The Colour of Ritual

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The Colour of Ritual

The Colour of Ritual was a project engaging young people and the general community to learn puppetry, dance and aerial skills as part of the annual Kalbarri Zest Festival. The project involved a series of workshops run by professional artists Melinda Leo, Karen Hethey, Theaker Von Ziarno, Ningali Lawford and Rebecca Millar resulting in a 1.5 hour multi-arts performance at the festival.

Focusing on the cultures of Indonesia, India, and Sri Lanka, the workshops encouraged participants to use an understanding of the cultures to expand artistic expression and have respect for different ways of life. The project also partnered with the Nhanda community to incorporate their creation story into the performance.

Project Name: The Colour of Ritual

Funding Recipient: Kalbarri Development Association

Amount Approved: $15,000

Funding Program: Regional Arts Fund Project Community Category

Region: Mid West

Acquittal Quotes:  “(the project has) awakened a real thirst amongst the young children and youth to be part of the arts and connect with older regional artists to co-create and learn.”

“…the young dancers and musicians expressed their pride at being part of this community celebration and seeing the community embrace their presence…everyone was full of pride.”

“Having an open workshop with a talented and skilled professional not only in puppetry but in the engagement of community in creative process was ground-breaking for us…magic did happen.” (insert logo)

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