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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Walk a Mile in My Shoes
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'For the first time, some of Australia's most acclaimed female Indigenous singer/songwriters join together with their sisters from New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in a powerful symbolic collaboration. Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich (Serbia/Burarra) and Black Arm Band favourite Emma Donovan (Gumbaynggirr) join Whirimako Black (Maori), Maisey Rika (Maori), Merenia (Maori/Roma) and Ngaiire (Papua New Guinea) to share hilarious and heartfelt stories of -life on the stage and on the road, fortified by deep connections to their land and culture.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a combination of spoken word poetry, storytelling and song. More than a concert, the show is a cultural experience and intimate disclosure about the lives of these talented performers and about finding commonality and strength in culture and language, as well as showcasing the phenomenal voices of the troupe.' (Source: http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/uploads-2012/Walk%20A%20Mile%20in%20My%20Shoes.pdf )

Production Details

  • First performance: Carriageworks 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh January 8, 2012
    Director: Vicki Gordon
    Music Director: Adam Ventoura
    With: Whirimako Black, Emma Donovan, Merenia, Ngaiire, Maisey Rika, Ursula Yovich
    And the Barefoot Band: Marcello Maio, Steve Marin, Percy Robinson, Giorgio Rojas, Adam Ventoura

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Works about this Work

Why Don't You Walk a Mile in My Shoes Vicki Gordon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 30 November vol. 10 no. 245 2011; (p. 42)
Why Don't You Walk a Mile in My Shoes Vicki Gordon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 30 November vol. 10 no. 245 2011; (p. 42)
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