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First peoples storytellers take centre stage at the Yellamundie Festival from 22-24 January 2021 at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. Presented by Moogahlin Performing Arts together with Sydney Festival and Carriageworks, this is the 5th biennial Festival.

Six ground-breaking works from eight First Peoples storytellers; this is an expanded program that includes music and dance-based programming for the first time in its history, as well as playwriting. The only Festival in Australia to identify, develop, and present new First Peoples stories for stage, it's a launchpad for new work and pioneering First People's creatives.


Yellamundie is a Darug word meaning "storyteller", and for just $15, Sydneysiders can be the first to see brand-new developmental works. Discover new First Peoples talent from cutting-edge voices around the country. Save the dates in your diary and get your TICKETS HERE, along with further information HERE.

The full program of LIVE TALKS will be announced in January 2021, so watch out for it. Better still, SUBSCRIBE to the Festival Buzz and Stay in the Loop!


The full program is as follows.

Fri 22 Jan 6.30pm - Opening Ceremony & Text/Playwriting Showings (approx 150 mins)
Capricorn by Aidan Rowlingson - Through the lens of a doomed romantic relationship, Capricorn explores culture, sexuality, personal growth, and grief.
The Lookout by Dalara Williams - After losing his job, scholarship and girlfriend, all Jack wants is to be alone at his favourite spot, but a mysterious woman has other plans.

Sat 23 Jan 11am - Meet the Artists (approx 90 mins) - will be hosted by festival artistic director Lily Shearer. Artists discuss and reflect on their work and unique process.

6.30pm - Movement/Choreography /Showings - (approx 120 mins)
Waterholes by Shana O'Brien - Waterholes is a new dance piece that explores the emotion of connecting to those that came before us and the potential that water presents for healing and new life.
Seventh Season Dreaming by Sermsah Bin Saad - will explore concepts of timelessness, dreamlessness, joy, and love and spirituality through the journey of a young man who is adrift and dispossessed.


Sun 24 Jan 6.30pm - Sound/Composition Showings (approx 120 mins)
The First Shot by Troy Russell - a story of anger and sorrow, told through conceptual composition with a folk twist, about a young couple in flight after a tragic event.
Gumbirrangarroo Dalanngarroo (Longest Time Right Now) by Brad Steadman, Brad Hardy, and Mark Ross - a multi-disciplinary work combining traditional language, music, and animation to tell stories of from the land and the river which provides life to all.

Moogahlin (Muu-gah-lin) is a Yuin/Bundjalung word meaning to play, to fool about. Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated is New South Wales' leading First Peoples performing arts company. Moogahlin develops, produces, and presents new work, is strongly connected to community, and are committed to nurturing First Peoples performing arts practitioners locally, regionally, and nationally

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Why? Yellamundie Festival 2021
When: 22-24 January 2021
Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW
Cost: $15 per show
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