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SCHOOLS PROGRAM


WELCOME

Marshall MP

Steven

Gautier AM

Douglas

Susannah

Sharyn

Premier of South Australia

CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

Creative Producer DreamBIG Children’s Festival

Manager, Arts Projects Department for Education

South Australia’s celebrated children’s festival has been delighting students and families for nearly 50 years. Since 1974, more than 2 million children from across the state have participated.

Of all the festivals in Adelaide Festival Centre’s proud portfolio, DreamBIG Children’s Festival perhaps invokes the most longlasting possibilities because it connects with children at an inquisitive time, inspiring lifelong engagement with cultures and learning.

South Australian children, like others around the world, have had a difficult time of it this year. Supported by their families and educators, I applaud their resilience. I know it hasn’t been easy. Students and teachers wait and look forward to DreamBIG Children’s Festival every two years and I am excited to see how the 2021 festival will contribute to their learning, discovery, and joy. Curiosity is key to innovation and growth. Now, more than ever, it is the inquisitive spirit across science, technology engineering, arts, and maths that will deliver developments and discoveries, and the continued success of our state for generations to come. I congratulate the teams at Adelaide Festival Centre and the Department for Education on this wonderful program of events. Thank you for your commitment to the children of South Australia and to their teachers. My sincere wishes for a successful, special festival.

As South Australia deals with and recovers from the impact of COVID-19, the arts are more important than ever. It’s fitting that this beloved festival is early in the 2021 calendar – and we hope it will be the first of many to return in full force next year. This year especially, I thank festival sponsors and partners; federal, state, and local governments and departments; Adelaide Festival Centre and venue staff; schools; volunteers; artists; participants; teachers; and families for their ongoing support and commitment to creative programming for young people. Congratulations to everyone involved in this inspiring and hopeful program. Adelaide Festival Centre values our important role bringing communities together and we look forward to welcoming students, teachers, and families to DreamBIG Children’s Festival in 2021.

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How can we help young people navigate this strange new world that 2020 has delivered? By fostering our shared sense of humanity and curiosity. Humanity reveals our ability to love and have compassion. Curiosity drives our desire to ask questions about things we don’t understand. Both are intrinsic to the arts and sciences. Engendering empathy and curiosity in young people sets them on a great path! In this vein I offer you the wise words of our poster winner Phitchapha Ritnayom (Yr 6) – ‘Being an artist means being curious. When you’re curious you observe new ideas and see new worlds. I drew a picture about aliens who heard about DreamBIG Festival and they were curious to see what it is all about. They are inquisitive just like me and want to be part of this great event.” I say YES to that! I invite you and your students to explore DreamBIG 21, full of experiences that will stretch the students’ minds, fill them with wonder and help them find their inner explorer.

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What sort of things can we be curious about? How about new, novel, different, attractive, pleasing, exciting, frightening, thrilling, scary, relevant, useful, or seemingly impossible things? DreamBIG Festival 2021 has it all! Watch a performance. Pose for the statewide project ‘One Minute Sculptures’. Access a touring program, online interactive performance or workshop. Focus on a workshop. Become absorbed in an exhibition. There’s something for everyone. How does an artist, performer or audience demonstrate their curiosity? If you can, hold your May 2021 staff meeting at the keynote address, ‘Curious Bots’ by Dr Catriona Wallace with Trinity the Robot. Can robots be curious? What role will Artificial Intelligence play in arts and education? Please use this Schools Program and Teachers Resource to start planning 2021 learning programs now. Nurture your students to be curious and join in on a creative journey to discover all those things that induce wonder, awe and delight!


CONTENTS PERFORMANCE

EXHIBITION & VISUAL ARTS

REGIONAL & STATEWIDE

WORKSHOP & ACTIVITY

INTERACTIVE

FOR TEACHERS

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General Information

37 Lockdown

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Venues and Travel

37 Mental

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DreamBIG Opening Event

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Ping Pong WoW

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Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus

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Silent Disco with DJ Monski Mouse

8 Spirit

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Neon Dreams: A Song Writing Party!

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Magic Beach

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LEAF Project

Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure

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Adelaide Guitar Festival: On The Road

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Emil and the Detectives

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Creation Creation

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One Minute Sculptures

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Project Ludwig

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Big Screens, Little Artists

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Art Gallery of South Australia

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Jumu’ah Friday Prayers

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Like Me, Like You

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Hidden Treasures

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Adam Page: I Wanna Be a Musician!

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Like Dancing with your Big Sisters and Brother

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Artists in Schools – Developing Effective Arts Learning (DEAL)

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The Final Quarter

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Still Point of a Turning World

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Co-Investigators of Curiosity

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Listen to See

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Our Stories

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Hidden Creature Gallery

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Our Corka Bubs

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The Narrator

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Nat Bartsch’s Lullabies

21 Tröll

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Touch & Go

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Curious Bots (Keynote Address)

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We Come from Far, Far Away

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Grandmothers Songs

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Infinite Monster

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Wild City

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Suggested Itineraries and Booking Information

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Event Calendar

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School Booking Form

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Finding Robyn

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Express Yourself Exhibition

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Express Yourself Workshop

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Creating a Mural with Elizabeth Close

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Audioplay: The Turners

31 Placeship 32

Being in Space

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The Hybrid Society and Crate Expectations

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Regional Events

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Everything They Ever Said with Fingers Crossed Behind Their Backs

Adelaide Festival Centre is located on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We pay respect to ancestors and elders past, present and emerging as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.

POSTER COMPETITION

WINNER

UNESCO International Arts Education Week

Our front cover art is based on the winning design by Phitchapha Ritnayom, Year 6 – Pennington Primary School and Le Fevre Peninsula Primary School.

24 – 30 MAY DreamBIG Children’s Festival is proud to be aligned to UNESCO International Arts Education Week, which aims to increase the international community awareness of arts education and its importance for learning.

Take a look at the Teaching and Learning Resource for curriculum links suitable for your class.

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GENERAL

INFO

CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE This program lists all the schools performances, workshops, activities, exhibitions, and events featured in the 2021 DreamBIG Children’s Festival. This includes paid and free activities, and those held at Adelaide Festival Centre and other venues, including statewide and in-school initiatives. You will find a complete calendar of events listed in the centerfold of this program by event types and locations. There are also suggested itineraries on page 48, to help you map out your festival experience for all age groups. A full list of festival venues can be found on the DreamBIG Children’s Festival website. Important booking information is located on page 48. It is important that you read this before completing the booking form on page 49, or our preferred method, our new and improved online form.

ACCESS SERVICES We want all children to feel comfortable during the festival with the aim that every DreamBIG performance is welcoming. Auslan and Audio Description options are available. Please look for the icons on the event pages and contact us at the email address below about the show of interest. If you have specific needs for students, please contact: dreambig@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au and put ‘Access Enquiry’ in the subject line. We can assist with program selection. There is something for everyone!

All DreamBIG performances for ages 7 – 14 are validated by Children’s University Adelaide. For more information visit the Children’s University Australia website and search for Adelaide Festival Centre.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE VENUE ACCESS Adelaide Festival Centre hosts a large number of DreamBIG performances and events. Throughout the Adelaide Riverbank redevelopment, access points to Adelaide Festival Centre may change. We will ensure your visit is as enjoyable and easy as possible by: • Emailing each school booker to advise specific access points for their booking and the venue(s) they will need to access • Stationing festival volunteers at access points to help guide you in the right direction • Making the most up-to-date information available on our website: schools.dreambigfestival.com.au/gettinghere • Ensuring clear signage is displayed at all venues and access points

STAY IN TOUCH Follow DreamBIG to keep up to date with all the latest news about the 2021 festival. Share your festival experience on your social media platforms. #DreamBigFest @dreambigchildrensfestival @adelaidefescent Sign up to receive the latest news and event information direct to your inbox. schools.dreambigfestival.com.au/signup

CONTACT US ACCOMMODATION FOR REGIONAL SCHOOLS If you are a regional school keen to attend the festival and require overnight accommodation, we recommend heading to the DreamBIG website for a list of accommodation options. 4

Every effort has been made to ensure that all information within this program is correct at publication printing in August 2020. Refer to schools.dreambigfestival.com.au for the most up to date information.

P: 08 8216 8600 E: dreambig@adelaide festivalcentre.com.au W: schools.dreambig festival.com.au Adelaide Festival Centre King William Road Adelaide SA 5000

COVID-19 INFORMATION Measures are in place to keep students, artists and staff safe. Please review the website for the most up-to-date information before your visit.

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VENUES

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For a full venue list including regional venues, head to schools.dreambig festival.com.au 8 Adelaide Oval

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1 Adelaide Festival Centre 9 Victoria Square 2 Adelaide Oval 10 3 Torrens Parade Ground 11 4 Adelaide College of the Arts 12 5 Tandanya 13 6 Adelaide Botanic Garden 14 7 Adelaide Rowing Club 15 8 Northern Sound System

Queen’s Theatre Elder Park Nexus Arts State Library of South Australia South Australian Museum Art Gallery of South Australia Marion Cultural Centre

ADELAIDE METRO

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

Please note school students can travel free on trains, buses and trams between 9.30am and 3pm. However, if you need to travel earlier than 9.30am please inform Adelaide Metro and stagger the numbers travelling at any one time. For more information visit adelaidemetro.com.au/About-us/For-Schools

Any equity school that can’t use public transport, therefore making a visit cost prohibitive, can enquire at centrED@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for assistance. Title the email ‘Transport Assistance’. Subject to availability.

SCHOOL BUS PARKING School bus parking will be available during weekdays at the Torrens Parade Ground subject to limitations that might arise once the AFL fixtures are announced. schools.dreambigfestival.com.au

Any non-equity school that can’t use public transport, and must use an alternative form of paid transport that would make their visit prohibitive, can request equity-priced tickets to DreamBIG events at the time of booking. Subject to availability. 5


Years: Reception – 7

We invite you to join us for another exciting opening event, this time to celebrate our theme Be Curious.

Ages: 5 – 12

DreamBIG

Opening Event

Curiosity drives our desire to ask questions about things we don’t understand a skill we need now more than ever. The festival opening speech will be made by young South Australian actress Shantae Barnes-Cowan. Following Shantae’s address will be The Mighty Choir of Small Voices, who will sing the new arrangement of David Bowie’s Space Oddity they worked on with the Public Schools’ Music Festival team during Term 1. The event will end with a gig by Mitch Tambo, a finalist in 2019 Australia’s Got Talent. He will perform with his dancers, along with a group of young dancers from SA’s own fabulous Kurruru Dance Ensemble.

Be Curious Wednesday 19 May Arrive from 9.30am for 11am start Telstra Plaza Adelaide Oval $5 (when added to show or workshop) Booking details page 48

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Image: Kelly Champion Photography

STATEWIDE Join in the fun across Australia with the simultaneous reading of Give me Some Space by Philip Bunting for National Simultaneous Storytime at 11am 19 May.

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DreamBIG Children’s Festival is especially grateful to the SA Public Primary Schools’ Music Festival for their continued support of The Mighty Choir of Small Voices since the choir’s inception in 2011

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Years: Reception+

Ages: 5+

Performance

Wolfgang’s Magical

Musical

Circus

Adelaide Premiere

“...manic and magical” THE GUARDIAN, UK

By Circa Contemporary Circus

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears tumbling and twirling. To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Image: Damien Bredberg

Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus animates the mischievous composer’s vibrant compositions in a wonder-filled hour of physical comedy and thrilling acrobatics designed to amaze people of all ages. Featuring Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist, watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page by performers who bring Mozart’s irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions to life.

19 – 21 May 10.30am & 1pm daily

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Dunstan Playhouse Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16

Equity $10

Warning: Smoke and haze effects

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Years: 4+

Ages: 9+

Performance

SPIRIT By Yellaka

“The history lesson that everyone should see.” GLAM ADELAIDE

Awardwinning cultural creatives Karl Winda Telfer and Sonia Waters expertly guide the company of young performers that are Yellaka – a language word meaning “old wisdom, new ways” – to bring the spirit of ancient traditions into today’s world.

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Image: Tony Virgo

Theatrically weaving together story, song and dance with fire, language and ceremony, Yellaka draws audiences into a warm cultural space, evoking a mesmerising stillness. Through Spirit, ancient teachings cross into new forms. You will find new ways to look and listen, and learn the importance of truth-telling and respect.

19 – 21 May 19 May 1pm 20 & 21 May 12.30pm Tandanya Grenfell Street Schools $16

Equity $10

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Years: Kindergarten – 3

Ages: 4 – 8

Performance

Adelaide Premiere

By CDP Kids A play by Finegan Kruckemeyer Based on the book by Alison Lester

Every year, an everyday family go on a beach holiday. This isn’t just any beach – it’s Magic Beach, where everything you can imagine becomes real. But this year is different. As the eldest child begins to grow up, does she have to leave the magic behind? From the team behind The Gruffalo and the Treehouse series, this new Australian adaptation from multi-award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

“turning great Aussie kids literature into plays for years...” STAGE WHISPERS

25 – 28 May 10.30am & 1pm daily Dunstan Playhouse Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16

Equity $10

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REGIONAL SHOW!

PORT LINCOLN Nautilus Theatre

1 – 2 June

1 June 1pm 2 June 10.30am, 1pm Schools $16 Equity $10

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Dr

AudiYO’s

Giant

Adventure By Froudist

“...a show that simply flies by as you look on in slack-jawed amazement.” FUNNY TONE

Ages: 6+

Performance

Join the quest of Dr AudiYO, a beatboxing clown-come-superhero, as she sets off on a surreal adventure to slay The Beast who is on a rampage to silence the city. On a bare stage – using only her voice, a microphone and magic looping bum bag – theatre-maker and comedian Holly Austin (Dr AudiYO) brings to life a wondrous world of giants, music and… cats? Fusing old-school clowning and miming techniques with new-school beatboxing, this work invites your class to become true heroes, working together with Dr AudiYO to save the day. Let your voices be heard!

19 – 20 May 19 May 12.30pm 20 May 10.30am & 12.30pm

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Image: Nathaniel Dean

Quartet Bar, Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16 Equity $10

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Years: Preschool – 3

ZOOOM By Patch Theatre

“Entrancing and always enchanting, appealing not only to kids but to grown-ups as well.” THE ADVERTISER

Ages: 3 – 8

Performance

Combining old-school whimsy with state-of-the-art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand. She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place. With the assistance of the audience, the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems. Part music video, part dream, this is a show about all sorts of perspectives.

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19 – 21 May 10.15am & 12.30pm daily Adelaide College of the Arts Currie Street Schools $16

Equity $10

Warning: Haze effects Image: Matt Byrne

IN SCHOOL

There are a limited number of in-school workshops available during Term 1 or Term 2, 2021 for schools with an loED Category 1 – 4 rating who have booked for the show. To register your interest please email dreamBIG@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au with the subject line ‘ZOOOM Workshops’ by Friday 5 March 2021. Places are limited.

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Years: 5+

Ages: 10+

Performance

World Premiere

Creation

Creation

“Windmill Theatre, perhaps the most influential children’s theatre company in the country.”

By Windmill Theatre Co

How did we get here? What is the meaning of life? Is it possible to lick your elbow? Following in-depth interviews with the general public, we tasked two of our favourite artists to answer life’s big questions. Before your very eyes, our unreliable experts build, battle and brawl their way through the mysteries of the universe. Tackling everything from the big bang to the afterlife, Creation Creation is a bighearted and hilarious escapade for all that guarantees your most baffling questions answered… sort of.

THE AUSTRALIAN

19 – 21 May 19 May 12.45pm 20 & 21 May 10.15am & 12.45pm daily Space Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16

Equity $10

Warning: Haze effects

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Image: Shane Reid/Carnival

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Years: 5 – 9

Ages: 10 – 14

Interactive Performance

Project Ludwig By Australian String Quartet and Sandpit

A choose your adventure experience through the musical world of Ludwig van Beethoven

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Beethoven still stands as one of the world’s greatest composers, but this isn’t all about him. We want to hear from you! Are you quirky, or comical? Do you like fast racing cars, or walking slowly along the beach? In this special, hands-on, live music event you will learn about some of the marvellous music the great composer wrote, and then decide for yourself which of Beethoven’s musical works we will perform for you.

26 – 27 May 10.30am & 12.30pm daily Quartet Bar, Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16 Equity $10

Image: Chris Edser

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Years: 8+

Ages: 13+

Performance and Workshop

World Premiere

Performance and Workshop

Like You

Friday Prayers By ActNow Theatre

By ActNow Theatre

Developed in consultation with members of the Muslim community, Jumu’ah (Friday Prayers) follows the relationship between three siblings and their experiences at school both before and after a racially charged attack on the youngest sibling leads to her losing her life.

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As active participants in the show, there will be time for your students to get up and move, and time to answer questions and offer solutions. All this takes place under the guidance of three characters as they discover what makes you, like me, like you. 25 – 27 May 10.30am & 12.30pm daily Conference Room Tandanya

FREE Bookings required

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Image: Kate Pardey

FREE Bookings required

Using stories, songs, dance and puppetry, Like Me, Like You introduces young children to the idea of diversity in our communities with themes of inclusion, understanding, acceptance and anti-racism.

Image: Narges Anvar and Caitlin E Moore

Students will be gently guided by the artists as they unpack Islamophobia stereotypes and address issues of white supremacy, helping your students to understand white privilege and demystifying the Islamic faith. A timely work that breaks down racism and barriers between people.

Conference Room Tandanya

Ages: 6 – 9

Like Me,

Jumu’ah

19 – 21 May 10am & 12.30pm daily

Years: 1 – 4

“... a joyous, interactive and educative adventure into our world, our wondrous differences and our shared humanity.” THEATRE TRAVELS

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Years: 1 – 7

Ages: 6 – 12

Interactive Performance

World Premiere

Adam Page

I Wanna Be a Musician! 21 & 28 May 10.30am & 12.30pm Quartet Bar, Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16

Equity $10

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Join multiaward-winning multiinstrumentalist Adam Page on a wild musical ride that will explain just how awesome it is to be a musician, and proving there’s a musician in all of us – whether you know it or not! An all-new work of multiinstrumental mayhem for the musically gifted to the uninitiated.

“Instantly disarming, Adam Page introduces you to his world of passionate music making before getting straight down to business, crafting improvised songs that beggar belief.” THREE WEEKS (EDINBURGH FRINGE)

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Years: Reception – 8

Like Dancing with your Big Sisters and Brother By Of Desert & Sea

19 – 21 May 19 May 12.30pm 20 & 21 May 10.30am & 12:30pm daily Drill Hall Torrens Parade Ground FREE

Bookings required

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Ages: 5 – 13

Workshop

Of Desert & Sea are a collective of awardwinning dance artists who have previously performed and delivered workshops at WOMADelaide, OzAsia Festival and in schools.

Participants in this premiere event will accomplish things they didn’t know they could. Students will get their bodies moving while learning from strong, young and proud First Nations artists. At its heart this work is a connection with and exploration of culture, with a focus on using dance to tell stories through movement. So get your dancing feet ready for some spirit and fun – a bit like dancing with your big sisters and brother in the living room. No experience required!

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Years: 3 – 7

Ages: 8 – 12

Interactive Performance

World Premiere

Still Point of a

Turning World

19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 19 May 1pm 20 – 21 May 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 25 – 27 May 10am, 11.30am & 1pm 28 May 10am & 11.30am Queen’s Theatre, Gilles Arcade & Playhouse Lane All schools $10 Warning: Haze effects

By Carte Blanche and August & September in association with Causeway Projects

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As our world turns faster and faster, this is a space to slow down, reflect and wonder. Come and explore a patchwork of experiences that will inspire your students to question who they are and how they shape – or are shaped by – the world around them. Within a darkened corner of the Queen’s Theatre you are at the centre of this immersive performance installation. Three performers animate the room – creating small scenes, poetic images and stories together with you.

Image: Carte Blanche

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Years: 4+

Ages: 9+

Interactive Performance

Australian Premiere

Ecoute Pour Voir –

Listen to See By Danse Carpe Diem/Emmanuel Jouthe and Maï(g)wenn et les Orteils and Restless Dance Theatre

“Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most surprising.” MOONEY ON THEATRE

Ecoute Pour Voir – Listen to See is eight solo artists, scattered in space and dancing simultaneously. Equipped with a pair of headphones attached to an iPod, one dancer and one audience member share a 2 – 3 minute intimate choreographic exchange. In this space of intimacy and proximity, the audience, questioned by the artist, will be exposed to an artistic experience likely to change their view of the human being and their abilities.

Festival Theatre Foyer Adelaide Festival Centre FREE

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Bookings required

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Image: David Bernier & Shane Reid

19 – 21 May 19 May 12.30pm 20 May 10.15am & 12.30pm 21 May 11am

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Years: Reception – 7

Ages: 5 – 12

Interactive Installation and Workshops

Hidden Creature Gallery

By Arena Theatre Company

FREE

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Bookings required

Ever wondered what your favourite tree in the park was thinking? What does your toaster think about your choice of cheese spread? Part laboratory, part performance and all imagination, Hidden Creature Gallery is an exciting interactive work for school-aged children. Existing between the digital and the real world, this work empowers young people to bring to life the places and objects around them and give them a voice using augmented reality technology.

Image: John Fish

19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 10.15am & 12.30pm daily John Bishop Room Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Premiere

Children will be encouraged to make their own creatures and discover others that have been created before them.

IN SCHOOL

One school will get the opportunity to work with Arena Theatre artists in April 2021 to begin creating creatures for the gallery. This offer is limited to schools with an loED Category 1 – 4 rating. Please register your interest by sending a half page proposal why your class/school would benefit from this experience to dreambig@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au with the subject line ‘Hidden Creature Gallery’ by Friday 26 February. schools.dreambigfestival.com.au

EXHIBITION The Hidden Creature Gallery is an immersive and fun space that blends nature and technology. Look out for the creatures using a smart device while at Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Years: 3 – 8

Ages: 8 – 13

The Narrator By Jessica Wilson. Created with Ance Muizniece, Pamela Butane and Martinš Meiers

19 – 21 May 10.15am & 12.30pm Bus trip Meet at Elder Park Bus Stop Z4 Schools $16 Equity $10

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“The moment the audience steps onboard, the line between fiction and reality is blurred.”

Performance

World Premiere

The windows of the bus act as screens through which the audience watches a classic story of childhood rejection and betrayal unfold in real time. Live actors appear and disappear, and real buildings and pedestrians become part of the story as told by the on-board narrator. Universal story elements are brought to iconic and everyday locations, with children finding out how they see places and what meanings they give to them. Captivating from the journey’s start to end, the story unfolds like magic as you watch the passing streets of the city you know and fall under the spell of the all-knowing narrator.

SHIFLA

Image: Gatis Melnacis

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Years: 5+

Ages: 10+

TRÖLL

Performance

Adelaide Premiere

A lo-fi wi-fi fable

By Trick of Light Theatre (New Zealand)

Image: Tabitha Arthur

It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but online he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his mum, dad and sister, a mysterious Icelandic granny and an ancient malevolent troll that’s started living in the wall... From the award-winning Trick of Light Theatre (makers of The Bookbinder and The Road that Wasn’t There) comes a lo-fi, wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things. Tröll combines storytelling, music and puppetry in an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age.

“Brilliant, dark, funny and poignant.” THEATREVIEW

25 – 28 May 10.15am & 12.45pm daily Space Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16

Equity $10

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All Ages

Talk

Adelaide Exclusive

Curious Bots A keynote address by Dr Catriona Wallace with Trinity the Robot

FOR TEACHERS

Artificial Intelligence is the fastest-growing technology sector in the world, predicted to be powering 80% of all other technology applications in the next five years. So what is AI, how might it affect students and teachers and can this technology support humans to be more curious? In fact, a better question might be – can robots be curious? This presentation will unpack how AI and machine learning works, how it will transform the education sector and how it can be used to enhance your students’ creativity and curiosity. Join one of the world’s most cited experts on Artificial Intelligence, Dr Catriona Wallace, alongside her co-presenter, Trinity the software robot. Both will be available to take your questions after the address.

Dr Catriona Wallace is the Founder and Executive Director of New York and Sydney-based company Flamingo Ai – a business supporting corporate capability through machine learning.

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Bookings required

Teachers PL Certificates available on the day


Years: 5+

Ages: 10+

Performance

Australian Premiere

We Come from Far, Far Away By NIE Theatre (Norway, UK, Czech Republic)

It’s a road trip type of story – but it’s complicated. It’s about things and people and places but also, significantly, it’s about survival, fear, friendship and separation.

Image: Premysl Bukovsky

We Come from Far, Far Away follows the story of two boys from Aleppo who travel to Norway.

“We Come from Far, Far Away communicates the refugee experience by immersing us in it... told with humor, energy and hope using live music, puppets and storytelling.” CHILDREN’S THEATRE REVIEW

This work was developed with Hvalstad Transittmottak, an Asylum Centre providing a first reception point for refugees aged 13 – 18 who arrive alone in Norway. The performance unlocks the opportunity for dialogue between students, children and families about children who are forced to flee alone. Presented in the immersive and intimate setting of a Mongolian yurt, We Come from Far, Far Away uses live music, storytelling, clowning and shadow puppetry to engage, entertain and say something big.

25 – 28 May 10.20am & 12.20pm daily

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Ages: 5+

Interactive Workshop

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Infinite Monster By Terrapin

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Wild

City By Kathy Holowko

Ages: 6 – 10

Workshop and Exhibition

Adelaide Premiere

What could life be like for animals – including human animals – living together in your city? In different cities around the world, adaptations are already taking place to include animals and improve the quality of living in our urban eco-systems. These inspiring examples form the basis of a creative learning workshop where children work together to imagine and build their very own Wild City.

Adding to the sculptural building blocks of a city, children explore ideas and create the habitat and infrastructure to welcome wild animals as citizens in their urban landscape. The end result is a collaborative exhibition, on display in the South Australian Museum throughout DreamBIG 2021, that investigates environmental issues and inspires solutions.

WORKSHOP 19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 10.15am & 12.30pm daily South Australian Museum FREE Bookings required

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REGIONAL Adelaide Guitar Festival

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Carclew’s Gig Rig

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TBA

Port Augusta

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Magic Beach

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Port Lincoln

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When the Mirror Bird Sings Mt Gambier

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Whoosh

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Opening – Be Curious

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Creation Creation

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Curious Bots [Keynote Address]

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Dr AudioYO's Giant Adventure

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Everything They Ever Said with Fingers Crossed Behind Their Backs

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Grandmothers Songs

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Like Me, Like You

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Our Corka Bubs

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Project Ludwig

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Like Dancing With Your Big Sisters And Brother

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Neon Dreams: A Song Writing Party!

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Northern Sound System

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Express Yourself

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Elizabeth Close Workshops (CentrED) In-School Workshops

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Emil and the Detectives

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All Ages

Exhibition

Years: 3 – 8

Designed by Wendy Todd

Cabaret superstar and national treasure, Adelaide’s own Robyn Archer AO has performed in festivals around the world for many years. But only recently has she unveiled her amazing collection of maquettes – intricate models of iconic structures from every city she has visited, and fascinating works of art in their own right carefully constructed by AC Arts students. So come and take your students on a world tour in miniature... and see if you can find where in the world is Robyn Archer! FREE No bookings required

Image: Tony Lewis

Festival Theatre Dress Circle Foyer Adelaide Festival Centre

Exhibition

Express Yourself

Finding Robyn

19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 9am – 5pm daily

Ages: 8 – 13

Exhibition

By Adelaide Festival Centre Exhibitions & Collections

We all express ourselves differently. Perhaps this is through what we wear, performing on stage or joining a protest movement – we all want people to know who we are and what we care about. Express Yourself is a unique exhibition designed to display the voices of South Australians by using local collections. Learn how your class can contribute through the CentrED Express Yourself Workshop on the next page. 19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 9am – 5pm daily Festival Theatre Foyer Adelaide Festival Centre FREE No bookings required

Image: Yarn-bomb cloak – History Trust of South Australia, HT2015.0057. Photograph by and reproduced courtesy of John Goodridge

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Years: 7 – 9

Ages: 11 – 15

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28 April Term 2, Wk 1 FREE Image: Masks designed by Casey Van Sebille, Noah’s Flood (1982), State Opera Youth Company. Performing Arts Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre.

How to Apply To register your interest for either workshop please send a This offer is maximum half-page proposal available to describing why your school would students in DFE benefit from this experience to SA IoED Cat 1 – 4 centrED@adelaide schools and would festivalcentre.com.au suit a class with the subject line ‘Express with cultural Yourself’ or ‘Mural’ by diversity. Tuesday 24 November 2020.

Years: 3 – 7

Ages: 8 – 12

In School Workshop

Creating a Mural with Elizabeth Close

EXHIBITION 19 – 29 May 9am – 5pm QBE Galleries

Adelaide Festival Centre

Learn more about the power of murals and public art. Artist Elizabeth Close will visit your school, one day a week over eight weeks, to create a mural to be exhibited in a professional gallery as part of DreamBIG 2021. Elizabeth Close is a Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara woman from the APY Lands in Central Australia. Elizabeth teaches the importance of public art, how it is accessible and inclusive. It is artwork for and about community.

Term 1 8 Sessions FREE Image: Elizabeth Close

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Years: 1 – 6

Ages: 6 – 11

Interactive Performance

Audioplay: The Turners By Audioplay

19 – 21 May 10am & 12 noon daily Institute Building State Library of South Australia FREE

Bookings required

Experience is 2 hours in total. Groups of 8 children at a time will enter the Audioplay arena, while remaining groups will be invited to view the State Library’s Mortlock Chamber and play with historic board games from the collection.

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Leo and Abbie aren’t ordinary kids, they’re Turners – a secret species that morphs from human to animal – and now they’ve found themselves at the centre of a global plot to annihilate their kind... You are the hero in this interactive narrative adventure based on Mick Elliott’s hilarious book series The Turners. Audioplay is the brand-new audio experience that lets kids step into the story and be the characters that they love, complete with a blockbuster soundtrack. With your headphones on, you play the characters in this action-packed journey. But be warned – being a Turner is hectic. One minute you’re hanging with your sister, the next you’ve been taken hostage by half-snake, half-human creatures. Things are getting wild!

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Years: 3 – 8

Ages: 8 – 13

Interactive Performance and Workshop

Placeship By Cirkidz and Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi

25 – 27 May 10.30am, 12 noon & 1.30pm daily Drill Hall Torrens Parade Ground FREE

Bookings required

Warning: Haze effects

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Someone is going to great lengths to hide a large crack that has appeared in the earth. People say that something is escaping – but is it friend or foe? This all-new collaboration between Cirkidz and Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi is a multi-artform, multi-layered experience integrating Kaurna language from the Adelaide plains.

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Years: 2 – 6

Being in Space By Urban Mind Studio

FREE

Bookings required

Workshop

You’ve just discovered a galaxy far away and you’re about to take off to explore it, but there are many BIG challenges ahead. To help you in space, you will need to develop a unique design code to decide how you want to be in space.

19 – 21 May 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm daily Bicentennial Conservatory Adelaide Botanic Garden

Ages: 7 – 11

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Set in the Adelaide Botanic Garden, this immersive self-directed classroom invites you to explore and imagine ways of being – both in and out of this world. To enhance your experience head to thebeingcode.net to find out more and to download the app. Space suits are welcome but not essential.

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Hybrid Society and Crate

Expectations By Cake Industries (Jesse Stevens & Dean Petersen)

A stack of wooden boxes that dance, sing, play and perform bring whimsical joy and delight in Crate Expectations – appearing from nowhere, and disappearing just as quickly. Out of step with time, these striding stacks are followed by a soundtrack from the 1930s and have lots of hidden treasures to discover.

19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 9.30am – 2.30pm Outdoors Adelaide Festival Centre FREE Warning: Strobe lighting

In contrast, The Hybrid Society take the form of a pair of social media influencers so obsessed with their phones that they find themselves beginning to morph into household appliances. Image: Cake Industries

Having entertained audiences all across Australia, these roaming robots will inhabit the Adelaide Festival Centre precinct for the duration of DreamBIG.

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REGIONAL

WHOOSH!

EVENTS

By Sensorium Theatre Calling all budding astronauts! Become a pilot, engineer or navigator as we whoosh across the galaxy on an interstellar adventure for all kids. Created by pioneering theatre makers Sensorium Theatre, this highly tailored production is suitable for children with a broad range of access needs aged 5 years+, including those with multiple and complex needs and those on the autism spectrum. Interactive Performance Years: Reception – 3, Ages: 5 – 9 (learning age) Chaffey Theatre, Renmark All schools $10 60 MINS Warning: Haze Effects See DreamBIG website in early 2021 for tour information

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This new Australian adaptation from multi-award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer is a celebration of the power of the imagination and the differences that make every child special.

Image: Christophe Canto

Performance Years: Kindergarten – 2, Ages: 3 – 8 1 – 2 June 1 June 1pm 2 June 10.30am & 1pm Nautilus Theatre, Port Lincoln Schools $16 Equity $10

FREE YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOPS

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Our Corka Act Bubs Now Theatre

To register interest in Act Now Theatre or Our Corka Bubs in your town, please email dreambig@adelaide festivalcentre.com.au with the subject line ‘Regional Show Request’.

DreamBIG is delighted to be collaborating with Passionis Productions to offer free creative writing workshops run by Finegan Kruckemeyer for aspiring young writers from Port Lincoln. To register your interest please contact Rebekah Danzic rebekah.danzic@outlook.com Workshops will take place in early 2021 in either Port Lincoln or online. Places are limited, register early and come with ideas!

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When the Mirror Bird Sings By The Paper Boats The Valley of the Four Seasons is home to a rare flock of Mirror Birds, who must defend their mirror-ball eggs from the town’s King. Combining light, movement and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons to bring this beautiful story to life, When the Mirror Bird Sings will take audiences on a journey to a magical place. Performance Years: Kindergarten – 1, Ages: 4 – 6 22 – 27 March Mt Gambier South East Regional tour 15 – 20 March Check the DreamBIG website in 2021 for details.

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Carclew’s Gig Rig is a sparkly mobile sound and vision machine, spinning tunes loud and proud in Port Augusta during the Umeewarra Downtown live music celebrations for Reconciliation Week 2021.

Stay tuned to Carclew social media for details & updates.

Image: Juha Vanhakartano

Partnering with DreamBIG and Adelaide Guitar Festival, Carclew’s Gig Rig is led by Nathan May in collaboration with the BLKMPIRE music and media initiative to create and present this unforgettable party of young mob brilliance.

Music All ages 28 May Gladstone Square, Port Augusta FREE

Check out our statewide and online offering throughout this program. Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook during your events. @dreambigchildrensfestival #DreamBIGFest schools.dreambigfestival.com.au

VISITING ADELAIDE DURING THE FESTIVAL? Check out the list of accommodation options on the website.

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Years: 6 – 10

Ages: 11 – 15

Performance

World Premiere

Everything They Ever Said with Fingers Crossed Behind Their Backs By Kindred Collective

A SAYarts Ensemble

Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer

“SAYarts are known for putting on good quality and thought-provoking shows...” BROADWAY WORLD

Emily thinks the water tastes different these days. Lorcan’s noticed it takes ten minutes longer to walk home. Ruth has suddenly fallen in love with Alex. And Alex suspects the birds are watching him. Being a conspiracy theorist means everything that once seemed certain, now feels weird. And being fifteen means, well pretty much the same thing. Over the course of one strange week, a group of young people try to navigate the space between what they are told, and what they are, to answer the question – what is real?

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19 – 21 May 12.30pm

Schools $16

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Years: 8+

Ages: 13+

Radio Play

World Premiere

Years: 7+

Ages: 12+

Performance

World Premiere

Lockdown

Mental

By ExpressWay Arts

By Alirio Zavarce with True North Youth Theatre Ensemble

Hunter and Alex break into school at night – the teachers all think they’re trouble anyway, so they might as well make the most of it, right? But Scribble and Z are also on their way, and AlanaRey and JJ have plans of their own...

When we talk about mental health, we usually focus on the problems. We tune in to all of the negative aspects. But what if we switched the script to focus on what creates positive mental health instead?

Following its February performance season, this high-drama radio play focusses on one pair of teenagers who choose the same night as their friends to make sacrifices for the people they love, prove friendships and exact revenge.

Mental is a play specifically designed to facilitate this important conversation between young people. It explores the things that help us feel happy and connected to place, to each other and to ourselves.

Tickets for the February performance season, the Lockdown radio play and accompanying teacher resources are all available at carclew.com.au/Program/ExpressWay

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Warning: Some low-level course language, themes that involve bullying, peer pressure, risk taking, aggression and confrontation

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“There is some really good youth theatre happening in the True North of Adelaide and I urge you to try and get out and see one of their shows.” HI FI WAY

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21 & 24 May 10.30am & 1pm daily Marion Cultural Centre


Years: Kindergarten – 5

Ages: 4 – 10

Pong

WoW By The Ball Room Projects

Adelaide Premiere

19 – 21 May 10.15am, 11.15am & 1.15pm daily Adelaide Rowing Club Festival Drive FREE

Bookings required

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See what happens when you enter our space with 2,000+ ping pong balls!

Image: Julieanne Perara

Ping

Interactive Installation

The Ball Room artists believe play to be an essential ingredient in all creative acts. In Ping Pong WoW, their signature participatory work, the audiences’ experience becomes the fabric of the performance, revealing endless manifestations of play. This interactive installation has been designed to captivate all ages and is suitable for all abilities. It is a place where everyday objects spark boundless imagination and are a source of infinite fascination.

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All Ages

Years: 2 – 7

Activity

Ages: 7 – 12

Workshop

Silent Disco

Neon Dreams

with DJ Monski Mouse

A Song Writing Party! By Northern Sound System

Get your dancing shoes ready as crowd favourite Silent Disco is back at DreamBIG Children’s Festival.

Party your way through a hyped-up super club where you make music in every room.

International kids disco queen DJ Monski Mouse joins us as our guest Silent Disco hostess with the mostest.

Small groups will visit different workstations to create the separate parts for your own class dance anthem. Create sawtooth waves in the Synth Space, drop beats in the Drums Den and record dreamy vocals in the Main Studio.

Monski Mouse will curate three epic DJ sets to choose from and leads the dancing madness as you boogie on down, pull shapes and absolutely bop ‘til you drop!

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25 – 27 May 9.45am & 12.30pm daily Northern Sound System Elizabeth Way FREE

Bookings required

Image: Kelly Champion Photography

QBE Gallery 3 Adelaide Festival Centre

Image: Dave Pickens

19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May Every half hour, 10.30am – 1.30pm

At Neon Dreams, your class will learn how to make electronic dance music and party at the same time!

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Ages: 11 – 14

LifeCycles Schools Program By Laurel Palliative Care Foundation and Centre for Creative Health

Life. Education. Art. Feelings. EXHIBITION 19 – 21 & 25 – 28 May 9am – 5pm Space Theatre Foyer

Adelaide Festival Centre

Art and conversation are at the heart of this interactive program where students are encouraged to explore and celebrate lifecycles through nature. The LEAF Project is a unique, immersive opportunity for participating schools to become leaders in developing and normalising the sensitive discussion around grief and loss. Beginnings and endings, feelings and emotions, strategies and new insights are addressed with sensitivity and connectivity. Beneficial for both staff and students. Works created through the LEAF Project will be exhibited at Adelaide Festival Centre during DreamBIG 2021.

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Years: 8+

Ages: 13+

Music

Adelaide Guitar Festival:

On The Road The most significant guitar-slinging event in the Southern Hemisphere, Adelaide Guitar Festival is set to strum its way into towns all over the state to coincide with DreamBIG 2021.

Years: 7+

Ages: 12+

Online Performance

Slingsby’s

Emil and the Detectives By Erich Kästner Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city.

From Clare Valley to Port Augusta and Kangaroo Island, learn from some of the country’s finest musicians in this exciting series of song writing masterclasses and live performances.

Something valuable is stolen, but the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

Visit adelaideguitarfestival.com.au closer to festival dates for more information.

Told in Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and The Detectives features two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a magical cinematic score. Online: Slingsby.net.au

Image: Andy Rasheed

Or contact guitar.festival@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au to arrange for Adelaide Guitar Festival to visit your school!

Available Term 1 & 2

“Emil and the Detectives is an outstanding piece of children’s theatre...” INDAILY

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Years: Reception – 12

Ages: 5 – 18

Online Exhibition

Years: 3+

One Minute Sculptures

Ages: 8+

Exhibition

Big Screens, Little Artists

Inspired by Erwin Wurm

The DreamBIG 2021 theme is ‘Be Curious’. It’s all about discovery and exploration, taking the time to think about the world around us and the people within.

Grab a camera, a household object and strike a pose! Erwin Wurm is an Austrian artist known for his witty style and curious depictions of daily life. His One Minute Sculptures feature strangers posing with everyday objects in unusual, often illogical ways.

EXHIBITION We invite schools to create short digital artworks around the theme of Be Curious to be displayed on the outdoor digital screens at Adelaide Festival Centre during DreamBIG 2021.

The object can be almost anything – a chair, fruit or a school bag. Alternatively, you could choose a theme based on any topic studied in class. Students pose in freeze-frame with their object while a photo is taken. The more bizarre, the better! 

For more information visit schools.dreambigfestival.com.au/ bigscreenslittleartists

All schools are invited to submit their collection of One Minute Sculptures for presentation online as part of DreamBIG 2021. Submit images via dreambig@adelaidefestival centre.com.au with the subject ‘One Minute Sculptures’ by 30 April 2021.

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All Ages

Years: Reception – 6

Visual Arts

Art Gallery of South Australia

Ages: 5 – 11

Exhibition

Hidden Treasures Lobethal Community Mapping Project By Fabrik Arts + Heritage

Look through the lens of positivity as you experience the community mapping project of Lobethal Primary School students and local seniors.

Venture into the exciting world of art and ideas with a self-guided tour of current exhibitions and collection highlights.

This artist-led project, developed as part of Fabrik’s Creative Recovery program, brings together people, memories and hopes for the future as the Lobethal community reimagines their future and celebrates their resilience after the 2020 fires.

There’s no better way to appreciate the detail in a painting, or the scale of a sculpture, than by visiting the work itself. Works of art are ideal platforms to talk about our collective history while simultaneously exploring what is happening in the world today.

Discover the ‘Treasure Map of Lobethal’ including stories, drawings and photographs that lead to interactive mapping activities for your schools to engage with.

For a learning experience beyond the classroom, plan and book your school visit at agsa.sa.gov.au/education.

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Image: Claire Wildish

20 – 21 & 24 – 28 May Mon – Fri 10am – 3pm Lobethal Woollen Mill FREE

Art Gallery of South Australia

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Professional Learning

Years: 5+

Artists in Schools

Online Documentary

The Final Quarter

Developing Effective Arts Learning (DEAL)

By Ian Darling

DEAL is a professional learning program for primary teachers in IoED category 1 – 4 government schools.

Adam Goodes, known for his AFL career and Indigenous activism, features in this film that revisits the debate about his personal and professional life.

It employs the expertise of professional teaching artists to work in collaboration with teachers, addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by the Australian Curriculum: The Arts.

During his time on the football field he was twice awarded a Brownlow Medal, was twice a premiership player and played 372 games, while off the field he was named Australian of the Year. However the end of his football career was marred by controversy, receiving heavy scrutiny by football fans and the Australian media. The documentary ignites the discussion about Australian identity and race relations and is a timely piece asking viewers to reconsider the treatment of a man playing the sport he loves for the people who revere it.

Applying an artist’s analytical techniques and explorative approaches to the arts curriculum, DEAL will provide teachers with fresh perspectives around problem solving and inquiry-based learning, leading to intrinsic benefits for students in the arts and other areas of the curriculum. Carclew invite schools interested in participating in the 2021 DEAL program to get in touch to discuss your specific needs.

Online: thefinalquarterfilm.com.au Study guide available, see website for download

FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS

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Amanda Jones or Belinda MacQueen,

Image: Kelly Champion Photography

Program enquiries:

IN SCHOOL & STATEWIDE

Ages: 10+

Managers – Arts Programs Email:

programmanager@ carclew.org.au

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Supported by the Department for Education

schools.dreambigfestival.com.au


Years: 4 – 8

Ages: 9 – 13

Online Workshop

Years: 3+

Online Performance

Our Stories

Co-Investigators

of Curiosity

For many thousands of years, Australia’s First Nations people have been telling stories through dance, song, paintings, carvings, tools and spoken word – often around the campfire.

By ASMS, Eliza Lovell and Kerrin Rowlands

The team behind Co-Investigators of Creativity return to DreamBIG with an entirely new collection of curious experiments and interactive workshops.

These stories speak to the geography, value systems and cultural protocols of the country and people they belong to. But as we move toward more urban lifestyles, how will traditional storytelling be preserved?

Get your lab coats and notebooks at the ready for your primary students to join forces as the Co-Investigators of Curiosity – without ever leaving the classroom!

Take your seat around the proverbial campfire and hear from local storytellers Uncle Mickey O’Brien, Aunty Stephanie Gollan and Ema Bovoro. Plus check out an additional 16-min illustration workshop by Karen Briggs.

These online-based explorations will be guided by secondary students from Adelaide’s Australian Science and Math School (ASMS) along with teaching artists Eliza Lovell and Kerrin Rowlands. The possibilities will be as endless as your curiosity!

Recorded and presented online, this important new work provides a special opportunity for young people to be immersed in their stories and share in First Nations culture and language.

Online: schools.dreambigfestival.com.au /coinvestigators FREE Bookings required

Ages: 8+

Available Term 2

Online: schools.dreambigfestival.com.au/ourstories Available Term 1 & 2

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Ages: 4 months – 3 years

FOR THE

LITTLE ONES

Interactive Performance

Our Corka Bubs By Gina Rings

Grounded in Aboriginal culture, Our Corka Bubs offers captivating storytelling through movement and music. 20 & 21 May 9.30am, 11.30am & 2.30pm daily Drama Centre Rehearsal Room Adelaide Festival Centre

Years: Pre Kindergarten

$25 (1 Adult + 1 Child) $5 extra (1 Adult or 1 Child)

Ages: 2 – 3

Interactive Performance

Suitable for bubs in arms 4 months+, crawlers and walkers under 3 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Touch & Go By Sally Chance Dance

An enticing and playful world of shapes and pathways, stepping stones and lines, dance and live music. The children become part of the performance by entering the action or by observing it, touching and going just as they need to.

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22 – 23 May 9.30am, 11.30am & 2.30pm daily Drama Centre Rehearsal Room Adelaide Festival Centre $25 (1 Adult + 1 Child)

$5 extra (1 Adult or 1 Child) Image: ArtPlay

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Ages: 0 – 2

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21 & 22 May 21 May 3pm, 22 May 11am Nexus Arts Adult $20 Child under 2 years FREE

Performance

Adelaide Premiere

Nat Bartsch’s Lullabies By Nat Bartsch

When pianist and composer Nat Bartsch became a mother, she created a suite of lullabies with her newborn in mind. During this live performance, escape with meditative and soothing music infused with classical and jazz influences.

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Performance

Years: 3+

Femme

Ages: 8+

Songs

Winner of a Best Dance award at Adelaide Fringe 2019, and with a tour to Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Stockholm, FEMME is one woman’s search for self in a world of gender and sexual conditioning.

By Vonda Last Arranged by Vonda Last and Julian Ferraretto

This new collection of original and unrecorded songs, performed in English and Ngaanyatjarra, is inspired by the stories, knowledge and memories of Aboriginal grandmothers and Elders.

FEMME explores concepts of femininity and female sexuality, the female body, the gender roles we conform to – or break against – and what it means to be powerful in a largely masculine dominant culture.

Schools $16 Equity $10

“Please go to see this work. Exhort your friends to go, particularly your male friends, then TALK to each other about the quandaries raised.”

Warning: Coarse language, strobe lighting, nude silhouette

World Premiere

Grandmothers

By Erin Fowler Projects

3 June 11am Space Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre

Performance

THEATRE TRAVELS

Vonda Last’s performance is a powerful act of connection, her songs joining the audience with Aboriginal grandmothers and their journey through culture, time and space. 2 June 12pm Quartet Bar, Festival Theatre Foyer, Adelaide Festival Centre Schools $16 Equity $10

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SUGGESTED

ITINERARIES

Spend the whole day at DreamBIG Children’s Festival for $16 per student!

Kindergarten/Reception 10.15am Ping Pong WoW, Adelaide Rowing Club 11.15am Lunch in Elder Park 12.30pm Watch ZOOOM at AC Arts. Years 1/2 10.30am Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus or Magic Beach, Dunstan Playhouse 11.30am Lunch in Elder Park or the Pioneer Womens’ Gardens 12.30pm Dance at Like Dancing With Your Big Sisters and Brother in the Drill Hall, or the Silent Disco, Festival Theatre Foyer. Years 3/4/5 10.30am See Dr AudiYO’s Giant Adventure or Adam Page: I Wanna Be a Musician! in the Quartet Bar, Adelaide Festival Centre 11.30am Visit the Finding Robyn exhibition, then have lunch in Elder Park 12.30pm Check out Infinite Monster workshop. OR 10.30am Do the Wild City workshop, SA Museum or try Being in Space, Adelaide Botanic Garden 11.30am Have lunch outside SA Museum 12.30pm Walk/catch a tram to Spirit, Tandanya. Years 4/5 10.15am Jump on the bus for The Narrator, or see Tröll, Space Theatre 11.30am View the LEAF Project exhibition, Space Foyer, and have lunch in Elder Park 12.30pm Experience Listen to See, Festival Theatre Foyer, or do a Hidden Creature Gallery workshop. Years 6/7 10.15am See Creation Creation, Space Theatre, or experience Still Point of a Turning World, Queen’s Theatre 11.30am Have lunch in Elder Park and visit the Elizabeth Close Exhibition 12.45pm Visit Placeship in the Drill Hall. Years 8/9 12.30pm Do the Jumu’ah Friday Prayers workshop, Tandanya, or see other young people perform in Everything They Ever Said with Fingers Crossed Behind Their Backs or Mental, Marion Cultural Centre.

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BOOKING

INFO

Please read the following information prior to completing the booking form online or on the adjacent page.

• The majority of paid performances are priced the same across the festival (Schools: $16/Equity: $10). Exceptions include the Opening Event (p6), Still Point of a Turning World (p17), Our Corka Bubs (p46), Touch & Go (p46) and Nat Bartsch’s Lullabies (p46). • Many shows and workshops have a limited capacity and may book up quickly. • Please list three performance choices/dates/times and three corresponding workshop times if you also wish to book the latter. If your first choice of performance or workshop is fully booked, every effort will be made to book your second choice, and so on. • Priority for free workshops is given to schools booking for a paid performance. • Some events need to be booked via the performance organisation and these are clearly marked on the relevant page. • To book a free workshop through BASS, please list the other performance/workshop you have purchased tickets for when completing the booking form. • We understand that schools booking early will often need to provide estimated numbers. However, it is important that you advise us of exact numbers by the start of the 2021 school year so we can make tickets available for other schools.

HOW TO

BOOK

NEW ONLINE BOOKING FORM AVAILABLE Head to the DreamBIG website to submit your booking, faster and easier online!

• Online schools.dreambigfestival.com.au/schoolbookings • Fill in the booking form on the adjacent page Extra forms can be downloaded from: schools.dreambigfestival.com.au/schoolbookings Submit the booking form to BASS via: Email: dreambigbookings@bass.net.au Post: BASS School Bookings, GPO Box 1269, Adelaide SA 5001 Please note: BASS will send you and your finance officer a temporary tax invoice, which will confirm your booking and indicate which of your preferences have been booked. Your booking is not confirmed until you receive this invoice. No refunds can be provided on paid bookings. EFT payment available, account details; Acc Name: BASS, BSB: 065 266, Acc Number: 1000 0100 A $10 transaction fee is payable for each school booking (through BASS), inclusive of all paid performances/ workshops, submitted concurrently. Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets government policy requirements. Ticket Pricing on pages is indicative only. Concessions and Groups may apply. Eligibility for concessions will vary across events. Program is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and other information contained herein are correct at time of publication. Refer to adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for full, updated information and terms and conditions.


19–29 MAY 2021

DreamBIG has a brand new online booking form and is our preferred method of booking. Head to:

Schools’ Booking Form

schools.dreambigfestival .com.au/school bookings

Contact Teacher School name Type of school Please tick relevant boxes

☐Independent ☐Catholic ☐Government ☐Home Schooled Metro Non-Metro DfE IoED Category 1–4 ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐Other

Phone Mobile Essential

me DreamBIG ☐ Send Children’s Festival updates

Teacher Email Finance Officer Email (BASS invoice will be sent to this address) Australian Curriculum Learning Areas

Year Levels

Schools IoED Category

Equity price tickets available to Index of Educational Disadvantaged (IoED) schools category 1 – 4 (where applicable) How do you plan to travel to the event? Please tick relevant boxes

☐Train ☐Tram ☐Bus ☐Private bus ☐Car ☐On foot ☐Other

Enter all performance and workshop preferences in the below table. Then enter all details in each field and the total cost.

ORDER OF PREFERENCE OPENING EVENT Cost of Opening Event is $5 per student, please add this when booking your performance or workshop.

DATE

TIME

19 May

10.50am

No. of No. of STUDENT ADULT TICKETS TICKETS*

TOTAL COST

Ticketed performance 1ST CHOICE Ticketed performance 2ND CHOICE Ticketed performance 3RD CHOICE Free Workshop/Activity 1ST CHOICE Free Workshop/Activity 2ND CHOICE Free Workshop/Activity 3RD CHOICE Add $10 transaction fee per booking including all workshops

Please note: Priority for free workshops is given to schools booking for paid shows.

$10.00

TOTAL COST Please record any special needs and numbers of students with disability ie using wheelchairs, vision/hearing impairment:

*Complimentary tickets are issued according to student/teacher ratio: R – Yr2 1:6, Yr3 – Yr6 1:10, Yr7 – Yr12 1:15 Additional teachers/adults above complimentary ratios are charged at the same rate as students. Please provide the following information for EDU SA evaluation purposes:

Number of ATSI students

Number of EALD students

(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

(English as an additional language or dialect)

FOR SCHOOL BOOKINGS PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM VIA: E: dreambigbookings@bass.net.au OR GPO Box 1269, Adelaide SA 5001

QUESTIONS? Phone

08 8205 2220 (Mon – Fri, 9 – 5)


Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees

19–29 MAY 2021

DreamBIG Children’s Festival is produced and presented by

Proudly supported by

Arts South Australia Department for Education

Festival Partners

Program Partner

Regional Touring Partner

Jim Hazel (Chair) Mitchell Butel Julia Dnistrianski Mary Hamilton

Tony Smith Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide Christine Zeitz Maggie Zhou

Adelaide Festival Centre Management CEO & Artistic Director

Douglas Gautier AM

Chief Operating Officer

Carlo D’Ortenzio

Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales

Liz Hawkins

Director of Marketing, Sales and Audience Engagement

Kristen Eckhardt

Head of Public Affairs

Ruth Sibley

Technical Manager

Moria Hay

Creative Producer, DreamBIG Children’s Festival

Susannah Sweeney

Department for Education Manager Arts Projects

Sharyn Schell

(including DreamBIG Children’s Festival)

FAMILY Weekend 22 & 23 MAY 2021

Theatres, galleries, museums, universities, libraries and gardens will be welcoming families to discover and dream BIG. Follow the trail and find a world of fun and wonder at every turn. More information about the Big Family Weekend will be available in April 2021.

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Image: Cath Leo

This FREE family event for children of all ages will take over the North Terrace Cultural Boulevard for two fun-filled days.


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Adelaide Festival Centre is the heart of the arts in South Australia. Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue and hosts more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain. We welcome audiences of all ages, experience and culture. To discover more, visit adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au DreamBIG Children’s Festival celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music

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