Hipbone Sticking Out
Part of Big hART Events series.
PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FESTIVAL AND BIG HART
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY SCOTT RANKIN
FEATURING TREVOR JAMIESON, LEX MARINOS & NATALIE O’DONNELL
When 16-year-old Yindjibarndi man John Pat died in a Roebourne lockup in 1983, it was more than a singular tragedy – it was part of a longer story, one that for 150 years had denied Indigenous people in the Pilbara the power to speak.
“Hipbone Sticking Out attempts nothing less than the story of the collision of cultures over centuries - millennia - and it succeeds with dizzying brilliance.”
Set against a backdrop depicting Murujuga – the world’s largest outdoor rock art gallery – this stellar cast create a tour de force story that places the Pilbara at the centre of world history.
For two decades, Big hART have worked in the country’s most diverse communities, assisting them to give voice to their potent stories. Through Hipbone Sticking Out, the Pilbara’s Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people bring their powerful voice to this cross-cultural story in a spellbinding whirl of performance, narrative, animation and vocal harmonies.
“A juxtaposition of dark humour and poignant honesty… perfectly balanced.”
Tue 21 Oct, post 1pm show
The creators of Hipbone Sticking Out hold a Q&A about the development of the production.
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION – FREE
Thu 16 Oct at 1pm
Foxtel Festival Hub
Scott Rankin and Trevor Jamieson from Big hART talk about creating collaborative works, and putting art to use.
The Yijala Yala Project is sponsored by Woodside-operated Pluto LNG through its Conservation Agreement with the Australian Government.
Image: Greer Versteeg
Fri 17 – Tue 21 Oct
Fri & Sat at 7.30pm
Sun at 2pm
Mon at 7.30pm
Tue at 1pm & 7.30pm
2 hrs 20 mins with interval
A Reserve $59 / $49
B Reserve $49 / $39
Transaction fees may apply
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