Performances in garden

2016-03-01 06:00
Butterfly Dreams is larger than life theatre both literally and symbolically.                                PHOTO: Maryatta Wegerif Photography

Butterfly Dreams is larger than life theatre both literally and symbolically. PHOTO: Maryatta Wegerif Photography

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The Jungle Theatre Company will be going back to its roots when it presents three performances of Butterfly Dreams in the Company Gardens on three consecutive Saturdays, starting this Saturday.

Dancing on stilts with powerful drumming and spectacular costumes Butterfly Dreams is a surreal and larger than life celebration of a girl experiencing the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

A street theatre piece, Butterfly Dreams speaks to the beginnings of Jungle Theatre Company, which grew out of performances at street festivals and events back in 1995, when artistic director Vincent Meyburgh began his career developing the unique performance style and artistic principles of the company.

As a non-verbal and visual piece the theme of Butterfly Dreams links to the actors’ personal stories of big transformation.

Funded by the National Arts Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sports, this outdoor piece is fun for the whole family and accessible to all ages and cultures. The show is most suitable for children aged nine and older.

The 40-minute performance features a cast of seven actors.

The performers will gather donations after the show in a fun and uplifting manner, promoting public support for quality theatre and responsible busking. V Performances will take place at the Paddocks, opposite the museum and near the art gallery off Paddock Lane at 10:30. Performances will coincide with the good company farmer’s market which takes place in the Company Gardens every Saturday from 09:30 to 15:00. Visit for more information.

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