Milky Way - WA Ballet and NT Dance Company
Jun.
21
12:00 pm12:00

Milky Way - WA Ballet and NT Dance Company

Bringing two world-class performances to Darwin, the West Australian Ballet will leave the Darwin Entertainment Centre spellbound with a Gala of five short works and excerpts from their most-beloved performances.
The family-friendly shows includes the magic of The Nutcracker; the physically demanding Les Indomptés; humorous work Ballet 101; and the spectacular Le Corsaire.
Plus, to add the cherry on top is the ground-breaking Milnjiya, Milky Way – River of Stars. A work created in collaboration with the NT Dance Company, Yorta Yorta Soprano Deborah Cheetham and Miku Performing Arts from East Arnhem Land, and tells the First Nation Yolngu story about spirits moving to the River of Stars, the Milky Way. With a unique mix of ballet, opera, traditional Aboriginal dance and music, this highly acclaimed work is not to be missed.
TICKETS AND SHOW INFO
http://bit.ly/Milky-Way-2019
PLEASE NOTE
Post approval has been turned on for this Facebook event, any posts relating to re-selling of tickets or looking for tickets will not be approved. We highly recommend you purchase tickets only through the authorised ticketing agencies listed below.
AUTHORISED TICKETING AGENCIES
Darwin Entertainment Centre
Nightcliff Newsagency
yourcentre.com.au

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Milky Way - WA Ballet and NT Dance Company
Jun.
21
7:00 pm19:00

Milky Way - WA Ballet and NT Dance Company

Bringing two world-class performances to Darwin, the West Australian Ballet will leave the Darwin Entertainment Centre spellbound with a Gala of five short works and excerpts from their most-beloved performances.
The family-friendly shows includes the magic of The Nutcracker; the physically demanding Les Indomptés; humorous work Ballet 101; and the spectacular Le Corsaire.
Plus, to add the cherry on top is the ground-breaking Milnjiya, Milky Way – River of Stars. A work created in collaboration with the NT Dance Company, Yorta Yorta Soprano Deborah Cheetham and Miku Performing Arts from East Arnhem Land, and tells the First Nation Yolngu story about spirits moving to the River of Stars, the Milky Way. With a unique mix of ballet, opera, traditional Aboriginal dance and music, this highly acclaimed work is not to be missed.
TICKETS AND SHOW INFO
http://bit.ly/Milky-Way-2019
PLEASE NOTE
Post approval has been turned on for this Facebook event, any posts relating to re-selling of tickets or looking for tickets will not be approved. We highly recommend you purchase tickets only through the authorised ticketing agencies listed below.
AUTHORISED TICKETING AGENCIES
Darwin Entertainment Centre
Nightcliff Newsagency
yourcentre.com.au

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Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace
Jun.
15
7:00 pm19:00

Eumeralla, a war requiem for peace

Eumeralla, a War Requiem for Peace brings into focus a period of Australia’s history that is yet to be fully understood. Written and composed by acclaimed Yorta Yorta soprano, composer and Artistic Director of Short Black Opera, Deborah Cheetham AO, this requiem for peace, will be sung entirely in the ancient dialects of the Gunditjmara people.

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Shrine of Remembrance
May
31
8:00 am08:00

Shrine of Remembrance

Dhungala Childrens Choir will be performing as part of this very special event in collaboration with RAAF band.

The annual Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service is a National Reconciliation Week event, honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service men and women. The ceremony runs for one hour and includes guest speakers, music and cultural elements, and a wreath laying at the Eternal Flame. Schools are welcome to stay after the service and explore the stories of Indigenous service people that are displayed throughout the Galleries of Remembrance.

 For more information about the service or to register your intention to attend, please contact us via email or phone direct on 03 9661 8139 .

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Professional Development Day: Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook
Apr.
28
10:30 am10:30

Professional Development Day: Dhungala Choral Connection Songbook

Join Deborah Cheetham AO and Jessica Hitchcock as they guide you through the cultural stories and language pronounciation of each of these unique songs, suitable for primary and lower secondary school students. This workshop is a collabotation between Short Black Opera and The Boite Schools Chorus 2019.

Participants will recieve a copy of the Song Book and CD on the day.

Price for event will be $60 
Payment options for the event will be available on the day via Credit Card, Paypass or cash.

The day includes a 1hr lunch break.

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Karijini Experience
Apr.
19
3:00 pm15:00

Karijini Experience

Deborah Cheetham, Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator has been a leader and pioneer in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.

We are honored that Deborah will be returning to present the Opera in the Gorge with a WASO String Quartet, in the intimate and stunning setting of Kalamina Gorge - only a handful of people have the opportunity to experience this immersive performance. 

Deborah Cheetham established Short Black Opera as a national not-for-profit opera company devoted to the development of Indigenous singers. The following year she produced the premiere of her first opera Pecan Summer. This landmark work was Australia's first Indigenous opera and has been a vehicle for the development of a new generation of Indigenous opera singers.

Cheetham was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), for "distinguished service to the performing arts as an opera singer, composer and artistic director, to the development of Indigenous artists, and to innovation in performance".

karijini
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Songs of Belonging
Mar.
28
7:30 pm19:30

Songs of Belonging

The ancient song-line of Australia’s Indigenous people is brought to life by acclaimed Soprano, Composer and Artistic Director of Short Black Opera Deborah Cheetham, through a unique narrative recital and powerful commentary which focuses on themes of belonging and human rights.

With Australian Consulate-General, Mumbai and Avid Learning, we present Songs of Belonging – a special operatic performance featuring admired Australian and Indian performers, where indigenous aboriginal music comes together with classical western and contemporary Australian sounds along with Indian percussion.

This unique performance will be led by Cheetham, who will be accompanied by Pianist Toni Lalich, as she shares her unique life story and traces the journey she has embarked on to discover her sense of belonging.

Together with the music of legendary European composers such as Puccini, Catalani, Cilea, Dvorák, Strauss and Vaughn Williams, Cheetham will also be joined on stage by Tabla Master Pandit Sengupta and Contemporary Art Music Ensemble Rubiks Collective – one of Australia's most exciting new music ensembles, for the premiere of her latest composition Article 27, based on the 27th article of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and translated into the ancient language of the Pintubi people to create an evocative musical piece.

This production is presented as a part of Australia Fest, a festival celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity, creativity, and dynamism through major events across India.

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