Ardna: Our Land by Aseel Tayah & Jason Tamiru | 23-25 October 2022
A story of land. A story of home.
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival
ARDNA: OUR LAND is an innovative new collaboration between Aseel Tayah and respected Yorta Yorta theatre maker Jason Tamiru for children 5 years and older, that uses Aboriginal and Middle Eastern dance, songs and storytelling to explore our connection to physical land. ARDNA is a beautiful, tactile experience for children that takes place in an open indoor/outdoor space that is transformed into an island of bushland.
Approximate running time: 60mins
Warning: this show explores themes of family separation and the asylum seeker experience.
Project Idea and Creator: Aseel Tayah
Production Consultant: Jason Tamiru
Director: Stéphanie Ghajar
Script: Didem Caia, Jason Tamiru, Aseel Tayah and Rania Ahmad
Performers: Kush KT Kuiy, Oz Malik and Allara
Dance: Caleena Sansbury
Dramaturgy: Stéphanie Ghajar
Cultural Mentor: Auntie Lou Bennet AM
Videographer: Jason Cheetham
Musical direction: Meena Shamaly
Music by: Allara, Jason Tamiru and Camile Fegahli
Outside eye and script consultant: Sarah Kriegler
Production Manager: Kush KT Kuiy