Surfest announces ‘Diving off the edge of the World’ – a multi-artform performance 14 & 15 – 21 & 22 February 2014 Newcastle Ocean Baths.

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Surfest is proud to be a supporter of the first major production in 2014 for Newcastle’s Tantrum Youth Arts.

This work is called Diving off the Edge of the World and is a multi-artform devised work that takes as its inspiration memories of the long-gone “Map of the World” pool that lies at the heart of the external Newcastle Ocean Baths.

Young people across all of Tantrum’s age ranges are invited to participate in the creation and performance of the show in collaboration with an extraordinary range of professional artists – including playwright Vanessa Bates, visual artist Liz Anelli and performer/ musician Zackari Watt.

Join Tantrum for a two week creative development during January where you will develop your skills in performance plus video-making, playwriting, movement and visual art while actually creating the show. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to an innovative and memorable production – and a way to be creative and hang out at the beach at the same time!

For details on how to be a part of this very special event go to: www.tantrumtheatre.org.au

Creative development dates and times are as follows:

13-17 & 20-24 January

10am-3pm: School years 3-6*
10am-4pm: School years 7-12
6pm-9pm: 18-26 year olds group

*Infants students (K-2) interested in getting involved? Please register your interest by 6 January. If we get sufficient numbers, we will offer a 2 day K-2 workshop on 21 & 22 January (cost $50).

All workshops based at 48 Watt St, Newcastle with trips to Newcastle Ocean Baths

Participants will also be required to rehearse on 1 & 2 and 8 & 9 February, and be available for performances on 14 & 15 and 21 & 22 February 2014 at the Newcastle Ocean Baths.

Cost: $150 participation fee (this is generously subsidised by Orica, who are also providing financial need scholarships – contact Tantrum to apply)