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Dogs and Boats and Airplanes


Hodder, AL and Verrall, K and Burns, B, Dogs and Boats and Airplanes, Junction Arts Festival, Princes Theatre, Launceston (2013) [Other Exhibition]

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Dogs and Boats and Airplanes was a collaborative work for new theatre, devised by Bill Burns, Krys Verrall, myself and 100 primary school aged children from Scotch College, Mowbray Heights Primary School, St Leonards Primary School and Ravenswood Primary School. The children attended workshops 1-2 times a week for approximately 8 weeks. In these workshops we encouraged the children to tell stories about their own personal experiences with dogs, boats and airplanes. These conversations were recorded and became the basis for the final script. We also workshopped the myriad noises/sounds associated with these three concepts, developing an enormous palette for the children to choose from. The stories were then recounted live at the performance, with the choir building soundscapes that were half devised half improvised, using the palettes we had been exploring.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:Bill Burns, Theatre Making, Noise, Improvisation, Children
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Hodder, AL (Miss Amanda Hodder)
ID Code:90452
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2014-04-04
Last Modified:2017-11-15

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