Junkyard Beats’ award winning The Box Show is touring to Dubbo Regional Theatre in May.

Wednesday 17 May, 6pm and Wednesday 18 May, 10.30am and 1pm

In the hands of Junkyard Beats, ordinary household items are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and unwanted junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!

The Box Show, a family and youth show, excites the imagination of children and adults alike. Follow four characters during their daily activities in a world made of cardboard boxes and junk. The contents of an abandoned kitchen and wheelie bins become the greatest drum set in the world; used plastic bags are an amazing musical instrument and the human body becomes a unique sound machine.

Tag along for a day in the life of a bunch of musical misfits as they reinvigorate the junk that the world has forgotten. Learn about creative recycling, sustainability and thinking outside of the box with this high energy, imaginative music-in-education performance combining drumming, dance, theatre and comedy.

With a language of gibberish and rhythm, this show is accessible for any age and nationality. You won't look at a cardboard box the same way after watching this show!

Founder and Creative Director, Oded Prior was born and raised in Israel and started to play the drums when he was 13 years old. He began experimenting with objects lying around his home to create sounds and discovered that anything can be a drum, including using your own body. After years of touring with some of the world's top rhythm and percussion groups, Oded has found true passion in connecting communities and spreading environmental awareness all over the globe through music and creative recycling. He has taught rhythm workshops and master classes around the world and recently did a TEDX talk about his rhythmical journey.

“This show is perfectly suited to children 5 – 12 years and their schools and families. As it involves music, physical imaginative play and performance, it is accessible and has global appeal. It’s a fun, fast-paced 60 minute show and a clever way for parents to encourage imaginative, non-screen or technology-based play for their kids,” said Manager of Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, Linda Christof.

“In the weeks following the show, schools and families may like to visit the Waste to Art exhibition at the Western Plain Cultural Centre 7 May – 26 June to continue the dialogue about repurposing items and sustainability.”

Last Edited: 03 May 2022

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