Students from St Joseph’s Primary School will take over Collingwood Town Hall with Shake, Rattle and Roll, a multi-form celebration of creative activity, Wednesday 9 September at 6PM.
Shake, Rattle and Roll emerged as a theme with students across the year working with leading Melbourne artists. They have shaken with Dance Fever and found balance with Circus Oz. They’ve rattled wacky instruments with independent musicians Liam Gurner and Jon Maddin and have rolled with Polyglot Theatre creating films about ghosts, basketball, friendship and the challenges of change. In this series of projects, the artists acted as catalysts to facilitate dance, music, circus, scriptwriting and film making – building and extending students creative capacity, confidence and skills.
Shake, Rattle and Roll is the final performance of a series of creative projects assisted by Yarra City Council. Special thanks also extended to Liam Gurner, Jon Maddin, Circus Oz, Dance Fever and Polyglot Theatre.
Polyglot’s Creative Collaborations Director, Kate Kantor with Polyglot artist Jason Heller have been working with students from Year five and six since 15 April. Jump is a creative project between Polyglot Theatre and St Joseph’s Primary School working with students to develop a film responding to the themes of identity and change.
As students embark on a series of drama and film activities, they discover new skills and abilities that can uplift their sense of self. Collaborating, problem solving, and contributing to a collective work, students are then responsible for performing in and post-production of the film. Polyglot artists act as catalysts during the process to facilitate script-writing and film making. What results is a film created by students presented to their peers, parents, friends and school community about transition, change, identity and friendship.