As we say goodbye to autumn and welcome in winter, there’s never been a better time to explore the abundance of immersive arts experiences on offer inside Geelong Arts Centre.
Geelong Arts Centre’s Family Magic program has the entire family covered this winter with a very special, heart-warming performance from the Windmill Theatre Company, as well as the highly-anticipated July school holidays workshops with the best in the ballet business, The Australian Ballet.
JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – AUSTRALIAN BALLET WORKSHOPS
The July school holidays bring an abundance of opportunities for kids to get connected and explore the world of dance through warm-ups, exercises and choreographic games with The Australian Ballet.
From 4 to 6 July, children aged 3 to 12 years are invited to learn The Story of Pomi and Gobba. In this hands-on workshop, youngsters can expect to hear about all things costume design, music, and storytelling from one of the industry’s most highly regarded dance institutions This workshop is designed to support the development of confidence, resilience and team work skills across a range of individual needs and skill levels.
No previous ballet experience required!
Following these interactive sessions, attendees can present their Australian Ballet Workshop ticket to gain entry to the free, live performance of Pomi and Gobba; a contemporary adaptation of the Wiradjuri Dreamtime story ‘Gobbagumbalun and Pomingalarna’.
Follow the story of two young non-binary frogs that live on opposite sides of the Murrumbidgee riverbed, Wiradjuri country and discover just how powerful resilience and strength can be, even in the most unlikely situations.
Then, on Saturday 26 August, Windmill Theatre Company presents HICCUP; a hilarious rocking musical extravaganza for children aged 4 to 8 years and their adults about working together, finding friendship and how to, once and for all, stop the hiccups.
Another celebrated puppet work from the award-winning Windmill Theatre Company (‘Grug’, ‘Grug and the Rainbow’ and ‘Beep’), this truly unique theatrical experience features gorgeous native Australian animals and super catchy songs from award-winning composer, Ross McHenry.
STAY IN THE LOOP
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BOOK IN YOUR SHOWS NOW
Geelong Arts Centre is passionate about providing every single child the opportunity that the wonderful world of creative arts gives.
For details regarding AUSLAN Interpreted shows and relaxed performances, please seek the details of each individual show via the Geelong Arts Centre website.
To sign up and secure your tickets, head to the Geelong Arts Centre website.
Tickets to all Family Magic events are on sale now at geelongartscentre.org.au/family-magic-2023 or contact the Geelong Arts Centre Box Office on 1300 251 200 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.