ERTH is a company fuelled by beautiful accidents; a team of creators, makers and performers pushing the limits of design, content and experience. For over twenty five years ERTH’s puppetry-based theatrical productions and innovative community projects have challenged and inspired audiences across the world, driven by a special interest in natural history, folklore, sociology and urban mythology. Today the company is recognised internationally as an innovator of physical and visual theatre, and a creator of brave, unbridled work for children.
ERTH’s work tours year round internationally, has featured in all major Australian arts festivals, and has appeared at international events including the Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Hong Kong Fringe, Galway Arts Festival (IR), Stockton International Riverside Festival (UK), Singapore Arts Festival, the Festival of Arts & Ideas (USA), Shanghai World Expo, the opening of the Mall of Qatar (UAE), and the Hampyeong Butterfly Festival (South Korea). ERTH’s studio and workshop custom builds specialist creations for clients that have included the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Sydney Olympic Games, Vivid Sydney, the Centenary of Federation, the Department of Communications and the Arts, Performing Lines and The Empire Strips Back, and the company has long standing creative relationships with major museums across Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
In the company’s ongoing push to explore boundaries and devise new work, 2017 saw the premiere of birdfoxmonster – a multi-sensorial dining experience and collaboration between Erth and Studio A, which took take place at Carriageworks in the second half of the year, and the release of Prehistoric VR - a 360 degree virtual reality short film for children created in partnership with renowned Australian film director Samantha Lang, and based on Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium.