La Mama

The Honouring

Kurtjar dancer Jack Sheppard’s debut solo performance The Honouring traces themes of suicide and trauma within Indigenous communities and the journey of grief and acceptance that those affected must travel. It explores the transitions the spirits have taken after suicide and pays homage to their names.

Using movement, dialogue, text and puppetry, this new work asks you to consider; does the soul get stuck between two worlds when attached to a taboo form of death, and without correct ritual to guide the spirit on?


Tue 6.30pm| Wed 1pm & 7.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat7.30pm

Approx running time: 60 min

Performer / Creator: Jack Sheppard

Puppetry / Set Design: Tim Denton

Director: Eva Grace

Production Coordinator (Creative Development): Stephen Hawker

Movement Director: Rinske Ginsberg

Creative Mentor: Jacob Boehme

Sound: James Henry

Lighting: Tom Willis

Proudly supported by Darebin City Council

Event starts
Tuesday 7 May, 2019
Event Ends
Saturday 11 May, 2019
La Mama Theatre
Venue Address
349 Drummond st

Melbourne, Carlton

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