Flight to Fancy

We are taking a Flight to Fancy thanks to SBW Foundation

Flight to Fancy (Romanian version “Imaginarium” ) will go to ImPuls Festival Bucharest 2016

The artistic aim is to promote vibrant Australian theatre and give opportunities to Australian emerging artist to appreciate and enjoy puppet theatre in all its facets, both locally and internationally – exposing Australian arts to a larger audience.
This will build opportunities and capacity for the production and the Australian artists involved.
This like most of our productions is largely visually orientated and will be used to frame a number of puppet skits based around traditional fairy stories.
Our aim is that audiences and artists, here and internationally will be lead into a soaring of the imagination and an increased knowledge about puppetry – challenging concepts of arts and culture.

Stay Tuned for more news on the development of Flight to Fancy.

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Youth can now ACTivate thanks to Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL

Thanks to Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL youth can now ‘ACTivate’.

ACTivate is an early intervention project using art, drama, dance and music to bring together diverse youth (especially at-risk, marginalised, refugee, newly arrived and/or from CALD backgrounds) to address issues affecting them such as anger, bullying and violence.

Through mentoring and workshops, the causes of unacceptable behaviour will be confronted and alternative courses of action explored. The issues raised and the young people’s responses will culminate in the presentation and/or production of artworks and events developed by the participants to be presented to their peers, families and the wider community to advocate and educate how to increase community harmony.

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Taking Centre Stage thanks to Canterbury Leagues

Thanks to Canterbury League Club young people living with a disability & special needs will take “Centre Stage”

“Centre Stage” will focus in providing access to creative and recreational activities and facilities for young people living with a disability and special needs in the Canterbury Catchment area (previously known as the Canterbury local government area).

Acknowledging the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of participants, Horizon will stage performances, presentations and run artistic workshops including creative story telling, drama, mime, music, costume, puppetry and photography.

Participants will be;
– involved as art creators and/or audience members
– matched to activities based on their individual talents,
aptitudes and inclinations –
encouraged to participate in activities with people not living
with a disability
– become involved and place themselves centre stage.

Find out more by contact the theatre on (02) 97509567

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The Art of ARTiculation 

Thanks to the kind support of Bankstown Sports Club and funding from the CLUBgrants scheme, Horizon Theatre Company is proud to announce the commencement of the “ARTiculate” project.

“ARTiculate” will promote self expression through creative and recreational activities for young people living with a disability in the Bankstown area. The project acknowledges the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of participants. Horizon will stage performances including drama and puppetry for the young people living with a disability. Furthermore, the theatre will run workshops in drama, music, costume & make-up, puppetry and photography.  Participants will be matched to activities based on their individual talents, abilities and inclinations. Participants of the project will be involved as art creators and/or audience members.

In operation since 1997, Horizon Theatre Company Ltd was established with the clear aim of enhancing artistic, cultural and economic opportunities for a diverse background of youth at risk, marginalised youth and theatre practitioners while developing a large audience, primarily among young people of age 4 to 17 and 18 to 25.  Through projects such as Youth Arts and Culture Outreach, C-Red, Act II, CPR and Phoenix, Horizon Theatre has specialised in providing effective arts based programmes and workshops for young people.  These workshops have acted to educate, inform, enhance social skills and provide an avenue of investigating and arresting the causes of unacceptable social behavior such as bullying, relationship violence and drug and alcohol related issues.

Horizon Theatre has gained a reputation for delivering successful arts workshops to young people in the local area including those living with a disability.  We continue to believe that involvement with artistic endeavour is an important facet in young people’s lives, building self confidence, creativity, ability to communicate and improving educational outcomes.   Such experiences should not be denied any young person.

For further details about this project including availability of placements, please contact Maddy Slabacu on (02) 9750 9567.

This project received  funding through Bankstown Sports Club ClubGRANTS scheme

Time to Get it Together 

Thanks to the kind support of Bankstown Sports Club funding us via the CLUBgrants scheme, Horizon Theatre Company is proud to announce the commencement of the “Get Together” project.  “Get Together” is an early intervention project using music,dance and drama to bring together youth (especially those at-risk, refugee, newly arrived and/or from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds) to creatively express themes of harmony.

Through a series of workshops and mentoring, behaviour that leads to disharmony such as anger, hatred, bullying and prejudice will be explored through art and the consequences addressed. Simultaneously, alternative attitudes and behaviour that contribute to greater understanding and harmony in the community will also be explored.  These workshops will culminate in the production of a presentation developed by participants.

Through projects such as Youth Arts and Culture Outreach, C-Red, Act II, CPR and Phoenix, Horizon Theatre has specialised in providing effective arts based programmes and workshops for young people.  These workshops have acted to educate, inform, enhance social skills and provide an avenue of investigating and arresting the causes of unacceptable social behavior such as bullying, relationship violence and drug and alcohol related issues.

Involvement with the arts has been demonstrated to improve educational results, boost self confidence and reduce involvement in criminal and anti social behaviour.  This project will further benefit the community by bringing young people from different backgrounds together to work towards common goals.

For further details about this project including availability of placements, please contact Maddy Slabacu on (02) 9750 9567.

This project received  funding through Bankstown Sports Club ClubGRANTS scheme

Live, Move, Smile

Thanks to Bankstown City Council #LiveMoveSmile has been providing access to creative and recreational activities for #Youth in #Bankstown – especially those living with a #disability !
The activities are being presented through series of workshops for young people (especially those living with a disability and/or from CALD backgrounds). Workshops involve movement and dance encouraging healthy living, self expression and a stressing self worth and connection to the community.

The project acknowledges the culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds of participants. It is working on reducing social isolation by bringing young people from a diverse range of cultures and abilities together.

Sport has always played an important role in young people’s lives. However, it is not of universal interest. “Live, Move Smile” has created alternate opportunities for young people to engage in physical activities whilst working within a team environment through mime, music and physical theatre including puppetry.

Horizon Theatre needs just $2000 more in funding to present this project to its full extent. If you are able to contribute CLICK HERE or simply Contact Us.

The project addresses some of the key issues raised by disability discussion group at Bankstown social planning meetings such as

  • the lack of day programs for people with a disability, particularly affordable ones
  • the need for access to services by people with a disability especially CALD and newly arrived.