Hipbone Sticking Out

Date(s) - 6 Jul 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse

Booking details at canberratheatre.com.au. Captions available on plasma screens, and also on mobile and tablet devices via our GoTheatrical app! Please ensure you request seats with a good view of the caption screens, at the time of booking your tickets.

“With a work that is firmly of its community, Hipbone is a great taste of what may come as Big hART’s Canberra residency evolves.” Bruce Carmichael, Director, Canberra Theatre Centre

On the edge of the Pilbara, jutting into the Indian Ocean like a hipbone, lies one of humanity’s greatest cultural treasures – Murujuga, the Burrup Peninsula – the world’s largest and oldest art gallery. Inspired by this incredible landscape and drenched in story, song and imagery from the nearby town of Roebourne, Hipbone Sticking Out grabs world history by the throat, spins it upside down and sets its teeth rattling.

One night, in the main street of Roebourne, a young man hits his head on the footpath and finds himself travelling through time from Ngurra Nyujunggamu, “when the world was soft” to the mining boom of the present.

With an incredible cast, Hipbone Sticking Out combines music, story, movement, video, and songs written from Roebourne Prison, to create a mesmerising cosmopolitan work in multiple languages that shows a culture still strong and with a hopeful future.

Created with and for the Roebourne community, Hipbone Sticking Out has been produced by the amazing Big hART team that brought you Namatjira and Ngapartji Ngapartji one, as part of their three year residency at the CanberraTheatre Centre.

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