Our captain and ferryman, Dan Koop, was interviewed for Your Afternoon with Penny Terry on 936 ABC Hobart (and Launceston of course!)
Have a listen and get an insight into what we’ve done to integrate the work in our lovely surroundings on the South Esk & Tamar River…
UPDATE: WE WON! Thanks so much to the judges, audiences and all those wonderful people who made the project happen!
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!
"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
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”