'An effective and deeply provocative evocation of a very real contemporary horror' John Bailey, The Age
3 years ago, a performance that turned the benign and magical carlton gardens playground into a landscape of war was premiered at night time by 9 children between 6 and 13 years old and a handful of adults. it transformed the benign and magical carlton gardens playground in melbourne into a landscape of war.
The performance was filmed.
On Saturday November 5 at 8:30pm you are invited to the launch of play:ground film in response to the original show premiered in 2008.
directed by claudia escobar/ edited by richard brownlow.
see the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiQ5Ua50x2g
This performance tried to bring awareness and raise issues about the situation of child soldiers around the world and specifically in Colombia.
saturday 5 november 2011 / 8:30-10:00pm / carlton gardens playground - world heritage site / no cost / no bookings required
BYO PICNIC BLANKET AND CAMP STOOLS
mxc wol (hip hop from south sudan) spoken word performance
performance film screening
simultaneous live performance
information and media enquiries: claudia escobar 0449 163 743
melway ref - 2b h11, behind the melbourne museum/imax - parking available on rathdowne and nicholson streets -
tram 85, 9 or 96 from bourke street down nicholson street
CAUTION: This work contains adult themes
the original performance was possible thanks to the support of fitzroy community school and school of performing arts/faculty of the vca and music/the university of melbourne
Presented by: peopleartpeople and EL TARRO, the smallest performing space in the world
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Proudly supported by: City of Melbourne, Multicultural Arts Victoria and The Outsiders Guide
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