The Australian National Maritime Museum in association with the Sydney  Festival presents Badu by ERTH. 

Journey into the wild wonders of  our ocean with an immersive experience that features beautiful puppetry, visual effects and multi media.  

‘Badu’ is an Indigenous word meaning ‘water’ which reflects on the preciousness and the wonder 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’) also created by ERTH and showing at Carriageworks in Redfern.

Recommended for families with kids aged 4-12 yrs

Wednesday 6 January – Sunday 24 January 2020

Performance times 11:30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm

Duration: 25 minutes

The Australian National Maritime Museum is located at Wharf 4, 58 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

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Important information: The health and safety of everyone on our site is our greatest priority.

In line with current health advice visitors to BADU aged 12 and over are required to wear a face mask while  inside the performance venue. Complimentary disposable masks will be available at the venue.

The museum is seating visitors to this performance in line with 4sqm rule.

Visitor numbers are kept at less than 50% venue capacity to enable greater safety and distancing.

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