Ngalaka Daa Ensemble

Description

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.

Details

AUDITIONS
30 April
5pm – 8pm

Video audition submissions are also accepted.

WORKSHOPS
4 May – 29 June | Weekly on Tuesdays
4.30pm – 7.30pm

INTENSIVE REHEARSAL PERIOD
5 – 7 July

PERFORMANCE
7 July

COST
FREE

AGE: 15 – 26
VENUE: WAYTCo, King Street Arts Centre

TEAM
Della Rae Morrison
James Berlyn (Artistic Director of WAYTCo)

Auditions

Auditions for the 2021 Ngalaka Daa Ensemble are now open.

Learn more and apply

 

 

Contact

For more information please contact:

E: projects@yirrayaakin.com.au or producer@yirrayaakin.com.au
P: (08) 9380 3040

 

Acknowledgements

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company would like to thank the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble co-presenters, WA Youth Theatre Company.

 

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company would like to thank Woodside, Wesfarmers Arts, and Healthway for their support of this program.

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