“The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge is a live public artwork along and across the Yarra River.
See a familiar place from four new perspectives and add your thoughts and your hands to the action.
Sometimes divided, sometimes connected, you’ll have questions to answer and decisions to make”
Just four participants at a time experienced a series of interconnected site-specific performances at sites surrounding the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge in Melbourne, Australia. The creative development and premiere season was supported by the 2012 Next Wave Festival.
We’d like to thank the team who did a fabulous job on this video:
Director/Producer/DOP: Max Milne www.maxmilne.com
Editor: Thomas Kinsman www.thomaskinsman.com
Sound Designer: Adam Hunt
We have been nominated for a Melbourne Green Room Award! The nomination is for Outstanding Production - Creative Agency for Audiences under the Alternative & Hybrid Performance category. Our work is mentioned alongside some terrific artists and work we admire - congratulations to our fellow nominees Triage Live Art Collective, Team Mess, Elizabeth Dunn & co and Jason Mailing.
The nomination is for ALL of the collaborating artists who made The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge. Further congratulations to Andrew Bailey who was also nominated for his entire Years Work at Melbourne Theatre Company for Set And Costume Design in the Theatre - Companies category.
Finally, particular thanks and awe to Next Wave Festival for supporting our work and so many others - 8 Next Wave Festival events were nominated!
Testing & Celebrating the Social Animal by Jane Howard, RealTime issue #109 June 26 2012
“My journey started by being taken across the Yarra on a rowboat by Dan Koop. The work asks the audience to give as much of themselves to the work as they hope to get out of it, and Koop plays wonderfully with the balance of pushing past barriers without causing discomfort.
Continuing my journey to the stream and then onto the bridge, my relationship with each of the artists and with the river seemed to follow a logical growth— from the deeply personal conversation with Koop to learning about the river from Jamie Lewis, to a dialogue-less communication on the bridge powered through body language, headphones and handwritten notes.”
BY ANDY FIELD, Exuent Magazine, 1 June 2012
“in Dan Koop’s The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge I moved gently back and forth across Melbourne’s river, The Yarra, delicately unpicking its influence on the city as a place of fluidity and change; of endings and beginnings.”
artsHub review by Richard Watts, 25 May 2012
“The Stream / The Boat / The Shore / The Bridge is a remarkable, life-affirming and engaging work that brings a smile to one’s face many hours after the work itself is over. It is, without doubt, a highlight of the 2012 Next Wave Festival, and comes highly recommended.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5”
Next Wave Pegboard, 24 May 2012:
Review by Jane Howard AKA No Plain Jane
“From a little booth on the Southbank Wharf usually home to river cruises, I took a different kind of tour of the Yarra. For four people at a time, those who explore The Stream/The Boat/The Shore/The Bridge have journeys that are similar and connected, but separate and personal. To talk about it too much is to give away its secrets and surprises, but you might learn some more about the river, how to leave troubles behind, how a city is made, and how to take an unexpected chance on yourself and on others. I left feeling joyed, hopeful, centred and connected.”
Three Thousand review by Toby Fehily, 20 May 2012
“You’ll show up at Southbank along with three others. Each of you will be sent off to one of four performance sites along the Yarra River to do fun things before moving along to the next point to do more fun things: all sorts of fun things to do with looking, listening, touching, talking, thinking and playing.”