Nightwalks with Teenagers
Mammalian Diving Reflex / Darren O'Donnell
'These kids give us the gift of being allowed to behave like children again.'
Presented in association with Encounter
When was the last time you let a teenager make your decisions for you?
See the streets of our city with different eyes as you explore the neighbourhood with local young people as your guide. Our Nightwalks with Teenagers ‘tour guides’ plan, design and lead a series of public walks through the streets at night, creating a special experience that brings adult audiences and teenagers together for fun, adventure and the chance for contemplation and connection. This social experiment is the concept of the Toronto-based company Mammalian Diving Reflex, which creates site- and social-specific events.
Mammalian Diving Reflex
Based in Canada, Mammalian Diving Reflex is dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. They create site and social-specific performance events, theatre productions, participatory gallery installations, videos, film, art objects and theoretical texts, collaborating with non-artists to create work that recognises the social responsibility of art, fosters a dialogue and dismantles barriers between individuals of all ages, cultural, economic and social backgrounds. The company behind Perth Festival performances Haircuts by Children and The Children Choice Awards, Mammalian brings people together in new and unusual ways around the world, to create work that is engaging, challenging, and gets people talking, thinking and feeling. They make ideal entertainment for the end of the world.
Encounter is a new Western Australian theatre company working at the intersection of contemporary performance and community-engaged practice. The company behind the Perth Festival 2021 hit Children of the Sea, Encounter aims to connect people through imaginative storytelling that embraces diversity, identity and belonging, Encounter “makes invisible stories visible” by increasing the representation of marginalised voices and stories and creating powerful new works by connecting intercultural dramaturgy within a community-engaged cultural practice.
|Time & Location||
Thu 22 – Sun 25 Feb
7.30pm | Stay tuned for more info on this event coming soon The Suburbs, City of Stirling
Approx 2hrs 30mins
Eligible for package discount
This is a walking tour. Please wear appropriate footwear.
Ticket buyers will be advised of their meeting point before the show.