Help the performing arts recover

Take Over! looks very different in 2020.

This year, our ground-breaking partnership with Melbourne Fringe is all about innovation, with a group of commissioned artists creating new work in a way we’ve never seen before.

During a two-week creative residency in their homes, mid-pandemic, the artists developed ideas for a new work for the festival. They shared their creative explorations with audiences online, with the intention of performing them live this November. And we all know what happened next...

With continued adaptability, resilience and ingenuity, in the face of public health restrictions, Take Over! sees a collection of final works premiered as well as advanced works-in-progress, delivered digitally.

Spanning dance, theatre, spoken word, music, live art and installation, this daring collection of works is packed-full of passion and vulnerability from some of the country's most exciting artists.

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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 Damnable Life and Deserved Death of Doctor John Faustus

BRIAN LIPSON AND MARK WILSON

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The Crying Room 

The Crying Room

MARCUS IAN McKENZIE

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We've been here before 

Drishti

GOVIND PILLAI AND RAINA PETERSON
KARMA DANCE

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Smaller 

Smaller

DAVID WILLIAMS

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I Am Maggie 

I Am Maggie

JONATHAN HOMSEY
WITH MAGGIE CHEN AND MAGGIE ZHU

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I Miss You Antarctica 

I Miss You Antarctica

MOIRA FINUCANE

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Namummaa fi Wantoota Namummaa Qancarsan 

Namummaa fi Wantoota Namummaa Qancarsan - Humanness and What Took It

SORETTI KADIR

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

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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