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A page for teachers who’d like to scaffold WHO’S THAT CHIK in the classroom before and after the show. Here’s a couple of the key video’s that feature in the performance, go ahead and discuss them. What is Candy B saying about Australian culture through the use of multi-media? Some of the videos are serious and some are funny, but all have the same message…. People of colour are here and we are brilliant, it’s time Aussie culture (screen/ stage/media/ society) reflected it’s true diversity. YOU CANNOT BE WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE!

WHO’S THAT CHIK?

A hip hop tale of a brown girl with big dreams.

A funny, personal and political show with plenty of sass and a pinch of Lionel Richie to boot.

VIDEO 1:- I Wrote This Show….

A poem.

VIDEO 2:- Brown Girl in a Cup Commercial.

A spoof on how black people are represented in advertising on Aussie TV.

VIDEO 3:- All Night Long Remake in C’Town

Candy B dresses up as Lionel Richie to show the country how fun it would be to see her family on screen…come on, how about her own TV show set in the ‘burbs!

WHO’S THAT CHIK 2012 QAC School’s Tour

SECONDARY – YEAR 8 TO 12

TERM 3: BRISBANE/ IPSWICH/ GOLD COAST/ SUNSHINE COAST

TERM 4: DARLING DOWNS/ ROMA/ ST GEORGE/ GRANITE BELT

Told in the style of Hip Hop theatre, this is the true story of Candy B: a NIDA trained actor and award winning rapper, born and raised in the suburbs by South African parents.

Underscored by a pumping sound track created by Candy’s real life sister the notorious Busty Beatz, the show traverses the highs and lows, blocks and flows of growing up brown with an afro and big dreams in Australia.

The piece begins in Africa and quickly becomes episodic in structure, as Candy’s life from Seena Bird Dance Academy at six years old, to drama school in her early 20’s and then her entry into the entertainment industry is broken up by her mother’s journey of migration.

Candy B’s mix of storytelling, video, music and comedy has attracted young audiences across the country. The themes of identity, culture, home and self-belief are at the heart of this connection. Her message is to celebrate the diversity of this wide brown land.

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
ENGLISH: Language (Language for interaction), Literature (Examining literature)
HISTORY: Historical Knowledge and Understanding
GENERAL CAPABILITIES: Intercultural understanding, Literacy, Ethical behavior

QSA SENIOR SYLLABI
DRAMA, MUSIC, ENGLISH

ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS
THE ARTS (music, drama)
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (personal development)
SOSE (time, continuity and change, culture and identity) Respect

STYLE/FORM
Hip Hop, Storytelling, Comedy, Video

THEMES AND CONTEXTS
Diversity, Culture and ethnicity, Personal history and Racism

COST
$6 per student ($15 for families of three or more).
Minimum charge $600 + GST. Teachers and parents free.
Schools (under 100) that can’t raise the min. charge may be eligible for a Small Schools Subsidy.

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STAGING REQUIREMENTS

  • An indoor venue that can be darkened guarantees a better performance.
  • 7m wide x 7m deep and 2.5m high stage space.
  • Power outlet.

Writer: Candy Bowers
Music: Busty Beatz
Performers: Candy B and Busty Beatz

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