👀 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
My Name Is Jimi || @qld_theatre
Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of rich history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public break-dancing.
Charismatic actor Jimi Bani (Mabo, The Straits, Redfern Now) whisks you away to his island for an evening of music, dance, stand-up and storytelling. Four generations of one family take the stage, as Jimi’s grandmother, mother, son and brothers help him spin yarns of totems, traditions and childhood memories.
The islanders have lived through dark times and light, and this intimate show examines the challenges and tragedies they have faced with hope, honesty and humour, looking towards a bright tomorrow.
My Name is Jimi is the story of a small community of people clinging tightly to each other, and fighting to protect what really matters, in the whirling chaos of a rapidly changing world. @qld_theatre
On NOW until the 13th of august. A must see.
My Name Is Jimi - a story about a family on a Torres Strait Island. Jimi's mother, grandmother, son and brothers make up the cast, and they tell stories of their family life traditions and the bond they have. At the intimate home of Queensland Theatre this play is a wonderful production. Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻⭐️⭐️#queenslandtheatre#leadingfromqld @qld_theatre #mynameisjimi
Don’t miss this chance to see Jimi Bani (Mabo, Redfern Now) and his family from Mabuiag Island, telling a powerful story through music, dance and the spoken word: ⠀
My Name is Jimi⠀
Bille Brown Studio⠀
78 Montague Rd⠀
Jul 22-Aug 13⠀
$35 - $68⠀
1800 355 528⠀
#brisbane#mynameisjimi#qldtheatre#billiebrownstudio @qld_theatre ⠀