Behind the cane
Mee, Sean, Bridie, David, Greenwell, Andree, Forde, Margery, & Forde, Michael Behind the cane. [Live Performance (Play)]
Composed by David Bridie and Andree Greenwell with script and lyrics by Margery Forde and Michael Forde, BEHIND THE CANE was community-driven music theatre, commissioned specially as the signature work the 2011 Queensland Music Festival. Co-presented by the QMF and the Whitsunday Regional Council in association with QUT Creative Industries, BEHIND THE CANE was created with and performed by over 180 Bowen residents and told the story of the South Sea Islanders who were brought to Australia to work in the cane fields in the 19 century and the journey of their descendants through the succeeding generations, through racial discrimination and economic hardship, to the present day. The large-scale spectacle event was performed the Sound shell on the Bowen harbour foreshore to audiences of 8,000 over 3 performances and included many of the descendants in featured roles.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Live Performance (Play))|
|Funders:||Australia Council for the Arts - Creative Partnerships, Arts Queensland, Whitsunday Regional Council|
|Keywords:||Community, Engagement, Blackbirding, South Sea Islanders, Music Theatre|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Pacific Peoples Performing Arts (190410)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright is held jointly by: Margery Forde & Michael Forde - Script and lyrics David Bridie & Andree Greenwell - Original music|
|Deposited On:||25 Aug 2014 01:36|
|Last Modified:||25 Aug 2014 01:36|
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