Yo Did­dle Did­dle, a show for lit­tle

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - EVENTS LIFE -

COW, Cat and a dog named Hous­ton are set to bring the farm to life in a hip-hop in­fused ad­ven­ture when Yo

Did­dle Did­dle per­forms at The Events Cen­tre, Caloun­dra on Fri­day at 10am.

Ex­plor­ing the theme of re­silience, the fun-filled Yo

Did­dle Did­dle is the first work by Patch’s new artis­tic direc­tor Naomi Edwards.

The show is in­spired by the hi­lar­i­ous rhyme and rhythm of Tony Wil­son and Laura Wood’s book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon.

“Cow dreams of the

im­pos­si­ble, she wants to jump the moon. I wanted to make a show which ex­plores re­silience for our 4-8-year-old au­di­ence,” direc­tor of Yo Did­dle Did­dle

Naomi Edwards said.

“When I found Tony Wil­son’s book The Cow Tripped Over the Moon ,I

knew I had found our

in­spi­ra­tion.”

Multi award win­ning pro­ducer DJ TR!P takes to the stage as ‘Hous­ton’ the DJ’ing dog.

He’s joined by a cast in­clud­ing Jo Stone as ‘Cat’ and Ash­ton Mal­colm as ‘Cow’.

“Hip-hop was cho­sen as the mu­sic art form be­cause it em­bod­ies re­silience. We de­cided early on that the only melody we would use in the show was the melody of the tra­di­tional nurs­ery rhyme,” Naomi said.

“This lim­i­ta­tion forced us to find in­ven­tive ways to use that melody to ex­press happiness, sad­ness, fear and celebration.

“The mythol­ogy of hip-hop is born from re­silience, sto­ry­telling, of ris­ing up against ad­ver­sity and us­ing lan­guage, rhythm and rhyme to write your way out of a sit­u­a­tion.” Yo Did­dle Did­dle is the first of four works by new artis­tic direc­tor Naomi Edwards, who has spent the past two years re­search­ing the core val­ues of what chil­dren need to suc­ceed.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

FOR THE KIDS: Yo Did­dle Did­dle per­forms at The Events Cen­tre, Caloun­dra.

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