Circling Time: Songs and Stories - Singing up Country with Kutcha Edwards

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Kutcha Edwards, wearing a black jacket, pointing at the camera, against a coastal background with cliffs

From the wings of a darkened stage drifts the evocative, slightly haunting sound of clap sticks. A stoically paced figure slowly emerges singing in his traditional language. This mesmerising introduction heralds a performance by renowned Aboriginal singer/songwriter and proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta and Nari Nari man, Kutcha Edwards.

The show is arranged in sequences exploring Kutcha’s life through the themes of Country, Birth, Youth, Politics, Love, Culture, Healing and Hope. Each theme is bathed in individualised colours and enhanced by stunning projections that amplify the poignancy of Kutcha’s original songs and stories. 

Kutcha’s new album Circling Time features songs chosen to complement each thematic segment of the show, culminating in a finale in which the audience is invited to participate, raising their voices in a unified song of hope. 

People are enriched by their encounter with Kutcha and left with a broader understanding of Aboriginal culture and how the policies of yesterday have impacted and continue to do so. Without a doubt Kutcha leaves audiences enthralled with his performance, his beautiful voice, charismatic stage presence and with a deeper understanding of Australia’s first people.

Duration: 75 minutes, no interval 

Booking

To book please purchase a ticket through our booking system. Select the 'Book now' button below or contact our friendly box office team on 8571 1666.

Location

This program will be delivered in person at the location listed below.

Participants will require the following

  • Ticket
  • Contact details (Name, email address, contact number) to check-in on the day
  • Smartphone/smart device to scan QR Code (If you do not, there will be staff to check you in)
  • Face mask 

All COVIDSafe guidelines will be fully met to ensure public safety on the day. Read more information on the Attending an Event in Greater Dandenong webpage.

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This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. This project is also proudly supported by Regional Arts Victoria and by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Date and Time
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Location
Drum Theatre
Corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong
Contact Details
Cost of Event (if any)
Adult: $36; Concession: $33; Members: $28; Youth U30: $18; Group (8+): $30pp
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