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View from the Magpie's Nest 

A new dance work in six parts by
Naomi Lake and Jonathan Brain,
choreographed by
Emily O'Brien.

A Breaksea commission as part of the View from the Magpie's Nest 2021 Festival. “As the sun rises over Middleton Beach, the morning warble of the magpies can be heard. High above the ground, in the branch of a Norfolk Pine, sits a lonely, young magpie. She is searching for a mate and dreaming of a family of her own”

Story by ~ Naomi Lake

Music by ~ Jonathan Brain

Choreography ~ Emily O’Brien and Rita Cobussen

Performed by the Let’s Shine (ALOTCo) disability performance group. 

Project facilitated by Janet McArtney with writing mentorship by Dianne Wolfer.

View from the Magpie's Nest is made possible by the support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest, Regional Arts WA, City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany Entertainment Centre, Let’s Shine (Albany Light Opera & Theatre Co.) and Peter Watson.