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The Flying Canoe

Kids + Families
This is a past event
Kids + Families


11 April 2024 – 14 April 2024
11am – 12pm
1.30pm – 2.30pm


The Edge


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Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

Are you ready to take a trip on The Flying Canoe? Join comedian Bobby Macumber on an interactive adventure for families that explores the dynamic stories of Kiribati – our Pacific neighbour.

Together you’ll meet some sassy, salty spirits, fend off giant mud crabs, and dive into crystal blue waters as you work towards helping Bobby’s cousin, Nei Kinoia, become a fully qualified magic spinner!

Featuring an immersive soundscape, and traditional Kiribati singing and dancing, ‘The Flying Canoe’ is a playful way to experience the living history and the culture embedded in the lands and waters of the islands of Kiribati.

So jump aboard ‘The Flying Canoe’ and see things differently on island time. Tia nako – let’s go!


Continue the celebration of Kiribati culture with Ko na Mauri Melbourne! – a dynamic cultural event that celebrates the vibrant traditions of the I-Kiribati community.


About The Flying Canoe:

‘The Flying Canoe’ is a Threshold experience created by Marita Davies, Lucy Harris, Zoë Barry, Tahli Corin and Sarah Lockwood with performance design by Amy Carr-Bottomley.

It features the voices of Bobby Macumber, Teaote Burabura Davies and Matari McKenna as well as performances from members of the Kiribati diaspora living and working in Victoria. Cultural and community consultation from Teaote Burabura Davies, Katerina Teaiwa and the Victorian Kiribati Association.

Content notes:

The Flying Canoe is designed for audiences with a sense of adventure and is best suitable for families with children aged 5+.

The 60 minute show will be a mix of storytelling and interactive performance in which all audience members will be invited to participate together.

There are some louder sounds throughout the show, which may not be as suitable for some children.

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This hybrid season has been presented by Fed Square and supported by Creative Victoria. The artists acknowledge that this performance will take place on the land of the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.