Hipbone Sticking Out

 

“RARELY can an audience be treated to theatre that is extremely moving, relevant, educational and highly innovative in a most engrossing and entertaining way. Hipbone Sticking Out is one such production…..The design is visually spectacular… The standing ovation and the obvious rapport between performers and audience represented a rare moment that is surely a highlight of the Centenary of Canberra program.” Barefoot Review

“Theatrically, Hipbone is complex in its use of stage effects, which include video footage, other projections and echoing sound to suggest the passage of time, along with a multi- level set. It uses irony, comedy and a touch of sarcasm at times. It slips back and forth between time zones and is not devoid of sexual allusion.” The Canberra Times

“There is a buzz to Hipbone Sticking Out; a piece so contemporary, so situated in this time and place, so packed with ideas and emotions that the air around the stage seems charged with energy and the performance itself pulses with life…..Eventually the layered artifice was peeled away, leaving the raw and undeniable truth behind, overwhelming us as it overwhelmed the performers who wept openly on stage while telling their stories.” Filmalice

“The juxtaposition of dark humour and poignant honesty was perfectly balanced to achieve the greater purpose of Hipbone Sticking Out: reclamation. By choosing parody as a storytelling device, an ownership of these events was granted, one which is denied through continual victimisation. A space opens for a new message to surge forth; that it’s not their story, it’s ours. Hipbone demands acknowledgment that Indigenous heritage does not begin and end with the devastation wreaked by colonisation. Instead, it reminds us that this culture is far greater, full of vital stories to be told and, more importantly, listened to.” BMA Magazine

See more about Hipbone Sticking Out:

Weekend West – ‘Hip to the Burrup Beat’

Her Canberra – ‘Straight From the Hipbone’

The Canberra Times – ‘Tragedy Gives Rise to Dream’

Audience Feedback

“Hope it goes to lots of other venues so many people can hear the story and see the energy and commitment of the Roebourne community. Well done to everyone who was involved, especially those great young folk!”

“It was amazing, challenging, enlightening and hope making. Thank you for opening up this opportunity to us City dwellers.”

“Thanks for the remarkable production of Hipbone Sticking Out. It illustrates the power of the arts to enable us to reflect, engage and come to understand other’s perspectives.”

“Hoping this goes all over Australia – compulsory viewing.”

“The most emotional, moving show I’ve ever seen. Powerful theatre! Thank you.”

“Thanks for educating the audience about this important part of our history and showing its relevance for our ongoing lives and nationhood. May we all learn and take something to put into all our lives for the betterment of our nation.”

“I learned something! I felt something too! Well done. Thank you.”

“A wonderful show – intelligent, moving and so important.”

“Aboriginal culture has come of age. Thank you so much for opening my eyes.”

“Powerful and touching story. Enjoyed the wonderful community spirit and the music.”

“A story that needs telling and done in a most thoughtful and evocative way.”

 

 

 

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