Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Tangled Web

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A Polyglot Production. 

I attended this on 14th March 2011 at ArtPlay.

This is the tangled web.

What you do is get a ball of elastic and tie it to another piece up already, then just go walking through the web with the ball in your hands.

I really liked it.  My ankle got tangled several times but my brother got his whole body tangled in it!

Rescuing Josh from the hungry spiders (my poem) – No spiders actually were there on the day!

Even Spiderman couldn’t make his way through

So it’s up to me, to rescue Joshua

Cause he’s my brother

Using my flexibility, I can reach him

Now just have to pull him out

Great! I rescued him.

Recommended age:  5-12yrs.


Here are some photos of my brother Josh and I in the tangled web:

As you can see we got very tangled in the web!

Here is a video clip of us in the web:

 

Salt Bush

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This was an Australian and Italian production created by Compagnia TPO.

I attended this on Saturday 2nd April 2011 at ArtPlay.  This was my second time attending this performance.

It involved special lighting effects featuring beautiful Aboriginal paintings on a carpet and dancers performed to it in time along with expressive music and sound effects while telling a story.

It was also very interactive as audience members were invited to join in at different times.

My favourite part was when there was a big blue butterfly, which looked like it was being controlled by the actors as they moved their hands around.

I also liked it when I was called onto the carpet to dance.  I felt nervous when I went up there but I didn’t feel so nervous when Tager joined me.  Tager and I danced on Lily pads and we went under a sheet that had projected stars on it.  It was all fun, dancing.

To me, Salt Bush means ….

A U S T R A L I A   and U S – we’re all from different places, but have this great land in common. 🙂

I recommend people go to see this at ArtPlay– school groups can attend also.  Best for ages 5yrs+ as there is a small educational talk as well at the start about Aboriginal history.

Me (in pink top) with cast and crew of Salt Bush and my ArtPlay friends