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What the Ocean Said Term 4

5 – 7 November 2024

In the Centre for Creativity

James Brown, Alice Osborne and collaborators

A Storytelling and meditation performance for students | Early Stages 1 - 3 | Join creativity and wellness for young students, with our specially commissioned new storytelling and meditation experience with digital projections. This is a sensory world of vivid storytelling, dreamy electronic music, animation, and the wonder of our Sydney harbour.

Photo credit: Annabel Osborne

A sensory world of vivid storytelling

What the Ocean Said is a relaxing storytelling experience for both students and teachers.

Students are invited to relax amidst a magical space of calm in a sea of pillows. In this meditation and story, students imagine what it would be like to transform into a bird and fly above the harbour, morph into a humpback whale diving deep into the water, and expand into the reaches of the ocean itself. With mindfulness techniques wrapped up in a story time adventure, we’ll introduce younger students to meditation, and offer older students a whole new perspective on mindfulness.

What the Ocean Said is a Sydney Opera House New Work Now commission, enabled by Jane & Russell Kift and by the Turnbull Foundation.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

 

Teacher’s resource pack

Our resources are packed with practical, creative activities that will add to your students’ experience. 

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Curriculum links

Experience dreamy electronic music and animation, creative writing and mindfulness, understanding of landscape, habitats and non-human life in Science, Geography, English, Drama and Music.

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Learning resources

The Opera House’s learning resources provide inspirational activities to watch, listen and read for students in the classroom or learning at home. 

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