Venue: King St Arts Centre
20 – 24 April 2020 (Auditions Week)
27 April – 29 June 2020 (Weekly Rehearsals) | 6 – 10 July (Performance Opportunities)
We acknowledge the following partners, whose support makes this program possible:
About the Program
Following the success of our Junior Sonneteers Program, 2020 will see the expansion of our Youth Ensemble through a collaboration between Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, WAYTCo and Propel Youth Arts WA.
Driven by the sharing of Noongar language and culture, the program will provide participants with the opportunity to receive intensive individual development in theatre making, performance and language skills at a professional level.
Successful participants will partake in a series of workshops and rehearsals leading to a number of curated public performance opportunities.
As a member of the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble participants will gain access to training with industry leaders including performance preparation, vocal techniques, movement techniques / physicality, Noongar language (comprehension and articulation), acting techniques (various forms and styles), monologues, dialogues and ensemble work, embodiment of text and Noongar physical theatre processes.
In addition to providing people with opportunities to participate in the arts, the Youth Ensemble program is also an avenue in promoting the sustainability of one of the oldest languages on the planet, while promoting cultural awareness and reconciliation, along with a greater sense of connection and understanding of the community they live in.
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