Moorditj Wirlya | Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture Workshops

‘Moorditj Wirlya’ (Strong Heart) uses elements of Forum Theatre to empower young people to explore their definitions of culture, and where they see themselves in a wider Australian cultural context.

Age: 13+ (Years 8 – 11)
Group Size:
30
Venue: 
Metro Schools Incursion
Dates: 
22 July – 30 August
Cost:
 Advantaged schools $1800 (+GST) | Disadvantaged schools $1200 (+GST)

Curriculum Links: English, Drama, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

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What’s Involved

Moorditj Wirlya | Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture Workshops use elements of Forum Theatre to empower young people to explore their definitions of culture, and where they see themselves in a wider Australian cultural context.

Presented by Zac James, Wongi/Yamatji actor and writer, the program is designed for students in years 8 – 12 English or Drama to create short dramatic works around the ideas of culture, identity and belonging.

Across 6 x 2 hour sessions, students will explore a range of themes and issues around the notion of culture, belonging and identity.

In a collaborative framework, students will then explore and develop performance outcomes initiated by these discussions using Forum Theatre devising techniques.

The purpose of these workshops is to empower students to share and celebrate their cultural identities and heritage in a culturally safe space whilst exploring how they can build resilience and strength through a sense of identity and cultural empowerment.

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