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Ngapartji Ngapartji
At the end of the Second World War, Jamieson's father was born in the red dessert sands, where his people had been born for 2,000 generations. At the same time, younger and more powerful nations America, Great Britain, Japan, Australia, and Afganistan were swept up in a complex, cold war crisis.

To hear master storyteller Trevor Jamison weave this global narrative in his native tongue, Pitjantjatjara, is a rare opportunity. Rarer still is the chance to learn some of the language and understand a story not lost in translation.

Each night of the five night pilot season, audiences will be taught a little more of the Pitjantjatjara language. After each lesson a short excerpt of the story is performed. Each evening's performance is stand alone, but undertaken sequentially over the five sessions you will learn more of the language and experience a richer understanding of this exceptional story.

Ngapartji Ngapartji > Language Kiosk
As part of Ngapartji Ngapartji, visitors can undergo a short course in the Pitjantjatjara language through a kiosk on the ground floor at ACMI or via the web www.ngapartji.org

Presented by Big hART, Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and Sydney Opera House.

Dates   Tue 11 Oct  to Sat 15 Oct 2005, 5.30pm
Location  
Admission   Limited single session tickets available on night from ACMI Box Office
Full $12 Concession $10
 
 
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