Saltbush is a carefully crafted, interactive show where children are invited to join the performers onstage for a journey across Australia using the mediums of music, song, dance and stories. Following the story of two Aboriginal friends, audience members will experience all the wondrous and diverse landscapes Australia has to offer. Saltbush is being staged in Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 26th August 2017.
Created through the collaborative effort of Aboriginal artists with Insite Arts and Italian company, Compagnia TPO, Saltbush brings to life the culture and landscape of our Aboriginal communities using music and stories as the audience are led across Australia. Visiting rivers and cities, desert and sea, children aged 4 to 12 years of age are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers on an ever-changing stage. Fully immersive, the audience is as much a part of the performance as the actors, with an underlying theme of overcoming the hurdles and challenges we face throughout our lives.
The Saltbush experience includes interactive workshops and art demonstrations, which are free to everyone and available throughout the day without requiring a ticket or booking. The activities, including painting and weaving, will be held on Saturday 26th August 2017 from 10am to 3pm.
Saltbush, the feature event of the Aboriginal Connections Festival, is being staged in Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre, 27 Davey Street, Frankston on Saturday 26th August 2017 with performances starting at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The show runs for 50 minutes without an interval. Tickets are $22 each or $80 for a family of four and can be purchased by phoning 9784 1060 or through the Frankston Arts Centre website.