This is a War Zone, Baby -- Improvise! is an ongoing development since 1999. Aviva has performed various incarnations of the show, as a one-woman show, and with accompaniment.
International Oral History Association Congress, Barcelona, 2014 (excerpts, together with director, Anne-Louise Rentell from Merrigong Theatre Company);
Illawarra Folk Festival, 2014;
Older Womens Network International Women's Day guest at the Phoenix Theatre, Coniston, 2014;
Merrigong Theatre Company ongoing development support from 2010, culminating in her performances in Studio Sessions, 2013; Accompanied by the band, No See Dolly and Vietnamese musician, Henry Phan, Nexus Multicultural Arts' Centre, 2002,
Adelaide Fringe and High Beam Festivals, 2000.
This is a War Zone, Baby -- Improvise! script development with Vitalstastix Women's Theatre Group, Stage 2 Mentorship from the National Playwrights' Centre, Adelaide, 1999. Aviva received considerable support through the South Australian Writers' Theatre and South Australia Writers' Centre, 1996-2006, including radio script cell development, Beyond Forgiveness, and public reading at the Bakehouse Theatre, Adelaide.
Shebada, Kiama, New South Wales 2008 (with assistance from Kiama Municipal Council's Cultural Contributions grant)
Soft of Hearing, radio drama with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National, 2002. Soft of Hearing was the ABC's entry in the Original Drama Category at the Prix Italia International Playwriting Competition and received a Special Mention, Palermo Italy, 2002.
Viva Aviva, Dunolly, Central Victoria, 1991
The Energy Exchange, with support from Stichting voor Toneel- en Operetta, and the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, 1979
Audio recordings of Aviva's tone poems:
There's No Such Thing as a Whole Hole; Many Happy Returns, Eternal Nomad, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1990;
Humanosaurus, 1990 (all broadcast on ABC radio.)
Listen to Humanosaurus below
Aviva Sheb'a: Humanosaurus Concept, text and all vocals
Greg Rosser: Saxophone, synthesiser
Orlando Allen: Percussion
Harry Williamson: Synthesiser and Engineering
Recorded at Spring Studio, Melbourne, November 1990.
Improvising in Barcelona - Aviva Sheb'a - (see table of contents, Reports and Projects, for the link to the report). Aviva's report on her presentation at the International Oral History Association Congress, Barcelona, July 2014, her Amsterdam Oral History talkfest, and beyond.
Performing Oral History PDF file or go to Voiceprint and look under CONTENTS for Reports and Projects, click on 'Why I love performing oral history. Power and Democracy: the many voices of Oral History. XVIII IOHA Conference. 9 - 12 of July. Poder i Democracia: les multiples veus de la Historia Oral. XVIII Congres de la IOHA. Barcelona, 9 - 12 de juliol de 2014
Oral History Australia report on the International Oral History Association, Barcelona 2014.
On Breasts and Brasseries (Part 1) and On Breasts and Brasseries (Part 2)
Dance and Self Image Moving Ahead (Part 1) Pandora Vol. 10 #1, 1994 and Dance and Self Image Moving Ahead (Part 2) Pandora Vol. 10 #1, 1994.- First presented as a paper at the 12th Congress of the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women, Hilton Hotel, Melbourne, 1993.
The Most Beautiful Woman Pandora Journal No, 7, 1996