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students

fast & fresh dance

education australian ballet workshop

Parramatta Girls

the yard

naisda workshop

dance bites

nida angela’s kitchen

cultural expression

fast & fresh theatre

drama namatjira i love you, bro sydney writers festival

professional development for teachers

playwriting workshop

movement goodbye jamie boyd

shakespeare in performance

community

arts

choreography workshop

years 7 to 12

the land of yes and the land of no


ENRICHED At Riverside we aim to open up the world of the theatre not just through seeing live performance, but also through practical learning experiences. We want to encourage young people to participate in the craft of making theatre through performing in short plays, attending play readings supported by in-depth discussions, joining workshops in performing Shakespeare or dance, term and holiday acting classes or courses in writing plays. We believe that theatre in all its forms, is vital to the development of imagination and insight in young people. We have chosen five major theatre productions for the secondary program each investigating an area of study: Australian society, social history and the migrant experience in Angela’s Kitchen; art and Aboriginal studies with Namatjira; mental health in Goodbye Jamie Boyd; playground conflict, The Yard; and the dangers of chat rooms, I Love You Bro. This wide-ranging program is tailored to meet the needs of secondary students with each production linked to curriculum requirements and supported by teacher notes. This year we will also introduce a rehearsed reading of a play to more closely examine one key area of the HSC year, Verbatim Theatre. With professional actors and a skilled director, the text of Alana Valentine’s Parramatta Girls will be lifted off the page and accompanied by a discussion of the relevant topic areas and the techniques employed in creating and staging Verbatim theatre. Also in 2012 we will be offering comprehensive professional development workshops for teachers conducted by industry professionals: Verbatim Theatre with the highly regarded theatre company version 1.0 and an in depth, hands on workshop in lighting technique for teachers of the Entertainment Certificate with two top lighting designers. We recognise the importance of making theatre accessible to all the student community and are delighted to confirm that our highly successful subsidised ticket program for Priority Schools will continue to be supported by our Education Partner, Veolia Environmental Services. We thank Veolia for their continued generous support. There is a rich world of experiences waiting to be opened to your students in 2012 to inspire, surprise, instruct and stimulate their creativity. We look forward to welcoming you and your class to a Riverside presentation soon.

Robert Love Director

Camilla Rountree Producer


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Namatjira......................................................................................3-4 I Love You, Bro..............................................................................5-6 Goodbye Jamie Boyd....................................................................7-8 Angela’s Kitchen.........................................................................9-10 The Yard....................................................................................11-12 Parramatta Girls Playreading & Discussion . ...........................13-14 Playwriting Workshop.................................................................... 15 Shakespeare in Performance Workshop........................................ 16 Fast & Fresh Theatre..................................................................... 17 Fast & Fresh Dance....................................................................... 18 Dance Bites...............................................................................19-20 The Land of Yes and The Land of No.............................................. 21 The Australian Ballet presents The Dancers Company.................. 22 Choreography Workshop................................................................ 23 NAISDA Workshop......................................................................... 24 The Comedy of Errors - On Screen ............................................... 25 Sydney Writers’ Festival ............................................................... 26 NIDA Drama classes ..................................................................... 27 Riverside Season 2012.................................................................. 28 Teachers’ Verbatim Theatre Workshop.......................................... 29 Teachers’ Entertainment Certificate Lighting Workshop................ 30 Riverside Information.................................................................... 31 Booking Form............................................................................32-33 Contact Details............................................................................... 34

We appreciate there is a lot of work involved in bringing your students to Riverside. Enabling them to experience or take part in the creation and presentation of live theatre is a very special experience and we want to recognise your commitment to the performing arts. Book a school’s production at Riverside, pay your deposit by 29 February 2012 and you’ll receive a complimentary ticket (for bookings of 15 to 30 students) or a complimentary double pass (for bookings of 30 or more students) to one of our 2012 Riverside Season Shows.* Be sure to join the education mailing list to take advantage of other events and special offers. Email your name, school, subject and age group taught to education_riverside@parracity.nsw gov.au. *subject to availability


Society and Culture

Aboriginal Studies

drama

3

visual arts

english

history

Photo: Michael Corridore


A Big hART production, created with the Namatjira Family

Namatjira By Scott Rankin

Writer and Director

Scott Rankin

starring

Trevor Jamieson Derik Lynch

JOINED BY

Grandchildren & descendents of Albert Namatjira, & various portrait artists & musicians.

Albert Namatjira’s achingly beautiful watercolours introduced the lounge rooms of Australian suburbia to the exquisite beauty of our central desert heartland. In a similar way, this sweeping narrative acts as a window through which we can see ourselves, and our nation, as clearly as the landscapes he gave to us. Namatjira is another groundbreaking new Australian work by Scott Rankin (Box the Pony, Certified Male, Stickybricks), starring Trevor Jamieson and Derik Lynch. Utilising Jamieson’s elegant physicality and the music of internationally renowned Genevieve Lacey, this story captures the intense beauty, depth, opportunism, mateship and injustice that has shaped our country. Namatjira is more than theatre; this is an experience of art, live on stage. Before our eyes, the grandchildren of Albert Namatjira - third generation watercolour artists - assist with the re-telling of his life, filling the stage with a huge landscape drawing of their desert country.

Set Designer

Genevieve Dugard

Composer & Music Director

Genevieve Lacey

Lighting Designer

Nigel Levings

Costume Designer

Tess Schofield

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 Aboriginal Studies

Sound Designer

Options: Aboriginal Visual Arts, Aboriginal Performing Arts, Aboriginal Peoples and the Media, Aboriginal Oral and Written Expression

Jim Atkins

Creative Producer

Sophia Marinos

Original co-production by Big hART & Company B Belvoir, co-directed by Scott Rankin & Wayne Blair WARNING Live flames and smoke

Core: Aboriginal Identities

Visual Arts

Critical and Historical Studies- Conceptual Framework (Aboriginal and Indigenous Artists), Frames (The Cultural Frame

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9

5.8, 5.9

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Australian Indigenous Theatre, Biographical Theatre

5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

History

Topics: Australia Between the Wars, Changing Rights and Freedoms (Section A: Aboriginal Peoples)

5.1, 5.3, 5.7

English

Text Types: Non-fiction, Drama. Themes: Aboriginal Experiences

1, 7, 9

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginality and the land, Heritage and Identity.

P1.3, P2.2, P3.2

Visual Arts

Conceptual framework- The role of the artist, how interests in the world are represented through art, Frames- The Cultural Frame (cultural artists)

P.8, P.9, P.10

Society and Culture

The Social and Cultural World, Personal and Social Identity, Intercultural Communication.

P1, P2, P3, P5

Stage 6- Preliminary

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Australian Indigenous Theatre, Biographical Theatre

P3.2, P3.3

English

Text Types: Non-fiction, Drama. Themes: Aboriginal Experiences

1, 4, 5, 12A

Stage 6- HSC Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginality and the land, Heritage and Identity.

H1.3, H2.1, H2.2, H3.2

Visual Arts

Conceptual framework- The role of the artist, how interests in the world are represented through art, Frames- The Cultural Frame (cultural artists), Case Study- Albert Namatjira and Australian Indigenous Art

H8, H9, H10

Society and Culture

Belief Systems, Equality and Difference

H1, H2, H3, H5

Drama

Australian Drama and Theatre- Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice, Individual Project- Set Design, Critical Analysis.

H3.1, H3.3

English

English Standard: Belonging, Experience through language (distinctly visual) English Advanced: Belonging, Representation and Text (History and Memory) English ESL: Belonging, Experience through language (Australian Voices).

1, 2A, 4, 6, 7

Date and time Thu 23 Feb 11am

Riverside theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$22 Student/ Additional Teacher

120mins including 20min interval

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Photo credit Justine Walpole

Information Processes and Technology

PDHPE 5


La Boite Theatre Company

I LOVE YOU, BRO By Adam J A Cass

Starring

Prepare to be plunged headlong into a vortex of online love.

DIRECTOR

Delve into the mind of a teenage chat room junkie: a modern boy, remarkably clever and longing for connection, who spins a web of deceit that destroys two lives - all for the glory of love.

Leon Cain David Berthold

DESIGNER

Renée Mulder

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Carolyn Emerson

SOUND DESIGNER

Guy Webster

VISUAL DESIGN

Jaxzyn

Meet Johnny. He wants to be someone, and online he can be anyone he wants. One night he poses online as a girl named Alba J and entices gullible chat room virgin Marky Mark into an explicit conversation. As Johnny’s infatuation grows, he creates a string of fictitious characters - a serial killer, a female secret service agent and multiple family members of Alba J - all in pursuit of getting what he most desires. Directed by La Boite Artistic Director David Berthold and starring the brilliant Leon Cain as Johnny, this is the true story of a boy who conspired to murder himself.

“An engaging and sometimes very funny portrayal of just how far some young people can go in constructing fantasy worlds online... The strength is in the energy, pace and wit...undoubtedly entertaining.” – Bree Hadley - The Australian

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 6- Preliminary Drama

Elements of Production in Performance, Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles

P2.1, P2.2, P2.6,P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4

PDHPE

Better Health for Individuals

P2, P3, P4

Information Processes and Technology

Introduction to information skills and systems

P3.1

Studies in Drama and Theatre: Tragedy, The Individual Project: Performance

H1.3, H2.4, H3.2, H3.3, H3.4

Stage 6- HSC Drama

La Boite receives assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland

PDHPE

The Health of Young People

H2, H5, H15

Information Processes and Technology

Communication Systems

H3.1, H3.2

Dates and time Tue 5 Jun 11am Wed 6 Jun 11am Thu 7 Jun 11am

Lennox theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$17 Student/ Additional Teacher

80 mins no interval

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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pdhpe

english

dance

Drama

7


Monkey Baa and Buzz Dance Theatre

Goodbye Jamie Boyd Based on the novel by Elizabeth Fensham

Directors

Sandra Eldridge Cadi McCarthy

Designer

Rita Carmody

Lighting Designer

Luiz Pampolha

Composer/Sound

Kingsley Reeve

Visual Design

Dashvisual

Adaptors

Goodbye Jamie Boyd is an exciting new collaboration between Monkey Baa and Buzz Dance Theatre. Anna and Jamie Boyd are inseparable, the brother and sister team who face the world together. Their love for each other is bigger than anything else they know and stronger than any ordinary bond. But Anna struggles with schizophrenia and delusions and her use of “weed” to self medicate makes things a whole lot worse. When Anna Boyd’s prescribed medication kills off her brother, the guilt drives her to self-harm and the realisation that she needs to seek help. What follows is a revelation to all, most especially to Anna. Not wanting to burden her parents, Anna eventually confides in her art class. Here she receives the support and friendship she so desperately needs. This one woman show based on Elizabeth Fensham’s book, is a powerful first person account of what it is like to suffer from a mental illness. Incorporating multi media and dance it provides a challenging, sophisticated, thought provoking and innovative performance.

Eva Di Cesare Tim McGarry Sandra Eldridge

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 English

Text Types: Fiction, Drama. Print Text- Spoken Text Themes: Social and Health Issues

1, 3, 7, 8, 9

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Solo Performance, Physical Theatre and Movement.

5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

PDHPE

Self and Relationships, Individual and Community Health

5.1, 5.3, 5.6, 5.7

Dance

Dance as an artform, Practices- Composition: Elements of Construction, Appreciation

5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

Stage 6- Preliminary English

Text Types: Fiction, Drama. Print Text- Spoken Text Themes: Social and Health Issues

1, 2, 4, 5, 6,10,12A

Drama

Elements of Production in Performance, Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles (Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Solo Performance, Physical Theatre and Movement)

P.2.1, P2.2, P2.6, P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4

PDHPE

Better Health for Individuals

P2, P3, P4

Dance

The Development of Dance in Australia

P1.1, P1.4, P4.1

Stage 6- HSC English

English Standard: Belonging, Texts and Society (Into the World) English Advanced: Belonging.

1, 2, 2A, 4, 6, 7, 12A

Drama

Studies in Drama and Theatre: Tragedy The Individual Project: Performance

H1.3, H2.4, H3.2, H3.3, H3.4

PDHPE

The Health of Young People

H2, H5, H15

Dance

Skills of Analysis

H1.1, H1.3, H4.1, H4.5

Date and time Tue 7 Aug 10am & 12.30pm Wed 8 Aug 10am & 12.30pm Thu 9 Aug 10am & 12.30pm Fri 10 Aug 10am & 12.30pm

RAFERTYS theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$17 Student/ Additional Teacher

60 minutes plus Q & A with performer and local health professional

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Photo: Katie Kaars

history

english SOCIETY and culture

Drama

9


Griffin Theatre Company

Angela’s Kitchen By Paul Capsis & Julian Meyrick

starring

Paul Capsis

Director

Julian Meyrick

Associate Writer

Hilary Bell

Designer

Louise McCarthy

Lighting Designer

Verity Hampson

Sound Designer

Alister Spence

Audio-Visual Designer

Steve Toulmin

WARNING Use of herbal cigarettes

“No matter what was going on in my life, if I just sat with my grandmother, just sat next to her, I felt instant calm, instant safety.” In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and the war behind. Her destination: Australia. In Surry Hills, she could build a bright new life. Back in Malta, someone else has made a journey. Making his way along Kalkara’s glistening harbourside, a young man with flowing black hair has returned to claim his past. Paul Capsis is walking home. Angela’s Kitchen is an astonishingly evocative piece of autobiographical theatre from one of Australia’s most celebrated performers. A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a portrait, not just of a much loved matriarch, but of a whole generation.

“At the end, he shares his most precious memories with the audience, many of whom were holding back tears. Deeply affecting theatre.” – Sun Herald

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 Drama

Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Autobiographical Theatre, Solo Performance.

History

Changing Rights and Freedoms (Section B: Migrants), People Power and Politics in the Post-war Period.

5.1, 5.3, 5.7

English

Text Types: Non-fiction, Drama. Themes: Multicultural Experiences in Australia

1,7,9

Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Autobiographical Theatre, Solo Performance.

P2.6, P3.2, P3.3

5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

Stage 6- Preliminary Drama Society and Culture

The Social and Cultural World, Personal and Social Identity, Intercultural Communication.

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5

English

Text Types: Non-fiction, Drama. Themes: Multicultural Experiences in Australia

1, 4, 5, 12A

Drama

Australian Drama and Theatre- Contemporary Australian Theatre Practice, Individual Project- Performance, Set Design, Critical Analysis.

H1.3, H3.1, H3.3

Modern History

National Studies (Option A: Australia 1945 - 1983)

H1.1, H1.2, H2.1, H3.4

Stage 6- HSC

Society and Culture

Social and Cultural Continuity and Change, Belief Systems, Equality and Difference

H1, H2, H3, H4, H5

English

English Standard: Belonging, Texts and Society (The Global Village) English Advanced: Belonging, Representation and Text (History and Memory) English ESL: Belonging, Experience through language (Australian Voices).

1, 2A, 4, 6, 7, 12A

Date and time Thu 16 Aug 11am Tue 21 Aug 11am Wed 22 Aug 11am

Lennox theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$22 Student/ Additional Teacher

80 mins no interval

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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music

11

PDHPE

drama

Photo by Heidrun Lรถhr


CAPTIVATE AND SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY

THE YARD

Artistic Director/ Choreographer

Shaun Parker

Composer

Nick Wales

This production is the result of a rich and rewarding three year collaboration between Artistic Director/Choreographer Shaun Parker and the students drawn from CAPTIVATE, the performing arts program run by The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. Drawing inspiration from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, The Yard breathes new life into this interpretation of human behaviour in the young.

Set in a western Sydney schoolyard, the work’s intention is to depict the daily reality of conflict and division, ultimately finding PRODUCEr Olivia Ansell-Shaun Parker unity in the diversity of culture, gender and ethnicity. Parker has drawn on the cultural performance traditions of students for & Company choreographic inspiration with many hailing from diverse backgrounds, including newly arrived students from Sudan.

FEATURING the teenagers of Captivate The participating schools in The Yard are: St Agnes Catholic High Rooty Hill St Clare Catholic College Hassall Grove

Set to an electro acoustic score by Nick Wales, Parker has fused hard hitting contemporary dance with break dance, locking, popping, tutting, krumping and jerking - forms of dance found on the streets and in the school yards of Western Sydney. The Yard is taut with the tension and humour of conflicts played out every day as it celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS

Loyola Senior High School Mount Druitt

Stage 4 Dance

Dance as an artform, Practices- Composition Processes, Elements of Movement: Relationships.

4.3.1, 4.3.2

St Patricks Marist College Dundas

Music

Australian Music, Music of the 20th and 21st Century, Technology and its influence on music, Theatre Music.

4.7, 4.8, 4.10

McCarthy Catholic School Emu Plains

PDHPE

Self and Relationships

4.1, 4.3

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Youth Theatre, Issue Based Theatre, Physical Theatre and Movement.

4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3

Caroline Chisholm Girls Catholic College - Glenmore Park

Stage 5 Dance

Dance as an artform, Practices- Composition Processes, Elements of Movement: Relationships

5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

Music

Australian Music, Music of the 20th and 21st Century, Technology and its influence on music, Theatre Music.

5.7, 5.8, 5.10

PDHPE

Self and Relationships

5.1, 5.3

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Youth Theatre, Issue Based Theatre, Physical Theatre and Movement.

5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

Stage 6- Preliminary Dance

The Development of Dance in Australia, Introduction to Dance Analysis.

P1.1, P1.3, P4.1, P4.5

Music 1

Australian Music, Music of the 20th and 21st Century, Technology and its influence on music, Theatre Music.

P2, P4, P5, P6, P7, P8

Drama

Elements of Production in Performance, Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles (Dramatic Forms: Contemporary Australian Theatre, Youth Theatre, Issue Based Theatre, Physical Theatre and Movement)

P2.6, P3.1, P3.2, P3.4

Society and Culture

The Social and Cultural World, Personal and Social Identity, Intercultural Communication

P1, P2, P3, P4, P5

Stage 6- Preliminary Dance

Skills of Analysis

H1.1, H1.3, H4.1, H4.5

Music 1

Australian Music, Music of the 20th and 21st Century, Technology and its influence on music, Theatre Music.

H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8

Society and Culture

Social and Cultural Continuity and Change, Equality and Difference.

H1, H2, H3, H4, H5

Date and time Tue 28 Aug 12.30pm & 7.30pm Wed 29 Aug 12.30pm + Q&A & 7.30pm Learn the Repertoire workshop Wed 29 Aug 10am

Lennox theatre

Ticket price Performance only $16 Student/Additional Teacher Learn the Rep See the Show $21 (additional teachers free) Adult $26, Conc. $22*

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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modern history

Drama 13

society and culture

music


Riverside Productions

PARRAMATTA GIRLS by ALANA VALENTINE

PLAYREADING AND DISCUSSION Director Saskia Smith

Eight former inmates return to the notorious Parramatta Girl’s for a reunion forty years later. For some, it is a way to find healing, for others it is a chance to dispel the ghosts, for all of them it is a way to share the pain. This vibrant and often very funny play explores the defiance, endurance and the psychological legacy of being branded a home girl. Interspersed with songs and storytelling, this is a tribute to the mischief and humour in the face of hardship suffered by the countless girls who were victims of a harsh juvenile detention system. The result of four years research by award winning playwright Alana Valentine, this powerful verbatim play is a dramatisation of hours of confronting interviews with a number of women who served time at the most notorious girl’s detention centre in Australia. Director Saskia Smith is a multi skilled actor, performer and secondary drama teacher. Her theatre credits include leading roles in As You Like It and The Tempest (Sydney Theatre Award Nomination) for the Bell Shakespeare Company, In Our Name for Company B Belvoir, the musicals Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Sam Mendes’ Cabaret – the musical (Green Room Award), and Dirty Dancing – the Classic Story on Stage. Presented as a rehearsed reading by professional actors and followed by an in depth discussion conducted by the director, Saskia Smith, it will examine topics relating to the HSC curriculum on verbatim theatre and drama.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 6- Preliminary Drama

Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles: Verbatim Theatre

P2.2, P2.6, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4

Modern History

Case Study (Europe, North America and Australia): Girls Training School, Parramatta 18871974.

P1.1, P1.2, P2.1, P3.4

Verbatim Theatre (Prescribed Text: Parramatta Girls)

H1.3, H2. 4, H2.5, H3.1, H3.3, H3.4, H3.5

Stage 6- HSC Drama

Date and time Mon 12 Mar 10am Tue 13 Mar 10am Wed 14 Mar 10am Thu 15 Mar 10am

Lennox theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$22 Student/ Additional Teacher

3.5 hrs including interval & discussion

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Riverside productions

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP Students interested in writing a play for the HSC, for school performance or to enter Fast+Fresh Theatre will find this workshop a valuable tool for planning and constructing the work. This in-depth workshop provides techniques for developing interesting and engaging characters, structure and plot. Under the guidance of award winning playwright Caleb Lewis (Men, Love and the Monkeyboy; Nailed), aspiring playwrights will gain a solid foundation in writing for live performance.

The workshops will be conducted in schools in the Sydney and near regional areas for groups of 12 to 20 students.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 6- Preliminary Drama

Playbuilding, Elements of Production in Performance.

P1.2, P1.5, P2.2, P2.6, 3.2

English (Extension 2)

Composing Texts (Play script)

2, 3

Drama

The Individual Project: Scriptwriting, The Group Performance

H1.3, H1.7, H3.3, H3.5

English (Extension 2)

Major Work- Sustained Composition (Play script)

1, 2

Stage 6- HSC

Date and time

Ticket price

Duration

Apr – Jun Contact Riverside for available dates and times on 8839 3308

$30 Student

5 hrs

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Riverside productions

SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP Shakespeare’s language, characters and themes are explored through both active participation and demonstration under the guidance of professional actors and a skilled director of Shakespeare, Christopher Hurrell. Special attention is focused on performance techniques and the rhythm and power of Shakespeare’s words from a dramatic perspective. Characters and their relationships are examined both in their historical context and in the contemporary world to bring new relevance to the texts. Students will also investigate how the specific design of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre informed the staging and performing of his plays and how that translates to contemporary productions. These workshops are designed to provide insight and to inspire an appreciation of Shakespeare’s plays for students in an interactive and entertaining way. The workshop is tailored to meet the specific needs of students of Drama and English

Available for in school presentation. Minimum number of students per school 70.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 4 Drama

Dramatic Forms: Shakespearian Theatre

4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2

English

Shakespearian Drama

1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Shakespearian Theatre

5.2.3, 5.3.1, 5.3.2

English

Shakespearian Drama

1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Stage 5

Stage 6- Preliminary Drama

Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles (Shakespearian Theatre)

P1.3, P2.4, P3.2, P3.3

English

Shakespearian Drama: Texts- Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Richard III, Julius Caesar, Macbeth

1, 2 , 4, 5, 10

Stage 6- HSC English

Standard: Close Study of Text (The Merchant of Venice), Advanced: Comparative Study of Texts and Context Elective 1: Exploring Connections (King Richard III), Critical Study of Texts (Hamlet), Representation and Text Elective 1: Conflicting Perspectives (Julius Caesar).

1, 2 , 4, 5

Date and time

Ticket price

Duration

1 Mar – 5 Apr Contact Riverside for available dates and times on 8839 3308

$20 Student

2 hours

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Riverside productions

FAST + FRESH theatre Fast+Fresh Theatre is a short play competition for people 18 years and under either as writers, directors or performers. Plays are entered into a heat with the best two entrants from each heat moving forward into the Festival’s Gala Final. Prizes are awarded for Best Script, Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and People’s Choice. All plays must be ten minutes or less in duration and must be written and performed by people who are 18 years of age or younger. Students who are interested in playwriting are encouraged to enter. Fast+Fresh is a youth arts initiative based on the enormously successful and innovative Australian theatrical invention Short+Sweet. Promoting the works of secondary students in theatre and dance, Fast+Fresh aims to unearth and cultivate the next generation of Australian choreographers, dancers, writers, directors, actors, comedians, composers and singers.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 4 Drama

Playbuilding, Acting, Script-writing, Directing.

4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3

English

Composing Texts: Drama

1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Drama

Playbuilding, Acting, Script-writing, Directing.

5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3

English

Composing Texts: Drama

1, 4, 5, 6

Drama

Improvisation, Playbuilding and Acting

P1.2, P1.6, P1.7, P2.1, P2.6

English (Extension 2)

Composing Texts (Play script)

2, 3

Drama

The Group Performance, Individual Project: Scriptwriting

H1.1, H1.2, H1.3, H1.4, H1.5, H1.7, H1.8, H1.9, H2.2, H2.4

English (Extension 2)

Major Work- Sustained Composition (Play script)

1, 2

Stage 5

Stage 6- Preliminary

Stage 6- HSC

Date and time

Ticket price

Heats (performances) Thu 10 May, Mon 14 May, Wed 16 May Thu 17 May, Fri 18 May Final (performances) Fri 25 May

$22 registration / piece HEATS: Adult $18, Conc/ Students $12 FINAL: Adult $25, Con/ Students $16

For more information and registration visit riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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FORM Dance Projects

FAST + FRESH DANCE Photo by Maylei Hunt Best Male Dancer, Tom Woodman

Now in its fifth year, Fast + Fresh Dance cultivates talent and performance by choreographers and dancers aged 21 and under. The festival inspires and educates young performers to strive for their own artistic excellence and encourages active participation in dance at all levels and styles including contemporary dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, krumping and cultural dance. Works must be 5 minutes or less and winning performances are eligible for awards such as Most Outstanding Choreography, Best Male and Female Dancer and People’s Choice. Great industry prizes to be won!! Fast + Fresh is a youth arts initiative based on the enormously successful and innovative Australian theatrical invention Short + Sweet. Promoting the works of secondary students in theatre and dance, Fast + Fresh aims to unearth and cultivate the next generation of Australian choreographers, dancers, writers, directors, actors, comedians, composers and singers.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 Dance

Practices: Composition (Processes, Elements of Construction, Choreographic Forms)

51.1, 51.3, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1

Stage 6- Preliminary Dance

Performance: Dance Technique, Dance Technique applied to Dance Performance. Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance, Generating and Organising Movement

P1.3, P1.4, P2.4, P2.5, P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4, P3.5

Stage 6- HSC Dance

Performance: Dance Technique, Dance Technique applied to Dance Performance. Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance, Generating and Organising Movement

Date and time

Lennox Theatre

HEATS (performances) Tue 13 Nov 7.30pm Wed 14 Nov 7.30pm Thur 15 Nov 7.30pm FINAL (performances) Sat 17 Nov 7.30pm

H1.3, H2.1, H2.2, H3.1, H3.2, H3.3, H3.4

Ticket price $12 registration/piece HEATS: Adult $15, Con/students $12 FINAL: Adult $20

For registrations and more info visit www.form.org.au (DVD applications preferred)

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DANCE BITES 2012 FORM Dance Projects and Riverside

LEARN THE REPERTOIRE SEE THE SHOW

Dance Bites is a curated, signature program of contemporary dance works presented by FORM Dance Projects (formerly Western Sydney Dance Action). The Dance Bites season features some of Australia’s most innovative and exciting choreographers and performers. This program is a unique opportunity for dance students to learn the repertoire from each of the Dance Bites performances in a workshop led by the presenting company. Following this, students will experience a matinee performance and post show Q + A with the artistic team.

SUPERMODERN DANCE OF DISTRACTION

FRAMED

Choreographer: Anton SuperModern delves into the psyche of what it is to be human in our modern world. Fast paced, highly skilled dance embodies a collage of characters caught between themselves and the rapid change of today’s age. The choreography stems from Anton’s personal ideology of the modern world and the idea of personal space. Anton’s inspiration is the observation of human experience amongst social structure and functioning and the blurring between physical and conceptual space. Featuring a new musical score by Nick Wales and Jai Pyne.

Concept & Direction: Tess de Quincey FRAMED is part of the “embrace” series. The performers explore different relationships within a contemporary frame - at the intersection of visual arts, theatre, dance, music and installation. The piece will focus on the eight emotional states of the Natyasastra, the cornerstone of traditional Indian arts practice and will explore the relationship between two women of different ages and different cultures. It involves Maori dancer Victoria Hunt working with Tess de Quincey generating an emphasis on cultural practice in the Asia Pacific area.

Performers: Kristina Chan, Robbie Curtis, Tim Ohi, Sofie Bourgyne Producer: Michelle Silby

Performers: Tess de Quincey and Victoria Hunt Producer: De Quincey Co

Thursday 29 March 10am Learn the Repertoire workshop 12.30pm Performance and post show Q&A Duration: 4 hrs and 15 minutes including breaks Performance & Workshop $25 (teachers free), Performance Only: $20

Thursday 16 August 10am Learn the Repertoire workshop 12.30pm Performance and post show Q&A Duration: 4 hrs including breaks Performance & Workshop $25 (teachers free,) Performance Only: $20

120 BIRDS

MOTHER TONGUE

Choreographer: Liz Lea Celebrating the dance legend Anna Pavlova, 120 Birds forays into history to tell the outrageous and daring tale of the rise and fall of an Australian dance company in the 1920’s and 30’s. The cast recreate the glamour and toughness of a ballet company on the road, mixing live performance with vintage film footage. The choreography explores Tango, Charleston and Waltz with costume design inspired by the enigmatic Australian artist, Florence Broadhurst.

Choreographer: Annalouise Paul Mother Tongue is a vibrant kaleidoscope of dance and live music that explores war, cultural tolerance and healing, revealing shifting paradigms and new futures. This highly visual and spectacular work is a collision of dance, rhythm and vocals from Torres Strait Islands, Ghana, Polynesia, North India, flamenco and contemporary body percussion. Mother Tongue is the final work in Annalouise Paul’s highly acclaimed trilogy “Conversations in Rhythm and Dance”.

Performers: Natalie Ayton, Melanie Faydherbede Maudave (Palomares), Miranda Wheen, Liz Lea Producer: Liz Lea

Performers: Albert David, Shruti Ghosh, Patrick ‘Lucky’ Lartey, Annalouise Paul, Greg Sheehan, Bobby Singh, Latai Taumoepeau, Miranda Wheen

Thursday 24 May 10am Learn the Repertoire workshop 12.30pm Performance and post show Q&A Duration: 4 hrs and 15 minutes including breaks Performance & Workshop $25 (teachers free), Performance Only: $20

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Live Music: Greg Sheehan & Bobby Singh (Aria Award® Winner) Producer: Arts Radar Thursday 25 October 10am Learn the Repertoire workshop 12.30pm Performance and post show Q&A Duration: 4 hrs and 15 minutes including breaks Performance & Workshop $25 (teachers free), Performance Only: $20


Photo: Maria Falconer. Background Image: National Film & Sound Archive

120 Birds, Liz Lea and Co, Beach Modelling Manly Beach, 1923

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 Dance

Dance as an Artform, Practices: Composition (Processes, Elements of Construction, Choreographic Forms).

5.1.1, 5.1.3, 5.2.1, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

PDHPE

Movement, Skill and Performance

5.5

Stage 6- Preliminary Dance

Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance; Appreciation: The Development of Dance in Australia, Introduction to Dance Analysis, Dance Analysis in Practice. Generating and Organising Movement and Dance.

P1.1, P1.2, P1.4, P2.4, P2.5,P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4,P4.1, P4.2

PDHPE

Composition and Performance

P13, P16, P17

Stage 6- HSC Dance

Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance; Generating and Organising Movement and Dance. Appreciation: Skills of analysis.

H1.1, H1.3, H1.4, H2.1, H2.2, H3.3, H3.4, H4.1, H4.5

For more Dance Bites program information visit www.form.org.au For Dance Bites bookings visit riversideparramatta.com.au or contact our educaton officer on 02 8839 3308 or education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au

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Photo: Jez Smith

Sydney Dance Company

The Land of Yes & The Land of No Choreography by Rafael Bonachela Music Composer

Ezio Bosso

Production DESIGNER

Alan Macdonald

Lighting DESIGNER

Guy Hoare

Beautifully wrought from the world of signs and symbols in our everyday lives, Artistic Director Rafael Bonchela’s celebrated production The Land of Yes & The Land of No has thrilled audiences from Shanghai to Venice and now comes to Riverside 2012. Every exquisite movement picks out the irresistible intensity of Ezio Bosso’s score, with the Company’s magnificent dancers performing on a set of fluoro tubes and rich, constantly changing colours.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 Dance

Dance as an Artform, Practices- Composition (Processes, Elements of Construction, Choreographic Forms).

5.2.1, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3

PDHPE

Movement, Skill and Performance

5.5

Costume DESIGNER

Theo Clinkard

Stage 6- Preliminary Dance

Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance; Appreciation: The Development of Dance in Australia, Introduction to Dance Analysis, Dance Analysis in Practice. Generating and Organising Movement and Dance.

P1.1, P1.2, P1.4, P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4, P4.1, P4.2

PDHPE

Composition and Performance

P13, P16, P17

Dance

Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance; Appreciation: Skills of analysis, Writing and Criticism.

H1.1, H1.3, H1.4, H3.3, H3.4, H4.1, H4.5

Visual Design

Wearable Design (Costumes), Interior/ Exterior Design (Stage Sets and Props)

CH2, CH3, CH4

Stage 6- HSC

Sneak Peak

Sydney Dance Company’s Sneak Peek gives young audiences the unique opportunity to see and hear what happens behind the scenes of a professional dance company. Engaging both newcomers to dance and aspiring young dancers, the Sneak Peek includes an introductory talk about The Land of Yes & The Land of No, demonstrations of class and excerpts from the show plus the chance to ask questions in a Q&A with the Company dancers. Date and time Sneak Peek Thu 21 Jun 12.30pm Performances Thu 21 Jun 8pm Fri 22 Jun 8pm Sat 23 Jun 2pm & 8pm

Riverside theatre

Ticket price

Duration

School Sneak Peek Only $10 School Performance and Sneak Peek $27 School groups of 8 or more $22

Sneak Peek 90 mins Performance 70 mins

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET PRESENTS THE DANCERS COMPANY DON QUIXOTE

The Dancers Company, the regional touring arm of The Australian Ballet, presents the lively ballet classic Don Quixote. Based on the legendary tale by Spanish author Cervantes, this classic ballet tells the story of the knight Don Quixote on a quest to find his lost love. On his journey he crosses paths with the swooning young lovers Kitri and Basilio in a tale of fun, mischief and mistaken identity. Set in a Spanish seaside village, this light-hearted and colourful ballet features a rich diversity of characters. Its dramatic liveliness and virtuosic dancing makes it the perfect showcase for The Dancers Company’s many talented dancers. The Dancers Company is comprised of guest artists from The Australian Ballet and graduating students from The Australian Ballet School. Generations of dancers have performed Don Quixote, including Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn and Mikhail Baryshnikov. In presenting Don Quixote, we continue the legacy of The Dancers Company, passing the baton between the legends of the past to the stars of today and the future stars of tomorrow.

Book on the Riverside Education Booking Form. Date and time

Ticket price

Duration

Tue 31 Jul 7.30pm Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm

$22 School groups of 8 or more

2 hours including 2 intervals

Discovering Dance

The Dancers Company, a collaboration between The Australian Ballet and The Australian Ballet School, has toured regional Australia since 1980. See the dancers take their morning class and learn about pointe shoes, pas de deux, lighting the stage, and what the Ballet School students do outside the classroom. To top it all off, there will be a performance of fully costumed excerpts from the company’s repertoire. Suitable for age 5 to adult.

Book through The Australian Ballet at australianballet.com.au or by phone on 1300 369 741 (cost of a local call)

Date and time

Ticket price

Duration

Wed 1 Aug 11am

$7 Student (17 years and under) for groups of 10 or more (one supervising teacher/adult free for each group of 10 students)

60 minutes no interval

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youMove Company Photographer: Wendy McDougall

FORM Dance Projects

CHOREOGRAPHY WORKSHOP youMove Company Artistic Director Kay Armstrong

FORM Dance Projects and youMove Company will offer the very popular choreographic workshop series for secondary school students wanting to develop individual projects, study HSC dance or participate in Fast + Fresh Dance. Students studying dance sometimes know how to put together a dance routine but are not always able to choreograph a dance piece or develop ideas into a choreographic work. This workshop is designed to give students the practical knowledge to allow them to develop choreographic skills. Students will tackle the art of composition and learn various techniques that build choreographic process. This immersive workshop will be followed by viewing a youMove work in progress.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 Dance

Practices: Composition (Processes, Elements of Construction, Choreographic Forms)

51.1, 51.3, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.3.1, 5.4.1

Performance: Dance Technique, Dance Technique applied to Dance Performance. Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance, Generating and Organising Movement

P1.3, P1.4, P2.4, P2.5, P3.1, P3.2, P3.3, P3.4, P3.5

Performance: Dance Technique, Dance Technique applied to Dance Performance. Composition: Manipulation of the Elements of Dance, Generating and Organising Movement

H1.3, H2.1, H2.2, H3.1, H3.2, H3.3, H3.4

Stage 6- Preliminary Dance

Stage 6- HSC Dance

Date and time

Ticket price

Duration

Tue 8 May 10am Wed 9 May 10am

$20 Student

4 Hours including breaks

For more information go to www.form.org.au

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NAISDA

NAISDA WORKSHOPS This specially created workshop program presents a rare chance for Indigenous and non Indigenous students to participate in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island traditional dance workshop, programmed and delivered by Australia’s national Indigenous tertiary dance college. Cultural Elders and developing artists from Central Coastbased NAISDA Dance College will conduct two half-day workshops in traditional dances from Elcho and Saibai Islands, followed after the final workshop with a matinee presentation to an invited audience.

This workshop is a reconciliation week project.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 4 Dance

Practices: Composition (Processes, Elements of Construction). Appreciation

4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.4.1

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Identities, Aboriginal Performing Arts

4.1, 4.2, 4.4

Dance

Practices: Composition (Processes, Elements of Construction). Appreciation

5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.4.1

Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Identities, Aboriginal Performing Arts

5.1, 5.2, 5.4

Stage 5

Date and time Tue 29 & Wed 30 May 10am

Connect Studios

Ticket price

Duration

$20 Student

8 Hours over 2 days

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS-ON SCREEN Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. A buzzing metropolis, to the outsiders it appears a place of wonderment and terror, where baffling gifts and unexplained hostilities abound. Consistently recognised by strangers, the visitors question their very selves as the turmoil escalates. Meanwhile, Aegeon, father to the Antipholus twins, has been captured searching for his sons and, as an illegal immigrant, is sentenced to death at sunset. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time. Lenny Henry plays Antipholus of Syracuse.

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 5 English

Shakespearian Drama

1, 2, 7, 8, 9

Drama

Dramatic Forms: Shakespearian Theatre

5.3.1, 5.3.2

English

Shakespearian Drama

1, 2 , 4, 5, 6, 10

Drama

Theatrical Traditions and Performance Styles (Shakespearian Theatre)

P3.2, P3.3

‘Comedy of Errors’ is not a prescribed HSC English text but may be used as an additional text for study in a number of different topics.

1, 2, 2A, 4, 5

Stage 6- Preliminary

Stage 6- HSC English

See the hit productions from the stages of Britain’s renowned National Theatre. Filmed to capture the atmosphere and intimacy of live performance, it’s just like actually being there as some of Britain’s finest actors, directors and theatre companies create their special magic.

OTHER NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE PERFORMANCES

TRAVELING NIGHT SHE STOOPS TO CONQURE By Nicholas Wright By Oliver Goldsmith Director Nicholas Hytner Sat 14 Apr 1pm Sat 25 Feb 1pm Sun 15 Apr 1pm Sun 26 Feb 1pm Check Riverside website riversideparramatta.com.au for more National Theatre Live productions to be announced through the year Date and time Tue 27 Mar 11am Wed 28 Mar 11am

Riverside theatre

Ticket price $15 Student

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL

SECONDARY SCHOOL DAYS Sydney Writers’ Festival invites teachers and their students to join us for Secondary School Days. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with their favourite authors, discover exciting new voices and be inspired in a fun, educational and interactive day. In these hugely popular sessions, writers will perform, read from their work, talk about their craft and take questions from the audience. Secondary School Days welcomes some of the finest writers for young adults: local talent J.C. Burke, who talks to acclaimed debut author Vikki Wakefield; from the UK, rising star Lucy Christopher and award-winning novelist Mal Peet; and from Ireland, Eoin Colfer, author of the phenomenally successful Artemis Fowl series. School Days brings literature to life, offering students a chance to meet the people behind the stories they love. Books by participating writers will be available for purchase from Gleebooks Festival Bookshop. The authors will sign books purchased at the event. For further program details check online at riversideparramatta.com.au For booking information please contact Riverside Box Office on 02 8839 3399

NSW STATE CURRICULUM LINKS Stage 4 English

Text Type: Fiction (the process of writing fiction)

1, 2, 4, 9

Text Type: Fiction (the process of writing fiction)

1, 2, 4, 9

Stage 5 English

Stage 6- Preliminary English

Text Type: Fiction (the process of writing fiction)

1, 5, 9

Standard: Texts and Society- Into the World (author J.C Burke) ESL: Experience Through Language- Australian Voices (author J.C Burke)

1, 5, 9

Stage 6- HSC English

Date and time Tue 22 May 9.10am

RIVERSIDE theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$20 Student

9.40am-2.10pm

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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nida

NIDA WORKSHOPS If your students are looking for something creative to do on weekends, then how about NIDA Term Weekend Drama Classes where they can explore acting and performance. Classes offer an exciting program tailored to stimulate each age group and are designed to engage all levels of experience. Key skills established in Term 1 are further developed in Terms 2, 3 & 4, enabling students to join at the start of any term during the year. Skills covered include: • exploring spontaneity through improvisation • developing imaginative focus • making and yielding offers • building performance discipline • understanding status • assessing given circumstances, playing actions & choosing objectives • using voice & movement effectively For program details and booking information please contact NIDA on 02 9697 7626.

Date and time

Connect Studios

Term classes – Sat 12.30pm - 2.30pm Term 1: 18 Feb - 31 Mar Term 2: 5 May - 16 Jun Term 3: 28 Jul - 8 Sept Term 4: 13 Oct - 24 Nov Holiday workshops Jul 9, 10, 11 10am - 4pm Sep 26, 27, 28 10am - 4pm

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Duration 2 hours per class


Riverside Season 2012 Special School Group prices available to selected shows

Photo: Michael Corridore

Namatjira

22-25 Feb

DICKENS’ WOMeN

19 Apr

BIDDIES

1-5 May

Photo: Jez Smith

LET THE SUNSHINE

2-5 May

THE LAND OF YES & THE LAND OF NO

21-23 Jun

Photo: Jim McFarlane Dancers: Dana Stephensen & Daniel Gaudiello

DON QUIXOTE

SYNCOPATION

24-28 Jul

Photo: Katie Kaars

31 Jul-1 Aug

DON GIOVANNI

10-11 Aug

ANGELA’S KITCHEN

14-25 Aug

Production photo: Tracey Schramm

AUSTRALIA DAY

22-25 Aug

THE WHARF REVUE

18-22 Sept

CIRCUS OZ

27-29 Sept

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Riverside productions

Verbatim Theatre Workshop PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS PRESENTED BY VERSION 1.0

Teachers will be offered a half day workshop on the creation of Verbatim theatre, covering the way in which information is sourced and researched, and the dramatic process by which it is moulded into a theatrical work. The workshop will be presented by four members of version 1.0, accompanied by film and live performance of their working methods, rehearsals and shows. A blend of demonstration, in-depth discussions, and practical exercises, this workshop will be a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the working methods of Australia’s leading political theatre company, specialists in verbatim theatre. version 1.0 is considered one of Australia’s most innovative and respected theatre companies. Renowned for their political theatre statements, version 1.0 is an ensemble of artists who make performance through collaboration, investigating and enacting democracy. Their performances are both political and intensely personal, based on strong research, and engaging with significant political and social issues using innovative theatrical strategies. Performance works include the widely acclaimed The Table of Knowledge, The Bougainville Photoplay Project and the Helpmann Award-winning This Kind of Ruckus. Other productions include Deeply Offensive And Utterly Untrue (2007-2009) and The Wages Of Spin (2005-2006). More information can be found online at www.versiononepointzero.com

Date and time Fri 30 Mar 10am

Raffertys theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$50

9am - 1pm

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Riverside productions

Lighting workshop PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS WORKSHOP IN LIGHTING AND STAGING TECHNIQUES FOR LIVE THEATRE PRESENTED BY GAVAN SWIFT AND SEAN CLARKE The course will be a full day held in the Riverside Theatre in order to utilise the facilities in one of Sydney’s best-equipped theatres. This course is designed to be advantageous in the teaching of Entertainment Certificates I, II and III. Participants will be taken through all the fundamentals of bump in to bump out of a production including rigging lights, flashing and focusing, the use of special effects and moving lights; programming the operating desk, operation of follow spots and OH&S issues. The course will also address how to select appropriate lighting states for drama and music theatre, use of CAD for designing lighting, the fundamentals of sound and demonstrations of flying scenery. The lighting course will be conducted by Gavan Swift, one of Australia’s most experienced lighting designers. His productions include The Mikado, The Pirates Of Penzance, Fiddler on the Roof, Buddy, Footloose, Hair, and Saturday Night Fever both in Australia and on London’s West End. Other recent work includes The Florida Grand Opera’s production of Lakme, Bell Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, Pericles and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has designed lighting for all the major state theatre companies and was the Associate Lighting designer for the Australian productions of Cabaret, The Full Monty, Chicago, High School Musical, Wicked and The Lion King. Sean Clarke is Riverside’s Technical Co-ordinator and manages the technical department and oversees all facets of the technical area of Riverside’s three venues. He is also an experienced lighting designer. This will be a hands-on course for up to 25 teachers.

Date and time Fri 9 Mar 10am

Riverside Theatre

Ticket price

Duration

$85

10am – 5pm including morning tea and lunch breaks

For more detailed curriculum information go to riversideparramatta.com.au/education

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Riverside Information backstage tours Riverside has developed a series of Backstage Tours that can be catered to your specific curriculum needs. We can do anything from including specific modules from the VET Entertainment courses to simply giving your students a behind the scenes experience of a working theatre. Shorter introductory tours of the Riverside Theatres backstage areas are available as add-ons to your show or workshop booking, depending on usage of the theatres. While you’re here seeing a performance, why not enrich you students’ knowledge? Ticket Price With show $5 per student, without show $10 per student For more information email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au or call us on 8839 3308.

HOW TO GET TO RIVERSIDE and CONNECT STUDIOS Riverside Theatres is located on the banks of the scenic Parramatta River in the heart of Parramatta, within walking distance to cheap parking and all major public transport including ferry, bus and train. Buses can drop off and pick up safely immediately behind the theatre in the Market Street bus stops.

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By train Parramatta is linked from all directions by train. Catch the Western Line direct from North Sydney, Town Hall, Richmond or Penrith, change at Strathfield from the Northern Line, change at Lidcombe or Granville from South or Inner West Lines. Trains run direct from the Blue Mountains. The theatre is approximately a 10 minute walk from the station. Connect Studios are located opposite Parramatta Station on Darcy Street in the Connection Arcade.

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For more details about getting to Riverside visit riversideparramatta.com.au/gettinghere

VISITING RIVERSIDE THEATRES and CONNECT STUDIOS Please ensure your group arrives a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Latecomers will be admitted in a suitable break in the event. • Riverside Theatres encourages students to leave bags at home or at school as secure storage is not generally available. • Restrooms are located at both ends of the foyer for students including those requiring disabled access. • Hearing loops are installed in all Riverside’s theatres, and should be booked in advance. Riverside Theatres encourages young people to attend live performance but reserves the right to ask a patron to leave if their behaviour is deemed disruptive to the performance. The support and assistance of teaching staff is always appreciated. Please advise your students clearly of theatre etiquette and expectations of live performance prior to your visit to Riverside, including: • Switch off mobile phones (not just on silent) • No eating or drinking in the theatre • Placing feet on seats is prohibited • Talking during the performance may disturb others • Everyone should be able to enjoy their visit to the theatre

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Schools Booking Form 2012 HOW TO BOOK • All bookings for schools must be made using the booking formattached to this brochure or downloadable from riversideparramatta.com.au/education. • Our Education Officer is happy to discuss seating requirements, availability and other excursion details over the phone on 02 8839 3308. • Risk assessments, education support materials (where available) and booking forms are available online at riversideparramatta.com.au/ education. • Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio unless otherwise specified. • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is required within 10 working days of making the reservation, one deposit per performance. • Final numbers and full payment are required 4 weeks prior to the performance date. Bookings cannot be held if your payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. Variation of numbers is possible after the final payment day by use of a credit card and is subject to availability. • For school matinees, a letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets. Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. Tickets will be issued for school groups attending general public performances and seating for these is subject to availability at the time of booking. Our Education Officer will advise you if your group cannot be seated together.

Accessibility

Riverside Theatres is committed to making theatre accessible for people with disabilities. Patrons with any accessibility requirements should advise Box Office at the time of booking; whether it is a particular seating need, parking requirements, guide dogs or hearing assistance.

Disability Access

We offer level access and space for wheelchairs in all venues but booking in advance is required. Accessible bathrooms are also available.

Hearing Assistance

Riverside Theatres has a state-of-the-art hearing assistance system in all three theatres to assist patrons who are hearing impaired. Patrons can choose from a single ear earpiece, a neck loop attached to their own hearing aid or their own headphones, to amplify the sound from the stage. To access this free service, please advise our education officer at the time of booking.

STEP ONE: YOUR CONTACT DETAILS School Name:_ ___________________________________________________________ Title:

Mr

Mrs

Ms

Dr

Postal Address:____________________________________________________________ Teacher’s Name:__________________________________________________ Suburb:__________________________________________Postcode: _______________ Teacher’s Email: __________________________________________________ Accounts Contact Name: _ ___________________________________________________ Teacher’s Contact Number:___________________________________________ Accounts Phone Number:_ ___________________________________________________ Teacher’s Fax Number: _____________________________________________ Accounts Fax Number:_ _____________________________________________________ Subject Taught by Teacher/ Title:_______________________________________ Would you like to be on our Education Email List?:

Yes

No

STEP TWO: BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS An invoice for the deposit amount of $125 will be sent to you upon receipt of this form. Payment of the deposit must be received within ten working days to confirm your reservation. This deposit is non-refundable and will be deducted from the total amount due. Confirmation of final numbers and final balance is required four (4) weeks prior to the performance date. Request for additional tickets should be submitted in writing and additional seats are subject to availability. Riverside will do their best to fit your group into your preferred performance times. Bookings are by first come, first served basis.

I understand the terms and conditions

Sign:______________________________________________________________ Print Name:_________________________________________ Date:_ _____________

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Schools Booking Form 2012 Continued STEP THREE: SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Please indicate if you will require any of the following:

Hearing assistance system

Wheelchair access

Aisle Seat

How many students require these?

Details of specific special needs (if applicable):______________________________________________________________________________________________________

STEP FOUR:

*Riverside offers one (1) free teacher’s ticket for every twenty (20) paying students (unless otherwise specified). This allocation will be calculated upon receipt of form and will be reflected in your first invoice.

INDICATE YOUR PREFERRED PERFORMANCE DATES AND NUMBERS ATTENDING Play Name

1st Preference

2nd Preference

Numbers Attending

3rd Preference

No. of Stu.

No. of Teach. (paying)*

Namatjira

x $22

x $22

x $0

I Love You, Bro

x $17

x $17

x $0

Goodbye Jamie Boyd

x $17

x $17

x $0

Angela’s Kitchen

x $22

x $22

x $0

The Yard - Performance

x $16

x $16

x $0

The Yard – Learn the Rep See The Show

x $21

Parramatta Girls Playreading and Discussion

x $22

x $22

x $0

Fast & Fresh Theatre - Heats

x $12

x $12

x $0

Fast & Fresh Theatre – Final

x $16

x $16

x $0

Fast & Fresh Dance - Heats

x $12

x $12

x $0

Fast & Fresh Dance – Final

x $20

x $20

x $0

The Land Of Yes And The Land Of No Performance

x $22

x $22

x $0

The Land Of Yes And The Land Of No - Sneak Peek

x $10

x $10

The Land Of Yes And The Land Of No Performance and Sneak Peek

x $27

x $27

x $0

Don Quixote

x $22

x $22

x $0

Choreography Workshop

x $20

x $0

NAISDA Workshop

x $20

x $0

The Comedy Of Errors - On Screen

x $15

x $0

SECONDARY

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

Day

Date

Time

No. of Teach. (free)*

Teachers’ Verbatim Theatre Workshop

x $50

x $0

Teachers’ Entertainment Certificate Lighting Workshop

x $85

x $0

EXTRAS Backstage Tour – with performance Backstage Tour – without performance

STEP FIVE: CHECKLIST BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FORM

x $5

x $0

x $10

x $0

STEP SIX: WHERE TO SUBMIT YOUR FORM

Have you…

Completed all the required fields (including contact details) in all steps Read the booking terms and conditions in step two Selected three (3) preferences for the date you’d like to see the performance (where applicable) in step three

By Post By Fax

Riverside Theatres Box Office, PO Box 3636, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124 02 9683 3267

In Person Corner of Church & Market Street, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150

Provided the correct numbers attending in step four

Please direct all enquiries to our Education Officer on 02 8839 3308

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Riverside thanks our 2012 Sponsors for their generous assistance Leading Partner a cut above…

Major Government Partner

Government Partner

Local Media Partner

Education Partner

Partners

69 Phillip Street, Parramatta

Riverside Theatres Cnr Church and Market Streets Parramatta NSW 2150 | PO Box 3636 Parramatta NSW 2124 riversideparramatta.com.au Riverside Theatres is a business of Parramatta City Council ABN 49907174773

Box Office Ph 02 8839 3399 Email boxoffice_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au Administration Ph 02 8839 3398 Fax 02 9683 3267 Email office_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au Director Robert Love Business Manager Pamela Thornton Marketing Manager Anne-Louise Wirth Producer Camilla Rountree Technical Coordinator Sean Clarke Publicity MGM Management Brochure Design ACMN Marketing & Advertising

Hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm Saturday 9.30am – 1pm Plus one hour prior to performances Education Ph 02 8839 3308 Email education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au riversideparramatta.com.au/education Details in this brochure are correct at the time of printing. Riverside Theatres reserves the right to add, withdraw and substitute artists and vary the programme and prices should the necessity arise. Please note that some performances may contain smoke, strobe lighting, loud noise, coarse language and nudity. Where available we will indicate this in our program and website, and also in the theatre foyer at the time of the performance.

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Riverside 2012 Secondary Education Brochure  

Riverside 2012 Secondary Education Brochure

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