Saltbush is an exquisite interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia
Tuesday 25 July 7pm & Wednesday 26 July 9.45am, 11.20am & 1.30pm
Celebrated through live dance, music, song and stories. An ensemble of Aboriginal artists collaborated with Insite Arts and the internationally acclaimed Italian company Compagnia TPO to create this highly acclaimed work.
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, all the while discovering the land and better understanding and acknowledging our own challenges and personal journey.
Children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers as the landscape unfolds around them, providing a unique immersive experience where the audience becomes part of this visually beautiful journey. Performed to a reduced audience size, seated entirely on the stage.
“This inclusive and exquisitely realized piece of children’s theatre is steeped in sensitivity. It speaks of the universality of the importance of every country’s language, place and people, a message that at once displays the tragic irony of the isolation of most Aboriginal people in their own land” – Edinburgh Festival Guide Reviews
Tickets: $17 Adults, $15 Arts Hub Members, $14 Youth, $58 (Family – 2A+2Y or 1A+3Y)
A Performing Lines tour for Blak Lines. This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW.