Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera is the journey of three people and ice addiction in all its states, including happiness, invincibility and clarity, through despair, fear, psychosis and, ultimately, the breakdown of communities – their ruin. Aided by the enigmatic Dnale Ci, it is a twisted tale of grief, addiction and redemption.
BEVIN was asked to create several theatre programs for Yirra Yaakin through-ought the years. One of them was this brochure that we realised to showcase ‘Ice Land – A Hip h’Opera’.
Yirra Yaakin, meaning ‘Stand Tall’ in Noongar language, is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisations. They continue to produce award-winning, world-class theatre that is exciting, entertaining, educational, authentic and culturally appropriate.
The company has commissioned and premiered more than 50 new major festival presentations like Waltzing the Wilarra, One day in 67, Aliwah, Windmill Baby, Cruel Wild Woman, Hecate, The Sum of Us and Panawathi Girl. They have worked with and nurtured prestigious Aboriginal writers including David Milroy, Sally Morgan, Derek Nannup, Mitch Torres and Dallas Winmar, among many others.
The organisation is community driven, actively engaging in educational programs and youth workshops in a bid to encourage and further develop Indigenous Australian’s within the theatre industry.