When the Mirror Bird Sings ~ Created over a four-year process of development, When the Mirror Birds Sings is a mythical tale of kindness overcoming greed. Featuring Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, the performance is an intimate and immersive experience where children’s participation amplifies the themes of hope and renewal.
“My class of 7 and 8 year olds had the amazing experience of workshopping their participation in When the Mirror Birds Sings. They were enthusiastically engaged and fully participating – a new and enriching experience they will never forget. The performance itself was mesmerizing, simple in concept and powerful in message. I watched totally captivated and emotionally moved, frequently blinking away tears.
“From the very beginning I was completely captivated, mesmerised! A deeply moving performance which was archetypically layered and elegant. The Vivaldi was sublime accompaniment. Juliet and Scott are a beautifully connected duo. I had a tear in the corners of both eyes the whole time; it was so so beautiful. Thank you for this luscious experience! “
“As an educator I thought the Mirror Bird concept was fabulous as it required children to use their imagination and they were absolutely hooked the whole time! I liked how the props were simple and not too prescriptive and had multiple purposes. The children had to read between the lines and make deductions; they weren’t spoon fed! AND the adults enjoyed it as much as the children!
Please view our 3 minute video trailer for scenes from the performance and responses from audience members.
When the Mirror Bird Sings
presented in association with the City of Onkaparinga
Arts Centre Port Noarlunga
22 Gawler Street, Port Noarlunga, SA 5167
11am – Performance #1
2pm – Performance #2
When the Mirror Bird Sings
presented in association with Country ArtsSA and ArtsSA
Mt GAMBIER SEASON 2021
Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
22-27 March 2021
4.30pm – Teachers Preview
10am – Tenison Early Learning Centre, Rendelsham Kindy, Gladigau Kindy, McArthur Park Kindy.
12pm – Acacia Kindy, St Martins Lutheran College.
10am – St Martins Kindy, Glenburnie PS, Akuna Kindy,
12pm – Compton PS, Millicent North Kindy, Robe Kindy, Tenison Woods College
10am – Glencoe Kindy, Glencoe PS, Akuna Kindy, St Martins Kindy, Kalangadoo Kindy,
12pm – Mt Gambier Children’s Centre, Suttontown PS,
Kirinari Kindy, Tennison Woods College.
10am – Limestone Coast Home Schoolers, Melaleuca PS,
Mt Gambier Children’s Centre.
12pm – Gordon Education Centre
OTHER SE REGIONAL COMMNUNITIES
Naracoorte Town Hall Performances
(supported by Naracoorte-Lucindale Council)
10am – Michelle DeGaris Kindy, Naracoorte North Kindy,
Naracoorte Sth PS
12pm – Naracoorte North PS
St. Anthony’s Catholic College, Millicent
11am – Performance 1
2pm – Performance 1
Apsley Football Club – Apsley PS, Francis PS, Goroke PS
11am – Performance
MID-NORTH COMMUNITIES TOUR 2021
In schools community performances
27 May – 4 June, 2021
11am – McLaren Vale Primary School
1.30pm – McLaren Vale Primary School
9.30am – Lobethal Lutheran School
2pm – Lobethal Primary School
9.30am – Woodside Primary School
2pm – Gumeracha Primary School
9.30am – Faith Lutheran ELC and JS
2pm – Angaston Primary School
9.30am – Keyneton Primary School
2pm – Nuriootpa Primary School
9.30am – St Jakobi Lutheran School
2pm – Eudunda Area School
9.30am – Burra Primary School
2pm – St Josephs Catholic School
9.30am – Clare Primary School
2pm – Clare Vineyard Lutheran College
12pm– Lameroo Community Centre
When the Mirror Birds Sing was developed as part of The PaperBoats international co-creation project
Conceived and Directed by: Dave Brown
Devised by Theatre-Maker/Performers: Juliette and Scott Griffin
Costume and Props Design: Meg Wilson
Lighting Design: Dave Brown
Technical Support and Consultation: Bob Weatherly
Music: Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
The PaperBoats thanks the many artists, advisors, educators and carers who have offered their support and insights during the development and trialing of When the Mirror Bird Sings.
We are also deeply grateful for the support of the many partner organisations without whose support our venture would not be possible.
The PaperBoats Partnership Platform has been assisted by the South Australian Government through ArtsSA and Country ArtsSA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory group.
BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES
PHONE: Robyn Brown on 0411 779 402
When the Mirror Bird Sings is avaialble for in-theatre seasons and for performances in-schools or community halls