|Performance date||September, 1996|
|Venue||Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Victoria|
SWIM continued Handspan's tradition of participation in the Melbourne Fringe Festival Parade and built on the success of Handspan's 1995 award winning parade entry Enrapture.
Students from Swinburne University’s Small Theatre Production course, with Handspan members and a new generation of their offspring, participated in the creation and performance of the production led by Katrina Gaskell, Alison Bogg and Megan Cameron.
SWIM as its title suggested represented swimming in many of its forms. Large processional puppet fish were made from cane frames, covered with paper and painted in tropical fish patterns and colours. Puppeteers wearing an array of outlandish beach attire, goggles, flippers and the like manipulated the fish.
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