Isolate & Izolál

Potential Kinetics Theatre and Holden Street Theatres present

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"★★★★ 1/2 - A joy for the senses" - The Adelaide Show

Isolate & Izolál, a double bill of theatre and dance by SA interdisciplinary theatre company Potential Kinetics Theatre, will leave you in awe about our place in the cosmos.

Our first performance opens on a lone Astronaut who sails across the interplanetary distances headed for Mars. This is the first manned mission of its kind - but was he the right candidate?

Secondly, enjoy the soulful harmonies of Petra Szabó and Delia Olam in a fusion of dance and live music as they explore the vast experience of being human.

A beautiful look at the connection and isolation we feel as human beings.

Proudly supported by LWDance Hub.

To learn more about Potential Kinetics Theatre, check out their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Cast & Crew Bios

Petra Szabo - Creator and Performer

Petra Szabo is an emerging Performer, Theatre Maker and Choreographer based in South Australia and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Potential Kinetics Theatre - an interdisciplinary theatre company who communicates up and coming science, design and technology concepts through theatre and film experiences. After graduating from the Adelaide College of the Arts (2012), Petra has gone on to work with various Independant Artists, companies and collectives such as Alison Currie, Erin Fowler, Evelyn Roth, Felicity Arts, Passel Media, Precede Films and The Human Arts Movement. Petra enjoys making work that has a strong connection to our human experience and in particular is inspired choreographically by Social Psychology concepts. Recently she premiered a new work “Social Synapses” at the 2018 SALA Festival in collaboration with Dr. Fiona Kerr – internationally renowned neuroscientist – and 3D Holographic company Voxon Photonics, composer Rachel Bruerville, digital media artist Frazer Dempsey and 4 dancers and circus artists Alex Charman, Emily Molnar, Samuel Matthewman and Ruby Dolman. Petra co-created a work with Dr. Mandy Archibald called “Untangling Frailty” for a state competition called “Perform Your Science” during National Science week 2018 and received first place. This work will have a second life in April 2019, touring the Fleurieu Peninsula and at a Visual Arts exhibition at praxisARTSPACE in South Australia. Petra's previous works have included a dance on film called “Loosening the Rhythm”, “Raison D'etre – the reason to be..” performed at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival and “Bumping Into Your Assumptions” in collaboration with the SA Circus Arts Centre and performed at the TEDxAdelaide conference in 2017.

Cameron James - Performer

Cameron James is an emerging Actor and Writer based here South Australia and a Co-Founder of Potential Kinetics Theatre – an interdisciplinary theatre company who communicates up and coming science, design and technology concepts through theatre and film experiences. After graduating from the Adelaide College of the Arts (2013) his acting studies have taken him to the Australian Stunt Academy (2015) and then to Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Los Angeles (2016), where he worked intensively with some of the best minds in the film industry. Since then he has had the pleasure of working with Fury Fingers, a team of Adelaide based film makers who specialise in video game short films; working as a feature in “GoonsInc” and in supporting roles on “Boom Raider” and “The Diversion”. Cameron is an emerging novelist and playwright and is proud to note he has recently completed his first full length novel, to be released in 2020. “Science and Science-Fiction has always been a major interest. I love to look into the future and imagine the possibilities that may one day be; sometimes they are bleak and sometimes wonderful. I have always adored Carl Sagan's “Cosmos”, which I watch regularly and will always recommend for everyone to watch it for themselves too!”

Delia Olam - Musician and Perfomer

Actor, Director, Playwright, Singer-songwriter; Artistic Director of The Assadiyah Collective. Delia Olam is a graduate of Flinders Uni Drama Centre (Honours Directing), University of New England (Acting), and AC Arts (Theatre Design). She has worked as a freelance performer, director, theatre maker and drama teacher for 10 years with various local companies including five.point.one, Vitalstatistix, ActNow, Urban Myth, SAYarts, and even Ink Pot Arts!(as one of the first bunch of workshop tutors, and director/choreographer of a few works back in 2006). Internationally Delia has worked with Wan Smol Bag (Vanuatu), Anne Tavernier Theatre Ensemble (Tahiti) and independently in Chile and Argentina. Most recently, Delia has been writing, developing and performing (a critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival season) of a onewoman play with live original music about an inspiring true story, called, "Just let the wind untie my perfumed hair..." or, WHO IS TÁHIRIH? She also co-wrote and performed a new cabaret theatre work about the relationship between Art-making and motherhood (or motherhood and 'other'hood) called JONIMITCHELL'S DAUGHTER which had its premiere season at the Adelaide Fringe 2017, to full houses and critical acclaim, winning a Fringe Weekly Award for Best Cabaret.

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Isolate & Izolál

Genre: Theatre/Dance

Origin: SA

Rating: M

Duration: 60 mins

Season: 2019

2 Mar: 4:30pm
8 Mar: 6:00pm
9 Mar: 4:30pm


Adult: $28.00
Concession: $25.00
Family (4): $23.00
Group (6+): $22.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Studio

HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all during the 2019 Adelaide Fringe. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.

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