Aseel Tayah: Ardna
Ardna (“our land”) is an innovative new work by Aseel Tayah for primary school children, that uses Indigenous and Middle Eastern dance, songs and storytelling to explore our connection to physical land. Ardna is a beautiful, tactile experience for children that takes place in an open indoor/outdoor space that is transformed into an island of bushland.
Content Warning: Darkness
Project idea and creator: Aseel Tayah
Co-production: Kush Kuiy
Production Consultant: Jason Tamiru
Remount Dramaturgy and Director: Sarah Krigler
Script by Didem Caia, Jason Tamiru, Aseel Tayah, Rania Ahmad
Actors: Kush Kuiy, Oz Malik
Dance: Caleena Sansbury
Dramaturgy: Stéphanie Ghajar
Cultural Mentor: Auntie Lou Bennet AM
Videography by Jason Cheetham
Musical direction: Meena Shamaly
Music by Allara, Jason Tamiru, Camile Fegahli
Image by Aseel Tayah
Age Group: 7 years up / Family
50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
100%: Entirely sound-based with no visual elements and can be fully experienced by blind or low vision audiences.