A major environmentally-focused outdoor theatrical spectacular
Waterhole will unfold as a daylong event within a pre determined, designated performance area. It will be a global journey that will surprise and delight inviting audiences to think deeply about the future of our only home, planet earth.
Utilising newly developed techniques of large-scale inflatable puppetry audiences will meet rhinos, pandas, tigers and other creatures of the natural world as they make their way towards our central Waterhole. As evening falls, our performance unfolds around the central Waterhole. Surround sound, projection and lighting support a unique puppetry performance that articulates the core message of Waterhole.
“Care, cherish, share”
Waterhole is a production whose reach will extend beyond the performance. A portion of any surplus funds generated by the performance will be directed towards the global communities from which the music for The Waterhole has been derived.
These funds will be channelled to approved, small-scale infrastructure, health, education and wildlife preservation programs, providing ongoing benefits for the gift of music that they have provided to The Waterhole.
Cities around the world increasingly recognise that public arts projects spur economic development, increase social cohesion and make a major contribution to ‘liveability’. Acknowledged benefits of art in public places include:
Creating a sense of place
Enhancement of our experience of being in a public space
Creating a receptive, healing, social environment
Celebrating community values, diversity and building civic pride
Increasing amenity and active usage of a site
Education and the drawing of attention to significant issues
Seeing your city in a new way
Waterhole is a production framed solidly with these community and economic benefits in mind. This will be achieved by incorporating a strong local content into our production offering a sense of engagement and participation with the production.
We will engage the local performing arts community. This will occur through the recruitment and training of local performers in the unique puppetry and performance techniques used in Waterhole.
The show infrastructure requirements will be obtained locally. This will include staging, lighting and sound systems as well as technical personnel.
The above elements will combine to leave a legacy of confidence, pride and practical knowledge in the staging of public outdoor performance.