On the surface, childhood games seem like pure fun — but they are also an important record of who we are and where we come from. From spinning tops to string figures, this wildly entertaining and colourfully costumed ensemble show how culture and history are passed on through singing, dancing and games. By comparing their own childhood games to those from the Torres Strait, students come to understand the importance of traditions, and to be thankful to those who teach them. Presented by Musica Viva In Schools in conjunction with NAISDA Dance College.

DUJON NIUE VOCALS, DANCING, GUITAR, UKULELE, WARUP, THRUMM
NORAH BAGIRI VOCALS, DANCING, WARUP, THRUMM
SMILER SINAK VOCALS, DANCING, WARUP, THRUMM
GEORGE WARE VOCALS, DANCING, WARUP, THRUMM

 

Suitability
Foundation - Year 8

Cross curriculum priorities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Sustainability

Links to other learning
English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Languages

Key general capabilities
Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative thinking, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability, Intercultural Understanding

Listen

Wyniss

DUJON NIUE VOCALS, DANCING, GUITAR, UKULELE, WARUP, THRUMM
NORAH BAGIRI VOCALS, DANCING, WARUP, THRUMM
SMILER SINAK VOCALS, DANCING, WARUP, THRUMM
GEORGE WARE VOCALS, DANCING, WARUP, THRUMM

"Wyniss was genuine, authentic and so engaging!"
— Katheryn Jones, Worongary State School

Performance Details

Live In School Tour Dates

Sydney East & City NSW
2021 - Term 4 (11 - 22 Oct)
South Western Sydney NSW
2021 - Term 4 (25 - 29 Oct)
Canberra & surrounds ACT
2022 - Term 2 (6 – 10 Jun)
2022 - Term 3 (18 – 22 Jul)
Sydney East & City NSW
2022 - Term 3 (25 Jul – 4 Aug)
Western NSW
2022 - Term 4 (17 Oct – 4 Nov)

Pricing

Full price $9.50 - per student (min. 150 students per concert)
MVIS Online $7.50 - per student

Professional Development

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Resources

Musica Viva In Schools includes online teaching and learning resources that guide you through the program you’ve booked and enhance students’ concert experience.

Teaching resources contain:

  • Interactive activities
  • Multimedia content, compatible with Interactive Whiteboard
  • Music and creative arts curriculum-specific content
  • Cross-curriculum links aligned with state and national curricula

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Financial Assistance

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