Tue 14 Jan at 8.00pm (preview)
Wed 15 Jan at 8.00pm
Thu 16 Jan at 8.00pm*
Fri 17 Jan at 8.00pm
Sat 18 Jan at 8.00pm**
* Auslan Interpreted
**Audio Described w/ Tactile Tour at 7.00pm
Preview Full Price – $30
General Admission Full Price – $35
Concession – $30
+ booking fee
Hold your index finger and thumb close together against a bright background, then bring them together. They seem to touch before they actually do. That, in its simplest form, is the Black Drop Effect.
It’s also a new play by Yuwaalaraay woman Nardi Simpson; storyteller, performer, and songwriter with Stiff Gins. Black Drop Effect is an immersive, multi-layered exploration of black and white, generational conflict, and the ongoing effects of colonisation.
Binno is an Aboriginal elder and erstwhile member of a community dance group who is asked to present a series of traditional dances, alongside an actor reading extracts from Captain Cook’s diaries, for a 26celebration.
Binno is unsure, until his straight-talking sister Beenie convinces him to teach the dances to three young men seeking connections with culture, country and their place in the world. As they learn the dances and understand their meanings, a bigger plan emerges.
Produced by Bankstown Arts Centre, and directed by Felix Cross, Black Drop Effect is an immersive, multi-layered experience that draws audiences into the contested space of ideas and emotions inspired by the 250 years of Australia’s colonial history.
Want to read the script? Visit Australian Plays to read the script during January.
Download the show program here.
Content Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that 'Black Drop Effect' may contain images and historic writings that may cause distress and offence.
Warning - This performance contains strong language
Recommended for ages 15+
Black Drop Effect is an outdoor work performed in the courtyard at the Bankstown Arts Centre. Audiences are encouraged to dress appropriately.
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