First performed in 2016 at Campbelltown Arts Centre, One Billion Beats is a new theatre work that draws together Australian cinematic history with poetry and original score. Conceived and performed by Goenpul Jagara/ Bundjulung poet and filmmaker Romaine Moreton, One Billion Beats, examines the historical representation of Aboriginal people in Australian cinema and its projection onto Romaine’s own lived experience and personal stories.
One Billion Beats is a profoundly political and resonant work, an act of intellectual courage and personal candour that will privilege an Indigenous perspective on cultural representation in film and beyond. This performance is a story of insight, horror, relevance and beauty.
Written and Directed by
Romaine Moreton & Alana Valentine
Music and Sound Design: Lou Bennett
Video Design: Sean Bacon
Set Design: Romaine Moreton & Sean Bacon
Lighting Design: Hugh Hamilton
Research: Romaine Moreton
Associate Producer: Vicki Gordon