GENRE | Theatre
CORANDERRK is about what might have been.
At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board. Their goal was both simple and revolutionary: to be allowed to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country left to them.
CORANDERRK recreates the Inquiry. This is both great theatre and great history. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants.
This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds, appropriating the power of the written word to make their own voices ring loud and clear.
CORANDERRK a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Lead actor Trevor Jamieson is a widely recognised and celebrated performer. He played Uncle Max in the ABC TV series Cleverman and starred in both the ABC TV mini-series and Sydney Theatre Company national tour of The Secret River.
“What ILBIJERRI is able to take from this painful history is a story of resistance and of strength. ★★★★” – The Age
This tour is proudly supported by Regional Arts Victoria, Creative Victoria, Australia Council and presented by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company + Belvoir Theatre
29 April 2017
29 April 2017
Horsham Town Hall | Theatre
Phone | 03 5382 9555
70 Minutes no interval
2017 | Horsham Town Hall Season Subscriber
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