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Touch and Go – A dance and music game of cause and effect for 2-year olds

Touch and Go by Sally Chance Dance - Featuring Heather Frahn - Stephen Noonan - Felecia Hick - Sally Chance - Photo Courtesy of Artplay Melbourne 2016
“Touch and Go” by Sally Chance Dance – Featuring Heather Frahn – Stephen Noonan – Felecia Hick – Sally Chance – Photos Courtesy of Artplay Melbourne 2016

 

Buy tickets for Touch & Go at Brisbane’s Out of The Box Festival website.

Buy tickets for Touch & Go at Artplay in Melbourne.

I am honoured to be performing as live musician in the new work Sally Chance Dance called “Touch & Go” for children aged 2 years. The show is touring to Melbourne and Brisbane!

Calling all two-year old children and their adults!

From the team that brought the hugely popular This [Baby] Life and Nursery to past Out of the Box festivals comes a brand new performance work, Touch & Go – a dancing game of cause and effect, carefully created for this curious and hands-on age group.

Touch & Go is dedicated to the mighty two year old, inviting them to enter a special world with two friendly dancers, shapes, pathways and live music. Interspersed with playful enticements to become part of the performance, children are free to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.

Credits

Creator and Director: Sally Chance
Composer/Musician: Heather Frahn
Performers/Dancers: Stephen Noonan and Felecia Hick
Designer: Wendy Todd
Artistic Associates: Jennifer Andersen and Heidi Weatherald from Pocketfool

Produced by Insite Arts

FURTHER INFORMATION

Touch & Go is an interactive dance theatre work with live music specifically made for 2-year-old children and their parents, grandparents and carers.

The work is performed by 3 performers in an interactive designed space which is alive and responsive.

The show is not suitable for children younger than 24 months or older than 36 months.

Each child must have a participating carer with them within the performance. If the child attends with two adults, one of the adults is designated “accompanying”, and is seated within the space to observe. The participating carer is involved with the child in the show in a series of relaxed and specific playful invitations.

Throughout the show, the performers request that participating carers support their child’s experience. This may involve sitting closely to their child as well as letting the child explore, discussing the show with the child, encouraging their attention and taking care of the child’s security within the performance space.

New World-Pop Fusion Single Released – Saraswati Blessing


I’m excited to announce the launching of a brand new single “Saraswati Blessing” – A modern World-Pop fusion collaboration with musician Vladimir Alexis, and producer Gordon Radinovic. Please grab a listen to the preview https://youtu.be/irqoIfZY3kc (yes! headphones on and turn it UP!) 😃 And the whole song can be downloaded online at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/heatherfrahnvladimiralex Hope you enjoy everyone 💛 Thanks for supporting independent music!! 😃

Here are the lyrics from “Saraswati Blessing”…


Ohm Eim Saraswati Yei Swaha

The nectar of life

Is tasted through you

A crystalline melody

I breathe in and out in truth

In the truth of you

Ohm Eim Saraswati Yei Swaha

Saraswati…

A pure moment of bliss

Musical beat of the heart

I give you my creative spirit

And embody your Divine Art

Ohm Eim Saraswati Yei Swaha

Saraswati…

Weave around our hearts

Touch our souls forever

Weave around our hearts

Touch our souls forever.



©2016 Frahn, Alexis, Radinovic.

Creating a new work for 2 year olds – Touch and Go

touch-and-go

As a live musician/performer, it’s been a wonderful time recently creating the new work “Touch & Go” with Sally Chance Dance Company. This show is especially for 2 year old children and their families. It’s a fun, playful, and clever performance game that will be setting off on tour this year to Melbourne’s Artplay June 1-4 [book here], and to Brisbane’s Out Of The Box Festival June 23-28 [book here]

Touch & Go invites children aged 24 months, nearly 3 or anything in between to take a breath and view a playful world of shapes and pathways, stepping stones and lines, with two friendly dancers and a live guitarist.

Playful enticements to become part of the performance themselves invite the children to take part or observe, venture out or stay close, touch and go – just as they need to.

From the team that brought This [Baby] Life and Nursery to ArtPlay, this company’s brand new performance work, Touch & Go, is a dancing game of cause and effect, carefully created to be alive and responsive to this powerful and hands-on age group – the mighty two-year old!

Mindfulness Teacher Salima Bond, and Sound Therapist Heather Frahn, at the Sophia Centre, Adelaide, May 2016.

Mindfulness Retreat Success

Mindfulness Teacher Salima Bond, and Sound Therapist Heather Frahn, at the Sophia Centre, Adelaide, May 2016.
Mindfulness Teacher Salima Bond, and Sound Therapist Heather Frahn, at the Sophia Centre, Adelaide, May 2016.

 

Little dream come true today for me…. As part of the Arts in Health at FMC Program, I had the honour of co-facilitating a mindfulness retreat day with the wonderful Salima Bond for 20 lovely staff at Repat and Flinders Hospitals. We were at the very gorgeous Sophia Center with its peaceful vibe and lush garden. What a true gift it is to share quiet, stillness, and openings of the heart with beautiful people on a soulful path. 💛💛💛

Heavenly Metal by Heather Frahn

Heavenly Metal by Heather Frahn

Heavenly Metal by Heather FrahnIs it a soundbath?… Is it a music concert?… Is it a meditation?… Yes! And it’s somewhere in between. Hoping you can come along to this intimate concert event – Love Heather xx

BOOK TIX & MORE INFO HERE

Come hear the harmonically rich sounds of twenty metalic singing bowls, Chinese feng gong, overtone singing, and more. “Heavenly Metal” is a live solo concert by Heather Frahn where elements of therapeutic sound and music, meet meditation & experimental sonic art.

At this event you will also enjoy solo performances from Jason Sweeney (as Jason & Silver Moon) and Dave Harry.Heavenly Metal by Heather Frahn

Heather plays guest percussion for Kelly Breuer

Recently I was delighted to play guest percussion for singer-songwriter Kelly Breuer for her single launch concert. Here are some cool photos from the show taken by Antoinette Burns!

We all had a wonderful time! 🙂

You can check out Kelly’s music at www.thebrouhaha.com.au

Kelly Breuer with guest percussionist Heather Frahn

 

 

Heather Frahn percussionist
I had so much fun playing my little rootsy-percussion kit, with stomp box, djembe and brushes! Woohoo  🙂

Welcome to 2016

I find it amazing that somewhere on the planet, earthlings are always admiring a dusk, or a dawn… A timeless cycle of endings, and beginnings… Of rest, and revive… Of breathing in, and out.

Wishing all of you gorgeous people a wonderful completion to the year that was, and inspiring birthing of the next cycle around the sun.

Thanks for all the friendship, joy and happiness you bring to my life… And huge thank you for supporting my musical journey. Happy new year! Love Heather xx

2-for-1 Retreat Offer

Facebook 2 for 1 Offer - 2015 Lokananda RetreatTreat yourself and someone you love to an October long weekend retreat!

We have some spaces available for a wonderful 3 days & 3 nights of Meditation, Sound and Mantra bliss at Lokananda – a gorgeously rustic retreat centre just north of the Barossa in Point Pass S.A.

Simply visit my Facebook page and SHARE my post about the Retreat with your Facebook friends for a chance to receive a 2-for-1 prize and join us for this totally relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. Visit my Facebook page here to check it out.

And in doing so your Facebook friends can receive a 10% discount if they book too! The Discount Code is BLISS#10