Add some Aussie flavor to your theater lineup with one of these two unique programs: 1) Didge Evolution (concert for adults) 2) Didgeridoo Down Under (variety show for all ages)
Didge Evolution Concert Didge Evolution is a musical project created by master didgeridoo players Rob Thomas and Tanya Gerard. In the Didge Evolution concert, Rob and Tanya take the audience on a musical journey to the Australian Outback, coastal rainforests and beyond. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal people for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. Didge Evolution plays a modern style, mixing fast-paced rhythms with relaxing soundscapes and organic sound effects. Rob and Tanya use a dazzling multimedia display to enhance the experience. Audience members are encouraged to participate in a Q&A session after the show.
Rob and Tanya are true didgeridoo pioneers in the U.S., having played and made didges for more than 20 years. They’ve performed throughout the country, have recorded several CDs, and have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. They are founding members of the legendary tribal-trance project Inlakesh, and their breakthrough album The Gathering inspired a generation of didgeridoo enthusiasts. They currently perform and teach didgeridoo at K-12 schools, colleges, festivals and other venues nationwide.
Tanya grew up in Australia, and both she and Rob have traveled extensively abroad. They lived in Santa Fe, N.M., for 22 years before moving to North Carolina in 2013 to work full-time with Didge Evolution and Didgeridoo Down Under. Rob also performs solo at many events. Please contact us for a price quote and more info.
Didgeridoo Down Under Show DDU is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and highly entertaining … for all ages!
During the show, we play a slew of exotic didgeridoos, demonstrating various upbeat rhythms and funky, danceable beats. We also use a multitude of props – including a vocabulary list, a globe, motivational signs, artifacts, artwork and puppets – to deliver educational lessons and empowering messages. A typical show for theaters offers extra entertainment (more puppetry, comedy, dancing) and less education than a school presentation. And we are happy to tweak the program according to a specific site’s needs and requests.
DDU shows for medium and large theaters are performed by Rob and Tanya. A show for a small theater (300 or less seats) might be performed by Rob and Tanya, or a solo performer.
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“The Didge Evolution concert was a unique experience for our recital hall, filled with a mix of earthly and electronic sounds, as well as beautiful images of Australia. The program was appealing for a wide range of audience members, both from campus and from the community.”
Laura A. Stambaugh, Associate Professor & Head of Music Education, Georgia Southern University