Djinda Kaatijin

Djinda Kaatijin (which in Noongar means ‘to understand stars’) is back in 2020 after a sell-out schools season in 2019.

Dates: 10 August onwards | Venue: School Incursion

Djinda Kaatijin

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

 

Synopsis

Synopsis

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

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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