Saltbush at the Albany Entertainment Centre image

18 July 2017 10:30am - 18 July 2017 18:00 PM

Location: 2 Toll Place, Albany, Western Australia 6330

Price: Adults $28, Students $22, Children $16, Family $72

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Saltbush is an interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia, celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. Recommended for children age 4 through to 12.

On at the Albany Entertainment Centre, Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 10.30am and 6pm, children are seated on the stage of the main theatre offering a unique perspective of this exquisite performance.

Saltbush centres on the journey of two friends from different Aboriginal backgrounds as they cross Australia on foot. Their journey sees them travel across diverse Australian landscapes (countries) - river country, urban landscapes, the desert and the sea, discovering the land and acknowledging challenges in their own personal journey.

Children are invited to explore, play and dance with performers as the landscape unfolds around them. Using state of the art multimedia projection, sensors and infrared cameras, Saltbush provides a unique immersive experience as the children become part of this visually beautiful journey.

Saltbush is a plant that can be found throughout Australia in almost all Aboriginal lands, and so it represents a common thread between all the different nations of Australian Indigenous peoples.

This shared idea acts as a point of inspiration for the narrative, contemporary painting, dance and instrumental music of this highly acclaimed work that was created by an ensemble of Aboriginal artists, Insite Arts and the internationally acclaimed Italian company Compagnia TPO.

TPO’s award winning artistry in multi-media theatre for young people is merged beautifully with the work of acclaimed Aboriginal artists Lou Bennett (music), Delwyn Mannix (visual art), and Deon Hastie (choreography), alongside Anna Balducci under the artistic direction of director Jason Cross and TPO director Davide Venturini.

View this stunning visual performance here: https://vimeo.com/179860193

Performance Times:

Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 10.30am and 6pm