Wed 14 - Sat 17 Sep


Saltbush is an immersive and interactive journey through the culture and language of Aboriginal Australia.

The narrative centres on the journey of two friends and their spiritual guide on foot as they cross Australian landscapes – river country, an urban landscape, desert and the sea. The journey is one of discovering the land, growing an understanding and acknowledging how it challenges or provokes personal journeys.

Children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them, providing a unique immersive experience. Saltbush combines immersive projection, sensors and infrared cameras, which allow the children to participate in the production.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Insite Arts and Compagnia TPO.

'Children’s theatre doesn’t get any better than this. This inspired array of Italian and Aboriginal artists is the perfect fusion of dance, art and breathtaking digital design.' Sunday Mail
'Created for children aged four to eight, the show is an impressive and ingenious combination of modern technology with the traditions of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures of Australia.' Herald Scotland
'A sumptuous interactive journey of movement and colour through Aboriginal Australia.'
Wed 14 - Sat 17 Sep
Theatre 2
Kids and Families
All tickets $22.50
HOTA Member $17
Student Group (6+) $15
Wed 14 September - 1:00pm
Thu 15 September - 10:30am & 1:00pm
Fri 16 September - 10:30am & 1:00pm
Sat 17 September - 10:30am & 1:00pm
Co-Artistic Directors: Davide Venturini, Jason Cross
Dramaturgy: Sasha Zahra
Composer: Lou Bennett (Yorta Yorta/ Dja Dja Wurrung)
Choreographers: Deon Hastie (Tjapukai), Anna Balducci
Dancers: [Names to be provided]
Visual Artist and Designer: Delwyn Mannix (Wangkangurru)
Visual Designer: Elsa Mersi
Technical Designer: Rossano Monti
Sound Designer: Spartaco Cortesi
TPO Manager: Valentina Martini
Producer: Insite Arts/ Jason Cross


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