Friday 1 February 2013
Windmill Wins Major Funding for 2014 Adelaide Festival Projects
Windmill Theatre, riding high on a run of accolades, has won a major grant from Arts SA towards the commissioning of a new work as part of a trilogy to be presented at the Adelaide Festival in 2014.
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
South Australian youth theatre companies take to the world stage
A host of South Australian performing arts talent is set to take to the world stage, thrilling and delighting young theatre goers all over the world as the result of their presentations at the influential IPAY theatre showcase held in the US earlier this month.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Laughter is the Best Medicine in Community Partnership
As part of a major community arts partnership, Community CPS Australia and Windmill Theatre will host a group of fifty Camp Quality children at one of Windmill’s October performances of Circus Incognitus.
Friday, 15 June 2012
Hands on Theatre for Young People
As part of a major community arts partnership, Community CPS Australia and Windmill Theatre, in close consultation with Camp Quality, have developed the ‘Hands-On Theatre’ program. Designed as a set of tailored workshops conducted by experienced Windmill artists, the program is specifically designed to enhance the creative experience and increase literacy skills of young people who are associated with Camp Quality.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Windmill Scoops Sidney Myer Group Award
Referring to it as a national treasure and ground breaking children’s theatre company, the Trustees of the Sidney Myer Fund have announced Windmill Theatre the winner of the group category for the prestigious Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards.
Monday 31 October, 2011
Windmill marks 10th year with two world premieres
Celebrating its 10th birthday year, Windmill’s 2012 season includes two brand-new world premiere productions, both directed by Artistic Director, Rosemary Myers.
Friday 24 June, 2011
Windmill and CPS partner up to serve the community.
Community CPS Australia have increased their support of Windmill Theatre to forge a
Community Partnership, providing unique and exciting opportunities for young people
in South Australia, including disadvantaged groups and charities such as Camp Quality.
Wednesday 2 February, 2011
Windmill’s Grug named ‘Best Show’ at international showcase in US
Windmill Theatre wowed delegates from all over the world at the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) Showcase in Florida, picking up its first international award for popular children’s show, Grug.
Monday 29 November, 2010
Windmill helps to create Child Friendly State
As part of the Government of South Australia’s Child Friendly State initiative, Windmill Theatre recently facilitated a series of workshops to consult with young children on their views of what a child friendly state could look like.
Monday 25 October 2010
SA Water, Windmill team up to win national arts and environment award
Wednesday 1 September 2010
Acclaimed tabletop presentation of favoured fairytale, by Shona Reppe Puppets' and presented by Windmill Theatre.
Wednesday 4 August, 2010
In an unprecedented achievement, Windmill Theatre has secured six Helpmann Award nominations for its 2009 production of The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum.
Wednesday 9 June, 2010
Fugitive - Robin Hood Retold
When a young boy is brutally attacked, one guy and his crew take the law into their own hands. You've seen the movie, now see it live. Fugitive - Robin Hood Retold. (Our version is better anyway, no offence Russ.)
Tuesday 6 April, 2010
Grug's Australian Premiere
Adelaide will be the first to play host to the premiere season of Grug, based on the much loved fictional picture book character of the same name created by Ted Prior.
Friday 4 September, 2009
Windmill's a winner with Little Big Shots
Louis Gordon (aged 8) of the Little Big Shots Film Festival Children's Jury reviews our documentary, A Place Called Mimili . Read it here
Wednesday 19 August, 2009
Windmill Selected for National Education 2020 Initiative
Windmill has been successful in winning a grant from the Australia Council and Arts SA to pilot an Artist in Residence Initiative in schools.
Wednesday 15 July, 2009
Windmill's film debut premieres in Little Big Shots
Ngura ini Mimili nya – A Place Called Mimili, the first film to be produced by Windmill, premiered at the Little Big Shots Film Festival.
Monday 18 May 2009
New OZ Production for a New Century
Rehearsals have begun in Adelaide for Windmill's new large-scale multi-media production of one of the cornerstones of children's literature and film, The Wizard of Oz.
The season premieres at the Dunstan Playhouse on Saturday 27 June and plays through until 11 July ahead of an October season at the Sydney Theatre co-presented by the Sydney Theatre Company.
Thursday 23 April, 2009
Tots bop in live show Plop!
Following sell-out seasons of The Green Sheep, Cat and Boom Bah!, Plop! is the next installment in Windmill's 'Picture Book to Performance' series for babies and pre-schoolers.
The all Adelaide team is lead by Sam Haren who is directing the show. Featuring performances by Nathan O'Keefe and Nadia Rossi, Plop! is designed by Geoff Cobham and also showcases live tunes from DJ TR!P.
Based on the recently published book, The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Andrew Joyner, Plop! explores the fear of unknown things that aren't so scary after all.
Wednesday 26 March, 2009
Ursula Yovich performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' at Joern Utzon memorial, Sydney Opera House
Windmill's own Dorothy, Ursula Yovich, who is set to star in the upcoming production The Wizard of Oz, sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow as part of the Joern Utzon Memorial at the Sydney Opera House today.
Her rendition of this iconic song seems to be in hot demand as this performance follows a string of similar ones including the closing of the Sydney Festival and at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Tuesday 14 October 2008
A new-look Windmill blasts into 2009 and beyond
At 11am today, Windmill - national performing arts company for children and family audiences - launched its new brand and 2009 season at the Queens Theatre in Adelaide.
The 250 guests, including arts industry, media, Windmill VIPs and 70 children from the Rose Park Family Unit, were taken on a journey of discovery through a large-screen viewing of a short film (starring the Rose Park students) followed by an animation which revealed first glimpses of the new Windmill logo and the story behind it. The original Windmill was sent off with a bang in a fiery, pyrotechnic spectacular.