Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in Mabuiag Island: a remote speck in the sparkling blue of the Torres Strait. Thousands of years of history and culture, with just a few hundred people keeping its flame alive. Now its favourite son is joking in three languages with his grandmother and torturing his son with spontaneous public breakdancing.
Jimi Bani (Title and Deed, the ABC’s Mabo) whisks you away to his island for an evening of music, dance, standup and storytelling. Four generations of one family take the stage, as Jimi’s grandmother, mother, son and brothers help him spin yarns of totems, traditions and childhood memories.
This is Jimi Bani’s superb testimony to his culture. It’s joyous, charming, and unlike anything you’ve seen before.
A Queensland Theatre production co-presented with Sydney Festival
My Name is Jimi had its World Premiere at Queensland Theatre
Indigenous theatre at Belvoir supported by The Balnaves Foundation
Based on a story by Dimple Bani, Jimi Bani & co-created with Jason Klarwein
Director Jason Klarwein
Designer Simona Cosentini & Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer Daniel Anderson
Sound & Projection Designer Justin Harrison
Stage Manager Peter Sutherland
Assistant Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk
Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
8pm, 5 January
8pm, 6 January
6.30pm, 7 January
Opening Night (invitation only)
8pm, 9 January
2pm, 18 January
8pm, 10 January
Approx 80 minutes, no interval
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