Help the performing arts recover

Take Over! looks very different in 2020.

The ground-breaking partnership with Melbourne Fringe welcomes an innovative approach with a collection of commissioned artists this year.

During a two-week creative residency in their homes, mid-pandemic, these artists were asked to develop an idea for a new work. Compelling in subject matter and visual artistry, they shared their artistic explorations with audiences online with the intention of performing them live at Melbourne Fringe. Fast forward four months and the city is still in lockdown, so plans changed.

With continued adaptability, resilience and ingenuity, the artists will present Melbourne Fringe audiences with artworks that are a continuation of their creative journeys, adjusting once again to the digital format.

If you caught the At Home Residency Showings earlier this year, you will now see an evolution of those ideas; a rare insight into the artistic expression of some of Victoria’s boldest contemporary creatives.

Spanning dance, theatre, spoken word, music, live art and installation, this daring collection of works bring a breadth of life experience, passion and vulnerability that will ignite your imagination and provide new perspectives on humanity and the world we live in.

Tickets on sale early November.

 

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with Melbourne Fringe

 

 

This video is a compilation from the Take Over! At Home Creative Development residencies. Due to scheduling challenges, Joel Bray and Kate Hood’s work will not be presented during the Melbourne Fringe Take Over! season. We are thrilled that they were able to develop their work as part of this program.

 

The Artists


The History of the Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus

The History of the Damned Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus

BRIAN LIPSON AND MARK WILSON

 

The Crying Room

The Crying Room

MARCUS IAN McKENZIE

 


We've been here before

Drishti

GOVIND PILLAI AND RAINA PETERSON
KARMA DANCE

 

Smaller

Smaller

DAVID WILLIAMS

 


I Am Maggie

I Am Maggie

JONATHAN HOMSEY
WITH MAGGIE CHEN AND MAGGIE ZHU

 

I Miss You Antarctica

I Miss You Antarctica

MOIRA FINUCANE

 


Namummaa fi Wantoota Namummaa Qancarsan

Namummaa fi Wantoota Namummaa Qancarsan - Humanness and What Took It

SORETTI KADIR

 

 

For ongoing and up-to-date information about the artists' work and development, join the Take Over! Facebook group.

Recordings of all nine At Home Residency Showings are now available to stream on demand until Thursday 5 November here

Credits

This project has been generously supported by private donors Monica Lim, Konfir Kabo and Linda Herd as well as Anne Runhardt and Glenn Reindel.

Previous Commissions

Program Partner

Take Over! is a unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe. The program has commissioned and presented three exciting and ambitious world premieres annually from 2017 to 2019.

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Header image of WAISTD 2019 by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen / Deep Soulful Sweats. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti.


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