Young NIDA Director’s Sixth Scent
If you’ve been lucky enough to secure a ticket to Dot and the Kangaroo, one of NIDA’s 2016 Directors' and Designers' Productions, you’ll find yourself transported back to a simpler time, through your eyes, ears … and nose.
Master of Fine Arts (Directing) student, Warwick Doddrell, not only utilised puppetry and musical theatre to bring his adaptation of the classic Australian story to life, but also directed scent into the production.
‘Atomisers will fill the space with a bespoke scent called Dot and the Kangaroo Number Five,’ says Warwick. ‘I wanted to take the audience into their memories of camping out in the Australian bush, to evoke a simpler time. Scent is a key piece of that puzzle.’
Artisan Perfumer Jocelyn Fullerton, of Sydney’s Cult of Scent, was guest lecturer in the Contextualising Practice element of our Directing course this year. She created six scents for Warwick to choose from.
‘Some were wetter, woodier, drier, darker,’ Warwick said. ‘I chose Number Five, after asking a lot of people in the foyer at NIDA to smell the options and tell me what they felt. It really takes you to a different place.'
You can book your tickets to see Warwick’s child-friendly adaptation of Dot and the Kangaroo here.
Running from 30 November to 3 December, NIDA's 2016 Directors' and Designers' Production Season also includes Plaza Suite – Visitor from Mamaroneck; there will be a climax; All That Glitters; The Yellow Wallpaper and A Clockwork Orange.