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Theatre Complicité: Can I Live?

A film about the climate catastrophe, with accompanying digital resources

Why don’t we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe. Engage your students in this work along with a package of related digital resources exploring the biggest challenge of our times.

Watch on demand anytime between 2 May – 30 June 

This digital package is available to watch On Demand in your classroom via YouTube at any time that suits you between Monday 2 May - Thursday 30 June.

Book now to watch on demand in your classroom.

Suitable for Years 7 - 12

This program is recommended for Stages 4 - 6.

This event is free for Australian schools

All digital programs are free to Australian schools and can be viewed via a private YouTube link. Terms and conditions apply. Fees apply for all international bookings.

For full details, please contact our Creative Learning team at creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com or 02 9250 7770. 

Main program runs for approximately 60 mins

Accompanying digital resources run for approximately 90 mins.

Program duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.

Curriculum links

Science, History, Geography, Drama, Music, English 

"When you speak of truth, it catches on."

Fehinti Balogun

Finding hope for the future

In Complicité’s Can I Live?, artist Fehinti Balogun uses spoken word, rap, theatre, animation and the scientific facts to chart a course through the fundamental issues underpinning the climate emergency, identifying the intimate relationship between the environmental crisis & the global struggle for social justice.

To mark both World Environment and World Ocean Days, Sydney Opera House are offering an education package to all Australian Schools that includes the Full Performance of Can I Live? a filmed Q&A about the work and two short films that explore the climate catastrophe from an Australian First Nations perspective. These resources will all explore the question of inclusivity in environmental activism and how people of colour have been excluded from this space.

In the face of a sense of helplessness about the climate catastrophe, Can I Live? is an outstretched hand, inviting audiences to recognise they are not alone – and that through understanding the issues and connecting with the many powerful activists around the globe driving change, we can find a sense of hope for the future.

Warning: Viewer discretion is advised. This film contains some flashing images, some strong language, explores themes of racism, classism and describes some violence. We recommend teachers view the content to assess its suitability before sharing with students. 

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Frequently Asked Questions - On Demand Programs

What equipment do I need?

All you need is an internet connection! Schools can connect through Youtube in an internet browser however works best for your students (as a classroom or on individual computers.)

If you require technical assistance with your video conferencing facilities, contact your schools’ tech support or alternatively contact our Creative Learning team on 02 9250 7770. 

How do I book?

Click on the link for your preferred session time. If it is the first time you have used DART Connections you will be required to set up a username and password. 

Please note that DART connections is the booking platform for all of our sessions and you will need to book here even if you are not a NSW or DET school.

Once your booking has been confirmed, our team will be in touch with relevant dial in details and to address any technical questions you may have.

What if I can’t book in for the session I want?

Our interactive workshops have limited spaces and do often book out. However it is always a good idea to contact creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com if you can’t book in for your preferred session as sometimes we are able to make rearrangements to fit you in. 

Many of our Author Talks and pre-recorded workshops are also available on demand after their original live-streaming to provide more flexibility in your school day! 

What if I need to change or cancel my booking?

Should you discover that the time or date you have previously booked is not suitable, please contact Sydney Opera House Creative Learning on 02 9250 7770 or creativelearning@sydneyoperahouse.com and we will try our best to accommodate you.

How can I prepare my class for their session?

Once your booking is confirmed, our Creative Learning team will send you an email with all the details to prepare for your session. To ensure your students get the most out of the experience, a Teachers’ Resource Pack is available for most programs (see the top of the page). We recommend using these resources in advance of your digital excursion.

How many students can I have participate in the one group? 

As the program is non-interactive, you can book for as many students as you like - a whole school booking of 500 or a single home learner - all are welcome and can be accommodated! 

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