Kookoo Kookaburra

Kookoo Kookaburra

Country Arts WA

Touring regional WA 4 May - 7 June 2017

Follow Kookoo and his friends in a heartwarming journey of story-telling, dancing and playing the didgeridoo.

Presented by Country Arts WA and Act-Belong-Commit.

Inspired by the Dreamtime, Kookoo Kookaburra tells the tale of a kind and well-loved kookaburra, famous for entertaining the bush creatures with his funny stories. Follow Kookoo and his friends in a journey of dancing, story-telling and didgeridoo, to learn that no matter how much fun you are having, you should always be respectful and kind.

One day Kookoo runs out of kind stories to tell so, he turns to teasing and making fun of the other animals. Refusing to listen to the sage advice of his uncle, Kookoo finds himself alone and ignored by his friends. When he listens to the sound of his own laughter, it is an unhappy sound. Finally he remembers his uncle’s wise words, ‘Kindness is like a boomerang – if you throw it often, it comes back often…’

Adapted from the Reader’s Choice Children’s Book of the Year from the 2016 Australian Book Industry Awards, this heartwarming story teaches children about the importance of friendship, respect and kindness in a fun, interactive performance of Indigenous culture and story-telling.

“..an important message about the power of words and the importance of being kind. This is a wonderful core for so many curriculum units in Humanities and Social Sciences, Health, English, Dreaming Stories, Art and just for sharing.” – Rhyllis Bignell, Audience Member

Venues

Kununurra Picture Gardens 39 Coolibah Dr, Kununurra

May 4, 2017 6:00pm 08 9169 1868 Contact venue for bookings

Peter Reid Memorial Hall 33 - 39 Coolibah Drive, Kununurra

May 5, 2017 6:00pm 08 9161 1200 or 08 9169 1868 Contact venue for bookings

Pioneer Park Stage Area Great Northern Highway, Halls Creek

May 8, 2017 6:00pm 08 9168 6168 Contact venue for bookings

Broome Civic Centre Weld Street, Broome

May 10, 2017 6:00pm 08 9191 8780   Bookings

Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema Hamilton Road, South Hedland

May 12, 2017 6:30pm 08 9158 9368   Bookings

Cue Community Hall 54 Dowley Street, Cue

May 16, 2017 6:00pm 08 9963 8600 Contact venue for bookings

Perenjori Town Hall 52 Fowler Street, Perenjori

May 18, 2017 1:30pm 08 9973 0100 Contact venue for bookings

Coorow District Hall Crn Main and Bristol Street, Coorow

May 19, 2017 11:30am 08 9952 1266   Bookings

Kalannie Hall 67 Roche Street, Kalannie

May 22, 2017 3:30pm 08 9666 2194   Bookings

Kalgoorlie Town Hall 316 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

May 24, 2017 6:00pm 0437 642 009   Bookings

Lake Grace Shire Hall Bennett St & McMahon St, Lake Grace

May 26, 2017 6:00pm 08 9890 2500 Contact venue for bookings

Katanning Town Hall 22 Austral Terrace, Katanning

May 29, 2017 11:30am 08 9821 9999 Contact venue for bookings

Kojonup District High School Blackwood Road, Kojonup

May 30, 2017 11:30am 08 9831 0500 Contact venue for bookings

Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre Tom Latch Drive, Harvey

Jun 1, 2017 1:00pm 08 9729 3311 Contact venue for bookings

Boddington Town Hall Johnstone St, Boddington

Jun 2, 2017 11:30am 08 9883 8246 Contact venue for bookings

York Town Hall 81 Avon Terrace, York

Jun 6, 2017 3:30pm 08 9641 2328   Bookings

Tammin Town Hall 1 Donnan Street, Tammin

Jun 7, 2017 1:00pm 08 9637 0300 Contact venue for bookings

Tour coordination by Country Arts WA

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