BINDARAN – meaning the sound of thunder, the stormy weather.
Bindaran will visit Boorloo (Perth) to celebrate the Noongar season ‘Djeran – the season of adulthood when cooler weather begins’. Her presence celebrates the importance of Noongar women’s connection to boodjarak-ngat (country), and represents all the ‘great women across this nation’.
Bindaran is a 6m high, spectacular being, operated by locally trained puppeteers, which you will have the opportunity to walk alongside her as she roams through Forrest Place, stopping to tell the stories shared by a some of our local women (elders), about their connection to boodjarak-ngat, the land, the waters, family, and culture.
This event was organised by NAIDOC Perth in collaboration with the City of Perth, and the amazing ERTH Visual & Physical Inc, the company is recognised internationally as an innovator of physical and visual theatre, driven by special interests in natural history, first nations stories, sociology and urban mythology.
Opening Night Event
Thursday, 28th April 2022
Starting 5:30pm – Forrest Place, Perth
Opening Ceremony with Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony, local Aboriginal performing artists, elders, local guests/dignitaries
Friday, 29th April – Sunday, 1st May 2022
5:30pm to 8pm – Forrest Place, Perth