Kaurna Yerta - The Seasons

The Bowerbird Collective is premiering a new performance at the Nature Festival SA in October which explores the Kaurna seasons. Produced collaboratively by myself and Anthony Albrecht of the Bowerbird Collective alongside Jamie Goldsmith and Taikurtinna Dance Group, the project is being guided by Kaurna Elders Aunty Lynette Crocker and Uncle Jeffrey Newchurch. This one-hour cinematic concert features stunning visuals, immersive soundscapes, song, dance and ceremony, as well as new music for string quintet and traditional instruments by David John Lang. We think it will be an unmissable, sacred celebration of culture in harmony with nature.

We already have some funding support from Arts SA and the Australia Council, however to meet the Elders' ambition of two performances, one at Marion on October 14 and one in the CBD on October 15, we need all the help we can get. Both performances will be free to the public (with optional donation) to make them as accessible as possible. This project is a celebration of cultural collaboration at a time of division in the community caused by the referendum. We are thrilled to present this project to the Adelaide community, and intend for it to tour around the country at a later stage.

Financiado pelo capítulo Adelaide (September 2023)