Jan - Feb 2019
Petra talks about the residency:
Without this support of rehearsal space we would not have been able to consistently work to make this performance. We are Independent Theatre Makers and that often means we have limited funds. To have the pleasure of in-kind studio space allowed us time and freedom to develop this work in due time and not rushed, which is a real gift. We had many different artists (about 10 all up) come in during the process to see different stages of development and it felt very supportive to be able to invite them back into the same space each time. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to develop my artistic voice and style.
Isolate & Izolal at the2019 Adelaide Fringe
Potential Kinetics Theatre and Holden Street Theatres
A graduate of the BA Dance program at the Adelaide College of the ARTS (2013), Petra has gone on to work on varying projects with Precede Productions (Film), Passel Media (film), Felicity ARTS (Multi-modal ARTS), AAA artists (film & dance corperate) and such dance Australian Dance Independants as Katherine Gurr, Erin Fowler, Alicia Min Harvie, Kristina Chan, Gabrielle Nankivelle, Alexandra Knox and Alison Currie.
Most recently, Petra collaborated with The Human Arts Movement and the SA Circus Centre on a work for the 2017 TEDxAdelaide conference, focussing on the neuroscience of connection between people - this work was called "Bump into Your Assumptions". Petra feels she is more a theatre maker than anything else and that her creative practice is largely an ongoing investigation in the collaboration between varying art forms and artists – both performing arts and interactive visual art installation.
Petra is the Managing Director of an emerging theatre company - co-founded and directed in conjunction with Cameron James. The company has a strong focus on cross-pollination of art forms with a core theme base including technologies, science and design. Potential Kinetics Theatre had its inaugural year in 2015 when Cameron and Petra successfully self devised, produced and performed their first full length Physical Theatre work for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, "Raison D'etre - The Reason To Be.." as a creative team. Since that time, Cameron and Petra have been exploring varying art forms, such as producing dance on film, dance theatre production, webseries production, writing new scripts for theatre and film and investigating how new technologies such as a 3D Holographics and Artificial Intelligence could be an embedded element in their upcoming work/s.