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Date: 2021
Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 Baai
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'Baai (Meaning Home in Dinka) is a visually arresting and conceptually invigorating live theatre performance, celebrating the colourful and rich South Sudanese culture. A culture that is often under represented. This work aims to change this, by reducing societies misconceptions of what it means to be a newly arrived Australian.

'Baai (Home) is the main theme that threads the work; this includes the exploration of fleeing South Sudan to the Kenyan refugee camps, the longing for home, and the journey in creating a new home, in a country far away from your own. With this comes, feelings of alienation, isolation, cultural pride, strength and hope.

'Born out of a unique collaboration between artists Eliza Hull, Ajak Kwai, Awak Kongor and the young generation of the Bendigo South Sudanese community, Baai is a spectacular video work and performance, which represents the vibrant and colourful world of South Sudanese culture. Intertwined with stories and original songs of life in South Sudan and personal accounts of each of the performers’ unique journey in now calling Australia home. Baai is a celebration of identity, a joyful and captivating experience for young and old.'

Source: Arena Theatre Company.

Production Details

  • A collaborative work developed by artists Eliza Hull, Ajak Kwai, Awak Kongor, and the young generation of the Bendigo South Sudanese community.

    Presented by Arena Theatre Company at Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, on 13 November 2021.

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