DreamBIG goes techno with ZOOOM and more
This year’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival will be more electrifying than ever, with modern technology being used in exciting new ways.
The 2021 family program is out now and has heaps of shows and events to suit all age ranges. The fun begins at Adelaide Festival Centre on May 19 and keeps going until May 29.
For parents of tech-savvy kids, we’ve picked out our top three techno shows featuring some really cool lighting and sound effects that they’re sure to love.
Top three techno shows at DreamBIG
Combining old-school whimsy with state-of-the-art technology, ZOOOM is an enchanting story of a child in her bedroom, unable to sleep and curious to understand.
She begins a transformational journey with light and discovers that the dark is a magical place. With the assistance of the audience, the girl discovers a community of people who can help her solve problems.
Part music video, part dream, this is a show about all sorts of perspectives.
Presented by: Patch Theatre
It’s 1998. Otto is 12 but online he’s 13 and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his mum, dad and sister, a mysterious Icelandic granny and an ancient malevolent troll that’s started living in the wall…
From the award-winning Trick of Light Theatre (makers of The Bookbinder and The Road that Wasn’t There) comes a lo-fi, wi-fi fable in the vein of Stranger Things. Tröll combines storytelling, music and puppetry in an uncanny tale from the twitchy edges of the digital age.
Presented by: Trick of the Light Theatre (New Zealand)
DR AUDIYO’S GIANT ADVENTURE
Join the quest of Dr AudiYO, a beatboxing clown-come-superhero, as she sets off on a surreal adventure to slay The Beast who is on a rampage to silence the city.
On a bare stage – using only her voice, a microphone and magic looping bum bag – theatre-maker and comedian Holly Austin (Dr AudiYO) brings to life a wondrous world of giants, music and… cats?
Fusing old-school clowning and miming techniques with new-school beatboxing, this work invites kids to become true heroes, working together with Dr AudiYO to save the day. Let your voices be heard!
Presented by: Froudist
DREAMBIG CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 2021
To check out the full program, head to the DreamBIG website: