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2010

HOUSE:ED


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Sydney Opera House’s House:Ed programs have been delivering engaging, contemporary curriculum-linked performance experiences for all school-aged students since 2004. The new 2010 House:Ed program promises to build on past successes presenting work that resonates with young people by providing new insights into the world around them refracted by the power of imagination. Arts education in NSW is a key strategic priority for Sydney Opera House. Children from all over NSW and Australia come to our House:Ed performances each year and that number is increasing year on year. Programs such as our Arts Assist subsidy program ensure that children can have access to a Sydney Opera House experience whoever and wherever they are. We will further increase access by working in partnership with the Department of Education and Training to explore digital delivery of content into classrooms. The 2010 House:Ed program promises to enliven, engage, educate and excite. Importantly, it will also reach out to young people around the state and show them where their imagination can take them.

RICHARD EVANS CEO, Sydney Opera House

PHILIP PULLMAN (2004) Author of The Golden Compass The role of teachers in the arts education of young people is crucial. As Pullman rightly points out children do not make it to our theatres, art galleries and museums by themselves. Within a crowded and competing curriculum teachers are challenged continuously to include pedagogy that fosters creativity in thinking and learning to meet the demands of global capitalism and twenty-first century living. The underpinning goal of House:Ed since its inception in 2004 has been to create a centre of excellence for young people’s enjoyment of the performing arts. We achieve this by providing high quality performing arts excursion opportunities for teachers and students across a broad range of subject areas. The productions on offer represent excellence in the field not only across the nation but on a global platform. The stories you see on our stages are stories and experiences that have resonated with young people exposing them to a world of imaginative possibilities. Sydney Opera House’s House:Ed program offers students windows into the lives of others, points of difference and moments of exhilaration to engage and inspire.

NOEL JORDAN Producer, Young Audiences

Noel.

Richard. The Sydney Opera House Youth & Education Program

FRONT COVER: HELENA AND THE JOURNEY OF THE HELLO |TERRAPIN PUPPET THEATRE

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Children need to go to the theatre as much as they need to run about in the fresh air. They need to hear real music played by real musicians on real instruments as much as they need food and drink. They need to read and listen to proper stories as much as they need to be loved and cared for. The difficulty with persuading grown-up people about this is that if you deprive children of shelter and kindness and food and drink and exercise, they die visibly, whereas if you deprive them of art and music and story and theatre, they perish on the inside, and their starvation doesn’t show. When we are adults, and if we’re lucky enough to have developed the habit, we can find our own way to plays and operas; but children can’t do it on their own. They need to be taken. They need to be helped to find their way into the experience by people who’ve been there before, and who can tell them something about it and excite their curiosity.’


19–31 March FRI 19 MAR WED 24 MAR THU 25 MAR FRI 26 MAR TUE 30 MAR WED 31 MAR

Years 9-12

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 90 MINS TICKETS: $18 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Hackman (New Zealand)

PRODUCER: MARK WESTERBY. DIRECTOR: KIP CHAPMAN.

APOLLO13: Mission Control

Houston, we have a problem… Trapped 200,000 miles away from Earth, three astronauts fight for their lives. An explosion has ripped through their space craft, and they are quickly running out of oxygen, power and hope. As the world waits helplessly, the elite staff of America’s Space Agency are desperately trying to find ways to bring the crippled ship home. Inside a detailed replica of the 1970 American space administration control room, students become members of Mission Control, joining Flight Director Gene Kranz to bring the three heroes home. Sitting in console seats or as members of the Press Gallery, they will be given the opportunity to interact with the Astronauts and Mission Control staff. Based on real events, this interactive performance offers first-hand insight into this remarkable story of survival.

..a very sucessful example of technically innovative and boundarycrossing theatre.’ THEATREVIEW, NZ

Extension Option: Provide students with a unique opportunity to learn

about astronomy and space exploration at Sydney Observatory, part of the Powerhouse Museum. Quote ‘Apollo 13’ to receive a discount. Call (02) 9921 3485.

Drama (role and character, tension, atmosphere) Improvisation

IMAGES: ANDREW KENNEDY.

Curriculum links

SCIENCE: Components of the Universe, Atmosphere, Space Science PHYSICS: The Cosmic Engine, Space, Astrophysics ENGLISH: Text (media and multimedia) DRAMA: Elements of


25–26 March THU 25 MARCH FRI 26 MARCH

Years K–6

10am & 1pm 10am & 1pm

VENUE: PLAYHOUSE DURATION: 45 MINS TICKETS: $14 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Kijimuna Dance & Music Troupe (Okinawa, Japan) DIRECTOR/PLAYWRIGHT: MEGUMI TOMITA.

An uplifting affirmation & celebration of the wonderment of life.’

The Voyage

LOWDOWN, AUSTRALIA

The Voyage depicts the joyous life of the Okinawan people, using the movements of this region’s classical dance. Seven dancers and three musicians transform, scene by scene, into traditional characters, from fishermen to farmers to royalty. Beautiful costumes and choreography combine with the traditional sounds of the Sanshin (an Okinawan stringed instrument), Chinese violin, flute and drum, in an interactive mosaic of song and dance. The Voyage shows the Okinawan way of living, their unique cultural beliefs, as well as their willingness to understand and appreciate other distinctive ways of life. The dance, Michi-nu-Sura, celebrates the happiness of living the same day, in the same moment together. The Voyage premiered at the Festival d’Avignon in France and has since toured to festivals in Japan, Denmark, Korea, Taiwan, Spain and the 2008 ASSITEJ World Congress & Performing Arts Festival for Young People in Adelaide.

Curriculum links CREATIVE ARTS: Music (appreciating), Dance (appreciating) HSIE: Cultures (cultural diversity)

Environments (patterns of place and location) PDHPE: Dance, Movement, Interacting

the voy age


20–21 April TUE 20 APRIL WED 21 APRIL

Years 2–6

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 45 MINS

OLGA

VOLT

the electric fairy

Shona Reppe is the fairy godmother of puppet theatre. . . ’ EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

Leading Scottish puppeteer Shona Reppe makes her Australian debut with Olga Volt The Electric Fairy, a colourful magic-realist family tale in miniature that tells the story of Olga’s middle-European forebears. In the setting of a traditional circus sideshow, Olga Volt will take students on a journey through the past generations of her family, one that is full of exotic characters from Arctic explorers and ice dancers to silent cinema stars. This extraordinary production follows Shona Reppe’s tradition of creating highly visual theatre, combining flawless puppet and object manipulation, original music and engaging storytelling. A delicate and affectionate exploration of family told with warmth, humour and charm.

Curriculum links ENGLISH: Listening (language structures and features) CREATIVE ARTS: Visual Arts (appreciating) Drama

(elements of drama, role) Music (listening)

TICKETS: $14 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Shona Reppe Puppets (Scotland) CREATOR/DESIGNER/PERFORMER: SHONA REPPE. CO-CREATOR: CHARLOT LEMOINE (VELO THEATRE).


22–23 April THU 22 APRIL FRI 23 APRIL

Years K–6

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 45 MINS TICKETS: $14 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Shona Reppe Puppets (Scotland) CREATOR/DESIGNER/PERFORMER: SHONA REPPE. CO-CREATORS: GILL ROBERTSON & IAN CAMERON..

Cinderella

...inventive brilliance and mischievous, witty touches abound in this one woman production’ THE HERALD, SCOTLAND

Every day is a bad hair day for Cinderella...until a glamorous lady fills her handbag with magic! This classic story is beautifully brought to life by awardwinning puppeteer, Shona Reppe, in a visual production with secret hatches, hidden drawers and a handbag full of magic that transforms Cinderella into the belle of the ball. Traditional and contemporary puppet styles combine with original music in a witty adaptation of a tale that explores the age-old themes of love, envy and the triumph of kindness. This is puppet theatre of the absolute finest. Winner of the Total Theatre Award for physical and visual theatre (2002). Winner of The Victor Award for best children’s theatre showcase, Canada (2003)

Curriculum links CREATIVE ARTS: Visual Arts (appreciating) Drama (elements of drama, role) Music (listening) ENGLISH: Listening (language structures and features)

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Years

k–6


6 May THU 6 MAY

Years 9-12 10am and 12.30pm

VENUE: PLAYHOUSE DURATION: 60-75 MINS + Q&A TICKETS: FREE

Limited to one session per school. Tickets will be allocated on first come, first served basis. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Many of the films address the unexpected and sometimes delightful things that happen at the intersection of ancient Aboriginal and modern Australian culture.’

BLACKFELLA

FILMS

Sydney Opera House (Australia)

FESTIVAL DIRECTORS: RACHEL PERKINS & DARREN DALE.

THE AUSTRALIAN

One of Australia’s most popular events returns with screenings for secondary school students. Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival is a powerful showcase of the latest Indigenous films by established and emerging directors. Curated by award-winning filmmakers, Rachel Perkins and Darren Dale, Message Sticks features a selection of documentaries, shorts and features that will provide rare insights into the issues and experiences of indigenous communities. A Q&A after each session gives students a rare opportunity to meet the filmmakers, actors and curators of the Festival. Full program details will be available on our website from March 2010. Extension Option: Compliment the Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival experience with a visit to the Museum of Sydney. As students view artworks by Aboriginal artists and explore Gadigal Place, the museum’s Aboriginal gallery, they will consider how the stories of Aboriginal people are told and experienced in the context of a social history museum. Call (02) 9251 5988.

Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival Curriculum links PHOTOGRAPHY DIGITAL MEDIA: Making, Conceptual

IMAGE: SAM OSTER

Framework, Strength and Meaning, Representation ENGLISH: Language Forms and Features Context (insights into Aboriginal experiences) Area of Study: Belonging, Experience Through Language: Australian Visions PDHPE: Self and Relationships, (changes and challenges, interpersonal communication) MUSIC: Contexts (music for radio, film, television and multimedia) DRAMA: Appreciating (inter-cultural drama and theatre, small screen drama) ABORIGINAL STUDIES: Aboriginality and the Land, Heritage and Identity, Colonialism, Racism and Prejudice and Social Justice and Human Rights Issues


G G The Shape of a Girl

Fifteen-year-old Brydie is fascinated by a news story about a girl accused of a shocking act of violence. Propelled by memories she can’t forget, Brydie must confront the truth in her own life. When the bullying of a classmate goes too far, can she find the courage to confront her friends’ code of silence? The Shape of a Girl is a riveting one-woman production that examines the tough and complicated terrain of teenage relationships. Inspired by the murder of 14year old Reena Virk by her peers in 1997, awardwinning playwright, Joan MacLeod, looks at the way incidents of childhood cruelty can escalate. In light of recent events and reports of increased violence in Australian schools, this production explores the frightening realities of the teenage world with honesty and profound insight.

Thoughtful, exciting and quite simply stunning. This is a riveting piece.’ ARTS HUB

The Shape of a Girl on Tour

Curriculum links

The Shape of a Girl will tour to venues in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania in 2010. Contact these New South Wales venues for further information and to purchase tickets.

ENGLISH: Language Forms and Features, Context

26 MAY: ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE 28 MAY: BATHURST MEMORIAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 1 JUN: ALBURY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 22 JUN: RIVERSIDE THEATRES, PARRAMATTA 25 JUN: THE CAPITOL THEATRE, TAMWORTH

(popular and youth cultures) Area of Study: Belonging DRAMA: Making (role and character, time, place, symbols) Appreciating (scripted drama) PDHPE Self and Relationships (bulling, discrimination, harassment and vilification, power in relationships, strengthening resilience) Individual and Community Health (mental health, strategies to minimise harm, exploring risk) SOCIAL STUDIES: Family, Current Issues in Society CAUTION: This production contains confronting themes & issues

21 June–1 July

Years 9–12

RIVERSIDE THEATRES, PARRAMATTA (02) 8839 3308 TUE 22 JUNE 10am & 12.30pm SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, THE STUDIO TUE 29 JUNE 10am & 12.30pm WED 30 JUNE 10am & 12.30pm THU 1 JULY 10am & 12.30pm DURATION: 70 MINS + Q&A TICKETS: $18 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Sydney Opera House (Australia)

WRITER: JOAN MACLEOD. DIRECTOR: NOEL JORDAN. PERFORMER: JODIE LE VESCONTE.


22 – 25 June TUE 22 JUNE WED 23 JUNE THU 24 JUNE FRI 25 JUNE

Years 5–9

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 55 MINS +Q&A TICKETS: $16 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Australia)

…wonderful, in the truest sense of the word – filled with strange and intriguing delight. It’s bursting with images and ideas.’ REALTIME

Helena and the Journey of the Hello Curriculum links

Join Helena Bugosi on the Journey of the Hello, a crossed line conversation for contemporary times. A wily wolf, a cheeky fox and a sweet hare narrate the tale of Helena, a young girl coming to terms with the separate departures of both of her parents. The production beautifully combines puppetry, live music, song and an inventive use of mobile phones to portray Helena as she navigates her way through difficult times. Helena and the Journey of the Hello takes inspiration from new technologies and the old world charm of illustrated stories to create a highly theatrical production that explores the themes of grief, loneliness and resilience. Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s enchanting new work is characterised by extraordinary visual design that weaves the audience through the thicket of stories about Helena, her father the opera singer, and her mother who lives in a phone! PRIMARY PDHPE: Interpersonal Relationships, Growth and Development CREATIVE ARTS: Drama (elements of drama, dramatic forms - puppetry) Visual Arts (appreciating) ENGLISH: Listening SECONDARY DRAMA: Appreciating (puppetry, vaudeville) Elements of Drama (atmosphere, symbols, dramatic meaning) ENGLISH: Texts (visual texts) Structures of Texts PDHPE: Self and Relationships (changes and challenges, types and nature of relationships) MUSIC: Listening, Concepts of Music (tone colour, texture, structure)

DIRECTOR/CO-DESIGNER: FRANK NEWMAN. WRITER: FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER.


20–23 July

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TUE 20 JULY WED 21 JULY THU 22 JULY FRI 23 JULY

Years 10–12

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 75 MINS + Q&A TICKETS: $18 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Arena Theatre Company (Australia)

DIRECTOR: CHRIS KOHN. WRITER: DECLAN GREENE.

Moth

Sebastian is a terminally unpopular 15-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend Claryssa is an emo Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher on the social ladder. What starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious and Claryssa missing without explanation. The next morning, he wakes up with a mysterious moth in a jar by his bed, a burning passion to save the souls of all humankind and a desperate need to reach Claryssa. Sebastian spirals into a breathless ride of schizophrenic delusion and religious passion, living life at a feverish pitch that can only lead to tragedy.

Curriculum links ENGLISH: Text (youth cultures, social and

gender perspectives) Area of Study: Belonging DRAMA: Appreciating (realism and scripted drama) Elements of Drama (focus, situation, role and character) PDHPE: Self and Relationships (strengthening resilience, developing equal and respectful relationships) Individual and Community Health (mental and sexual health) CAUTION: This production contains coarse language & sexual themes

PHOTO OF MATTHEW MCCONAGHEY BY VIVIAN COOPER SMITH

Mental illness. Religious zeal. Love. Moth is a highly charged, rapid-fire, funny and moving new production from Melbourne’s acclaimed Arena Theatre Company. Co-commissioned by Malthouse Theatre.

This is a desperate world. Full of vice and sin. But their souls can be saved… You are that hope, Sebastian. You alone are pure enough for this solemn task’


5–6 August

Years 3–10

THU 5 AUGUST (Primary) FRI 6 AUGUST (Secondary) ALL DAY SESSION 10am – 2.15pm SINGLE SESSIONS 10am, 11.15am & 12.45pm VENUE: PLAYHOUSE DURATION:60–75 MINS (including Q&A) TICKETS: (TEACHERS FREE) 1 SESSION: $11 per student 2 SESSIONS: $20 per student 3 SESSIONS: $27 per student

Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids (Australia)

FESTIVAL DIRECTORS: CHLOE BOULTON & NICK PLACE.

Lights, camera, action! Australia’s only major film festival for children returns in 2010, featuring new Australian and international shorts, animations and documentaries, as well as films produced by students themselves. A unique opportunity to see films from a range of countries, Little Big Shots is guaranteed to generate awareness and discussion about language, cultural diversity and human values. Best of all, the festival includes separate screenings for primary and secondary school students. The full program will be available on our website from June 2010. Make a day of it and save with multi-session discounts.

A unique cinema experience …promises to entertain, inform and inspire imagination. DAILY TELEGRAPH, SYDNEY

Little Big Shots

Curriculum links

PRIMARY CREATIVE ARTS VISUAL ARTS: (appreciating, making) Music (listening) Drama (appreciating, elements of drama, dramatic forms) HSIE: Cultural Diversity PDHPE: Interpersonal Relationships, Growth and Development, Communicating SECONDARY PHOTOGRAPHY: Digital Media, Making, Conceptual Framework, Strength and Meaning, Representation ENGLISH: Language Forms and Features, Context (range of social, gender and cultural perspectives) Experience Through Language: The Global Village PDHPE: Self and Relationships (changes and challenges, interpersonal communication) DRAMA: Appreciating (inter-cultural drama and theatre, small screen drama)


11–18 August WED 11 AUG THU 12 AUG FRI 13 AUG TUE 17 AUG WED 18 AUG

Years 4–6

10am & 11.30pm 10am & 11.30pm 10am & 11.30pm 10am & 11.30pm 10am & 11.30pm

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 35 MINS + Q&A TICKETS: $14 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Gruppe 38 (Denmark)

DIRECTOR: HANS RØNNE. PERFORMERS: BODIL ALLING & SØREN SØNDBERG.

Hansel & Gretel Award-winning Danish theatre company, Gruppe 38, turns the tale of Hansel and Gretel upside down, without sparing the wicked old witch and the wondrous gingerbread house. A young brother and sister are abandoned in a forest. They stumble upon a delicious gingerbread house that is owned by an evil witch who secretly wishes to eat them. Hansel and Gretel eventually escape and are reunited with their father. The tale of this abandoned brother and sister is about fighting against life’s difficulties and distinguishing between good and evil. Accompanied by an onstage musician, the narrator seamlessly transitions between the characters and magically illustrates the tale using light and projections. This inventive reworking of the Grimm Brothers’ story is one of the most inspiring theatre events of the year.

The tale is rich with unexpected detail and, in true European style, does not flinch from the nasty bits...’ THE HERALD, EDINBURGH

Curriculum links

ENGLISH: Listening (language structures and features) CREATIVE ARTS: Visual Arts (appreciating) Drama

(elements of drama, role) Music (listening)


25–27 August

When His Watch Stopped

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Sadari Theatre Company’s When His Watch Stopped compassionately confronts the difficult theme of war and its consequences. Using masked performance, striking visual art, mime and imagery, it tells the emotional story of a newly married couple who are torn apart by war, and the feelings experienced when a loved one does not return. Inspired by the thoughts and paintings of children with war-related trauma, this visually powerful production encourages open discussion and gently addresses the anxiety, fear and hope of children affected by war. Combined Excursion - Sydney Jewish Museum

Based on the Sydney Jewish Museum exhibition Butterflies of Hope, this program centers on the experiences and stories of children who endured WW2. Guided by child survivors, this tour and exhibition will provide an insight into the effect conflict has on individuals.

Curriculum links

PRIMARY HISE: Social Systems and Structures, Cultures, Change and Continuity ENGLISH: Talking and Listening CREATIVE ARTS: Drama (dramatic context and elements of drama), Visual Arts (appreciating) PDHPE: Growth and Development. SECONDARY HISTORY: Shaping the Modern World, Investigating History DRAMA: Elements of Drama (sound, movement, symbols, time and place) Appreciating (mask, mime and puppetry) PDHPE: Self and Relationships (changes and challenges) ENGLISH: Text (visual texts)

WED 25 AUG THU 26 AUG FRI 27 AUG COMBINED EXCURSION: ABOVE DATES

Years 5–9

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 9.30am & 1pm

VENUES: PLAYHOUSE/ SYDNEY JEWISH MUSEUM DURATION: PERFORMANCE 45 MINS + Q&A COMBINED EXCURSION 90 MINS TICKETS: PERFORMANCE ONLY: COMBINED EXCURSION:

$16 per Student (Teachers Free) $24 per Students (Teachers Free)

Sadari Theater Company (Korea) WRITER/DIRECTOR: KIM MINJUNG.


12–15 October TUE 12 OCT WED 13 OCT THU 14 OCT FRI 15 OCT

10am & 12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm 10am &12.30pm 10am & 12.30pm

Years K–4

VENUE: THE STUDIO DURATION: 55 MINS + Q&A TICKETS: $14 PER STUDENT (TEACHERS FREE)

Compagnia TPO & Come Out in co-production with Teatro Metastasio Stabile della Toscana (Italy/Australia) PRODUCED BY INSITE ARTS

Saltbush is an interactive journey through Aboriginal culture, celebrated through dance, music, song and stories. This new work by the internationally acclaimed Italian company Compagnia TPO has been developed in collaboration with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians and centres on the journey of two friends as they cross the diverse Australian landscape. Inspired by the Aboriginal artist’s personal relationship to their home and country, Saltbush takes its visual cues from the paintings of Aboriginal artist Delwyn Mannix. Performed on a touch-sensitive carpet that triggers image, sound and animation, the landscape is magically brought to life in a kaleidoscope of patterns and vibrant colours. Contemporary choreography fuses the traditions of separate cultures and combines with a soundtrack of didgeridoo, voice and clapping sticks to produce a powerful sensory journey. This visually stunning production makes accessible the complex ideas of kinship, lore, reconciliation and relationships to the land.

Children’s Cheering Carpet – Saltbush

A complex interplay of light, dance, music and interactive technology.’

THE AGE, MELBOURNE

Curriculum links HSIE: Environments (patterns of place and location and relationship with places) CREATIVE ARTS: Visual

Arts (appreciating, making) Dance (making and appreciating) Music (organising sound and moving) PDHPE: Dance, Moving and Interacting


23 Nov–3 Dec

Years 2–6

PERFORMANCES: TUE 23 NOV–FRI 26 NOV 10am & 12.30pm TUE 30 NOV–FRI 3 DEC 10am & 12.30pm COMBINED EXCURSION: ABOVE DATES 10am & 12.30pm VENUES: THE STUDIO/ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS DURATION: PERFORMANCE 55 MINS + Q&A COMBINED EXCURSION 90 MINS

The Man Who Planted Trees Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre Company makes its Australian debut with a captivating adaptation of Jean Giono’s classic environmental tale of a thoughtful shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. As the years pass, their fledgling forest must endure two World Wars and unscrupulous developers to flourish. A charming combination of comedy and puppetry, this timely production incorporates the sensory effects of wind, mist and forest scents. Exploring the themes of war, conservation and sustainability, The Man Who Planted Trees is an unforgettable tale that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make. Eco Prize for Creativity (2007) • Total Theatre Award for Story Theatre (2008 ) • Victor Award, International Performing Arts for Youth showcase USA (2009) Winner of the Total Theatre Award (2008), Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Laughs, heartbreak, war, regeneration, scented breezes, sparkling wit, the best dog puppet ever. Terrific.’ THE GUARDIAN, UK

Combined Excursion: Royal Botanic Gardens

Expand your student’s experience with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens and discover the life cycle of plants and the joy of growing your own. In this program, students will look at different types of plants, how they grow and the seeds that create them.

Curriculum links Environments (relationship with places) Social Systems and Structures (roles, rights and responsibilities) SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Earth and Its Surroundings, Living Things ENGLISH: Talking and Listening CREATIVE ARTS: Drama (elements of drama and drama forms) Visual Art (appreciating) HSIE:

TICKETS: PERFORMANCE ONLY $14 per student (Teachers Free) COMBINED EXCURSION $22 per student (Teachers Free)

Puppet State Theatre Company (Scotland)

ADAPTATION/PERFORMERS: RICHARD MEDRINGTON & RICK CONTE. PUPPETS/SET DESIGN:AILIE COHEN.

The Man Who Planted Tree


Arts Assist The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program enables students from priority funded schools to attend House:Ed performances, through subsidised tickets and bus travel. To take advantage of this, simply select a production and inform the box office that your school qualifies. For more information contact the House:Ed team on 02 9250 7770. PLEASE NOTE: Funding is allocated

on a first come first served basis and due to demand, is restricted to one experience per school. Book early to avoid disappointment.

TEACHER, CHESTER HILL HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT, CHIFLEY COLLEGE (JASON & THE ARGONAUTS)

PICTURE BY BRENDAN, PENRITH PUBLIC SCHOOL

I think it was excellent and provides equity for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.’ ‘It was the best performance I have ever seen. Thanks!’


Booking Step-by-Step.

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House:Ed Booking Form. 6 WEEKS PRIOR TO SHOW

Payment. Payment is required before

you attend the performance. Please ensure you pay no later than the payment due date on your invoice. You can pay by: 1 ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT)

ONLINE

FAX

POST

Please request tickets at sydneyoperahouse.com/houseed

(02) 9241 4276 Attn: House:Ed Bookings

House:Ed Bookings Sydney Opera House GPO Box 4274 Sydney NSW 2001

Your Details POSTCODE

SCHOOL NAME

DEPARTMENT/CAMPUS

PRIORITY FUNDED SCHOOL

REFERENCE: HED+Order Number (on invoice) NAME: Sydney Opera House Management Account BANK: Commonwealth Bank, Martin Place

YES / NO TEACHER NAME

TEACHER CONTACT NUMBER

TEACHER EMAIL

BSB: 06 2004 ACCOUNT NO: 10140192

2 CREDIT CARD: By fax or phone 3 BANK CHEQUE: Cheques are to be made

Booking Form

payable to Sydney Opera House Trust.

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FEB 2010–DEC 2010

Invoicing.

Reconfirmed 2009 bookings and new 2010 bookings will be invoiced. Your booking is not secure until payment is received.

2ND DATE PREFERENCE

TIME

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

YEAR LEVEL

NUMBER OF TEACHERS

Olga Volt the Electric Fairy

Tickets. All performances are General

Cinderella

Admission unless otherwise stated. Once payment is received, your tickets will be printed and sent to your school.

Message Sticks Film Festival

Teachers Notes. Are available

If you book between October 09 and February 2010 you will receive a confirmation. At the start of the 2010 school year you will need to reconfirm your booking.

TIME

The Voyage

prices are GST exempt. ABN 69 712 101 035

Confirmation/Reconfirmation.

1ST DATE PREFERENCE

Apollo 13: Mission Control

GST. Unless otherwise stated, the ticket

OCT 09–FEB 2010

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PRODUCTION

Note. If we do not receive your payment by the due date on the invoice, your tickets will not be held. If you are having difficulty organising payment, you must contact Sydney Opera House immediately.

The Shape of a Girl

online at sydneyoperahouse.com/houseed

Helena & the Journey of the Hello

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Moth

ON THE DAY

Little Big Shots

Arrival. Please arrive 20 minutes

prior to the start time of the performance. Note: latecomers may be excluded.

Running late. Please call the

Front of House on 02 9250 7134 to notify us if you are running late.

Bags. The safety and security of

our guests is paramount to Sydney Opera House. We require all items larger than the dimensions of a standard A4 piece of paper to be cloaked. As our cloakrooms have limited space, we request that teachers and students do not bring large bags/backpacks with them to performances. Please note that while our cloakrooms are staffed at all times, Sydney Opera House is not responsible for lost or stolen goods.

Hansel and Gretel SHOW ONLY

When His Watch Stopped

COMBINED EXCURSION

When His Watch Stopped

Children’s Cheering Carpet-Saltbush SHOW ONLY

The Man Who Planted Trees

COMBINED EXCURSION

The Man Who Planted Trees

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS & COMMENTS PLEASE PRINT NAME

TEACHER’S SIGNATURE

O F F I C E U S E O N LY

DATE RECEIVED

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CONFIRMATION

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Calendar 2010

General info Transport.

PRIVATE BUSES AND COACHES. No onsite

access is permitted. Macquarie Street has a 15-minute set-down area, 5 minutes walk to Sydney Opera House. PUBLIC TRANSPORT. Buses, trains and ferries run to Circular Quay, 10 minutes walk to Sydney Opera House. Transport info line: 131 500. CARPARK. Public parking is available at Sydney Opera House carpark access via Macquarie Street. Open every day from 6.30 am to 1.30 am Ph. 02 9247 7599. ACCESSIBLE PARKING (11 spaces) available on Level 1 for holders of RTA disabled persons parking permits. In special cases, concourse parking may be available. This must be pre-arranged and paid when booking.

Toilets are located in the foyer of each venue.

Term1

Food & Drink.

WEEKS 8 – 10: YEARS 9 – 12

Toilets.

Food outlets are located on the lower concourse. Mobile snack carts are also on site. Please note food and drink are permitted inside the foyers, but not in the venues.

GST

Unless otherwise stated, the ticket prices are GST exempt. ABN 69 712 101 035.

Apollo 13: Mission Control The Voyage

WEEK 9: YEARS K – 6

Term2

Olga Volt the Electric Fairy WEEK 1: YEARS 2 – 6

Cinderella

Accessibility.

There are wheelchair spaces in each venue. Please inform Box Office of your requirements when booking tickets. LIFTS. The public lift (from Lower Concourse, Ground Level and Western Foyers) enables visitors to travel undercover to the Playhouse, The Studio, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. WHEELCHAIR

ACCESS.

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES.

Please ask for details when booking tickets. ACCESS GUIDE. For more information, the Sydney Opera House Access Guild is available online at sydneyoperahouse. com or by request when booking.

WEEK 1: YEARS K – 6

Disclaimer.

Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times and prices and other information contained in this brochure are correct at the time of printing. Performance dates and programs are subject to change, amendment, cancellation and postponement without notice. When booking and purchasing tickets, it is advisable to confirm that there have been no variations.

General Contacts. General Box Office (02) 9250 7777 Front Of House Emergency (02) 92507134 Tour Bookings (02) 9250 7250 Tours Email tourismbookings@sydneyoperahouse.com Visit sydneyoperahouse.com/houseed for Risk Assessment information Teacher’s Notes Multimedia links

Message Sticks Indigenous Film Festival WEEK 3: YEARS 9 – 12

The Shape of a Girl

WEEKS 10 & 11: YEARS 9 – 12

Helena and the Journey of the Hello WEEK 10: YEARS 5 – 9

Term3 Moth

WEEK 1: YEARS 10 – 12

Little Big Shots

WEEK 3: YEARS 3 – 10

Hansel and Gretel

WEEKS 4 & 5: YEARS 4 – 6

When His Watch Stopped WEEK 6: YEARS 5 – 9

Term4 Saltbush

WEEK 1: YEARS K – 4

The Man Who Planted Trees WEEKS 7 & 8: YEARS 2 - 6


In giving the world one of the 20th Century’s greatest buildings, Jørn Utzon changed the creative and cultural landscape of Australia forever. Sydney Opera House is committed to continuing the legacy of Utzon’s creative genius by creating, producing and presenting the most acclaimed, imaginative and engaging performing arts experiences from Australia and around the world; onsite, offsite and online. As the creative and cultural flagship of Australia, Sydney Opera House is the place where imagination takes you.

House:Ed 2010  

The Sydney Opera House Youth and Education Program

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