The Hum
GzAp Collective
premiered at SummerWorks 2015

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A Theatre Gargantua SideStream Cycle with the GzAp Collective
Text by Julia Aplin with John Gzowski and Jenny Aplin; Directed by Jacquie PA Thomas; Performed by Julia Aplin, John Gzowski, and Jenny Aplin; Dramaturgy and Set Design by Michael Spence; Produced and Assistant Directed by Yolanda Ferrato
“Listen. Can you hear it?”
Julia, John and Jenny invite you on a voyage from their living room couch to the galaxy stars.
Inspired by 10-year old Jenny’s paintings, this is a story of connections to family, the environment and life told through text, music, dance and drawing. It is an exploration of tuning into the connection itself; or in the words of a child, to the hum of the Earth.
Like her parents, dancer Julia Aplin and musician John Gzowski, Jenny explores big ideas through art. Her drawings focus on how we, and everything in nature, are made from the same elements, all from recycled stardust.
Jenny is part of a generation growing up at the world’s tipping point, for whom climate change is the defining issue, and who will find her way in the world she inherits.
The Hum is a playful exchange between science, art and family.
For over 20 years, Theatre Gargantua has been creating original multi-disciplinary works, and recently introduced the SideStream Cycle, to support associate artists whose work challenges form and strives for excellence. We proudly partner with the GzAp Collective: composer John Gzowski, choreographer Julia Aplin and their daughter Jenny Aplin. Multi-award-winning artists John and Julia have worked together since 1996 and created over 25 collaborations. Their work is based in dance and music and is always morphing to suit the collective’s current curiosities.

see some video of John and Julia’s GzAp past work