From Campfire to Stage Light

Presented by Jute Theatre Company & Didge-Ralia

Fri 12 Jul
From Campfire to Stage Light

From Campfire to Stage Light

From Campfire to Stage Light is an epic journey toward self-determination and Indigenous pride, as told through the life experience of David Bindi Hudson, well-known and loved cultural leader and global ambassador for Indigenous Australia.

David is the ultimate storyteller, singer-songwriter, dancer, visual artist and actor. The performance is brought to life through storytelling, songs, and extraordinary visual design.

The stories take us from David’s traditional lands to the international mega stages as David traversed the world musically, educating people about his culture. He co-founded the award-winning dance troupe ‘Tjapukai’, whose achievements include being Australia’s longest-running theatrical production. David has emerged as a strong cultural leader with a significant arts practice.

This play, directed by nationally recognised First Nations Director, Isaac Drandic, with music and lyrics by Nereace, Nigel Pegrum and David Bindi Hudson, will take the audience on a culturally rich journey of Far North Queensland and the world.

‘A captivating Indigenous life story told through words and music.’ ArtsHub 

Recommended ages 6+

Fri 12 Jul
Theatre 2
Performance contains theatrical haze and contains voices and images of deceased people.
1 hr 15 mins
Adult $36
Child $25
Senior $32
Student $20
HOTA Member $31
Groups (6+) $32
Fri 12 July - 7:00pm

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Links to Curriculum:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives:
Country/Place, Culture and People.

The Arts: Drama 7-10
Investigate the ways that drama created and/or performed by First Nations Australians celebrates and challenges multiple perspectives of Australian identity

The Arts: Music 7-10
Investigate the ways that First Nations Australian performers and/or composers celebrate and challenge multiple perspectives of Australian identity through music

General Drama 11-1

Unit 1: Share and Unit 3: Challenge:
Discuss and reflect on the process of storytelling and its value in diverse cultural contexts, including Aboriginal cultures, Torres Strait Islander cultures and/or Asia–Pacific cultures, in contemporary and historical contexts, and from a range of perspectives.

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social.

Cross-Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

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