Premiered in 1994 at The Enmore Theatre
NINNI brings together drama, dance and song in a work exploring the lives of an urban Indigenous family that is partly absorbed into the mainstream Australian culture and how its members confront the identity issues that have been borne since colonisation.
At NINNI‘s heart is Mother Earth, the mother of children and the mother of carrying our strong cultural identity. Aboriginal people believe that this country is very female so this work is based on a family story that deeply respects the mother component.
Actor Rachael Maza and Singer La-Donna Hollingsworth collaborate with Guypunura Munyarryun on traditional language and gesture to create the essence of this women’s story.
- Stephen Page
- David Page
- Joe Hurst
- Cheryl Pike
- Jo Mercurio
- 1994 National tour NSW, NT, QLD