In 2018, Signal Creative will commence a three year engagement with the young women in Warren and Walgett as part of Outback Arts’ Aboriginal Arts Program.
The communities will create original music, performance and dance inspired by the surrounding areas of each town. Participants will develop creative skills and experience in terms of artist identity, performance, musical style, direction, music production and promotion. Signal will also provide ongoing mentoring support for the girls.
Phase 1: Gathering inspiration and creating goals.
Phase 2: Local performance opportunity
Warren: There will be a trip to the local wetlands to take pictures and make sound recordings, then return to the school for an afternoon of brainstorming. We will then facilitate three workshops – Music Creation, Dance and Craft to start pulling the ideas into the show. After our initial meeting we brainstormed the following ideas with the group:
Dry theme, Open land, Two sides, old and bright
The group were also keen to use the decorated branches, dance and make beats for the show.
Walgett: A trip to where the two rivers meet with the Sista Speak teachers. The group were keen to do a performance around the concept of Walgett – Where 2 rivers meet. Then we will facilitate three workshops – Music Creation, Dance and Craft to start pulling the ideas into the show.
“We look forward to presenting our initial work later in the year for community members and taking the performances on the road in 2019!”