Tom Kentta, Natalie Tso, Bedelia Lowrencev, Jeremy Lowrence Outside Eye and Access Support Imogen Yang
TIME 6.30pm to 7.45pm (with 20min interval)
COST This event is free. Registration is required to ensure adequate seating is provided. Please let us know if you have access requirements you would like us to be aware of.
COVID SAFETY The work takes place in an outdoor, open-air setting. Masking is encouraged if you are feeling unwell.
WEATHER This is an outdoor, evening performance, which will take place unless there is extreme rain or stormy conditions. Please bring relevant warm clothes and wet weather gear.
ON SITE ACCESS
The performance takes place across two outdoor sites on the grounds of Casula Powerhouse.
In Part 1, the audience viewing area is slightly uneven, on either grass or concrete in front of the Powerhouse entrance.
In Part 2, the ground is level and paved, in a carpark accessible by car or a few hundred metres from the rear exit of the Powerhouse.
All areas are wheelchair accessible, though some manual wheelchair users may require assistance to cross the grass and sloping roadway areas. Support can be provided if needed.
Portable chairs will be made available for individuals who require seating.
Within Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre itself, there are accessible toilets (without adult change tables) and several gendered toilets.
The work does not contain any dialogue.
Audio-described experiences of the work can be provided. To arrange, please contact Casula Powerhouse.
The artist is committed to making the process as accessible as possible for everyone. Further adjustments can be made. Please contact Casula Powerhouse with any access questions or concerns.
Train: Disembark at Casula Station on the T2 Inner West & South Line or T5 Cumberland - first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown). Please note the T2 Airport line is different from the T2 Inner West/South - if coming from City Circle via airport, please change at Glenfield. For timetable information head to www.131500.info
The Casula Railway station has lifts on both platforms to allow wheelchair access. There is a short 100 metre walk from the station to the front doors, however the pathway is a little bumpy and some of it is on the road. Please call 8711 7123 if you would like assistance.
There is free onsite parking. The standard number of parking spaces is 126 with 5 designated mobility parking spaces.
The performance is divided into two parts: the first goes for approximately 25mins, and the second for approximately 20mins.
Staff from the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will escort audiences from the entry foyer to each performance site approximately 10 mins before each performance is scheduled to start. (The entrance has level access, and there is seating if you need to rest).
If you have access requirements around your experiencing the performance, please make yourself known to staff upon arrival.
Please do not make your way to the performance site early, as the performers will be setting up. We suggest arriving by 6.10pm, to allow some time for logistics, etc.
Very much looking forward to sharing this iteration with you.
HOW TO GET HERE TRAIN Disembark at Casula Station on the T2 Inner West & South Line or T5 Cumberland - first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown). www.131500.info
Please note the T2 Airport line is different from the T2 Inner West/South - if coming from City Circle via airport, please change at Glenfield.
CAR AND BICYCLE ● From Parramatta or Campbelltown way (without tolls) Take the Hume Highway going towards Liverpool. Follow it all the way into Terminus Street, Liverpool and turn right into Pirie Street. Follow the signs to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Shepard Street Entrance. ● From the M5/City (with tolls) Take the M5 to Liverpool. Exit at Moorebank Avenue and drive towards Liverpool turning left at Newbridge Road. Turn left into Speed Street and follow the signs to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
ACCESS Visitors with restricted mobility can enjoy all public areas of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The theatre is fitted with a hearing loop, and has provision for restricted mobility access. Guide and Hearing Dogs are welcome.