Carnival of Light
200 hand made and hand held lanterns, several large lanterns, 200 children and 30 adult voice choir, live band made up of key Broome musicians, dancers and fire twirlers made up an truly magical performance on the mud of Roebuck Bay during the Shinju Matsuri 2012.
The performance was adapted from one that Gwen helped write and direct in 1996 titled “Stories from the Mangroves”. This time choosing only 3 of the songs that were written by Lorrae Coffin and Lyn Hazelton taken from oral histories that Lorrae and Gwen collected as part of the project development.
Photographer ~ Leon Mead
Musical Director ~ Susie Quicke
Lantern Maker and Co Director ~ Chris Hill