A mesmerising and playful theatrical experience for the whole family

9 Jun 2020

A mesmerising and playful theatrical experience for the whole family

Seeing children’s faces as they get caught up in the magic of theatre is truly special. And it’s even better to see the whole family sharing imaginative, immersive experiences.

But we know that right now you’re stuck at home and missing the joy of these kinds of family moments. So we got together with Arts Centre Melbourne, Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival and AWESOME International Children’s Festival to bring you Mountain Goat Mountain, the very first piece of digital art we co-commissioned when the doors closed in March.

Created by artists, Zoë Barry, Liz Francis, Nikita Hederics, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood for Threshold, Mountain Goat Mountain a mesmerising and playful audio-led theatre experience that you can enjoy in your own home. You’ll be taken on an interactive journey, through a series of activities to help you set up and step into your own magical, imaginative world.

Guided by a narrative soundscape, this 45-minute theatrical experience only requires a charged audio device, bed sheet, a piece of blank paper and pencils, pens or textas. Get ready to crawl through tunnels, cross lava pits and swim through underwater caves, all without leaving home!

Co-creator, Sarah Lockwood, said Mountain Goat Mountain is for families with young children (5+) who enjoy adventure and are missing going to the theatre, or to their special magical place.

‘It’s for families needing a break from monotony and who are looking for a sense of occasion and a way to celebrate each other and this time together,’ says Lockwood.

‘Over many years I’ve been working with members of this creative team to create invitational spaces that encourage relationships to grow. When theatres started shutting down, we realised that we had a unique offering.’

Co-creator, Tahli Corin, expressed that as artists who live regionally and are raising small children, they had been thinking about how to bring theatres into homes for some time.

‘Threshold launched in June last year, so we were already interested in how we could work to create theatre in people’s homes before the pandemic hit and made it a necessity,’ says Corin.

‘There’s a lot of commentary right now about what the world will be like post coronavirus, and Mountain Goat Mountain is an opportunity to imagine and explore a new world together.’

Take a trip into your imagination with Mountain Goat Mountain here.