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Ursula Yovich Ursula Yovich i(A124878 works by)
Born: Established: Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Serbian
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Ursula Yovich is of Aboriginal and Serbian descent. Her father is from a Serbian village near the Sava River and her mother is from an outstation near Maningrida, Northern Territory. Yovich's totem is Magpie. Yovich is a singer, song-writer, actor, and story teller. She began performing at an early age and has appeared in over twenty theatre, television, and film productions, including Capricornia, Australia, Jindabyne, Daisy, and The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom. She is a member of The Black Armband, an organisation that teaches, performs, promotes, and celebrates contemporary Australian Indigenous music as a symbol of resilience.

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Man with the Iron Neck 2018 single work drama

'A new work from one of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies tells the story of an Australian family – three Aboriginal kids from a small town – and how two choose to survive when one is lost.

'When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he becomes obsessed with early-20th-century stunt man The Great Peters – AKA ‘Man With The Iron Neck’ – whose most famous stunt saw him jump off bridges with a rope tied around his neck, and live. The Great Peters embodied both life and death, but in the end what he promises is impossible.

'Based on an original work by Co-Director Josh Bond, this daring and delicate show brings together Co-Director Gavin Robins, writer/actor Ursula Yovich and some of Australia’s best artists to weave together text, aerial performance, and ambitious video design.

'Man With The Iron Neck is a story about embracing life, told with humour, poignancy and love.'(Production summary)

2019 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Visual or Physical Theatre
y separately published work icon Barbara and the Camp Dogs 2017 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017 10001338 2017 single work musical theatre

'Meet Barbara and her band the Camp Dogs. Barbara’s been trying to make it in Sydney but maybe this just isn’t her town. In all the relentless demands of city life, where’s the sense of belonging she craves? It’s time to take a break with her cousin René.

With Ursula Yovich as Barbara and Casey Donovan as her redoubtable cousin, Barbara and the Camp Dogs is a rock-gig musical about love and home.' (Production summary)

2019 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Musical
2019 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Original Score
2019 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work
2019 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2019 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Prize for Drama
2018 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award Music Theatre
2017 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
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