“Joyful and poignant and potent, skilfully drawing connections between past and present, between community and history, resulting in a richly engaging and cleverly crafted work.”
NORPA’s intimate site specific work first performed in 2016 at Eureka Hall in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Dreamland is a time capsule of local history, characters and ghosts that have frequented Eureka Hall since it was built in 1906. The hall has been the gathering place for community meetings, gala balls, send offs for local boys going to distant wars, hippie invasions and waves of tree-changers.
Dreamland is a celebration of the dance of life, in all its mystery. Sometimes quick, sometimes slow, elegantly together or crazy alone. Combining physical theatre, song, dance, humour and drama Dreamland is full of the adventurous, innovative and entertaining hallmarks of NORPA original works.
Dreamland is created in association with Arts Northern Rivers If These Halls Could Talk project, and in collaboration with the Eureka Hall Committee and community.
Barnaby Smith, RealTime
Step into Dreamland by looking through our photo gallery.
Director/devisor | Julian Louis
Writer/devisor | Janis Balodis
Performer/devisors | Phil Blackman, Darcy Grant, Katia Molino, Toni Scanlan, Kirk Page
Movement Consultant | Kirk Page
Musical Director/Key Musician | Shenzo Gregory
Percussionist | Ben Walsh
Double Bass/Acoustic guitar | Barry Hill
Double Bass/Acoustic guitar (Dec 1st, 9th, 10th) | Jamie Birrell
Lighting Designer | Karl Johnson
Costume Designer | William Kutana
Creative Producer | Marisa Snow
Assistant Director/Stage Manager | Kate McDowell
Design Consultant | Edward Horne
Delve a little deeper into Dreamland here.
Photos | Kate Holmes and Kurt Petersen