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Indigo Sand

Stories that give breath to the elements.

June 18 All day

Date & Time: Friday 18 June, 5.30pm
Venue: Performing Arts Centre, Narrogin Senior High School

Come and immerse yourself in a sea of stories that will ebb and flow around you with intrigue, whimsy and magic. Listen to the tender heart of Tua the whale, the absurd conversation of the three raindrops and wonder at the ancient mysteries of seals and selkies.

These delightful traditional and original tales are performed with an evocative mix of storytelling, puppetry, acoustic music and visual imagery that will leave you with a taste of salt on your lips and a yearning for more. Let go and float on the incoming tide with Jenny Hill and Sandy McKendrick.

Perfect for children from 3 years of age and their parents. Perfect for school children. Perfect for people who still enjoy the sea and the life it gives.

Indigo Sand is a performance for children and their families. It consists of original and traditional water-themed stories gathered from around the globe and delivered by a consummate story teller, Jenny Hill and simultaneously animated by performer Sandy McKendrick. A variety of techniques are used, puppetry, sand art projection, illustration and shadow work. This blend of techniques has proved extremely successful in engaging the audiences’ attention and interest. Jenny Hill accompanies the performance with acoustic music performed on a variety of instruments.

Sandy McKendrick is a multi arts practitioner who works across performance, puppetry and multi-media. She
is a director, theatre devisor, designer and sculptor. Her project-based company Sandpiper Productions has
worked with diverse communities and artists throughout Australia and Internationally including touring
performances Cry of Seadragon, Turtle and the Tradewinds and Indigo Sand. Her work includes small intimate
works and large-scale processional puppetry. She has worked regionally developing accessible processes to tell
local stories. As part of PIAF she has created site-specific artworks and performed with international
companies consistently for 15 years

Jenny Hill is a professional storyteller with extensive experience in performance, education and community
projects. Performances for all ages have taken her into schools, old peoples’ homes and prisons as well as
festivals in Darwin, Hobart, Zanzibar and England. She has brought stories to accompany music in large
performance spaces and in more intimate venues. These include The Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Celtic,
Russian and Middle Eastern Tales and contemporary ones. Jenny is interested in the therapeutic potential of
stories, and the ways they contribute to transformation.