The Other Film Festival
DVA Theatre made it to THE OTHER FILM FESTIVAL. As part of the opening night celebrations our film, A Royal Star, will be shown at The Melbourne Malthouse Theatre on 22nd November.
This film was entirely devised by the DVA Theatre Ensemble. The artists of DVA wanted to rewrite history so that people with a disability might feature in film. We decided to make a love letter to the past with a unique and new twist. This silent film is set in the 1920s and stars Michael Buxton and Joanne Spicer together with a star studded cast of budding actors.
The Film was directed by Nicla Byrnes and Neil Triffet.
Invisible Dances and the Ocean Yarn
A Year of Development
2017 and 2018
"Spin me a yarn of the ocean,
Spin me a colourful sky...
Spin me around and upside down
and watch the sun go by...."
DVA Theatre Ensemble
This year DVA has begun to embark on a brand new project which has sprung forth in response to the work of Arcko Symphonic Orchestra. Arcko's mission is the creation of an arc between heritage and emerging composers and to play its part in the establishment and preservation of an Australian music canon.
We will also be collaborating with Sanctum Theatre in 2019 in the creation of some exciting giant puppets to be used in the making of this original theatre piece!
The DVA ensemble have begun to create a piece of theatre based on dance and it's interplay with contemporary classical music, hip hop music, light, projection art, film making, sound recording, photography, fashion design storytelling and poetry writing.
As we explore the hatching of new ideas and tell our stories, as we become the makers and weavers of time, we ask the questions...
What lies beneath? What do we see and what is hidden in us and all? How can the heart of the sea be saved?
Can you tell me a yarn of the ocean? Can we let the birds go free?
Stay tuned for more exciting news soon....