Djinda Kaatijin

Djinda Kaatijin (which in Noongar means ‘to understand stars’) is the next exciting installment in Yirra Yaakin’s series of productions for young people.

Dates: 4 June onwards | Venue: School Incursion

Djinda Kaatijin

Written by Andrea Fernandez

Age Group: Years K – 6

Dates: 4 June – 6 July (Term 2) | 22 July – 9 August (Term 3)

Venue: Metro Schools Incursion

Duration: 45mins + 10min Q&A

Students numbers: 50 (min) – 150 (max)

Curriculum Links: Arts, English, HASS, Science, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

Prices: $11 (+ GST) per student

10% discount for Waterwise and Disadvantaged schools ($9.90 + GST per student)

25% discount for schools booking in excess of 500 students ($8.25 + GST per student)

Regional Schools – price on application

Bookings: education@yirrayaakin.com.au | (08) 9380 3049

Synopsis

Synopsis

Djinda Kaatijin (which in Noongar means ‘to understand stars’) is the next exciting installment in Yirra Yaakin’s series of productions for young people.

Through a mix of traditional Noongar dreaming stories and contemporary Indigenous storytelling, Djinda Kaatijin explores the importance of the stars and how they are culturally important to us all.

Join Weitj (Emu), Dwert (Dingo) and Wardong (Crow) as they take us on a journey through the milky way to learn about the Seven Sisters (Pleiades) while interweaving star stories from around Australia and the world, including stories from India, Spain and England as well as Noongar Boodjar. After all, it’s all our stars. It’s all our dreaming.

It was a splendid performance. Absolutely thrilled kids and adults alike. The performers are very skilled and highly personable. They are each quite remarkable. The stories are powerfully poignant and so beautifully contemporised. Thanks once again for sharing such joy and learning. We look forward to next year! Denise Stone, Spearwood Alternative School

Wow!!! What an absolutely amazing performance yesterday. The children and staff were enthralled and engaged the whole way through. It was a very professional performance with people who obviously have a passion for their work. We are already discussing booking your company for next year. Alison McAvoy, Boyare Primary School

Education Kits

Education Kits are provided free of charge with any booking of this play. They are also available for individual purchase at $30.00 + GST (plus postage).

If you are interested in purchasing an Education Kit, please complete an Order Form and return it to our Education Manager.

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