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Rain: For Babies and their Carers


A time to wonder and wander together in the rhythm of the rain. An immersive performance for babies and their carers that evokes the wonder and generosity of Rain in a celebration of new life. 

In the Centre for Creativity | Sydney Opera House Presents | Kids & Families

"Truly beautiful. A wonderland. An inspiring dream world. Every mother needs a sanctuary like this to retreat to, to re-energise."
Rachael, Melbourne mother

A space that welcomes babies to the world

Rain is a performance that honours and celebrates new lives. You are invited to participate in an intimate experience that responds to the generosity of rain. Carers and their littlest ones are immersed in an installation space full of surprise, delight and opportunities for connection through music, touch and performance.

Created by Drop Bear Theatre, The Seam and cellist Edwina Cordingley and produced by Threshold, this is an opportunity to slow down, notice and wonder. This show was created through the Artplay New Ideas Program using an emergent artistic process and is specifically designed for babes in arms and crawlers.

Created by Drop Bear Theatre, The Seam and Edwina Cordingley through the Artplay New Ideas program, City of Melbourne.
Produced by Threshold 

Presented by Sydney Opera House

Meet the Artists...

Co-founders of Threshold, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood collaborate with a team of world-class artists, including visual and installation artists, art therapists, psychologists, composers, sound designers, digital gurus and technical wizards to create unique and interactive theatrical experiences. 

Since launching in 2019, Threshold’s work has been experienced by thousands of people in homes across Australia and the world. 

More about Sarah Lockwood

Sarah Lockwood is a theatre maker, performer, producer and civil celebrant interested in ritual and performance. For the past 10 years she has been the Creative Producer of Drop Bear Theatre, creating immersive theatre work for families. Their performance installation Rain was created at Artplay, and has toured for the last 6 years including in 2018 to Hong Kong International Arts Carnival and Lincoln Center NYC. 

More about Tahli Corin

Tahli Corin is an award-winning playwright, dramaturg and producer. Her work has been presented at Griffin Theatre Company, Belvoir (B Sharp) and Sydney Theatre Company. As a producer she has worked for Melbourne Fringe, Theatre Works, and produced Blak & Bright, Victorian Indigenous Literature Festival at the Wheeler Centre.       

More about THE SEAM...

THE SEAM are a collective of four artists exploring experiential and collaborative inquiry processes. Their shared creative practice weaves everyday experience into rich multi-sensory work. They are interested in the subjective and relational space and how art can move fluidly around it to express, inspire and challenge. Since 2011 they've worked across installation, photo-media and site-responsive performative projects. Their work is informed by their diverse arts backgrounds, as well as by creative arts inquiry studies at MIECAT Institute, Melbourne. The Seam is artists Nikita Hederics, Mardi Thorpe, Liz Francis and Alicia Stafford.


More about Sophie Kurylowicz...

Sophie Kurylowicz graduated from NIDA in 2007 and is a Theatre Lighting Designer, Programmer and Production Manager. She now lectures full time in Design for Theatre and Television at Charles Sturt University as well aslighting designing and production managing theatre and film. Sophie has worked for Drop Bear Theatre as Lighting Designer and Production Manager on Aleksander and the Robot Maid and The Magic Hat. 


More about Edwina Cordingley...

Edwina Cordingley is a mum who loves introducing children (including her own) to the wonders of music. Originally from sunny Adelaide, she graduated with first class honours from the Elder Conservatorium of Music before winning a scholarship to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. In Australia Edwina plays for numerous ensembles, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. 


More about Zoe Barry...

Zoë Barry is a cellist, composer, theatre maker and arts educator. In her 20 year practice she has composed extensively for theatre, dance and film, and has performed around Australia and in the UK, Ireland, Russia, America, China, Indonesia and Greece. Her work has appeared in festivals including the Adelaide Festival, Next Wave and MONA FOMA.

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