See tomorrow as kids do and get lost in 2.5 weeks of non-stop shenanigans and adventure at Melbourne Fringe Festival 2020. XS, Melbourne Fringe’s program of experimental and contemporary live art for children aged up to 12, empowers the littlest Fringe-goers to be the decision-makers. In a truly impossible year, the program is looking to the imagination and creativity of children to see what might happen if they take the reins for a while.
A Rain Walk invites audiences to step outside, whether in a drizzle or a deluge, and experience an interactive walk accompanied by recorded voices of children from across Australia and New Zealand. With every ticket purchased, a gift box is posted to your letterbox containing everything needed to create your own private theatre as you walk through the rain. This international project is commissioned by Festival of Colour and Melbourne Fringe, with ArtPlay and House of Muchness. 12-29 November.
Over 60 Under 10 is a unique song writing project led by Fringe favourite Sarah Ward (Yana Alana and Queen Kong) and Bec Matthews. Workshops are open to audience members over 60 years old and under 10 years old to create new music which will then be performed online by Sarah and her band on Friday 27 November. Spots still available for 14, 21 and 22 November.
Following an award-winning premiere season at Melbourne Fringe in 2019, Kid-aoke returns for an at-home virtual karaoke party not to be missed. Join Melbourne queer performance artist Bae Marie (Alex Morris – Musical Director, Choral Conductor and Music Educator) in a singalong designed especially for little ones aged 5-10. Kid-aoke is a safe, inclusive, and wacky space for kids to celebrate the fun of singing and to express who they are and how they feel. 14-15 November.
As part of Club Fringe at Home, join award-winning comedy duo Double Denim (pictured above)who will host a giggle-filled morning of surprises featuring music, dance and at-home treasure hunts and games. Kids Adventure Club is a participatory Zoom event set for Sunday 15 November.
Mountain Goat Mountain (right) guides families in an audio experience around their homes through a series of playful activities and an immersive soundscape. Step into an imaginary world to explore tunnels, lava pits and underwater caves without ever leaving your home. 18, 21, 22, 25, 28 and 29 November.
Club Fringe at Home also presents Kids Dance Club with Rawcus — an inclusive, celebratory dance party where the emphasis is on FUN. Perfect for kids, pets and your houseplants, boogie on down to some feel-good smash hits that’ll leave you sweaty and smiling from ear to ear. Sunday 22 November.
To view the full list of events on sale now, head to melbournefringe.com.au
Melbourne Fringe empowers anyone to realise their right to creative expression through the Melbourne Fringe Festival, year-round venue Fringe Common Rooms and a range of sector leadership programs. For 2.5 weeks each year, the Melbourne Fringe Festival allows audiences to discover the unexpected with art being made and created across the city in theatres, galleries, venues, public spaces, homes, studios and everywhere in between.
Its open access framework means that anyone can register to be part of the Festival, bringing voices from the margins and amplifying them across the city. Melbourne Fringe believes that access to arts and creativity are fundamental rights, and encourages artistic participation through large scale public artworks, experimental children’s art, design exhibition