Ancient markings, red dirt and night sky legends. Welcome to 2016!

Moorambilla Voices has launched the creative inspiration driving its 2016 program with the Artistic and Cultural Immersion at historic Mount Grenfell, near Cobar, north-west NSW. Facilitated in consultation with Ngiyampaa Indigenous and community leaders, the Immersion experience took place in April and will drive the artists’ source material. “This incredibly beautiful landscape has an ancient history as a meeting place for the Ngiyampaa …

Think big, dream wide!

If you are inspired by the Wide Open Sky film, please consider a donation to help us to continue to support fabulous children like those in the film. We rely on private donations, and some government support to continue and your donation will really make a difference. Moorambilla Voices is continuing each year – just like in the film. This year …

Moorambilla Builds Leadership in our Region’s Young People

There is no doubt that early experiences in life have a huge impact on our leadership potential as adults. It is well documented that communication, problem solving skills, organization, flexibility and creativity build self confidence in children. Moorambilla has a nine-year track record in building children’s capacity to become leaders. Here are three examples from the MAXed OUT Company. For a …

Opportunity Knocks – Iyasa!

MAXed OUT Company is back in rehearsal on Dhinawan, the MAXed OUT segment of this year’s Gala Concert.  Very, very few high schools offer music to HSC level in this region – with ensemble experience rare and opportunities to perform few. Some of the teenagers have been practicing their contemporary and taiko choreography at home, calling out Iyasa! as they do. …

Dancing with Sensu – Japanese Fans

The drums of TaikOz are beating so hard you can hear them down the end of the main street of Baradine. “I knew we had a large group this year so we have planned something really special says TaikOz’s Anton Lock. Anton has been working with the high school children for the last three days, incorporating dance, music and percussion …

Coonabarabran Calling

 From the Artistic Director Michelle Leonard: “We’re on the last few days of the 2014 Skills Workshop Tour for Moorambilla Voices! We’ve been particularly focusing on our potential MAXed OUT students and there are lots of them! I’m so inspired by the energy of the kids here, many of whom just relish the chance to show me what they can …

Beyond Bourke

    From Artistic Director Moorambilla Voices Michelle Leonard: “Heading out to Brewarrina and Bourke, we are overjoyed to be connecting with our friends and the wonderful children who are so keen to give Moorambilla Voices a go. I’ve been seeing children from stages 2 and 3 and into High School for this workshop skills tour – there is so much …

Lightning Ridge welcomes Moorambilla Voices

There’s no rest for the Moorambilla team! From Dubbo, the Moorambilla Workshop Skills tour, with Moorambilla Mum Annie Berrell at the wheel, drove on to Gilgandra, Coonamble, Gulargambone, Quanbone, Baradine, Pilliga and spent a few nights in Lightning Ridge. Michelle is listening to every child available to see if they have the musical or creative capacity to attend this year’s …

The Moorambilla Experience: New skills spark new ideas

  Beth Stanley was the International Education Observer at this year’s Moorambilla, attending both residential camps and Festival events. She was amazed at the learning and educational experiences the children were exposed to. We’re excited to release some of the latest pictures for this story as well. A memorable image at the completion of the Moorambilla Voices Festival was the fire …

From the Artistic Director: “our best Festival yet!”

One week on after the Moorambilla Festival, Artistic Director Michelle Leonard looks at the highlights of the 2013 events.  You know what? People often say after an annual event or festival, “that was the best  yet!” Well in terms of the artistic synergies, the strength of the creative collaborations and the sheer generosity of spirit that was shown in all of …