Metro Arts’ is opening its doors to welcome back Brisbane emerging artists currently presenting in Next Wave Festival in Melbourne.
A biennial festival, Next Wave is Australia’s leading platform for the showcase of young artists’ work; and signals our artist leaders of tomorrow.
The 떡볶이Box (The Dokboki Box), which is currently playing in Federation Square, Melbourne, is one the works that will return to Metro Arts. A cross cultural work developed by Brisbane performance makers, Nathan Stoneham and M’ck McKeague, and Korean performance maker, Park, Younghee, the work was conceived out of a residency at Metro Arts in 2013.
Metro Arts recognises the need for artists to work nationally in order to build sustainable practices and proactively forges partnerships with like-organisations to enable this activity.
This is the first time that work from Next Wave festival has toured directly out of the festival, presenting an exciting opportunity for Brisbane based audiences to visit works created by Australia’s leading young artists. Chief Executive Officer of Metro Arts, Liz Burcham said ‘Both Metro Arts and Next Wave are multidisciplinary organisations dedicated to developing contemporary practices and this valuable partnership will support the fast tracking of these artists’ careers.’
In addition to presenting the four works by Brisbane artists, included in the suite of works opening on 21 May, is Tukre by Sydney dancer Raghav Handa and offers a reciprocal opportunity for this young artist.
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