Ardna: Our Land

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 7 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.

Auslan interpreted performance: Sat 22 October, 2pm

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 Creative Team

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

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21 Oct 22 - 23 Oct 22
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friday 2pm | Sat  & Sun 10.30am and 2pm
Darebin Arts Centre
401 Bell St, Preston VIC 3072
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  • Family friendly
$20 Adult | $15 Conc. | $10 Child 15 and under | $40 Family four pack (2 Adult + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children)
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  • Theatre
  • Aboriginal
  • Indigenous
  • Speakeasy