Touring

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company strives to deliver a diverse and high quality education program of performances and activities that promote respect, pride and cultural strength to all students across Western Australia. We believe cultural empowerment is the basis of a healthy, sustainable community and provides the building blocks on which other key messages can be delivered to the community.

Thanks to generous donors we are able to offer subsidised workshops to a limited number of metro and regional students in 2017 including:

 

Culture 2.0 Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture

Year Level 1 - 12

Venue School Incursion

Dates
Metro
12 - 30 June / 5 - 22 September / 7 - 24 November

Regional
Pilbara 10 - 20 October

Learning Areas
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures
 
Bookings education@yirrayaakin.com.au

Culture 2.0 Brochure

Across 3 x 1 hour sessions students will explore questions relating to culture and their experience of it - What does culture mean to you? How does this affect you, your family, your community? What is the role of the past in defining the present? Initiated by these discussions students will then work collaboratively to develop performance outcomes.













Sonnets in Noongar

Year Level 10 - 12

Venue School Incursion

Dates
Metro
15 - 25 August / 17 - 27 October

Learning Areas
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures
 
Bookings education@yirrayaakin.com.au

Sonnets in Noongar Brochure

Across 3x1 hour sessions, students are introduced to the basics of Noongar language, learn how the Sonnets were created and translated, and are given an introduction into the new and emerging poetry of the Noongar language. The program aims to create a better understanding of Noongar culture and the process of adaptation, whilst providing students with a meaningful introduction and engagement with Noongar Language.

     
     
     
     
Boodjar Kaatijin

Year Level K - 6

Venue School Incursion

Dates
Metro
1 - 19 May / 12 - 30 June

Regional
Kalgoorlie 22 - 26 May / Albany 29 - 2 June
Geraldton 6 - 9 June
 
Learning Areas
Arts / English / HASS
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures
 
Education Kit Included

SEASON FINISHED

Based on Noongar knowledge and storytelling, audiences will learn about The First Sunrise; The Creation of Kings Park; How the Kangaroo Got its Colour; How the Echidna Got Its Spikes and The Creation of Wave Rock and the Stars. This production continues Yirra Yaakin’s involvement in connecting the young with important cultural knowledge and sharing of important messages of caring for country, environmental sustainability and cultural awareness