One the Bear
*Auslan interpreted performance
Running time: 60 minutes
Laser Beak Man
* Relaxed Performance
Running time: 80 minutes (no interval)
Share the magic of a live theatre experience at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Presented by Black Honey Company and Arts Centre Melbourne | Written by Candy Bowers
A fairytale for the hip-hop generation.
One the Bear is vital, contemporary theatre that explores themes of identity, exploitation, appropriation and friendship in a world gone wild with celebrity. With its infectious beats, dynamic and innovative design and powerful performances, One the Bear is a not-to-be-missed experience for schools.
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Music Vault | By David Morton, Nicholas Paine and Tim Sharp With music by Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music)
A Dead Puppet Society, La Boite and Brisbane Festival production in association with PowerArts
Jam packed with the trademark visual puns of artist Tim Sharp, and featuring live music by Sam Cromack of Ball Park Music, the world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life in puppet form by the creative minds of Dead Puppet Society.
Power City is the most beautiful city in the world, clean, pure – perfect; but not by accident. Local hero Laser Beak Man works hard to keep it that way. Drawing energy from the underground Magna Crystals that power the City his beak has the ability to shoot lasers that turn bad to good. That is until Peter Bartman, evil genius, and Laser Beak Man’s estranged childhood friend, steals the Magna Crystals. Robbed of his super powers, Laser Beak Man must find a way to stop his oldest nemesis from destroying Power City.
In a story filled with the trademark humor and visual puns that come from his literal interpretation of language, Laser Beak Man is a new visual theatre work by the Dead Puppet Society and Tim Sharp that explodes with colour and energy.
Brought to spectacular life by seven actors, more than 35 original puppets and form-pushing animation along with drone-like flying objects and live music this is a not to be missed experience for students. Laser Beak Man is part puppet show, part pop concert, all heart.