Members of the D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective in action. Picture: Vlad da Cunha
Members of the D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective in action. Picture: Vlad da Cunha

Dive into collective’s passion for action

D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective’s goal is to use theatre as a tool for reflection and social change, bringing performance and actor training to the heart of the community and generating discussion and inciting action.

Its training program focuses on developing the dramatic and political potential in movement. Blending physical theatre, political theatre, dance and sound, the group places community engagement and the human body at the centre of the theatrical process.

Programs are open to actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, students, teachers and performing arts enthusiasts who want to develop their acting skills, body awareness, self-expression, voice and stage dynamics.

ARENA is an ongoing, year-long physical theatre training program for performing artists, directors, drama students, teachers and performing arts enthusiasts which aims at building an engaging community of creative minds to foster connections, stimulate investigation and encourage co-operation.

The training encompasses several methodologies and techniques including Biomechanics, Viewpoints, Theatre of the Oppressed, Contemporary Dance, Contact Improvisation, among others.

Upcoming workshops include: Introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed (February 1-2) and Movement for Actors — Meyerhold’s Biomechanics (February 29-March 1).

More details are at divetheatre.com

Noosa Arts Theatre goes solar

A NEW solar system is playing a starring role in Noosa Arts Theatre’s 50th year, generating

cash, reducing power bills and helping the group secure a more financially and environmentally responsible future.

Theatre president Frank Wilkie said the installation of the 97-panel, 36kw system that has converted roof surface into a cash generator was a great way to open the curtain on the theatre’s half-century.

“The installation by local solar firm Home and Energy was seamless and linked with the

Federal Government’s rebate scheme which reduced costs by 40 per cent,” Wilkie, who is also Noosa Deputy Mayor, said.

“Now the theatre’s roof generates income during daylight hours to cover power bills and

pay down the system.”

The new solar system reduces costs even further and helps the theatre play its part in the

global transition to a more financially and environmentally responsible future.

“Noosa Shire was the first in Queensland to introduce a zero emissions target and involves

assisting community groups, businesses and homes share the economic and environmental benefits of being carbon neutral by 2026.”

Noosa Arts Theatre presents an exciting season of productions this year.

For more details, go to noosaartstheatre.org.au

Sound Feast

SOUND Feast is an incredible free concert at The J Theatre featuring awesome bands and performers.

The event has high-quality sound and lighting to give both performers and the audience a whole concert experience.

January’s line-up includes: the Family Magic Show with “The Noosa Magician” Sean Trethaway, Fat Picnic (Brisbane), Tango Rose (David Flower and Caroline Trengove) and Rob Longstaff.

Beginning in January 2016, Sound Feast has quickly become very popular, with a strong community following.

Many wonderful musicians have graced the stage and many magical musical nights have occurred.

The event is family-friendly, with no booking required.

But no unaccompanied minors are allowed.

The next event is at The J, Noosa, on January 24 from 6pm.

Details are at thej.com.au



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