“… a masterpiece of creativity and PHYSICALITY that appeals to all ages.”
About Dogs in the Schoolyard
Dogs in the Schoolyard combines circus, storytelling, and original music to create an enchanting modern fable for families and children.
On a hot summer afternoon, the dogs in the schoolyard clamber over each other, leaping, running, eating, playing. By the big old fig tree at the bottom of the oval everyone knows the rules and everyone knows their place. But today things are different, the storm birds are circling, and a new dog has arrived…
Dogs in the Schoolyard explores themes of friendship, play, inclusion/exclusion, and resilience through the lens of young dogs’ experiences with other pups. It brings together sensitive storytelling and phenomenal circus skills to immerse audiences in a world ruled by dogs and with unbounded opportunities for play!
“A visual poem” (Brisbane Stage), Dogs in the Schoolyard is an engaging performance for families and children of all ages.
“As with the best of children’s books, this is a deceptively simple story that can be read on many levels. The plot centres on the day the rhythm of the schoolyard is disturbed by the arrival of the storm birds, and of a new dog. During the 50 minute show, the new kid finds a friend, the storm birds rescue the dogs from the trees, and the lonely watcher is the catalyst for a joyful reconciliation between the dogs and birds.”