Theatre reminds of centenary
A street theatre performance developed to recognise the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which brought an end to World War One was held in Warragul’as Civic Park recently.
Armistice Living Tribute involved professional circus artists performing acrobatics alongside the Warragul Municipal Band.
The performance aimed to encourage people to think about the significance of the Armistice and what they will be doing on Remembrance Day, which this year marks the centenary of the armistice.
The show tells the story of Australia’s military musicians who from 1914 until 1966, had two roles to play.
They were both members of the military band and stretcher-bearers and medics who served under fire.
It was a tradition that Australia inherited from the British army, but one that the Anzac musicians made their own.
Musicians served in combat in all of Australia’s wars, until the practice ceased in 1967 during the Vietnam War.
Members of the band of 5 RAR were the last musicians to serve in combat positions.
Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci said the performance provided a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate our common heritage and values.
The street theatre performance wa ssupported by the state government as the final event of the four-year Anzac Centenary campaign.
The community can join the conversation about the Armistice centenary by using the hashtag #ArmisticeVictoria on social media.
Above: Fire added to the spectacle during The Armistice Living Tribute performance.Right: The performance included professional circus artists performing acrobatics.
The Warragul Municipal Band supported The Armistice Living Tribute performance.