Written by Andrea Fernandez and Zac James
Directed by Ian Wilkes
Set and costumes by Matt McVeigh
Sound design by Tao Issaro
Age Group: Years K – 6
Dates: 18 May – 3 July 2020 (Term 2) | 20 July – 25 September 2020 (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, Disadvantaged & School bookings in excess of 500 students ($9.90 + GST per student)
Regional Schools – price on application
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org | (08) 9380 3049
Djinda Kaatijin (to understand stars) is a collection of Dreaming stories from various countries around the world.
Set 30,000 years after the Cold Time (Nyitting Time) Weitj (Emu), Dwert (Dingo) and Wardong (Crow) take us on a journey through the milky way to bring the Djinda (stars), which have all started to disappear, back to Noongar boodjar.
Djinda Kaatijin teaches us about the importance of the stars to storytelling, imagination and creativity. By interweaving stories of the Djinda from Spain, India, Scotland and Australia (countries the writers are connected to), it promotes the universal connection we all have to the stars and the idea that we can all share in these stories.
Furthermore, in a society where playing outside and using our imaginations has been replaced with screen time, Djinda Kaatijin aims to send a message to its audiences about the importance of ‘looking up’ from the distractions of the world and appreciate the stars, their stories and our history.
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 bookings for next year! – Alison McAvoy, Boyare Primary School
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.Download Order Form
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