In March 2017, Thea Rossen and Hamish Upton from Ad Lib Collective collaborated with high-school students from Castlemaine Secondary College, international choreographer Robby Graham and the Festival Directors to present the Opening of the Castlemaine State Festival.


'We have had an incredible time developing the live percussion elements of the show with this amazing team of people. Our rehearsal period has been running since November 2016, and culminated in the Opening of the festival March 2017. Here are some snaps from our workshop sessions and the media launch.' 

It was thrilling to perform for over 1000 people at the Opening of the Festival. Here are some snaps from the show.