April 6: theatre play Ngapartji Ngapartji at the AAMU
The AAMU in cooperation with Kosmopolis Utrecht presents
Ngapartji Ngapartji – One by Trevor Jamieson
This play is the impressive story of the journey that the Jamieson family made in the 20th centry from their protected, isolated life in the central desert of Australia to a strange, non-Indigenous world full of opportunities and repression. In a combination of live theatre and video images and in an intimate, physical and musical manner actor Trevor Jamieson takes his audience through the gripping journey of his clan from the first contacts with white people and missionaries and the atomic tests that took place in the Australian desert. Interwoven with this story is Trevor’s own quest to find his way between two cultures.
Trevor Jamieson will perform this theatre play solo. After his performance the audience will have the opportunity for a meet and greet with the actor.
Over 30,000 people have seen Ngapartji Ngapartji so far. The play received rave reviews in Australian dailies and magazines:
"a rewarding theatrical experience. This is due in part to Jamieson’s charisma. He is a storyteller and mime artist of elegant range and he can be very funny as he satirises white occupation, and equally moving as he dramatises the black response … (John Slavin, The Age)
"Jamieson is a charming and persuasive storyteller. Through gesture as well as words, he is the tour guide on a voyage that veers between laugh-aloud humour and silence–inducing anguish.” (Miriam Cosic, The Australian)
Trevor Jamieson is a talented actor who has appeared in various TV series and movies such as Rabbit Proof Fence by director Phillip Noyce and Bran Nue Dae by Rachel Perkins. He developed Ngapartji Ngapartji – One together with Scott Rankin and Alex Kely for the Big hART project. Big hART is a group of professional artists, arts workers and producers who have been making work together for 15 years – creating theatre, film, television, painting, photography, dance, new media and radio, often working in smal regional or socially isolated communities around Australia (www.bighart.org).
Trevor Jamieson will also perform during the Icaf festival in Rotterdam (30 March – 3 April).
Trevor Jamieson – Ngapartji Ngapartji – One
Wednesday April 6, 2011 at 8.00 p.m. at the AAMU
Admission: € 15
Due to the limited number of seats available booking your seat in advance is necessary via E firstname.lastname@example.org
- 6 September: start of the new cultural season
- Summer Sunday concerts by didgeridoo expert and musician Michiel Teijgeler
- 12 May: Professor Barbara Gillam on A new approach to Australian Aboriginal art
- 18 April: artist talk by Michael Cook
- 26 March: artist talk by Daniel Boyd
- 2 November: special 3D screenings of film Above Us All at the AAMU
- 30 October: debate about Art, visual culture and identity at SPUI25 in Amsterdam
- Summer Sunday afternoon concerts at the AAMU
- Wednesday 11 June: lecture about Indigenous literature by Dr Anita Heiss
- 5 and 6 April: national Museum Weekend