RECKŌNING - Future Ancestors. Photo by Steve Brown.

RECKŌNING - Future Ancestors

Sat, 8 Oct 2022 4:00 am Book
Sun, 9 Oct 2022 4:00 am Book


Runaway Festival Park
Magic Mirror Spiegeltent
Testing Grounds, Market Sq,
Queen Victoria Market Melbourne,
Victoria, 3000


$15 - $30


Event accessibility

Partial Wheelchair Access: There are levels within the venue that are not accessible for wheelchairs with steps between the levels. The bars and stalls seating is all one level

RECKŌNING interweaves indigenous cultural storytelling, original songs and dance to tackle the modern-day effects of racism and intergenerational trauma.

With strong visuals projected on screen, emotionally charged song, deeply personal storytelling and genuine emotions of grief and joy, RECKŌNING leads its audience through a process of truth-telling and truth-accepting that garners empathy and understanding, whilst the music uplifts and immerses the audience.

Visually stunning, with original costuming, symbolic staging, inspiring lyrics in language and an utterly dance-worthy contemporary sound by Samuel Gaskin and The Merindas, you’ll be dancing in your seats as you experience this show.

This show is a recognition of past injustices, a journey through understanding, and a celebration of indigenous cultures' survival, creativity and strength.

Our cast of six Australian and New Zealand First Nations people are our immediate collaborators Samuel Gaskin, Candice Lorrae and Kristel Kickett (The Merindas), Paula Barbee, Piri Neho and Mahana Taniora, who all share their personal stories and music.

Duration: 60 minutes

Age suitability: 10+

Event warnings: This event has strobe lighting, haze effects, some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction, potentially triggering content or themes.

Please note: this event includes images, voices or the name(s) of deceased Indigenous persons.

RECKŌNING-Future Ancestors has been co-commissioned by MAV through Diasporas and Amplified by the support of Jewel Box performances and Creative Victoria.