Created and Performed by: Samuel Gaskin & Johnny Hamilton, Candice Lorrae (The Merindas), Kristel Kickett (The Merindas), Paula Barbee, Piri Neho & Mahana Maihi-Taniora
Reckoning is about reclaiming our power.
Reconnecting with and rediscovering our Ancestry.
Rediscovery of our indigenous blood lines.
Reclamation of the parts of ourselves we’ve forgotten and been made to
A cross cultural, multi artform performance work which fuses Indigenous cultures from Aotearoa, New Zealand and Te Whēnua Moemoeā (Land of the Dreamtime) Australia. Six diverse artists, Samuel Gaskin, Candice Lorrae, Kristel Kickett(The Merindas), Piri Neho, Paula Barbee & Mahana Maihi-Taniora will combine personal stories of their ancestors with original songwriting which explores the power of connecting to their indigenous bloodlines.
Reckoning began as an exploration into what may happen if we merged Indigenous language and culture from Aus & NZ with sound healing and a pop music producer.
It quickly turned into something much more powerful.
Our entire cast & creative team is BIPOC, FEMALE or Queer ......
Some of us tick more than one of those diversity boxes ..... #Yasss
Melbourne Fringe and Arts Centre Melbourne
This project is amplified by Jewel Box Performances as part of the Jewel Box Grant.
Warning: Contains sustained bright lights, haze effects, moderate coarse language, sudden loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Self Harm or Suicide,Sexual Assault or Abuse,Mental Health,Use of Replica Weapons, Racism, includes images, voices or the name(s) of deceased Indigenous persons