Productions

Ochres

Ochres is a portrayal of this earthy substance, its myriad of purposes and the spiritual significance to Aboriginal people.

Productions

About

Ochre is a clay substance that represents a huge part of Aboriginal life. It is used for rituals and ceremonies, visual arts, healing ... it is also a symbolic way for Aboriginal people to tell their stories through body painting while celebrating the spirit of these stories through dance. Ochre comes in four major colours: yellow, black, red and white. In all its forms and colours, ochre is essential to the life of Aboriginal communities.

This production features the First Nations languages Ngarti (Northern Territory and Western Australia), Etanyanu (North West Cape York), Yolngu Matha (Yirritja) (North East Arnhem Land), Kala Kawaw Ya (Central & Western Torres Strait Islands), Meriam Mir (Eastern Torres Strait Islands) and Yugambeh (South East Queensland).


Sections of Ochres

The Light
Yellow
Black
Red - Youth, Obsession, Poison, Pain
White

Duration: 60 minutes


Shown as a work in development in 1994, Ochres premiered in 1995.

Productions

Credits

Productions

Touring

Preview (Work in Progress) | 1994

Premiere Season: Australian Tour | 1995
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    • National Australian Theatre Festival, Canberra
      14 - 21 October

International Tour | 1995

    • Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt
      7 - 14 August

Tokyo International Festival | 1995

    • Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
      19 - 21 September

Festival of Perth | 1996
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    • University of Western Australia
      1 - 9 March

International Tour | 1996
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Carriageworks Season | 2015
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International Tour | 2016
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    • Théâtre Claude Lévy-Strauss
      5 - 8 October