Great Southern Land
The Australian idiom is explored in this dynamic presentation of poetry and song. The performance takes a historical journey that moves from the transportation era to present-day Australia, showcasing culturally diverse and linguistically exciting Australian voices.
Poems easily lend themselves to a range of classroom exercises; forms include ballads, free and comic verse, spoken word and rap. Storytelling, the investigation of rhyme, rhythm and a broad range of poetic devices underpins the performance.
All performances are followed by a Q&A with the actors. Company members have broad knowledge of poetry and storytelling and can lead discussion on style and content.
Duration: 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. A 90 minute session recommended
Suitability: Year 7 - 9
Ideas / Issues / Themes: Australian Identity
tour dates in-schools
Term 2: Tuesday 17 April - Friday 29 June
Term 3: Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September
Term 4: Monday 8 October - Friday 19 October
$9.50 per student, groups +120 students
$1140.00 minimum performance fee, groups -120 students
All prices include GST, cancellation fees apply
Minimum 6m x 6m of flat, clear playing space with access to power
Bump in - 60 minutes
Bump out - 20 minutes
Small group or cohort?
Attend a performance at the Abbotsford Convent!
Wednesday 13 june: 10.00am (Q&A)
THURSDAY 14 JUNE: 10.00aM (Q&A)
$9.50 per ticket, 1 x complimentary teacher ticket per 25 students