FROM CAMPFIRE TO STAGE LIGHT
DATES: 7-9 July and 12-16 July
CIAF – World Premiere: 7 July (7.30pm)
JUTE Opening Night: 8 July (6pm function – 7.30pm show starts)
TIMES: Fri and Sat: 7.30pm – 8.50pm
Tue – Thurs 6.30pm and Thursday matinee 11am.
From Campfire to Stage Light is an epic journey toward self-determination and Indigenous pride, as told through the life experience of David Bindi Hudson, well-known and loved cultural leader and global ambassador for Indigenous Australia.
David is the ultimate storyteller, singer-songwriter, dancer, visual artist and actor and the performance is brought to life through storytelling, songs, and extraordinary visual design.
The stories take us from David’s traditional lands to the international mega stages as David traversed the world musically, educating people about his culture. He co-founded the award-winning dance troupe ‘Tjapukai’, whose achievements include being Australia’s longest-running theatrical production. David has emerged as a strong cultural leader with a significant arts practice.
This play, directed by nationally recognised First Nations Director, Isaac Drandic, with music and lyrics by Nereace, Nigel Pegrum and David Bindi Hudson, will take the audience on a culturally rich journey of Far North Queensland and the world.
Featuring: David Bindi Hudson
Playwrights: David Hudson, with Kathryn Ash and Cindy Hudson
Director: Isaac Drandic
Set, Costume and Production Designer: Josh McIntosh
Production Artist: Jedess Hudson
Production Manager and Lighting Designer: Sam Gibb
Projection Designer: Keith Deverell
Sound Designer: Nigel Pegrum
Stage Manager: Sarah O’Neill
Music and Lyrics: Nereace, Nigel Pegrum and David Hudson
Musicians: David Hudson, Nigel Pegrum and Nereace
Photography: Mick Fuhrimann
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