‘Conservatory’ invites you to step into the dream-world reality of a solitary character living within a plant-filled greenhouse. Watch on as they play, dance, dream, lose hope - and find it again. An unexpected coming-of-age story, played out through music, dance, theatre, sparklers and a little fairy floss, during these, the strangest of times.
The sun sets, the world transforms, time slows down, as the cameras, and the plants, start to take over.
Performed live by Niow (Cirque du Soleil, Polyglot Theatre) from within an historic conservatory for one day only. Simultaneously live-streamed free to your device.
This world premiere, durational experience for all ages unfolds over the course of the evening, throughout all three performance sessions.
Attend in person or live stream or both - by streaming live to your device whilst watching through the windows at the Historic Conservatory.
Drop by, or tune in, any time.
The Historic Conservatory is at 148 Burke Rd, Malvern East. Please note if you are attending the event in person: There are no steps between designated accessible parking spaces on Kingston St and the venue, however the pathways are made of compacted gravel.
The City of Stonnington proudly supports 'Conservatory'.
Performance sessions (AEDT):
Session 1: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Session 2: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Session 3: 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Warning: Contains haze effects, potentially triggering content or themes, including Mental Health,COVID-19/Coronavirus
For Melinda Hetzel & Co:
'Hailed as one of the "20 must-sees of Melbourne Fringe 2016" (theurbanlist.com) and "5 Acts Not To Missed at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017" (australia.com)'
- For 'Madame Tulalah's Magnificent Box' - 2016 Melbourne Fringe Club / Adelaide Fringe / Brisbane Festival / Sydney Festival / MWF
"I can honestly say this was one of the best art interactions I have ever experienced..." (Katelyn Rew, Arts on the AU)
- For ‘Fly By Night’ Arts Centre Melbourne - Hamer Hall, 2015
“A Bird, A Tree, The Moon did feel like a reclaiming of the commons... a reminder of a possible generosity. [... ] What’s striking is the imaginative ingenuity of the puppetry, which is the simplest kind of transformative animation, the closest thing you get to magic in the theatre, and the physical precision of the performances. It’s comic, moving and utterly joyous.” (Alison Croggon, Theatrenotes)
- For Peepshow Inc's ‘A bird, a tree, the moon’ Melbourne City Square, 2012 (dir. Melinda Hetzel, Puppet design/ Performance by Niow).