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The double bill ‘Tales of Kabbarli’ and ‘Walk in Beauty’ brings together two works, in a way first planned in 2012. “Walk in Beauty” celebrates the poetry of earth’s early cultures, in a way that resonates with the themes of the writings of Daisy Bates, who lived with aboriginal peoples for 30 years in the middle of the Nullarbor and is the subject of the second play on the program. 

Shabnam Tavakol is thrilled to repeat “Walk in Beauty”. “It is ceremonial as much as theatrical. Ten poems have been selected, and performed in different styles (recital, dance, chant/song) in a fluid style critics have found ‘mesmerising’ and a ‘lyrical gem’. ‘Theatrical immersion into creative movement, evocative music, a delectable visual feast and, above all, immortal verse…Earth is replenished and reborn in joy.’ 

It is a very special work in its style, and a homage to humanity and the earth as a whole.

The program also balances the tragic story of loss of major corroboree sites at Eucla, with the siting of the transcontinental railway. Bates was a journalist, and the key and essential witness of the monumental events when artesian waters failed, and many tribal peoples never got back to their homeland. Bates is played by veteran and well known Australian performer, Robina Beard. Beard has worked with NAISDA, as well as aboriginal theatre, and has playing this role over many years. The work has attracted critical acclaim. ‘Luminous’, ‘authentic’, ‘impeccable’. 

The program will be performed July 5,6,18,19,20,21 at Actor’s Pulse, 103 Regent Street Redfern. 7PM except for 21 July. Matinees at 2PM on 6 and 21 July.

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the performance o0 Saturday 6th July. Email with  KABBARLI PROMOTION in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email.

Bookings and info at Or “Tales of Kabbarli” at





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