Composers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
Conductor Aaron Wyatt
Director Matt Reuben James Ward
Bendat Family Foundation Artist Movement Director Olman Walley
Set and Costume Designer Matt McVeigh
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Arrangement and Orchestration Dr Chris Stone
Repetiteur Adrian Soares
Koolbardi Jarrad Inman
Wardong Jarred Wall
Djidi Djidi Tyrone Brownley
Miss Djidi Djidi Natasha Eldridge
Ngaank Boodja Gina Williams AM
Guitar Guy Ghouse
Double Bass Dr Nick Abbey
Percussion Dr Daniel Susnjar
West Australian Young Voices
Noongar Children's Choir
Western Australian Youth Orchestra
Aliwa yeyi! (Look out now!) Feathers will fly in this cautionary tale.
Koolbardi the Magpie and Wardong the Crow are two very proud, vain, jealous brothers. Watch as their cunning, rivalry and one-upmanship brings them unstuck in spectacular fashion.
Set on Noongar Boodja (the south west corner of Western Australia), we invite you to join us for a journey back to the Nyittiny, the time of Creation, where love, loyalty, betrayal and jealousy are all stretched to their limits. Because pride always comes before the fall.
Award winning songwriters and story tellers, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse weave magic in a world first, brought to life under the deft direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. Experience the incredible beauty of the language of this land, as this production promises to delight audiences of all ages.
SUNG IN NOONGAR WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
KOOLBARDI WER WARDONG is a Wesfarmers Arts Commission.
textural and layered depiction of the southwest landscape and animals