Helpmann nominations for The Second Woman and A Call To Dance

The 2019 Helpmann Awards nominations were announced last night, and we are thrilled to congratulate Nat Randall and Anna Breckon, and Amrita Hepi, on their nominations.

Nat Randall and Anna Breckon’s The Second Woman has been nominated for the top honour in the theatre category, Best Production of a Play, for the Adelaide Festival season this year presented in association with Vitalstatistix.

The nomination comes on the back of our string of exciting announcements about upcoming international presentations, including seasons at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in July, BAM in New York in October, and the European premiere at The Young Vic as part of LIFT.

“Independent artists and small companies are increasingly asserting their presence in these categories – demonstrating that while less resourced, their creativity and talent is second to none. Anna and Nat are artistic leaders in their field and thoroughly deserve this acknowledgment” said Marion Potts, Executive Producer at Performing Lines.

Amrita Hepi’s participatory work A Call To Dance explores the connection to place that the people of a city feel, shifting thoughts into actions in a playful one-on-one workshop.

The production is nominated for Best Presentation for Children and Young People for a season specially commissioned for kids by Arts Centre Melbourne that we produced in January this year. Normally performed for adults, the work demonstrates the inclusivity and imagination of Amrita’s work with audiences.

A Call To Dance, is a celebration of place and our connection to it. It was heartening to see how readily this idea was understood and embraced by young audiences” said Potts.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.