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The G.O at Corro

Since 1984, Corrugated Iron Youth Arts has given young Territorians the chance to flex their creative muscles through a dynamic, fun and challenging program. Corro's Johanna Hayes gives OTL the lowdown on what they've been up to.

Corrugated Iron Youth Art’s main exploration of late has been creating in the online space.

Right off the bat is the Take 1 film project, where the war against teachers is waged on Battlefield Year 7. This hilarious perspective on school was self-devised by young people, and amid the laughs, does an excellent job of pointing out how we are all slaves to those higher on the ladder. The Take 1 film project provides opportunities for participants to become familiar with filmmaking – as actors, writers and working behind the scenes.

But why stop at film? Why not try and push the boundaries and explore the ways that theatre can be created online? This month, Corrugated Iron is involved in international collaboration Cloudlines, exploring the intersection of theatre and virtual reality.

Another devising project, led by teenagers, it explores how climate change impacts young people – the tension generated between being handed a mess and not being taken seriously.

While all of this runs from Corro HQ in Darwin, Corrugated Iron also returns to the remote Indigenous community of Wadeye for an action-packed circus school holiday program. The circus fun continues next month with a trip to the Tiwi Islands, where participants can swap tales of the day’s circus feats over a community BBQ.

Enrolments for Term 4 workshops are now open, the term kicking off on Mon 12 Oct with circus and drama classes for all ages. Learn more about what Corrugated Iron does by paying the crew a visit at the Malak Marketplace Pop Up at the Botanic Gardens on Fri 18 Sep – there are also lots of fun circus activities for all ages to try!


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