FAMILIES AND FRIENDS INVITED TO EXPERIENCE BIDDIGAL MAGIC IN MATINEE SHOW

 

Cairns, 28th August, 2015 – The magic of Biddigal Dreaming will be shared with family and friends in a special matinee performance this Saturday, August 29 at 11am.

 

Offering $12 tickets for bookings of five or more, Pauline Lampton, artistic director of Biddigal Performing Arts, said it was the perfect opportunity for larger families and groups to come along and take in the show.

 

Biddigal Dreaming forms part of the Cairns Festival program and will run from August 28 to September 5. 

 

It focuses on Australia’s Indigenous heritage sharing the stories of elders from the nations of Yidinji, Wiradjuri, Bundjalung, Warlawarra, Giddamay and descendants from the Tafea Province (Tanna Island, Vanuatu) who are now Australian South Sea Island descendants.”

 

Ms Lampton said while the show was returning for a second season, audiences could expect a few surprises. 

 

“The whole performance has been taken to another level. We employed a professional lighting designer from Sydney to create the mood and atmosphere and choreographically the performance is a lot more complex.”

 

Dancer Charlie Mallie who plays police officer Archibald Mossman said it was an honour to bring the stories from a different generation to life.

 

“Archibald was a police officer in the 1880s who had to make a difficult choice – leave his family behind to marry an Aboriginal woman, or leave the woman he loves to remain part of his family. 

 

“He chose love and they went on to have four girls. It is an incredible story of love and hope, and how their story lived on through their children,” he said.

 

Biddigal Dreaming will be showing at the Centre of Contemporary Arts from Friday, August 28 to Saturday, September 5. Tickets are A$24 and C$19 (excluding Saturday’s matinee performance) and can be purchased online at www.artscairns.com.au.

 

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