Ngalaka Daa Ensemble
Ngalaka Daa means “our tongue” in Noongar.
The Ngalaka Daa Ensemble is a program presented in collaboration with WA Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo).
Driven by the sharing of Noongar language and culture, the program will provide participants with the opportunity to receive intensive development in theatre making, performance and language skills at a professional level.
Successful participants will partake in an intense series of workshops and rehearsals leading to a number of curated public performance opportunities.
As a member of the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble, participants will gain access to training with industry leaders including performance preparation, vocal techniques, movement techniques / physicality, Noongar language (comprehension and articulation), acting techniques (various forms and styles), monologues, dialogues and ensemble work, embodiment of text and Noongar physical theatre processes.
In addition to providing people with opportunities to participate in the arts, the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble program is also an avenue in promoting the sustainability of one of the oldest languages in the world, while promoting cultural awareness and reconciliation, along with a greater sense of connection and understanding of the communities they live in.
Auditions for the 2021 Ngalaka Daa Ensemble are now closed.
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