– Our most recent projects –
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).
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.
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.