Kaarla Kaatijin

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to ‘understand fire’) will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way.

Time: 11 June onwards | Venue: School Incursion

Kaarla Kaatijin

Venue: School Incursion

When: 11 June onwards

Prices: $11 (Incl GST) per student

Directed by Ian Wilkes

Written by Zac James

Synopsis

Synopsis

Following the success of Boodjar Kaatijin in 2017, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company is proud to present our 2018 primary school show Kaarla Kaatijin.

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to ‘understand fire’) will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way.

Come on a journey into the lives of Djitty Djitty (Willy Wagtail), Kulbardi (Magpie), Yonga (Kangaroo) and many more familiar friends as they explore the importance of Kaarla (Fire) in the next chapter of Yirra Yaakin’s immersive Kaatijin series.

Travelling through four different stories, audiences will learn about Meeka, Kaarla and Djitty Djitty the Brave, How the Magpie and Crow Got Their Colour and Songs and How We Made Fire.

Through a mix of traditional Noongar dreaming stories and contemporary Indigenous storytelling, Kaarla Kaatijin explores the importance of fire spiritually and practically as well as unpacking what it means to be a strong, centred individual learning about the world.

“What a fantastic incursion we were treated to. Thank you. Compliments to all the performers as they had the children eating out of their hands and were amazing. Great story tellers!” – Teacher, Ilawarra Primary School

Education Kits

Year Level: K – 6
Venue: School Incursion
Dates:
Term 2 Dates Metro Tour – 11 June – 29 June
Term 3 Dates Metro Tour – 16 July – 3 August
Dates Gascoine Tour – 28 May – 8 June
Duration: 45mins + 10min Q&A

Cost: $11 (Incl GST) per student
10% discount for Waterwise and Disadvantaged schools.
Learning Areas: Arts,  English, HASS, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Histories & Cultures, Sustainability
Education Kit: Included
Bookings: education@yirrayaakin.com.au or 9380 3049

2018 Education Performances

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