'Dale, a Tasmanian Aboriginal boy living in the bush, and Pete, in urban Hobart, wake up one morning having had the other boy's dreams - shadow dreams of a place not their own. Traditional storytelling blends with digital communication in this astounding children's production.
Staged simultaneously in two theatres hundreds of kilometres apart, the production uses broadband technology to stream live orchestral music and vision between the venues. This world premiere, written by acclaimed playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, is an enchanting story of two Tasmanian boys from different worlds who discover they dream each other's dreams.
Shadow Dreams is an extraordinary collaboration between two of Tasmania's famed arts companies - digital puppet specialists, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, with an original score by Australian composer Graeme Koehne. Ideal for children five and over, and their families, the show explores and plays with a better understanding between two different worlds. This adventurous, complex production involves artists filming live sequences as they happen and streaming them in real time to the other venue, effectively creating a single, digital stage.
This is a new and exciting way of storytelling never attempted before and made possible through the National Broadband Network.' (Source: Ten Days on the Island website www.tendaysontheisland.com)
- The Conservatorium of Music, Hobart on 15-17 March 2013.
- Annexe Theatre, Inveresk, Launceston on 15-16 March 2013.
- Burnie Arts & Function Centre, Burnie on 17 March 2013.
- Director: Frank Newman
- Writer: Finegan Kruckemeyer
- Composer: Graeme Koehne
- Aboriginal Story Consultant: Fiona Hamilton
- Designer: Selena de Carvalho
- Assistant Director: Sam Routledge
- Lighting Designer/Operator: Jason James
- Conductor: Brett Kelly
- Production Planning: Andrew MacDonald
- Production/Stage Manager: Louise Gordon
- Stage Manager: Lisa McCready
- Systems Design: Peter Morse
- Audio Operators: Ian Wollstein and Caleb Doherty
- Lighting Operator: Max Ford