Out of the Box, QPAC’s fabulous biennial festival for children 8 years and under is back in 2018 with a rich arts program, curated to nurture children’s creativity and imagination at a key period in their development.
The five-day Festival will run at QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane, from 26 June to 1 July 2018 (excluding Friday 29 June); over three days of the school term and the first weekend of Queensland’s June/July school holidays.
The 2018 Festival program reflects the multiplicity of cultures that touch Australian children’s lives today, with a focus on arts languages that children are expert in such as imagination, music and movement, and highlights the themes of journeys, self-discovery and belonging.
Some highlights of this year's festival include:
The Arrival - a beautiful production recreated with New Zealand’s Red Leap Theatre Company and Out of the Box, adapted from the award-winning novel by Shaun Tan. 6yrs+
Air Play - a large-scale circus-style spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe, 3yrs+
Duck - a new theatre work especially created and commissioned by Out of the Box, based on the book by Janet A. Holmes and illustrator Jonathan Bentley. 2-5yrs
Slapdash Galaxy - an epic quest across the Galaxy; King of the Kids, featuring guitar, kazoo and rock n’ roll rhymes. 5yrs+
Madame Lark - The inimitable multi-talented Christine Johnston (from the Kransky Sisters) takes vocal flight with her musical saw. 2yrs+
Our Corka Bubs - An Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies under two years and their carers. 0-3yrs
Other Festival Activities
Dance …Like No One is Watching - A program engaging children in schools across Queensland and culminating in giant outdoor dance parties during the Festival. 4yrs+
Little Yawar - Children from various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations across Queensland gather to share and celebrate their culture; and various relaxing and fun Play Spaces. All ages
Out of the Box Workshops
Jarjums Life Museums curated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will also be showcased throughout the Festival site. All ages
Need to know - This year for the first time Festival goers can access every Out of the Box in-theatre experience, activity, exhibition and workshop with an all-inclusive Day Pass.
Nice to know - For more than 25 years Out of the Box has presented quality performance and cultural activity that celebrates and supports learning, play, curiosity and discovery for children and their carers as they learn and grow together. The Festival acknowledges the value and importance of the arts in education and life-learning.
2018 Out of the Box full program and Day Pass bookings HERE
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