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Performance dates & times

Wednesday 7 Aug
10:30 AM
Thursday 8 Aug
10:30 AM
Friday 9 Aug
10:30 AM*

*Auslan interpreted performance

Running Time 60 minutes

Price range

Per student
$25.00

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: Years 6 - 9

A fairy tale for the hip hop generation.

One the Bear is the story of a young bear who wants more for her tribe. Set in a tip, where the garbage sparkles and catches in beams of broken streetlights, One and her best friend, Ursula, get up to mischief and mourn the dank life they lead. The two friends spit rhymes about living under Human Hunter law and dream of the days when bears were free; eating fresh fish rather than packaged fish-fingers.

But what happens when One is given the opportunity to speak for her community? What happens when fame knocks at the door?

Using allegory and fairy tale, One the Bear explores themes of identity, exploitation, appropriation and friendship in a performance that will have your students dancing in their seats, growling with the star and engaging in critical conversations.

Written wholly in rhyme and created by an extraordinary creative team, One the Bear is a stunning dystopic world guaranteed to burst your senses and expand your mind.

Classroom Connections

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative
English Ethical
Health and Physical Education Intercultural
The Humanities Personal and Social

Themes and Ideas

  • Identity
  • Body Image
  • Allegory
  • Stage Craft and Theatre Design
  • Friendship
  • Climate Change
  • Media and Celebrity Culture
  • Colonisation
  • Appropriation
  • Contemporary Fairy Tales
  • Lyrical hip hop

Teaching Resources

Coming Soon!


Credits

Witer / Concept
Candy Bowers
Cast
Candy Bowers and Nancy Denis
Composer Sound Designer
Kim Busty Beatz Bowers
Set Designer
Jason Wing
Costume Designer
Sarah Seahorse
Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson
Video Designers
Optikal Bloc
Directorial / Eye Dramaturg
Clare Christian
Dramaturg
Sister Zai Zanda
Directorial Eye
Susie Dee
One the Bear is a Black Honey Company production, originally commissioned and developed by Campbelltown Arts Centre and La Boite Theatre Company. It was made possible with project funding from the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its funding and advisory body.

  • Black Honey Company logo
  • The Australian Council for the Arts
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre

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