The magic of Erth's visual and physical theatre returns to the museum this summer with their brand new show, Badu.
Journey into the wild wonders of our ocean in an immersive and magical experience with beautiful puppets and captivating visual effects.
'Badu' is an Indigenous word meaning 'water', with the show reflecting on the wonder and preciousness of aquatic life in Sydney Harbour. Audience members will meet a lively cast of aquatic creatures including humpback whales, grey nurse and bull sharks, stingrays, musical mulletfish, leafy sea dragons and bioluminescent jellyfish.
Performed in the round and developed in collaboration with First Nation artists, Badu is a companion piece to Duba (meaning 'ground') – showing at Carriageworks in Redfern.
Recommended for families with kids aged 4–12 years.
Important information: The museum is a COVID-safe environment. The performance will be socially distanced with spaced seating in family pods with additional cleaning between sessions. Find out more about the museum's COVID safety measures.
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More magical experiences from Erth this summer
Duba at Carriageworks
Innovators in the realm of visual and physical theatre, Erth and Sydney Festival are also presenting Duba at Carriageworks – a guided tour like no other.
Duba, meaning ‘ground’ in Sydney language, leads you into the living underworld for an encounter with the seldom seen. This multi-sensory, puppetry-based experience is filled with creations inspired by work with leading international conservation zoos.Find out more
Duba by Erth
Erth’s work has delighted and inspired audiences for more than 30 years. From a six-metre puppet honouring First Nations custodianship of the land (Winter Camp, Vivid Sydney 2019) to a flying bicycle (Sydney Festival 2019) and epic dinosaur creations (Dinosaur Zoo), this team of creators, makers and performers are internationally renowned for pushing the limits of design, content and experience.
Sydney Festival 2021