Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ngalaka Daa Ensemble has been restructured to a new format and has been postponed.
REVISED DATES: 29 June – 4 September (Language Lessons) | 7 – 25 September (x 2 Weekly Rehearsals) | 29 September – 8 October (Intensive Rehearsals & Performance Opportunity). ORIGINAL DATES: 27 April – 29 June 2020 (Weekly Rehearsals) | 6 – 10 July (Performance Opportunities).
Age: 15 – 26
(younger artists who show maturity may be considered)
Venue: King St Arts Centre
April 24 2020, 5pm | Audition Submission Deadline
The deadline for audition submissions is now past.
29 June – 4 September 2020 | Language Lessons
This part of the program, which focuses on the learning of Noongar language, will now be delivered via a live online learning platform.
7 – 25 September 2020 | Rehearsals (x 2 Weekly Rehearsals)
29 September – 8 October 2020 | Intensive Rehearsals & Performance Opportunity
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 public performance opportunity.
Ngalaka Daa means “our tongue” in Noongar. 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 Ngalaka Daa Ensemble is an avenue to ensure 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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