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Friday’s 4 the locals: Tony Childs’ global dream

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‘You come up with the notions,’ says Ms Childs. ‘Maybe it’s breakfast in bed with me, or a sleep over, or people can send me a photograph and I’ll paint their portrait. I need to raise $100,000 to pay for 14 animators to create interactive visuals and 3D mapping for an immersive music driven experience! It’s going to be like Ted Talks meets music!’

Childs’ very ambitious project is inspired by her belief that the planet needs to start looking at itself from a more personal perspective.

‘There’s a connection between our brains and our planet. We resonate at the same hertz level and all life exists on that level. The show I am creating is a celebration of who we are in this amazing construct of reality and what we have done here over millennia. Our boundaries are disappearing and we are coming together as individuals. What we need to ask is how are we going to grow? I want Citizens of the Planet Live Experience to give people a whole new perspective. I want to blast the doors off the cages of personal limitation.’

While the show is epic in nature and is being designed for 2,500 seat venues, Toni and her production team are working towards a May deadline for the world premiere in the Byron shire.

‘We are looking for an aeroplane hanger to rent as a space. Something we can stretch out in. But what we need first is the animation. That is the longest part of the process. It will take two and a half months and if we are going to showcase by May we need to kick that off now.’

Toni is putting out the global call for crowd funding. The catch is if $100,000 is not raised by March 9, the pledges are no longer valid. Toni has raised well over $10,000 so far. Help her meet her goal and realise her creative vision for the planet!

Go to her kickstarter campaign on www.kickstarter.com/projects/tonichilds/citizens-of-the-planet-live-e.


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