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All The Queens Men create spectacular
theatrical and participatory arts experiences.
2015 = SPECTACULAR
Welcome to our very first newsletter.
We’ve been busy. In 2015, All The Queens Men collaborated around the world. Here are some highlights from our past year. It was grand!

Fun Run, Ansan Street Arts Festival, South Korea.
This international presentation was our biggest to date. Fun Run Ansan, with a cast of 700 community performers, was seen by 30,000 people!

2970º - The Boiling Point, Gold Coast.
Tristan Meecham performed as part of David Pledger’s cross-sector think tank. Keynote speakers included Dr Daniel Glaser, Stelarc, Liam Young, Alex Kelly and Alex Monteith.

The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, Bleach* Festival / Woodford Folk Festival, Gold Coast / Woodford.
Bec Reid, Ian Pidd and Kate McDonald premiered their joyous celebration of social dance at the Bleach Festival. Tristan Meecham joined the second presentation at Woodford Folk Festival.

Cultural Leadership, Australia Council for the Arts, London.
Tristan Meecham worked with pioneers Helen Marriage (Artichoke) Simon Casson and Dickie Eton (Duckie), Gregg Whelan (Lone Twin) and Nicola Turner (NT Creative Arts). 

K'Town's Dance Massive, Goodinyomarin Rivers Arts Centre.
Bec Reid directed, produced and choreographed the biggest performance event ever seen in Katherine, Northern Territory.

Fun Run, ANTI Contemporary Arts Festival, Finland.
Fun Run was presented alongside art by Cassils, Vicki Weitz, Sandra Hall, Jarkko Partanen, Penny Andrews and Kai Syng Tan. 

The Everyday ImaginariumVitalstatistix, Port Adelaide. 
Tristan Meecham gathered community activists, local storytellers and everyday experts each who inspired, engaged and reframed our environmental footprints and futures.

Choreography, Malthouse Theatre, Big West Festival, The Village.
Bec Reid choreographed work including The Orchid and The Crow, Timeshare, Dwelling, Dance With Me, Passenger and Fun Run.

Truth or Dare, Adhocracy / Vitalstatistix, Port Adelaide.
Tristan Meecham (with Nick Roux, Roger Monk and Noni Dunstone) commenced development at this experimental hothouse for interdisciplinary art.
 
Ongoing collaborations with Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey.
Bec Reid continued her long-term collaboration with M + T working on Harbour Tower Control Series, Parade and Weekly Ticket. ATQM are thrilled to collaborate with M + T in 2016. Stay tuned!

ATQM is grateful for 2015 support from Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Myer Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.
The Coming Back Out Ball: Where do we start?
A panel discussion around issues faced by LGBTI older people.
On February 10, Tristan Meecham launched ATQM's keynote project The Coming Back Out Ball at The Substation

The Coming Back Out Ball aims to empower and celebrate LGBTI older people, many who have faced lifelong discrimination. 

Industry experts gathered to discuss issues including ageism, homophobia and transphobia. Hosted by Brian Nankervis (RocKwiz), the panel included Dr Catherine Barrett (Director, Celebrate Ageing), Lizzi Craig (Client Care and Support Officer, Victorian Aids Council), Rowena Allen (Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality, Victorian Government), Pauline Crameri (Coordinator, Val's Café), David Morrison (Member, Vintage Men) and Joe Rae Latham (Intersex and Trans Ageing Coordinator, Val’s Café). 

The panel recording can be found here

Supported by Val’s CafeVictorian AIDS CouncilThe SubstationAustralia Council for the ArtsCreative VictoriaHobsons Bay City Council and Midsumma Festival.
Miss Gay and Miss Trans Australia 2016
A beauty pageant to raise awareness and promote acceptance.
On January 30, All The Queens Men with Victorian Secrets Promotions presented Miss Gay and Miss Trans Australia 2016 at The Substation

Hosted by Tristan Meecham, this year's event had it all: death drops, lip-syncs, jaw-dropping performances, dazzling gowns and over 500 screaming audience members. Glamourous beauties, from all around Australia and beyond, competed to be crowned this year's winner. Congratulations to Miss Gay 2016 Honey Montana, Miss Trans 2016 Andrea Smith and every participant in this year's grand event. 
What's next for ATQM?
APAM, 100%, Situate, Creative Developments.
Australia Performing Arts Market, Brisbane.
This week, we are at APAM and keen to meet artists and presenters from around the world. Please say hello to us and buy our shows! Join us Wednesday morning for APAM Water Aerobics.
Bec Reid will also showcase The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair and 5 Short Blasts.

100% Brisbane, Rimini Protokoll, Museum of Brisbane.
For the past four months, Bec Reid has been producing and directing the community juggernaut 100% Brisbane, which opens later this year. Listen to Bec Reid talk about the project here.

Situate: Arts in Festival, Salamanca Arts.
Tristan Meecham and ATQM favourite Nick Roux were invited as guest provocateurs, to present workshops for artists developing experimental artworks in festival environments.

The Coming Back Out Ball creative development continues with public consultation events soon to be announced, along with two new exciting ATQM projects. More details in our next newsletter. Love and Glitter ATQM. x

 
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