See Rocksalt Arts works ‘Detangling in Tasmania’ and ‘Kangaroo Traps’, multi-tracked a capella jazz vocal inspirations and improvisations with Spike Mason and… well… maybe others…
Participate in a creative process to observe and interpret patterns in the Australian landscape.
Respond with voice, movement and words, collaboratively composing a unique performance or short film. Films become part of the Becoming Australian film series.
“How does what I’m learning change the way I see myself, the natural world, and those who were here before me?”
These workshops follow the fabulous Kangaroo Traps interactive performance (50-90min, and can be tailored to arts students)
Students creating and combining movement and sound in response to the performance (up to 30 students):
Short Workshop (45min)
Long Workshop (90min, Yr5 up)
Full day workshop to create a short, performable piece (2 x 90min) which can then be rehearsed by a teacher and performed.
Full day workshop to create a short film (2 x 90min plus editing time) which we then edit and deliver digitally within 2-3 weeks.
Workshops can also be integrated into camping program. Incursion or packaged experience in Poatina, Tasmania (accommodation available).
“Being able to draw things from the environment instead of being stuck in a classroom…we were actually there to see it.” Yr 9 student, Wagga Wagga Christian College
“Quite different from what we usually do – using sounds and body language.” Yr 9 student, Wagga Wagga Christian College
“Everybody contributed and it made sense – community and purpose.” Yr 9 student, Wagga Wagga Christian College
Drama students at Australian Christian College made the original movement, music/sound and words for this:
In these unique workshops participants experience a collaborative, creative process in which they explore and respond to a given theme through movement, sound, drawing and interactions. Typically 1-2 hours, collaboration workshops can be used to develop group dynamics and cohesion in large or small groups of any age: as organisational training or curriculum-related school incursion; during a conference or event.
Workshops are tailored, through facilitation and debriefing, to achieve specific outcomes such as:
collaboration | teamwork | leadership | role-taking | group dynamics
listening | trust | individuality in community | acceptance | perspectives
trusting imagination | living creatively | freedom within boundaries
performance | composition/choreography/art-making | pure fun
Explore the space | warmup movement and vocalisation
Introduce the theme | introduction of two or three related stimuli (poem, cartoon, picture, etc)
Explore the theme | participants respond to the theme with improvised movement, sound or drawing
Continue exploring | participants improvise again
Discuss and plan | participants give and receive feedback and decisions are made
Final exploration | the culminating short piece is performed, exhibited or presented
A large group is split into groups of 5 or 6, then groups combined when explorations have developed sufficiently and a large group exploration/performance/exhibition/presentation is developed to incorporate each group’s explorations.
This process is an open space activity and requires all people in the space to be involved.
A more in-depth design thinking process for development of concepts or strategies can be facilitated over a full day or multiple sessions.
Fees depend on numbers, length of time and context (conference, school class, staff PD etc).