South Australian Premiere

Presented by DreamBig Children’s Festival and Country Arts SA

Inspired by the classic electronic game Tetris, Arch 8’s incredible acrobatic quartet explores how we connect with one another through movement, humour and some awesome audience participation where kids become part of the action.

The extreme physicality, energy and enthusiasm of the performers is contagious, delighting audiences as they watch what begins as a game of interlocking shapes unfold.

Receiving enthusiastic responses everywhere they appear, and winner of ‘Best Show’ at the International Performing Arts for Youth 2016 (Canada), Tetris is for the kids who can’t
sit still, for the ones who like to climb the walls, for the ones who like seeing patterns and those who can imagine further than they can see.

Years: R – 7

Ages: 5 – 12

Photo: Jeroen Bosch


DreamBIG Children’s Festival Teaching & Learning Resource

What links can you find between Tetris and the Australian Curriculum to weave into your curriculum planning? Here’s a couple of ideas:

Australian Curriculum
How do the performers connect together to form a ‘network’ or ‘transmit data’?

Arts – Dance = What idea or story is the acrobatic group telling us? How do the performers connect together to form a ‘network’ or ‘transmit data’? Is it a cultural or community story? What movement ideas are used?

Which of the Examples of knowledge and skills in Dance would apply to your year level? Refer to pages 18-21 of the Teaching and Learning Resource.

Digital Technologies = Processes and production skills, eg Yrs 5-6 (ACTDIP019), (ACTDIP020).

Conduct an internet search (include YouTube) about Tetris video games of 1984…!

Contact Sharyn Schell for a hard copy of the Teaching and Learning Resource:
[email protected]. A PDF is also available on

Tetris is supported by

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  • Visual Arts

Silent Cave

3rd March 2018 — 30th March 2018

An experimental sound project and residency that will explore the audio properties of the Cave Garden.

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10th March 2018 — 22nd April 2018

An exhibition which explores binary opposites: life and death, happiness and sadness, light and dark.

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Craft Anonymous
  • Visual Arts

Craft Anonymous

16th March 2018 — 30th September 2018

Craft Anonymous addresses ideas around the body: approaching themes of adornment, embellishment, desire/disgust, and identity: public/private, femininity/masculinity, domesticity, place, family history and a sense of belonging.

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