Site-specific mythopoetic storytelling
Onceupon a time, deep in the Primordial Ocean an enchanting mermaid was born.
Eversince she has been traveling the waters of life, gathering ancient stories ofcreation.
Nowshe’s waiting on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin
toremind us how to awaken the seeds of wisdom that lie within us and beneath us.
Comeand commune with this majestic creature of the deep.
Bookings required: https://www.trybooking.com/420773
Photo by Josie Russell-Brown
Miriam Pickard is a performance artist and storyteller in mythopoetic and site-specific theatre events. She graduated with a BA in Theatre/Media and received a business Arts Scholarship to complete full-time theatre training in France with Master Clown teacher Philippe Gaulier. Intergenerational relationships and cross-cultural exchange are key components of Miriam’s creative process in her solo and collaborative theatre work. Since 2010 Miriam has collaborated in and documented Intergenerational Warlpiri Women’s Dance Camps along the Tanami in Central Australia where senior women teach songs, dances and stories to their granddaughters. Miriam is also part of an intergenerational performance ensemble trio in Canberra exploring regeneration stories and transformation mysteries from their Western cultural heritage and the nature of transmission of knowledge between generations. Since 2014 Miriam has also been working alongside Internationally acclaimed playwright, Australian cross-cultural theatre practitioner and psychotherapist Craig San Roque in the development of a site-specific theatre trilogy based on the ancient Mediterranean myth of Persephone and Demeter. Part 3 is currently in development.
(Recent publication in PAN Journal ‘Persephone and Me; a personal reflection’ http://panjournal.net/issues/13)