Presented by Black Hole Theatre in association with SummerSalt Festival
Sat 31st Jan & Sat 21st Feb 2015
Opera and puppetry collide in the streets of Southbank!
As part of the inaugural SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival Black Hole Theatre presented our most ambitious Puppet Slam to date. Led by raconteur Bernard Caleo, participants were guided through the streets of Southbank to intimate performances nestled in laneways, hidden around corners, and creeping up on you from behind. Joined by a crack team of classical musicians and opera singers, breathtaking puppetry pieces brought surreal visuals where ants crawled up walls, jellyfish danced in the air and shadowy worlds were illuminated underwater.
Featuring puppetry performances by Megan Cameron, Lynne Kent, Rod Primrose, Colleen Burke, the Indirect Object and Barking Spider Visual Theatre. With the operatic talents of Oliver Mann (baritone), Frederica Cunningham (mezzo) and Belinda Dalton (soprano), with musical accompaniment by Dave Evans (accordion) and Jenny Thomas (violin).
WHEN: Family Shows: Jan 31 & Feb 21 @ 3pm | Adult Shows: Jan 31 & Feb 21 @ 8:30pm
WHERE: Departs from Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank, Vic.
This project is supported by the City of Melbourne 2014 Arts Grants Program.
Photo Erika Hildegard