The Fish That Wanted to Fly

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Performance - 10am

The Fish That Wanted to Fly is about having the courage to pursue something even if it seems likely you will never reach it. In our story we meet a little Fish whose lagoon is drying up. All the other fish have left, and she wants to learn how to fly so she can see them again. Her friend, a hermit crab named Karramoko, sits by a stormwater drain and tells her it will never happen. She meets a Kingfisher who helps her and encourages her to keep trying. It’s not until she meets a Cormorant, who offers to take her up into the sky that she flies for the first time. But will she make it back okay? The tale is set in a mangrove swamp, and is about friendship, resilience and sustainability.

Puppetry of Paper Workshop - 11am for 1 hour, following the performance

Scrunch, Rip, Twist, Tear…!

How many things can you do with a piece of paper? This workshop is based on Bunraku-style puppetry, a traditional Japanese form of theatre which involves three puppeteers working closely together to operate one puppet.

Workshop participants will first work in groups to make a unique puppet out of paper. They will then learn techniques for bringing their puppet to life, as a team. Each group will work on short performances which will be presented to the group.

Participants will leave the workshop with a range of skills which can be applied to any kind of puppetry.

Note: Adults can assist the younger ones and do not require their own workshop ticket. Workshop tickets are limited.

“An excellent, fun, engaging and quality workshop. Thank you, we really enjoyed it” Parent, Dandenong, VIC

Image by Jeremy Lavender