Reverberate – Deniliquin
Reverberate Stage 1 – Deniliquin
October – December 2012
Artistic Director: Danielle O’Keefe
Project partners: Deniliquin High School, Deniliquin Youth Council
Reverberate – electronic opera.
Working with elective music classes at Deniliquin High School, students from South West Music and an open after-school group, Reverberate will involve a workshop series developing skills in musical story-telling, composition and performance to create an original work based on rural young people’s interpretations of classical themes; and build into a major performance in June 2013.
Classical theatre texts will be the base in exploring themes of power, powerlessness and choice. Young people will begin by exploring these themes, identifying, examining and extemporizing elements that resonate and fascinate them.
Working with musical themes and melodies from both classical and contemporary sources, participants will be deconstructing, sampling, improvising and combining them as source material for their own compositions. By experimenting with arrangements of classical masters, they will break down existing music into workable motifs.
Artistic Director Danielle O’Keefe will work with the local adult music community, including guest artist and composer Peter Aoun, to include skills in a wide range of musical genres and instruments as well as vocal work.
Reverberate will explore the use of the voice as instrument and the body as resonator to create interesting sounds, breaking away from the mimicry of pop singers and allowing all young people, regardless of musical skill, to participate.
This first stage of the project will allow young people an opportunity to present their work publicly. These performances will grow in scale and complexity as the work progresses both building performance skills and confidence.
A large-scale public performance of the original electronic opera and associated festival event in 2013 will showcase local emerging ensembles and bands.
MENTORSHIP – Assistant Directors, Deniliquin
Applications close: 5pm Monday 22nd.
Deniliquin young people are being offered a unique opportunity to work as assistant directors in an upcoming local venture.
“Reverberate’ a music and sound-based theatre project by Outback Theatre for Young People (OTYP) will give up to ten locals the opportunity to be mentored by internationally renowned Artistic Director, Danielle O’Keefe and gain firsthand experience in the theatre industry.
We are looking for a group of young people that will steer the project in a direction that is relevant to young people today.
There are various roles and responsibilities ranging from stage and event management, lighting operation, sound design, and animation.
The team will be committed to learning, enthusiastic and team leaders.
The eight-week position is unpaid however there are potential employment opportunities available with OTYP.
This is a special opportunity for young people to work with industry professionals from around the globe, enhance skills and potentially establish long-term working relationships.
Interested applicants must be aged between 14 and 25, live in Deniliquin, be available for one production meeting per week; plus rehearsals leading to the major event on December 14, 2012.
Applicants are also required to send in a short video or quick paragraph introducing themselves and what they like about the arts.
Applications close: 5pm Monday 22nd.
For more information please contact:
Danielle O’Keefe on 0418 317 367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Liaison: Laticia Gibson on 0413 342 735 or email email@example.com