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A Song About Fish

A Big Thank You

… and congratulations to all of the people and businesses from our community that made our performance possible and for working very hard behind the scenes.

It was much more than a festival preview as local singers and instrumentalists took to the stage and played together with the luminaries from the main festival.

To everyone who has donated plastic bags, and to all of the wonderful people that have helped tie bags together, who donated and made the fishing net, who have sewn or painted over 250 sq metres of fabric, who have built frames, supplied bamboo, built stages, sound systems, supplied rehearsal spaces and prop making workshops to all the community performers – over 160 people - who rehearsed every week.

THANK YOU!!!

 

Performance video

If you missed the show, or just want to relive it, have a look at the following link to video uploaded by Stan Gorton (Narooma News):

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Snapshots of the Performance

william barton, mark atkins and warren foster open proceedings
william barton, mark atkins and warren foster open proceedings
howard stanley, jo and David Harris in the Bermagui Tool Orchestra

David Hewitt conducts the BTO
David Hewitt conducts the BTO

David Hewitt conducts the BTO

aco2 accompany the BTO

songs about fish with diva lou bennett and backup singers natalya tacheci,..

community choirs from Bega and Bermagui join with the Gondwana Voices to perform Dan Walker's 'Singing Stones'. A Four Winds commissioned piece

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Call for flashmob dancers in the audience to get up and 'get down' during Tuna Queen (based on ABBA's Dancing Queen)


 

Rehearsal Images

Howard Stanley and David Hewitt
Howard Stanley and David Hewitt

Announcing another fantastic Bill Brown recording! This time of a rehearsal of the “BERMAGUI TOOL ORCHESTRA”.

The “BTO” performed alongside 2012 Festival feature acts, Bega's Youth Physical Theatre group fLiNG, local funk band The Pocket, a mass choir of local singers and more at the Four Winds Community Concert, a Song About Fish which opened the 2012 Four Winds on Good Friday afternoon at the Bermagui Oval (Dickinson Oval). http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/03/21/3460654.htm

The Bermagui Power Tool Orchestra
photo courtesy Bill Brown, ABC South East NSW
The Bermagui Power Tool Orchestra photo courtesy Bill Brown, ABC South East NSW

Front clockwise from left: Nadia Deoghegan, David Hewitt (Musical Director), Richard Lambert, Markus Kuchenbuch
Background from left: Joanna Dodds, Mike St Clair, Genevieve Lacey (Artistic Director), Prue Kelly, Neville Schulz, Luch Baseggo

Carolyn McWhirter and Karen Macpherson working hard
Bagging fish!

From left: Carolyn McWhirter and Karen Macpherson - two of the hard working volunteers building a 9 metre long fish from plastic bags. Over 100 hours of bag tying to make our fish sculpture.

long fabric laid out
Stopping air traffic

As our community rehearsals were underway in Bega - we were attracting quite a crowd of small planes overhead to see what we were doing. Obviously they couldn't believe it because they circled around for another look.

choir rehearsal
choir rehearsal at the bega oval

And what were we doing? fLing Physical Theatre were making our fabric artwork fly, while the beautiful voices of our combined choirs sang in unison.

They should just come to the concert on Friday 6th April, 4pm. …I suppose it could have been a new airstrip?

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