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In collaboration with First Nation artist Caleena Sansbury and Camile Feghali and inspired by First Nation elderly leaders Uncle Larry Walsh and Jason Tamiru
Lullabies Under the Stars is an interactive musical show or performance playtime for children under 2 and their families. The show is built around a narrative of the stars in the sky disappearing because of a lack of joyful song from earth.
The performers introduce the audience to the space by leading the children in song and dance from Arabic and Australian Indigenous cultures; then the children are invited to explore the space, playing with colourful, nightlit activities. The show resolves when the stars return, and the audience come back together as a group and are each invited to share their own lullabies, language and ritual with everyone.
“… a beautiful participatory performance…” Tot Hot Or Not https://tothotornot.com/lullabies-under-the-skies/
“We absolutely loved this workshop – thankyou. It was ran so beautifully and the changes in activities through song, story, dance, drawing really worked well.” – audience feedback
Artplay (City of Melbourne) (as Lullabies Under the Stars)
June 2019 – Artplay (City of Melbourne) (as Lullabies Under the Stars)
April 2021 - Be Bold Festival, The Bowery Performing Arts Centre, St Albans
Tahliah is performed in a wide variety of spaces including unconventional and non-theatrical venues. We require a dedicated, clear space of at least 12m x 6m.
Audience: infants under 2 years old and their families. Audience size is restricted to a maximum capacity of 40 (adults and children). The audience I seated on the floor and the children’s activities take place at floor level.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cast: Aseel Tayah, Caleena Sansbury, Camille Feghali
Crew: x 2
Performed in Arabic, First Nations Australian languages, and English.