Wadjinj by Troy Allen

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

“Troy’s energy was infectious to all. He was highly entertaining. We recommend him to other schools who desire information delivered with enthusiasm. Troy’s presentation opened our eyes to some cultural specifics of Indigenous Australians.

Children could be heard talking about it over the next few days, discussing some of the information that Troy had presented to them.

Thank you Troy for your passion and willingness to share.”

St Joseph's PS, NSW

“Troy Allen has a unique way of sharing his culture with children. He had a room full of our children engaged and entranced. Troy’s dances were skillful and haunting, telling age-old stories of indigenous culture.

I would highly recommend Troy’s show for its educational and cultural value”

Mitchelton SS, QLD

Wadjiny

performed by Troy Allen

THE PERFORMER

Troy Allen, Bundjalung Goori (East Coast), grew up in the Mount Druitt community and his totem is Wadjiny, the platypus. The Bundjalung Nation of aboriginal people is the only one whose dreamtime stories talk about arriving in Australia from elsewhere. They came from a land “at the centre of the world” after it was destroyed by a massive catastrophe.

For over 25 years Troy has shared his unique skills and knowledge in Australia and internationally with students and at numerous festivals and cultural showcases.

THE PERFORMANCE

Troy uses song, music and didgeridoo, dance, artefacts, examples of ancient rock and cave paintings and firemaking demonstrations to tell the stories of his people.

This interactive cultural awareness programme is delivered in a fun and educational learning environment where Troy quickly builds rapport with students. He tailors the content to the age of his audience and all programmes are designed to be thought provoking and to encourage discussion of his rich and diverse culture.

SUITABILITY:
Years K -12
DURATION:
55 minutes
COST PER STUDENT:
$4.00 + 40c gst
MIN PER SESSION:
$572 ($520 + $52 gst if less than 130 students)
REQUIREMENTS:
Microphone