Performance dates & times

Wednesday 9 May

10:30 AM, 1:00 PM

Thursday 10 May

10:30 AM, 1:00 PM

Friday 11 May

10:30 AM, 1:00 PM


Running Time

45 minutes

Price range

$18 per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge


To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability: Prep - Year 4

The classic Australian story Dot and the Kangaroo jumps into the digital age with this stunning new stage adaptation.

Featuring breathtaking aerial acrobatics, live music and spectacular 3D projections, you will discover the Australian landscape as you’ve never seen it before.

See indigenous flora and fauna, meet creatures in their natural habitat and explore their quirky characteristics amidst the beauty and fragility of the Australian bush.

When 5-year-old Dot gets lost in the bush, she is rescued by a kangaroo who gives her magic ‘berries of understanding’ that allow her to follow the languages of all the animals and insects around her.

With this new gift, Dot and Kangaroo set out on an action-packed adventure to return her home – an adventure that changes the way she sees the Australian bush and her place within it forever.  But how long before this unique native wildlife disappears as humans encroach on their habitat?

Creature invites you to enter the magical world of the Australian bush to explore how our actions and choices affect the world around us.

For Teachers

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Themes

  • Indigenous Australia
  • Animal protection and endangered species
  • Australian flora and fauna
  • Land conservation
  • Impact of humans on the environment
  • Storytelling

Links to the Victorian Curriculum

Learning Areas Capabilities Cross-curriculum Priorities
The Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
Critical and Creative Thinking Learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
English Ethical Learning about Sustainability
The Humanities
  • Geography
Intercultural
Technologies Personal and Social


About Stalker Theatre

Stalker is one of the longest standing and most respected multidisciplinary theatre companies in Australia.

We make high quality physical and visual productions that range from small, mobile street theatre productions to large site-specific outdoor work and both intimate and large-scale indoor works.

Stalker’s approach is unique, combining robust physicality and stunning imagery to explore the human condition. Our work is rigorous, researched and poetic.

Stalker are at the forefront of multidisciplinary theatre practice, utilising interactive technology and projection fused with aerials, dance and acrobatics, to tell stories.

Historically, Stalker has been an international leader in outdoor theatre using circus, stilts and street theatre. Stalker Theatre has performed to hundreds of thousands of people around Australia and the world.

Artistic Director David Clarkson has shared his skills and had a significant impact on the Australian physical theatre landscape. He has been a teacher and mentor to artists from companies Marrugeku, Branch Nebula, Erth, and Legs on the Wall. He has also mentored independent artists, Nick Power, Rick Everett and Kathryn Pui amongst others.

Throughout the next five years Stalker’s focus will be on its continued research into the integration of digital technologies into theatrical performance.


Cast

Performers
Original cast Ursula Yovich, Kate Hosking, Rick Everett, LeeAnne Litton, Jordan O’Davies

Credits

Conceived by
Margie Breen and David Clarkson
Co-Director
David Clarkson
Co-Director
Cristabel Sved
Writer
John Romeril
Composer
Peter Kennard
Visual Artists
Andrew Bluff, Boris Bagatinni, Andrew Johnston
Choreographer
Dean Walsh
Costume Designer
Annemaree Dalziel
Lighting Designer
Ross Graham
Photo Credit
Darren Thomas

  • Stalker Theatre
  • Arts on Tour
  • QPAC
  • Australian Council
  • Catalyst
  • Create NSW
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts' Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
First commissioned by QPAC for the 2016 Out of the Box Festival.
This project has been supported by Bundanon Trust, Arts Centre Melbourne, University of Technology Sydney and NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.

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