Kaarla Kaatijin

Written by Zac James Directed by Ian Wilkes

   
   
Year Level  K - 6
   
Venue  School Incursion
   
Term 2 Dates Metro Tour  11 June - 29 June
   
Term 3 Dates Metro Tour  16 July - 3 August
   
Dates Gascoine Tour  28 May - 8 June
   
Duration 45mins + 10min Q&A
   
Cost $11 (Including GST) per student
  10% discount for Waterwise and Disadvantaged schools.
   
Learning Areas  Arts,  English, HASS, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, Sustainability
   
Education Kit  Included
   
Bookings  education@yirrayaakin.com.au or 9380 3049
   
   

Following the success of Boodjar Kaatijin in 2017, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is proud to present our 2018 primary school show Kaarla Kaatijin.

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to 'understand fire') will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way.

Come on a journey into the lives of Djitty Djitty (Willy Wagtail), Kulbardi (Magpie), Yonga (Kangaroo) and many more familiar friends as they explore the importance of Kaarla (Fire) in the next chapter of Yirra Yaakin’s immersive Kaatijin series.

Travelling through four different stories, audiences will learn about Meeka, Kaarla and Djitty Djitty the Brave, How the Magpie and Crow Got Their Colour and Songs and How We Made Fire.

Through a mix of traditional Noongar dreaming stories and contemporary Indigenous storytelling, Kaarla Kaatijin explores the importance of re spiritually and practically as well as unpacking what it means to be a strong, centred individual learning about the world. 

“What a fantastic incursion we were treated to. Thank you. Compliments to all the performers as they had the children eating out of their hands and were amazing. Great story tellers!” - Teacher, Ilawarra Primary School