27 October - 5 November 2016
Subiaco Arts Centre
Boodja Kaatijin will be the third instalment of the successful Kaatijin series of new works for families and younger audiences. Just as Kep Kaatijin was about understanding water and Kaarla Kaatijin about understanding fire, Boodjar Kaatijin incorporates live music with storytelling to share Noongar understanding of the Earth and country. This new work is based on the creation stories in and around the Perth metropolitan area, so by sharing stories from our local region, we hope to give audiences in Perth a glimpse of the cultural significance of the places in which we live.
Using puppets, masks and glow in the dark elements, adults and children alike will be spellbound by this third instalment of the Kaatijin Series.
Through a collection of four stories based on Noongar knowledge and storytelling, audiences will learn about The First Sunrise; The Creation of Kings Park and How the Kangaroo Got It’s Colour; How the Echidna Got It’s Spikes; and The Creation of Wave Rock and the Stars.
Written and directed by Ian Wilkes, with an array of Australian animal characters played by Amy Wilkes, Rubeun Yorkshire and Aaron Wilkes, Boodjar Kaatijin (to understand land/earth) brings to life stories collected from our Noongar Elders.
This production continues Yirra Yaakin’s involvement in connecting the very young with important cultural knowledge and stories about our region. Sharing important messages of caring for country, environmental sustainability and cultural awareness.
Written & Directed by Ian Wilkes
Starring Amy Smith, Rubeun Yorkshire & Aaron Wilkes
Set & Costume Designer Matthew McVeigh
Sound Designer James Taylor
Lighting Designer Chloe Ogilvie
Stage Manager Jenny Poh
Suitable for audiences aged 4+
|Thursday||27 October 2016||10:00 am|
|Thursday||27 October 2016||01:00 pm|
|Friday||28 October 2016||10:00 am|
|Friday||28 October 2016||01:00 pm|
|Saturday||29 October 2016||10:00 am|
|Saturday||29 October 2016||01:00 pm|
|Sunday||30 October 2016||10:00 am|
|Sunday||30 October 2016||01:00 pm|
|Monday||31 October 2016||10:00 am|
|Monday||31 October 2016||01:00 pm|
|Tuesday||01 November 2016||10:00 am|
|Tuesday||01 November 2016||01:00 pm|
|Wednesday||02 November 2016||10:00 am|
|Wednesday||02 November 2016||01:00 pm|
|Thursday||03 November 2016||10:00 am|
|Thursday||03 November 2016||01:00 pm|
|Friday||04 November 2016||10:00 am|
|Friday||04 November 2016||01:00 pm|
|Saturday||05 November 2016||10:00 am|
|Saturday||05 November 2016||01:00 pm|
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Yirra Yaakin website.