Awavena is a stunning tale of metamorphosis in the Brazilian Amazon told through virtual reality headset.
Wallworth was invited to create Awavena during a time of peril and potential for the Yawanawa community. As they fight to protect nearly 200,000 hectares of Amazonian forest, the Yawanawa have chosen VR technology as means of sharing with the world the cultural rejuvenation that occured when they put an end to rigid gender roles. Made in collaboration with Hushahu – the first female shaman of the Yawanawa people – the virtual and mixed reality experience opens a portal to this vivid, scarcely seen forest world.
The experience is in two parts:
– Part 1 runs for 17 minutes and is a seated experience.
– Part 2 runs for 6 minutes and is an active experience.
Bookings are required for this experience.
Director: Lynette Wallworth
Producer: Nicole Newnham
Featuring: Hashuhu Yawanawá and the community of Mutum, with Alice Braga as the voice of Hushah
Prior to booking Awavena Ten Days on the Island recommends reading our Virtual Reality Health and Safety Notice, you can find this here.
This performance is not recommended for children under the age of 13 without a parent or guardian.
Latecomers will forfeit their booking time.
Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding event operations, you can find the relevant government information here.
Contact tracing: Contact information for patrons attending this event will be collected at the point of online, phone or box office ticket purchase. This information will be held for 28 days, in accordance with Government requirements, and used for contact tracing if necessary.
For more information on COVID-19 safety measures in place at Ten Days on the Island, follow this link.
Image: Lynette Wallworth, Awavena