Teachers Professional Learning 2021

Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED presents unique professional learning opportunities for teachers, through live theatre and educational events.

Adelaide Festival Centre Scenery Workshop Tour

Internationally renowned as one of the leading construction facilities in the Southern Hemisphere, our workshop specialises in creative solutions for the theatrical and entertainment industries. The workshop, in operation for over 39 years, has brought to life countless highly successful productions both locally and overseas, beginning with Evita back in 1979.

Now the workshop doors are open! In this tour, led by the workshop team, you will learn about set building and design and may even get a chance to see some of the current projects that the workshop team are working on. The scenery workshop is offering educational services including school tours, set building for your school show and theatre maintenance.

During this professional learning event you will get to see first-hand the services the workshop provide and will have the opportunity to hear from the team of scenery and design experts.

Tuesday 13 April (School Holidays)
10am (2 hours)
Adelaide Festival Centre Scenery Workshop - Corner of Camira St & Naweena Road, Regency Park
$20 per teacher

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Friday 4 June (T2, W6)
7pm (60mins)
Space Theatre
$35 use code FEMMEPL

Winner of Best Dance in the Adelaide Fringe 2019, and having just completed performances in Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Stockholm, FEMME is one woman's search for self in a world of gender and sexual conditioning. FEMME explores concepts of femininity and female sexuality, the female body, the gender roles we conform to, or break against, and what it means to be powerful in a largely masculine dominant culture.

Tuesday 20 April (School Holidays)
10am – 12pm Artspace,
Adelaide Festival Centre
FREE for teachers who use the teacher code to book into the above June 4 performance
$20 for other teachers

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Creator and performer of FEMME, Erin Fowler will lead teachers through a number of creative processes and ideas connected to FEMME such as creating movement to voiceover text and other creative stimuli. Erin will also discuss how to help students develop and connect to a character in dance, considerations of artist and audience safety in creating personal/autobiographical work, and how to develop an authentic physicality that can give depth and layers to theatrical dance sequences.

Curious Bots

A keynote address by Dr Catriona Wallace with Trinity the Robot

Friday 21 May (T2, W4)
4.30pm (2 hours)
Dunstan Playhouse
Free, booking required

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Artificial Intelligence is the fastest-growing technology sector in the world, predicted to be powering 80% of all other technology applications in the next five years. So what is AI, how might it affect students and teachers and can this technology support humans to be more curious? In fact, a better question might be – can robots be curious?

This presentation will unpack how AI and machine learning works, how it will transform the education sector and how it can be used to enhance your students’ creativity and curiosity.

Join one of the world’s most cited experts on Artificial Intelligence, Dr Catriona Wallace, alongside her co-presenter, Trinity the software robot. Both will be available to take your questions after the address. Dr Catriona Wallace is the Founder and Executive Director of New York and Sydney-based company Flamingo Ai – a business supporting corporate capability through machine learning.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Monday 12 July (July Holidays)
7.30pm (90mins)
Space Theatre
$25 use code TEACHERS

It’s 18th century Peru. An ancient Incan rope bridge collapses sending five strangers plummeting to their deaths and unleashing a fabulist’s tale of conspiracy, seduction and betrayal. In this thrilling reimagining of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning novel, as adapted by Phillip Kavanagh, Adelaide’s celebrated Brink Productions brings their unique theatricality to a daisy chain of stories and coincidence that leads five strangers to meet their fate. The incomparable Paul Capsis, in an extraordinary act of theatrical shamanism, inhabits the role of Camila Perichole, the greatest actress of her age, as she draws the audience into an epic narrative that ultimately reveals her own heartbreaking story. Joining Capsis on stage, inside Jonathan Oxlade’s magical deconstructed 18th century world, Australia’s acclaimed guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan bring their breathtaking virtuosity to infuse the world with the heat and sweat of Latin American music, transporting us across oceans and time and into a communion with the Fates.

Up Close with The Creatives
Wednesday 16 June (T2 Wk8)

State Theatre Company, Wigg & Son
FREE for teachers who use the teacher code to book into the above July 12 performance

Your chance to hear from the creatives behind the development and presentation of The Bridge of San Luis Rey.

Integrating the Arts – A collaboration between centrED and Art Gallery of South Australia

Full day professional learning workshop for Primary Educators
Saturday 7 August (T3 Wk3)
Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Festival Centre
$160 non AGSA member, $140 AGSA member, $120 Pre service with university email

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Bringing together Art, Drama and Dance

Discover strategies for integrating visual arts, drama and dance into your primary classrooms at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Adelaide Festival Centre. Participants will visit both sites for a workshop led by artist facilitators and the Education teams:

Art Gallery of South Australia
Linking to the Australian Dance curriculum and facilitated by dancer and choreographer Jessie McKinlay this workshop will look at how to use visual arts as a stimulus to create movement. Through observing, responding, improvising and structuring movement phrases, you will develop choreographic processes to help support students in their making.

Adelaide Festival Centre
Using the Elements of Drama as the impetus for this practical workshop, teachers will work with primary drama specialist Daniela Zagari to build on their capacity to deliver fun and engaging drama programs with rich connections to the Australian Curriculum.