Written by Jason De Santis, Directed by Eamon Flack
ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY DARWIN FESTIVAL, TOURED BY PERFORMING LINES FOR BLAK LINES
Goosebump-raising, joyful and emotional, Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui bursts with songs and puppetry, as it mixes the enchanting tradition of European fairy tales with the Creation characters and stories of the Tiwi Islands.
Narrated by Jarparra the Moon Man, this is the tale of a young girl and her experiences with the spirit-beings of a mystical land. In the tradition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by the Brothers Grimm, Wulamanayuwi, daughter of a Tiwi warrior, runs away from her evil stepmother to a land of water spirits, dingoes, wallabies and frogs. Guided by a white cockatoo, Wulamanayuwi meets the mischievous spirits; the Seven Pamanui, who, in a quest to seek revenge and justice, lead her back home via a path of myth and magic, disaster and adventure.
This fast paced and visually layered story uses a delightful swag of mixed media to bring the characters and stories to life; puppets, projection, lighting, pantomime, song — even drag. Mostly performed in English, the play also incorporates Tiwi language, song and dance.
WARNING: HAZE IS USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 3 – 8
From the Education Coordinator…
Doing a unit on fairy tales? Why not introduce some indigenous content? This show is a fun, lively and multi art-form merging of the traditions of European fairytale and indigenous dream time stories. Clever use of rhyme, movement and puppetry and well as a ‘heroes and villains’ plot will have your students completely enthralled while they learn about the structure of narrative and conventions storytelling and how they apply not just to modern stories written in books, but to ancient storytelling traditions passed on through generations of Australian indigenous peoples. A magical experience not to be missed!
Dates & Times:
10:00am, Tuesday 25 March – SOLD OUT
1:00pm, Tuesday 25 March
10:00am, Wednesday 26 March
1:00pm, Wednesday 26 March – SOLD OUT
Student/Additional Teacher $15*
*Transaction fees may apply
LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT $15* TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE PERFORMANCE AT 1:00PM, TUESDAY 25 AND 10:00AM, WEDNESDAY, 26 MARCH. SUITABLE FOR 6+ YEAR OLDS AND THEIR FAMILIES. TO BOOK, PLEASE CALL BOX OFFICE ON 8839 3399.
STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form
All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.
STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us
Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:
Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: email@example.com
Mail: Amy Matthews, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.
N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.
STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking
Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.
STEP 4. Final Payment
Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools
A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!
Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.
Terms and Conditions
The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:
- A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
- Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
- Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
- Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
- The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.
Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.
Please find a range of helpful teaching resources related to Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui, below:
“BEG, borrow or steal to get into this delightful kids’ play, even if you’re hard-working adults” – City News
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“Aboriginal culture is being reframed through a new appreciation of Indigenous language. De Santis is committed to his language as an expression of identity. “I like to use my language as a power. I love the opportunity for people to learn.” – ArtsHub
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