School Show

When the Mirror Bird Sings

Wildly imaginative visual theatre for 3 - 11 year olds! 

Directed by: Dave Brown
Performed by: Juliette and Scott Griffin
Devised by: Dave Brown, Juliette Griffin and Scott Griffin as part of The PaperBoats international co-creation project.

When the Mirror Bird Sings is a spirited, modern fairytale for 3-10 year olds that shares the story of a rare flock of wonderous birds whose precious mirror ball eggs give rise to a heartfelt struggle between the forces of kindness and greed.

The story, dance and drama is intricately choreographed to the superb musical score of Vivaldi's Four Seasons recomposed by Max Richter, thus creating such a rich multilayered immersive and high quality performing arts experience.

The show provokes emotive connections to themes relating to environmental sustainability, greed, kindness, conflict resolution and reconciliation. Through the interpretation and response of such themes within the show children benefit through enhanced understanding of themselves and others.

When the Mirror Bird Sings aligns with the early-years, primary Australian curriculum for high quality arts experience through music, dance and drama.

Video promo (password: thepaperboats), Testimonials

Cost: $6 per child ($5.45 + 55c GST). Minimum 130 children or
          $700 + GST (travel fees may apply)
Suitable: R - 5 (Included workshop for lower primary class. Preferably Class 1)
Space: open activity room, gymnasium or hall, minimum size 9m x12m (negotiable)

Ph: Juliette on 0448 651 901 or

This project has been assisted by the SA Government through ArtsSA and Country ArtsSA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory group, the City of Marion Council through the Marion Cultural Centre, the University of Texas in Austin, the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Boat Rocker Entertainment in New York, the Victoria University in Wellington, NZ and the Artground in Singapore.

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