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17 Message Sticks: 17 Communities

Moorambilla Voices in 2017 is about unearthing the stories of our region with “17 Message Sticks: 17 Communities”. We have postponed the first two weeks of the Skills Development Workshop Tour. We will still be teaching, singing and dancing across the entire region over three weeks. And this year we’re still excited to be part of the BOSTES teacher accreditation scheme through the NSW Department …

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 …

Go to the bend in the river

Interweaving new Australian choral music with contemporary dance is taking composer Andrew Howes and choreographer Jacob Williams into new territory at Moorambilla residential camps in 2015. “Narran Lakes was what I call an ‘ice bath’ to my system,” says Andrew. “I jumped off the plane straight from the intensity of London and drove on the same day to the utter …

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 …

MAXed OUT Performs at National Male Voice Festival in Brisbane

While Moorambilla Voices children count the days until the August 2014 residential camps in Baradine, Moorambilla Founder and Artistic Director Michelle Leonard and 10 young men from MAXed OUT Company travelled to Brisbane in July to perform in the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival. The National Male Voice Festival is a huge weekend of talks, rehearsals and performances with leading …

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 …

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 Drums Beat for MAXed Out Company

Camp Cypress  changes guard as Moorambilla welcomes the high school energy of  MAXed Out Company. Their mood is upbeat, excited and keen. The pace is fast and the artists that have come together to work with the students are ready to make them work harder than ever this year. TaikOz percussionists Anton Lock and Graham Hilgendorf have come into Baradine …

Within The Stories We Grow

Three Indigenous stories are the touchstone for the creative energy of this year’s Moorambilla, which all come together under the theme Wii Gali – Fire and Water. At the Moorambilla Voices camps and workshops, the stories interweave and underpin the artistic mediums that the children are working with – visual arts, dance, textile arts and music. “I loved these stories …