Category Archives: Theatre

Indigenous Languages in the theatre

In the last few years I have been to see a number of plays where the main language has been an Indigenous Language.  The first play I would like to talk about is a play called Ngapartji Ngapartji – meaning … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s love sonnets in Noongar language

Perth-based theatre company Yirra Yaakin will be performing some Noongar language translations of Shakespeare’s love sonnets as part of the Cultural Olympiad in London in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games this year. Shakespeare’s works will be performed … Continue reading

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Bloodland is a play currently running at the Adelaide Festival. The play is a work from the Bangala Dance group so has both dance, dialogue and music and was first performed in Sydney. The play is set in a Yolgnu … Continue reading

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Radio Plays in Yolngu Matha

There was a really great story on ABC Radio National’s AWAYE program on Saturday night about a project that the Aboriginal Resource Development Services Inc. (ARDS) is working on at the moment. It’s a series of 4 radio plays in … Continue reading

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‘The Seven Stages of Grieving’

(I have just spoken to Nick today, who is going to try and upload the footage I have from the play. Because of copyright issues I can’t put it on youtube sorry, so Nick said he would try and put … Continue reading

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Language and the Arts

Amelia: For the past 8 years or so, a community arts company called big hART has been working on a project in Alice Springs, writing and producing theatre in the Pitjantjatjara Language. They have been performing their work around the … Continue reading

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