Circling Time - Songs & Stories by Kutcha Edwards
From the wings of a darkened stage drifts the evocative, slightly haunting sound of clap sticks. A stoically paced figure slowly emerges singing in his traditional language. This mesmerising introduction heralds a performance by renowned Aboriginal singer/songwriter and proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta and Nari Nari man, Kutcha Edwards.
The show is arranged in sequences exploring Kutcha’s life through the themes of Country, Birth, Youth, Politics, Love, Culture, Healing and Hope. Each theme is bathed in individualised colours and enhanced by stunning projections that amplify the poignancy of Kutcha’s original songs and stories.
Kutcha’s new album CIRCLING TIME features songs chosen to complement each thematic segment of the show, culminating in a finale in which the audience is invited to participate, raising their voices in a unified song of hope. People are enriched by their encounter with Kutcha and left with a broader understanding of Aboriginal culture and how the policies of yesterday have impacted and continue to do so. Without a doubt Kutcha leaves audiences enthralled with his performance, his beautiful voice, charismatic stage presence and with a deeper understanding of the Australia’s first people.
Created by: Kutcha Edwards and Fiona Dean
Performes: Kutcha Edwards, Scott Wilson and Siwei Wong and alternating drummers Cat Canteri & Brent Quirk
To apply for a community ticket please contact Council’s Aboriginal Development Officer, Patrice Mahoney on Patrice.Mahoney@basscoast.vic.gov.au.
Sunday 10 July 2022 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM (UTC+10)
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre - Theatre
96 Graham Street, Wonthaggi VIC 3995