HIP BONE STICKING OUT
THE CENTENARY OF CANBERRA
CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE
COLLECTED WORKS AUSTRALIA
The Centenary of Canberra is a year-long festival of events and attractions aimed at celebrating 100 years of the nation's capital. As part of this festival Canberra Theatre Centre has assembled a season of works from every state and territory of 'festival' quality including many new works and some world premires.
Four productions, Brink Productions and English Touring Theatre's Thursday, Version 1.0's The Major Minor Party, Big hART's Hipbone Sticking Out, and Black Swan State Theatre Company's Shrine; have seasons in Canberra that are exclusive for NSW/ACT.
With a full program of events scheduled for the Capital's centenary (visit canberra100.com.au) Showbiz are offering both four-show and single show Stay and See packages for those who wish to experience great theatre whilst visiting Canberra in 2013.
HIPBONE STICKING OUT
3-6 July 2013
The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
EXCLUSIVE NSW/ACT SEASON
An epic story that brings the one of our nation's oldest cultures to the celebration of Canberra's centenary.
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 us the acclaimed Namatjira and the festival hit Ngapartji Ngapartji. This production is a centenary of Canberra project and proudly supported by the ACT and Australian Government.