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DIS.CONNECT.ED

Project Dis.connect.ed aimed at exploring the relationship between connection and disconnection in our community and the world around us through performing arts. Our goal was to bring together people of different generations and backgrounds to share individual and common experiences and collaborate in the creation of new works of art.

By investigating and experimenting with connection and disconnection in different shapes and forms, D.I.V.E Theatre Collective endeavoured to transform and reconfigure the perspectives on what connects human beings to Place, Others and Self.
The idea was to use performing arts as a means to tell our local stories and rethink our connections to this land, the people around and our physical bodies.

Project Dis.connect.ed was conceived to happen in three phases: two stages in 2019 (a short documentary and a performance during Anywhere festival 2019), which served as research material, and a third stage in 2020 (a theatrical performance to be developed and produced by the members of D.I.V.E Theatre Collective).

PHASE 1

DIS.CONNECT.ED: A SHORT DOCUMENTARY

What connects us to our cultural heritage? How do we make a deep connection to place and culture? Can we become disconnected from a place’s historic and social value for the past, present and future generations? Where do real space and cyberspace come together?

Funded by the Regional Development Arts Fund (a partnership between the Queensland Government and Noosa Council), DIS.CONNECT.ED: A Short Documentary presents a series of interviews with our local elders and explored the tangible and intangible qualities that lead people to associate or express deep feeling for a place.


The documentary film also investigates the intersection of digital and physical space, and how the very concept of space and the ability to perform in it is challenging our senior population in our ever-increasing digital age.


The film was first screened at Cooroy Library on 17 September 2019.

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PHASE 2

URBAN TWITTERS: DIS.CONNECT.ED

Two-minute pieces on the streets of Noosa Junction – stories of love, hate, relationships, fragmented selves, connections and disconnections motivated by the life experiences of our performers, offering new perspectives on what it means to be oneself and the other in actual and cyberspace. Each scene brought something unique, be it humour, depth, sophistication, repulse, mockery, fear, or a poem – all honest and deeply inspiring.

The chosen format worked as an attempt to rebuild in actual space the experience of being oneself and other in cyberspace. The show was developed as a collaborative creation by the members of D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective and performing artists invited from the community.


Urban Twitters: Disconnected was presented on the streets of Noosa Junction during Anywhere Festival 2019.

PHASE 3

INTO THE LIGHT (2020)

Into the Light is an immersive outdoor performance that will delve into the world of connections and disconnections, light and darkness, where human reality is virtualised and virtual reality humanised. Mixing physical theatre, dance, philosophy, literature, visual arts, music and digital media, it will take you to a world of split, parallel identities, where body and place are abandoned for beings of light and words to be created. Our self-esteem boosted by a few clicks, our lives enlightened by screens of light. The show was developed as a collective creation by the members of D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective, based on research, and taking Plato’s Allegory of the Cave as our point of departure. It is funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund, which is a partnership between the Sunshine Coast Council and Queensland Government. 

PERFORMANCE DETAILS
Dates: 
20, 21, 27 & 28 November 2020


Time:

8:00 PM


Location:

At The Loo With a View
17-19 Mooloolaba Esplanade
Mooloolaba QLD 4557

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Credit: Vlad da Cunha

STORIES OF DIS.PLACE.MENT

This project explored the theme of “displacement” in the Noosa shire through performing arts. This topic included discussing immigration, travel, exchange of cultures, and all kinds of “displacement” of people and nature in the region. 

D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective ran two free performing arts workshop based on this theme with people from the community (actors, singers, dancers, artists, students and performing arts enthusiasts). Directed by Priscila Da Cunha, Cesar Genaro and Florence Teillet, the aim was to create a space for community exchange and artistic collaboration, in which collective creation opened up new possibilities and meanings in performance-making.  


The outcome of the workshops led to two public performances/flash mobs in outdoor spaces in 2018 in the Noosa Shire.

– Our Main Partners –

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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