Taxi and Nidgera

Australia. Special Broadcasting Service and Melbourne Workers Theatre 1990, Taxi and Nidgera, [unknown], 1990.

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Performance name Taxi and Nidgera
Creator(s) Australia. Special Broadcasting Service
Melbourne Workers Theatre
Contributor(s) Arden, David
Belling, Kylie
Billing, Shirley
Butera, Anna
Connor, Shane
Cornelius, Patricia
Damnics, Sandra
Deacon, Destiny
Dunbar, Mark
Fuller, Mick
Gillick, Kate
Gorrie, Tony
Jenkin, Linda
Lesser, Chris
Mat, Senol
Moore, Gavin
Mumford, Peter
Payne, Steve
Reynolds, Vicki
Sam, Maryanne
Vela, Irine
Weller, Archie
Young, Ann
Year presented/published 1990
Publisher SBS; Melbourne Workers Theatre
Performance venue [unknown]
Performance end date 1990
Description of performance 1 MP4 file (2 hr 46 min)
Summary SBS News footage of Taxi at a meatworks, plus two recordings. Taxi is a political cabaret about a Turkish taxi driver and his travails in “the lucky country”. Uses song and simple dramatic scenes to discuss the migrant experience in Australia. Nidjera tells the story of a Koori family struggling to survive in the 90s 00:00:17- 00:09:45 SBS World News segment on performance of Taxi to meatworkers during their lunch break. Cuts away to audience responses. Interviews with actor Senol Mat, writer Vicki Reynolds, Irine Vela, Jolimont railyard workers from the shop committee, meatworkers from the audience, Steve Payne talking about the importance of working class people realising their stories are worth telling and being heard, and how the union movement still needs to realise that art has a valid role to play in the ongoing struggle. 00:09:50- 01:26:05 Archival footage of performance of Taxi. 01:26:07-02:21:30Archival footage of Archie Weller’s Nidjera. 02:21:50 Archie Weller takes a bow from the audience 02:22:00 Director Kylie Belling thanks everyone involved, announces possible birth of an Aboriginal theatre company in the following year 02:24:34 Concludes
Keyword(s) Indigenous Australians
Migrants
Workplace
Theatre
Cabaret
Notes Contact Deakin University Library for access to MOV file.
Language eng
Copyright notice ©1990, SBS (news footage only)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30113112

Document type: Performance
Collection: Melbourne Workers Theatre
 
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