Schools Program 2023

OUR HOPE

Ten Days on the Island hopes to engage young people from lutruwita/Tasmania with deeply inspiring, inclusive, and innovative art experiences. We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to know the JOY of seeing, hearing, and participating in the arts.

 

OUR VISION

Our vision is driven by the belief that if we invest in our young people, we not only develop the individual, but we also cultivate a more creative and open-minded lutruwita/Tasmania.

 

Every young person deserves the opportunity to experience the joy of participating in – and being inspired by – amazing art and artists. Ten Days on the Island offers our youngest audiences and their families a kaleidoscopic range of art experiences designed to ignite young imaginations, build creative expression and social confidence, with lots of fun and adventure along the way!

The works in this program do that in many ways – playfully, thoughtfully, through shared experiences and discussions. Our programs for young people and schools seek to connect us to families and communities. We’re working toward 4 goals that will help us play our part in building a more creative and open-minded lutruwita/Tasmania.

  1. Collaborating with teachers to develop content that aligns with the curriculum and has focused learning outcomes;
  2. Supporting teachers through professional development opportunities like our Teachers Club, which offers previews to shows, artist and festival team talks for a deeper overview of the development of the artistic program;
  3. Reducing barriers to students accessing arts education and attending arts events with access assistance initiatives; and
  4. Collaborating with other major lutruwita/Tasmanian festivals and arts organisations to develop better resources to deliver a more connected school engagement program.

No matter what our age, or where we live, the arts invite us all to see the world a little differently. Festivals are special times when we gather together for shared experiences. We look forward to seeing more and more young people – and teachers and families – at Ten Days on the Island!

– Dr Lindy Hume AM

SEA OF LIGHT

South Australia

Set out on a fantastical journey of light and curiosity in this family-friendly interactive installation from award-winning Patch Theatre. Sea of Light entwines light and sound to conjure an enchanted sea adventure for the whole family.

With a UV torch in hand, set sail across a sea to paint your very own voyage in light. Steer ships that leave glowing paths in their wake.

This spellbinding interactive installation carries adventurers on an hour-long journey across two fun-filled rooms at HIVE Tasmania – a major new cultural precinct packed with science and culture in a stunning building  in the heart of Ulverstone.

Sea of Light is an extraordinary play space for families to enjoy a shimmering sea journey of light and wonder together. Come aboard!

For more information click here

Age Recommendation

Sea of Light is suitable for children and young people ages 4-10yrs

Focus Years K – Year 3

School Curriculum Information

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND is committed to exploring how we can support early childhood development and younger audience engagement with performance in inventive and fresh ways. How we learn, understand and deal with difference, our varying abilities, and be open to discovering new ways of seeing ourselves and each other.

Sea of Light is suitable for children and young people ages 4-10yrs

Curriculum links: Focus Years K – Year 3

Learning areas: Health and Physical education, The Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

General capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Further learning activities and education resources for Patch Theatre’s Sea of Light can be found here

Hide the Dog, two children look off into the distance, one is representative of a Tasmanian indigenous child, the other maori child. the background melds the two cultures

HIDE THE DOG

(lutruwita/Aotearoa)

By Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway, pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te Ati Haunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)

Hide the Dog is the first trans-Tasman, First Nations work for children. Adorable and fun, it shares deep cultural knowledge and reveals profound connections across the two cultures.

Co-written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (palawa) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori), Hide the Dog is a world premiere production from Performing Lines TAS, with direction by Isaac Drandic (Noongar) and a spectacular set from Māori designer Jane Hakaraia.

Intrepid explorers of all ages will delight in this heart-warming, family-friendly celebration of true friendship, big adventure and the power of First Nations’ cultures.

For more information click here

Age Recommendation

Hide the Dog is suitable for children and young people ages 5-15yrs

Focus Years K – Year 8

School Curriculum Information

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND is committed to exploring how we can support early childhood development and younger audience engagement with performance in inventive and fresh ways. How we learn, understand and deal with difference, our varying abilities, and be open to discovering new ways of seeing ourselves and each other.

Hide the Dog is suitable for children and young people ages 5-15yrs

Curriculum links: Focus Years K – Year 8

Learning areas: Health and Physical education, The Arts, Technologies

General capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding

Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Further learning activities and an education resources for Hide the Dog can be found here

CORAL: REKINDLING VENUS

New South Wales

Emmy Award-winning film-maker Lynette Wallworth’s immersive video plunges us into the ocean’s abyss to reveal an exquisite and fragile world fatally threatened by climate change.

Coral: Rekindling Venus dives in a dark realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and shimmering marine life, shining a light on a complex submarine community.

Beneath the waves, we drift on mesmerising music and spellbinding visual imagery inside a watery world of abundant life – a world which, in 100 years from now, could be completely gone.

Wallworth’s creation engulfs us with a sense of wonder. A deep longing to protect the coral community. And a vast realisation that the coral’s survival is tied to our own.

For more information click here

Age Recommendation

Coral: Rekindling Venus is suitable for all ages

Focus Years 7 – Year 12

School Curriculum Information

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND is committed to exploring how we can support early childhood development and younger audience engagement with performance in inventive and fresh ways. How we learn, understand and deal with difference, our varying abilities, and be open to discovering new ways of seeing ourselves and each other.

Coral Rekindling Venus is suitable for all ages

Curriculum links: Focus Years K – Year 12

Learning areas: The Arts, Technologies, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Science

General capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding

Women of Troy, with woman holding hands up in front of her face

WOMEN OF TROY

nipaluna/Hobart

Euripides, adapted by Tom Wright 

Troy is in ruin. The men slaughtered. The women, prisoners, recoil behind wire, fearing their fate, longing for death. Memories and prophecies haunt their Queen, Hecuba: hallucinogenic visions of her mad, blind daughter Cassandra; her grieving daughter-in-law Andromache, and the one mighty woman behind the whole bloody catastrophe, Helen.

Archipelago’s fierce new production of Women Of Troy, based on Tom Wright’s powerful adaptation, sees acclaimed director Ben Winspear join a stellar cast and a community chorus of women and children, with a new libretto and choral score by celebrated composer Katie Noonan and Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani, who spent years in immigration detention.

With displaced people now at record numbers globally, Women Of Troy interrogates what we have learned and lost and how, in war, it is the women and children who suffer the most.

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Age Recommendation

Women of Troy is suitable for ages 15+

Focus Years 11 – Year 12

School Curriculum Information

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND is committed to exploring how we can support early childhood development and younger audience engagement with performance in inventive and fresh ways. How we learn, understand and deal with difference, our varying abilities, and be open to discovering new ways of seeing ourselves and each other.

Women of Troy is suitable for ages 15+

Curriculum links: Focus Years 11 – Year 12

Learning areas: The Arts, Technologies, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

General capabilities: Critical and Creative thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding

 

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