Behind the scenes
While it is extraordinary to realise that historically cultures may have had no idea of each others existence (New Year – Yesterday and Today), it is even more extraordinary to realise that there is so much going on behind the scenes that people are still unaware of!
It is a tragedy that in a society supposedly as culturally advanced as Australia, little is done to protect the family and social structure of the indigenous people. What we think of as history is still a problem today (Our Generation).
How can we highlight the daily injustices still blighting a people so poorly misunderstood but so easily judged?
We have been working hard on a theatre production that will bring awareness to this problem through music and dance. The script is complete, the music scored and the cast ready to rehearse.
It has been a long time since I promised an Indigenous Elder to tell their story. As an Austrian he trusted me to give an unbiased view. As a researcher he knew I would search for the facts. As a stage designer he believed I have the ability to bring the story to manyâ€¦
‘No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive.’ Mahatma Gandhi (Lawyer, 1869 – 1948)