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."
Front Row Seats On The Yarra by Paul Best, The Age, 16 May 2012
“”I’m trying to give a familiar landmark a new perspective,” Koop says, wondering aloud how many of us have crossed our famously murky waterway in an inflatable craft. ”While a lot of Melbourne will cross the river and experience these sites, quite often it’s something you’ll skirt over really quickly.
”By spending time and lingering at these sites, we’re really hoping to expand upon what these things can mean. But also what we’re doing is getting people to linger and spend time with themselves.””
You can now buy a ticket with the full blessing of Parks Victoria.
With one group of students, the teacher provided strong “scaffolding” — instructional support — and feedback. With the teacher’s help, these pupils were able to find the answers to their set of problems. Meanwhile, a second group was directed to solve the same problems by collaborating with one another, absent any prompts from their instructor. These students weren’t able to complete the problems correctly. But in the course of trying to do so, they generated a lot of ideas about the nature of the problems and about what potential solutions would look like. And when the two groups were tested on what they’d learned, the second group “significantly outperformed” the first.