QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival is curated to offer connected arts and educational experiences for children aged eight years and under.
The 2018 Out of the Box in-theatre experiences include: The Arrival, a beautiful production recreated with New Zealand’s Red Leap Theatre Company and Out of the Box, adapted from the award-winning novel by Shaun Tan; Air Play, a large-scale circus-style spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe; Duck, a new theatre work especially created and commissioned by Out of the Box. This world premiere adaptation of Janet A. Holmes’ touching book, illustrated by Jonathon Bentley, is about the beloved things in our lives, and who we are without them; Slapdash Galaxy, an epic quest across the Galaxy; King of the Kids, featuring guitar, kazoo and rock n’ roll rhymes; Madame Lark, taking vocal flight with her musical saw; and Our Corka Bubs, an Aboriginal contemporary dance work for babies under two years and their carers.
Other Festival activities include Dance …Like No One is Watching, featuring giant dance parties, Little Yawar, seeing children from various Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations across Queensland gathering to share and celebrate their culture; and various relaxing and fun Play Spaces.
Out of the Box workshops include Guru Dudu “Silent Disco Walking Tours” with headphones, and Here I Am Self Portraits. Jarjum Life Museums curated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, are also showcased throughout the Festival site.
The 2018 Out of the Box program is designed for people to create an itinerary of connected experiences offering tailored engagement and learning opportunities for children and their families. The new Day Pass provides access to Festival performances, workshops and activities where participants can plan and enjoy a whole day of discovery.