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Riverside Theatres and
National Theatre of Parramatta present
Soundscapes

Kirana


Venue

Lennox Theatre

Dates

27 March - 1 April 2017

Myths of Creation
Children’s Opera by Ruben Zahra

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for local music and dance students to collaborate with four professional artists from Malta in a series of workshops. These workshops will lead to public performances at Riverside.

Inspired by the creation of myths and legends from China, India, Babylon and Mesopotamia, the students selected for this project and the professional artists will work together to develop music with percussion and dance to produce a high-quality performance.

Featuring a score for piano and percussion performed live by two professional musicians, the students will complement the soundtrack with a sequence of improvisations conducted by the composer himself. This project will also feature stunning animation by local students.

Workshop places are strictly limited. A maximum of 20 music students and 30 dance students will be accepted. Students must fill out an application form for this project on our website. Applicants will be selected based on experience. All applicants must be available from 27 March – 2 April inclusive.

Suitable for: Students 10 – 14 years
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday 22 February at 5pm.

PARTICIPANTS
Dates & Times:

Workshops Monday 27 – Thursday 30 March from 10am – 3pm
Rehearsal Friday 31 March from 9am – 4pm

AUDIENCE MEMBERS
Dates & Times:

Saturday 1 April at 2:15pm & 7:30pm

Music and Direction
Ruben Zahra

Choreography
Diane Portelli

Piano
Tricia Dawn Williams

Digital Animation
Soundscapes

Shadow Puppets
Matthew Pandolfino

Script
Trevor Zahra

Technical Director
Christopher Gatt

Images by
Stephen Buhagiar

Supported by the External Cultural Programme of the 2017 Maltese EU Presidency.

Suitable for Years 5 – 9

From the Program Coordinator:
An Australian exclusive, we are ecstatic to be the first English speaking theatre to present this internationally acclaimed production. Kirana gives dance and music students the rare opportunity to CREATE AND PERFORM with professional touring artists in a work that speaks about universal truths and creation mythology. We are on the hunt for the best young talent for this one, so make sure you let all of your budding musicians and dancers know about it!

Curriculum Links:
Download the full curriculum links for Kirana here: Kirana Curriculum Links

About the Venues:

  • Workshops – Studio 404: Located 2 blocks away from Riverside, Studio 404 is equipped with 4 rehearsal rooms and 2 bathrooms. Level access is available by prior arrangement.
  • Rehearsal/Performances – Lennox Theatre: Seats 213 people and is a large room with quite a high ceiling and with grey concrete walls, black floor and curtains. The seating is tiered and goes 10 rows back, with stair access to all but the first row (wheelchair access being available in the first row). The black allows different sets to become the focus of the space.

Specific Access:
Find out about our accessibility options by clicking here
Download a social story about Lennox Theatre here: Lennox Theatre Social Story

Price:
Workshops/Rehearsal –
Registration free. Workshop places are strictly limited. A maximum of 20 music students and 30 dance students will be accepted. Students must fill out an application form for this project on our website. Applicants will be selected based on experience. All applicants must be available from 27 March – 2 April inclusive.
Performances – $20 all tickets

HOW TO BOOK (FOR PERFORMANCES)

BOOK EARLY!
We do our best to accommodate everyone, but shows fill fast. Additional performances are not always possible.

  1. USE BOOKING FORM, DOWNLOAD IT OR COMPLETE IT ONLINE

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online.

  1. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US

Complete online (preferred), fax, email or post your booking form to Riverside Education
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then issue a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form as this is our main method of communication.

  1. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable 25% deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise stipulated). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure and Riverside will issue an invoice for full payment.

  1. FINAL PAYMENT

Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the performance date.

If we do not receive payment OR proof of your DoE purchase order, we have the right to cancel your booking and you will forfeit your deposit.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DoE) PAYMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The DoE takes 30 days from an invoice being submitted to payment being received by Riverside, therefore we MUST have full payment OR proof that the purchase order has been submitted to the DoE no later than four weeks prior to the performance date.

This is a new system for many public schools so we strongly recommend receiving monies and permission slips at least 7 weeks before the payment is due. This will allow any final changes in numbers (subject to availability). We cannot reduce numbers after payment has been received.

ALL OTHER SCHOOLS (INCLUDING INDEPENDENT AND CATHOLIC)

Confirmation of final numbers and final balance is required four weeks prior to the performance date. A reduction of numbers is not permitted after this date.

An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day but is subject to availability.

Please note, all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings.

  1. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS

Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process.

  1. ATTEND AND ENJOY!

If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please email education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8839 3308.

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Ticket Options

Workshop/Rehearsal Registration $Free
Performances - All tickets $20
Transaction fees apply
Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65

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Duration

PARTICIPANTS
Workshops: 5 hours daily (Including lunch break)
Rehearsal: 7 hours (Including lunch break)

AUDIENCE MEMBERS
Performances: 55 minutes

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