Next Wave Festival: BlaaQ Catt [Melbourne]
Next Wave Festival: BlaaQ Catt [Melbourne]

Event Information


Saturday May 21, 2016
3:30 PM


Northcote Town Hall
189 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070

Auslan Interpreter/s

Jasmine Phillips / Ben Stouter (Q&A)

Language/ Cultural Consultant


$23 per ticket (Click on the link below, scroll down and select the date - 21st May - then click on Enter Promotional Code and enter ACCESS).

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Maurial Spearim (Gamilaraay NSW/VIC)

Sat 21 May 3:30pm and artist talk at 4:30pm | 60 min performance, 60 min artist talk


They say a cat has nine lives – and for Ruby, a First Nations woman navigating the 21st century, ‘nine lives’ are but one way to explain her idiosyncrasies. Join the enigmatic Ruby on her quest for connection, as she unites the truths of history with her experience of the present to uncover the binding threads of people and place.

Following stand-out performances across theatre and screen, BlaaQ Catt is the solo debut from writer and performer Maurial Spearim (We Get It, Redfern Now) – a one-woman exploration of hope, longing and connection, resonant without exception. Spearim skilfully fuses the ancient with the contemporary to bring two worlds into one, weaving Gamilaraay language together with song, dance and storytelling to reveal a captivating character.

Reflecting on the complexities of contemporary Indigenous experience this work captures the beauty, depth and harsh realities of life for a young Aboriginal woman. Spearim challenges assumptions about Indigenous identity and experience in this darkly comic story, told skilfully with a good dose of dry, self-deprecating humour.

To get your tickets, click on the link above, scroll down and select the date – 21st May – then click on Enter Promotional Code and enter ACCESS

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