Last week we were thrilled to be able to attend a performance of The Dream of the Thylacine by Erth Visual & Physical Inc, part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival. Based on Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks’s haunting picture book, the performance was well received by our students.
Nina, Class 8:
Classes Six to Ten gathered in an atmospheric cellar under the Museum to watch a performance of The Dream of the Thylacine. It was a creative and imaginative performance, with realistic puppetry and beautifully perfected scenes. The story was based on the very last Tasmanian tiger and what it might have been like to be trapped, alone and helpless. The performance was a thought provoking one, and left most of us in awe and with a head full of questions.
Rosie, Class 8:
The Dream of the Thylacine
Haunting. Evoking. Remembering.
When night falls
And the whisper of the thylacine echoes
In the chamber of dreams.
Imaginings of long ago, aching for freedom,
As the tears of the grieving fall
For the oblivion of final sleep.