© Photography by Peter Haskin/AJN
© Photography by Peter Haskin
Singing Swallows is a compilation of four Holocaust stories, created for young audiences between the ages of nine and 18 years old. Each story focuses on four different journeys of Jewish children/young adults during the Holocaust. The stories, compiled from interviews with Holocaust survivors are voice recorded by young Jewish children in primary school.
Singing Swallows is a new contemporary way of Holocaust storytelling, achieving to tell the stories without passing on trauma to the audience alongside helping the children engage with the stories as they would with a Holocaust survivor.
Written and Directed by Romi Kupfer
Based on truthful recounts of Holocaust experiences
Sound Design by Justin Gardam
Lighting Design by John Collopy
Set Design by Romi Kupfer
Art Design by Edden Yemini
Special Thanks to MAPA
Venue: Monash University
Date: October 2016
Singing Swallows was initially performed as part of my Honours research inquiry, since then it has been performed multiple times for schools and young audiences.
"I have felt there is a void to sharing these days with younger children, in terms of availing age appropriate, emotionally sensitive material... Romi and her team were able to help us fill that void this year" Rivka Measey Leibler Yavneh College Primary Coordinator of Informal Jewish Education