Mountain Goat Mountain is a magical place. Strange and wonderful happenings often take place.
Developed by the team at Threshold, Mountain Goat Mountain pitches itself as a “new audio-led theatre experience”, granting families who miss going to the theatre together an opportunity to enjoy an interactive storytelling journey from their homes.
Through a series of activities that help families set up and step into their own magical imaginative world, Mountain Goat Mountain is a theatre experience that that will see participants crawling through tunnels, crossing lava pits and swimming through underwater caves without leaving home! Guided by a narrative soundscape, families will embark on this 45-minute theatrical experience using only a charged audio device (computer, phone of tablet), a bed sheet (the bigger the better), a piece of blank paper (A4 will do) and favourite pencils, pens or textas.
Mountain Goat Mountain was created in isolation by artists Zoë Barry, Liz Francis, Nikita Hederics, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood. This is not a free program, with a 30 day family access pass going for $12.95 – with all funds going to Threshold and the artists who created the work.
The experience has been developed for families with at least one child aged 5+. While the minimum required to undertake the program is “a grown up and a small person”, family units of any size can partake in this. Furthermore, this is not to say that a group of adults would not enjoy this creative experience.
Mountain Goat Mountain has been developed by the Victorian performing arts company Threshold. They were supported by a number of major venues across the country including Arts Centre Melbourne, Adelaide Festival Centre’s DreamBIG Children’s Festival, HOTA Home of the Arts and AWESOME International Children’s Festival.
Above imagery kindly provided by Arts Centre Melbourne, providing a look at families enjoying the Mountain Goat Mountain experience.