👀 Right now at Queensland's very own Billie Brown Studio 👉 The world premiere of 'My Name is Jimi'. Presented by Queensland Theatre, the Centre of Contemporary Arts and the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Based on a story by Dimple Bani, Jimi Bani, and co-created with Jason Klarwein.
In My Name is Jimi, charismatic actor & storyteller Jimi Bani (Mabo, The Straits, Redfern Now) finally tells his story, that of his family & his place of home – Mabuiag Island, a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait & the keeper of thousands of years of rich history & culture.
Now, with just a few hundred people fanning its flame, the story, colour, characters, challenges & history of the Wagadagam culture come to the stage in what is a truly memorable live theatre experience @qld_theatre
My name is Jimi unfolds through music, dance, stand-up & fireside storytelling, with four remarkable generations of one family on the stage - Jimi’s grandmother, mother, son & brothers come together to share incredible yarns of totems, traditions & childhood memories.
A true celebration on stage - Jimi performs alongside his son Dmitri, mother Agnes, & grandmother Petharie with his brothers Conwell & Richard Bani.
Drawing directly on the lived experiences of the Bani family & their role as leaders of the Wagadagam tribe of Mabuiag Island, the stories span the generations – Jimi jokes in three languages with his grandmother, & then tortures his son with spontaneous break-dancing. An Australian story, and a world story of family and preserving the culture & language of Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait.
A story everyone needs to hear & to see!!! 👌
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON:
Brisbane 22 July - 13 August
Bille Brown Studio,
Tickets: 1800 355 528 or at queenslandtheatre.com.au