Aboriginal Drama Program

Aboriginal Drama group on stage in a performance

This year, Aboriginal students from NSW Public Schools from Years 7-11 worked with Aboriginal performing artists to develop their skills in traditional cultural story telling 

techniques such as movement, music, Aboriginal language, art and drama at Sydney’s Australian Theatre for Young People, Walsh Bay. The program culminated in a performance in front of a live audience of invited parents, students and teachers.

The Aboriginal Drama Program will run again in 2017 and it is a highly motivational performance opportunity that is recommended for all Aboriginal students, particularly those who are at risk of disengaging at school or are disadvantaged in some way. It satisfies the current educational priority areas of rural and remote, gifted and talented, career pathways and Indigenous engagement. School principals are encouraged to support these students through their school or wider community avenues.

Aboriginal Drama Student performing

2017 Workshop Outline
Students will work with professional actors and tutors in a series of workshops over 4 days to develop a contemporary performance work based on Aboriginal stories. The program will conclude with these stories being passed on in a 'corroboree style' performance to a Primary school audience of Aboriginal students as a celebration of Aboriginal culture.

Dates

2017 - Term 1
Dates to be advised.

Venue
To be advised.

Costs
In 2016 the program cost was $88 per student

For further information please contact either:

Catherine Gilholme, Arts Initiatives and Events Officer Ph: (02) 8512 1190 Catherine.gilholme@det.nsw.edu.au

Arts Initiatives Support Officer Ph: (02) 85121170 ArtsInitiatives@det.nsw.edu.au

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