KOORT (Perth Festival) [Perth]
Saturday March 6, 2021 - 7:30 PM
Government House Gardens, Entrance via Terrace Road gates
St Georges Ter
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Christy Filipich & Trish Townsend
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
AUSLAN VIDEO HERE : https://youtu.be/dGqQdbtkeSg
We invite you to take a journey with us, one that begins with a little girl who spent her summer nights on a blanket under the stars …
After their stunning Festival performance Koorlangka in 2020, award-winning duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse bring us the second instalment of their four-part Kalyakoorl (Forever) song-cycle. Koort (Heart) continues to work off the premise that ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ Only this time it’s personal, because this time we follow Gina’s own remarkable journey. A product of the Stolen Generations, Gina was raised by five families (through adoption and foster care) and, thanks to the village, she grew up to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and become a champion in her community.
With her impossibly charming presence. Gina is one of those rare performers who connects and captures audiences through the power of her music making and humanity. Koort is a story of deep sadness and great joy, because we all understand what those things mean, in anyone’s language. We all know what it is to have koort.
Bring a blanket and join us in the magnificent surrounds of Government House Gardens for a musical story told in Noongar and English.