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    The Flying Canoe at Fed Square

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    The Flying Canoe - family storytime

    Are you ready to take a trip on The Flying Canoe? Join comedian Bobby Macumber on an interactive adventure for families that explores the dynamic stories of Kiribati - our Pacific neighbour.

    Together you’ll meet some sassy, salty spirits, fend off giant mud crabs, and dive into crystal blue waters as you work towards helping Bobby’s cousin, Nei Kinoia, become a fully qualified magic spinner!

    Featuring an immersive soundscape, and traditional Kiribati singing and dancing, β€œThe Flying Canoe” is a playful way to experience the living history and the culture embedded in the lands and waters of the islands of Kiribati.

    So jump aboard β€˜The Flying Canoe’ and see things differently on island time. Tia nako – let’s go!


    Content Notes:

    The Flying Canoe is designed for audiences with a sense of adventure and is best suitable for families with children aged 5+.

    The 60 minute show will be a mix of storytelling and interactive performance in which all audience members will be invited to participate together.

    There are some louder sounds throughout the show, which may not be as suitable for some children.

    Please note children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.Β Tickets are limited, so ifΒ you can no longer attend please let us know so we can make the ticket available to others.


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    'The Flying Canoe' is a Threshold experience created by Marita Davies, Lucy Harris, ZoΓ« Barry, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood with performance design by Amy Carr-Bottomley.

    It features the voices of Bobby Macumber, Teaote Burabura Davies and Matari McKenna as well as performances from members of the Kiribati diaspora living and working in Victoria. Cultural and community consultation from Teaote Burabura Davies, Katerina Teaiwa and the Victorian Kiribati Association.

    This hybrid season has been presented by Fed Square and supported by Creative Victoria. The artists acknowledge that this performance will take place on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.




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