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FLING Physical Theatre presents GAME FACE

FLING Physical Theatre presents GAME FACE, an experience for the whole family. Come and be daring, playful and bring your GAME FACE!

The latest production from FLING Physical Theatre will take place at Bega Indoor Stadium this month. Performed by the company’s youngest members, ages 7-13 and full of play, GAME FACE is fuelled by the joy of moving and the importance of play in our lives. Presented as part of Art Month Sapphire Coast, in partnership with Create NSW, Regional Arts NSW & South East Arts.

Five performances: Aug 20: 3.30pm and 6pm; Aug 26: 6pm; Aug 27: 3.30 and 6pm

Tickets: $10 (conc.) and $45 Available here:

Directed by FLING’s Dance Development Officer Beth Lane, the piece is a collaboration with YFLING and FLUX Creators, the youngest members of FLING. For GAME FACE the performers play physical games created by Melbourne Game Maker Tim Snowdon. Dancers are prompted by a visual language displayed on cards, directing their movement in real time. They also make live choices in response to graphics by local designer Belinda Rosenbaum.

The production challenges the strategies of play, by encouraging a sense of freedom of movement and reveals connections and possibilities within the rules of the game. As you enter the stadium for GAME FACE, you realise you are inside a game arena, but who are the players? Who are the spectators? What are the rules? Go ahead, make your move! “With all of FLINGS creations, the young people are involved in the making. Even one of our 9 year olds Xaani, who is not performing, is able to learn skills behind the scenes. FLING senior company members are involved as creative collaborators and supporting choreographers. A lot of the movement work you see in GAME FACE is theirs.” – Beth Lane

11 year old company member Nelly says of GAME FACE “It’s sort of like a giant game board, and there are some parts where the audience can join in. It’s getting adults and people who don’t do many games, getting them to play, and it’s fun which is good for you.” FLING tutor and intern, Taj Constable was invited to step into an Assistant Director role for GAME FACE, which he has embraced. Through the lens of his personal connection to gaming he has been able to create choreographic overlays from gaming theory.

YFLING and FLUX Creators invite you to enter a world of play, surprise and imagination for GAME FACE.

Bega Rotary Club will be operating a Canteen for each performance serving tea, coffee and cake - with cupcakes made by the FLING kids themselves.

Creative team: Beth Lane – Director Taj Constable - Assistant Director Rob McCredie - Creative Collaborator • Gabrielle Rose - Creative Collaborator Tim Snowdon - Play Consultant & Game Design Belinda Rosenbaum - Art & Design Harry Haggar - Creative Support & choreography • Amalia-Grace Thompson - Creative Support & Choreography Anne Corcoran – Lighting & Production Coordination

Happy Birthday to FLING and the FLING Community.

“At FLING we pride ourselves on creating space for young people to explore and express their creativity whilst also developing skills in movement and performance, creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork” says co-artistic director Gabby Rose.

“These experiences build confidence, commitment and resilience. They also support physical health, mental health and wellbeing, and can provide pathways to professional careers in the arts.”


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