Reckoning is a 1-hour show depicting the intertwining of indigenous culture through storytelling, original songs, and dance, tackling the modern-day effects of racism and intergenerational trauma.
Employing strong visuals projected on the screen, emotionally charged song, deeply personal storytelling, and genuine raw emotions of anger, grief, sadness, and joy, Reckoning leads its audience through a process of truth-telling and truth-accepting that subtly triggers states of empathy and understanding, whilst the music uplifts the audience.
This is achieved by presenting the themes of the show in a visually beautiful way with original costuming, symbolic staging, a bright engaging colour pallet, atmospheric lighting and environment, inspiring lyrics in language, and an utterly dance-worthy contemporary sound by Samuel Gaskin and The Merindas.
The show is a recognition of past injustices, a journey through understanding, and a celebration of indigenous cultures' survival, creativity, and strength. A cross-cultural, multi-art-form performance work that fuses Indigenous cultures from Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Te Whēnua Moemoeā (Land of the Dreamtime) Australia.
Six diverse artists, Samuel Gaskin, Candice Lorrae, Kristel Kickett, Piri Neho, Paula Barbee and Mahana Maihi-Taniora will combine personal stories of their ancestors with original songwriting as they explore the power of connecting to their indigenous bloodlines.
The production is part of the Albury Entertainment Centre's annual theatre season, Electrifying the Arts, made up of six new productions sourced especially for the Albury Wodonga community.
Albury Entertainment Centre also offers a membership program with a range of great benefits, including reduced ticket prices for the Theatre Season, as well as access to The Cube and HotHouse theatre season shows... and much more!
Get your tickets and find out more about the membership program on the Albury Entertainment Centre website.