'Big hART’s latest production Tjaabi provides a unique glimpse into the living Aboriginal culture of the Pilbara, through songs, story and image performed by Ngarluma man Patrick Churnside. Tjaabi springs from a long-term intercultural exchange, between different language groups – young and old, indigenous and non-indigenous, in Roebourne, the heart of the Pilbara, Western Australia.'
'The performance of Tjaabi has been created specifically for the community and will be a unique experience, in situ, once only under the stars, for those who know and love these songs. This showing, written and staged inclusively with Patrick, involves young people from the community dancing with him on stage, elders in translation of songs, on film and surrounding the stage in support. ...' (Source: Yijala Yala website)
Performed Wednesday 17 August 2016, 6:15pm at Ngurin Pilbara Aboriginal Center, Roebourne.
Director: Scott Rankin
Set Design: Genevieve Dugard
Sound & Music: Aaron Hopper and Mark Leahy
Choreography: Adelina Larsson
Video: Bodie Smith and Benjamin Ducroz
Lighting: Stephen Hawker
Performed by: Patrick Churnside and community members