The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

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Racing Pulse, Riverside & Belvoir in Association with STARTTS

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 09 May - 18 May 2013

Yarrie grew up in a camp in Guinea. She is doing her HSC. Aminata is from Sierra Leone. She is an ambassador for the UNHCR. Big Mama Rosemary is from Kenya. She is a community leader and she knows how to live. Yordy was a child soldier. Now she’s the mother of four amazing kids. They are one half of The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe and they would like to welcome you into their worlds.

These marvelous women turn their extraordinary and sometimes harrowing stories of survival into a joyous theatre of humanity. With the help of four other African women – singers and dancers and actors – the ladies are going to take this great opportunity to be who they want, say what they want, and become as amazing as they can. This is how they celebrate a new beginning in a land of refuge.

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is a celebration of women, human rights, laughter, and resilience. With a bit of sage advice on hair care.

Find out more about The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe stories on SBS: SBS Insight: African Refugees Turn Trauma into Theatre

WRITER & DIRECTOR: Ros Horin
DEVISERS & PERFORMERS: Yarrie Bangura, Aminata Conteh, Aminata Doumbia, Yordanos Haile-Michael, Rosemary Kariuki, Tariro Mavondo, Effie Nkrumah, Nancy Denis
DANCERS: Eden Dessalegn, Lisa Viola
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/MOVEMENT: Lucia Mastrantone
SINGER/SONGWRITER: Aminata Doumbia
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Nicholas Rayment
MUSICAL DIRECTOR & COMPOSER: Basil Hogios
SOUND DESIGNER & ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Steve Toulmin
DRAMATURG: Natalia Savvides and Yana Taylor
SET DESIGNER: Daniel Potra
ASSOCIATE SET DESIGNER: Emma Kingsbury
COSTUME DESIGNER: Emma Kingsbury
VIDEO DESIGNER: Mic Gruchy
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Justine Kerrigan
PRODUCER: Michelle Kotevski
REHEARSAL PHOTOGRAPHS: Lisa Tomasetti

A co-production between Racing Pulse, Riverside and Belvoir in association with NSW Service for the rehabilitation and treatment of refugees (STARTTS). Supported by Amnesty International.

Dates & Times:
6:30pm, Thursday 9 May 2013
7:30pm, Friday 10 May 2013
7:30pm, Saturday 11 May 2013
7:30pm, Tuesday 14 May 2013
7:30pm, Wednesday 15 May 2013
6:30pm, Thursday 16 May 2013
7:30pm, Friday 17 May 2013
2:15pm, Saturday 18 May 2013
7:30pm, Saturday 18 May 2013

Tickets:
Adult $47, Conc. $42, F/T Student $30, Youth 30&U $37*
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Duration

1 hour and 40 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Adult $47
Concession $42
F/T Student $30
Youth 30&U $37

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