Rekindled Systems - CANCELLED due to the impacts of floods
Presented by Allara and Olenka
We regret to announce this performance and workshops are cancelled due to the impacts of the current Victorian floods.
Yorta Yorta artist, Allara and Ukrainian Canadian artist, Olenka Toroshenko share a deep kinship and creative collaboration presented as a tender musical experience.
Sunday 23 October | 5.30pm | Little Theatre & GPAC Outdoors
Their debut duo show, which was scheduled for FUSE Darebin March 2020, is now ready…With resilience, stubbornness and direct intent, Allara and Olenka call upon the guidance of their Elders and Ancestors to navigate the troubling reality of the state of our current cultural paradigm and planet.
Rekindled Systems is the song Yorta Yorta artist Allara sang that called in the spirit of Ukrainian Canadian artist Olenka Toroshenko.
The following day it was Olenka’s recitation of ‘Walk into the Fire’ that unlocked the passageway to what has become a deep kinship and creative collaboration.
While cutting beets for borscht on Sviat Vechir (Ukrainian Christmas) in Jan 2020, the pair realised they are both descendants of people who survived genocides intended to annihilate a peoples and their cultural identity.
Monday 24 October | 10am - 12pm | GPAC Undercover
Registration is free but registration is a must.
2 hours of workshops in a round-robin style will include 4 x 30min sessions:
Poetry/song writing workshop
Doors Open: 5.30pm
Smoking Ceremony: 5.30pm - 6pm
Welcome to Country: 6pm
Corey Theatre: 6.15pm
Culture Evolves: 6.45pm
Monica Jasmine Karo: 7pm
Allara and Olenka: 7.30pm
Duration: 135 Minutes
Ages: All ages live music event
Audiences: First Nations Community, family and Allies
COVID Refund Policy: Ticketholders can seek a refund up to 5 days prior and 2 days following any performance date they are unable to attend due to COVID isolation.
Free Workshop: 10am - 12pm, Monday 24 October, GPAC Undercover