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

Written by Zac James

Directed by Ian Wilkes

Age Group: Years K – 6

Dates: 11 June – 29 June (Term 2) | 16 July – 3 August (Term 3)

Venue: Metro Schools Incursion

Duration: 45mins + 10min Q&A

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

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

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

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

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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E: education@yirrayaakin.com.au | T: 9380 3049

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