Dreamtime Stories for Children
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which Adelaide Festival Centre sits is the traditional land of the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with this country and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. This land has been a place of story-telling, movement, music and connection for over 60,000 years. And we take great pride in being able to honour those traditions today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
For many thousands of years, Australia’s First Nations people have been telling stories through dance, song, paintings, carvings, tools and spoken word – often around the campfire. These stories speak to the geography, value systems and cultural protocols of the country and people they belong to. But as we move toward more urban lifestyles, how will traditional storytelling be preserved?
Take your seat around the 'campfire' and hear OUR STORIES from local storytellers. Set on the Dunstan Playhouse stage, this important new work provides a special opportunity for young people to be immersed in these stories and share in Aboriginal culture and language.
Join us after OUR STORIES for a one-hour workshop with Karen Briggs, a designer and illustrator whose inspiration stems from her love of animals and nature, and memories of holidays with her grandmother on the Cummeragunja Mission. She is a descendant of the Yorta Yorta people whose ancestral homeland radiates from the junction of the Goulburn and Murray Rivers in North East Victoria.
Register to hear OUR STORIES live in Dunstan Playhouse here.
This project is supported by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Arts South Australia