SPOT ON OPENING PARTY WITH AVOCADO SMASH
Come and help us kick off this year’s Spot On Children’s Festival with our Opening Party featuring the new kids on the block in children’s entertainment, Avocado Smash!
This interactive show will take you on a journey around the world and have you up on your feet dancing, singing and having a smashing time!
Suitable for: Ages 2 – 7 years and the young at heart
Dates & Times:
Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 9:30am
Please note, children must be accompanied by a carer at all times, including during performances and films. Riverside Theatres is not responsible for the supervision of children.
Avocado Smash is a dynamic musical duo that celebrates the cultural and linguistic diversity of Australia through toe-tapping original hits. Their interactive show takes audiences on a journey around the world. There’s the Tadpole Song, for instance, teaching Korean language, or the Rice Song, which playfully looks at how different cultures enjoy food.
The band features two brilliant classical musicians; Joanna Brooke, singer and community social worker with Su Choung, pianist and music educator, who have been performing together for over 10 years. The duo believes in the immense capacity of children to express themselves creatively. Thus the band has crafted an educational performance with multiple instruments and vocal harmonies to give children all the tools they need to lead their own musical journeys.
Avocado Smash perform at early learning centres, schools and festivals across Sydney. Get in touch with the band at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanna Brooke is a singer and performer from Sydney. As Artistic Director of the Jubilate Singers, Joanna manages a mixed voice choir, who performance across NSW, including at Blackheath Choir Festival, St Andrew’s Cathedral, the Belvoir Theatre and who have just returned from a tour in Tasmania. As a singer, Joanna’s highlights include performing with Karen O in her psycho-opera ‘Stop the Virgins’ at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid Live in 2013; and featuring as the soprano soloist in two productions of Vivaldi’s Gloria in 2018. Joanna also performs and teaches school workshops regularly with Suara Indonesia Dance, showcasing traditional song, dance and body percussion from the Indonesian archipelago; including featuring recently as a soloist at the Bondi Global Table Festival and at Campsie Festival. Joanna has over 10 years experience teaching children and adults music, including cello, violin and vocal technique.
Joanna holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours, First Class) from the University of New South Wales. Currently, Joanna is the Community Development Officer at the Jesuit Refugee Service where she creates community programs in partnership with asylum seekers and refugees. Avocado Smash is a culmination of Joanna’s love of music and strong principles of equality and social justice
Su Choung is a pianist and performer based in Sydney. Su began her musical journey at a young age studying piano and went on to attend the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she completed a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano. Su has performed in various venues throughout Sydney, including the City Recital Hall in Angel Place and St Andrew’s Cathedral and was also elected to attend the Estivo Chamber Music festival in Verona, Italy.
Su has a passion for collaborative music, working closely with vocal music in particular. She is currently working with the Blue Mountains Musical Society as a repetiteur and performer.
Su is also an experienced and dedicated piano teacher and loves working with young students to cultivate positive and passionate music education.