Wadjinj by Troy Allen

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

“The children enjoyed having their faces painted and happily wore the paint all day long!
They enjoyed being involved in the dancing and making themselves into different animals. They enjoyed repeating the new Aboriginal words that Troy introduced. Overall the children were fascinated!”

Goulburn Preschool, NSW

“Very positive. They loved how involved and hands on they could be. The children thought Troy was great.”

Elizabeth Chifley Preschool, NSW

“The performance was very engaging and the children enjoyed it.”

Merimbula-Tura Kindergarten, NSW

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

Pre-Primary: Troy uses song, music and didgeridoo, dance and artefacts 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:
Kindergarten / Childcare
DURATION:
40 minutes
MIN PER SESSION:
$352 ($320 + $32 gst)
REQUIREMENTS:
Access to power