THE FOX AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS

The untold story of Charles ‘Chicka’ Dixon – one of Australia’s foremost Aboriginal activists – told from the unique perspective of his daughter and granddaughter

BY RHONDA DIXON-GROVENOR & NADEENA DIXON (DEADLY DIRECTIONS)
CO-WRITTEN BY RHONDA DIXON-GROVENOR & ALANA VALENTINE

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The Fox and the Freedom Fighters is a new theatre work about Aboriginal activist Charles ‘Chicka’ Dixon, told from the perspective of his daughter Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor and granddaughter Nadeena Dixon. An iconic figure in Australian history, Chicka’s political activism left his family at the wayside at the height of his success. Mother and daughter celebrate Chicka’s lifetime of achievements, which highlight the ongoing fight to maintain cultural and spiritual freedom for Indigenous Australians in this country. This is their story.

Realised in collaboration with playwright Alana Valentine and designer Clare Britton, The Fox and the Freedom Fighters is a deeply personal recollection of the life and legacy of a man whose contribution to Indigenous cultural history is immeasurable.

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CREATIVE TEAM:

Conceiver/Co-Writer/Performer Rhonda Dixon-Grovenor
Conceiver/Co-Designer/Singer Songwriter/Performer Nadeena Dixon
Co-Writer Alana Valentine
Co-Designer Clare Britton
Lighting Designer Neil Simpson
Composer & Sound Designer Phil Downing
Additional Music Marley Grovenor
Director Liza-Mare Syron
Film Makers Amanda King & Fabio Cavadini
Production Manager Mark Haslam
Producer Marguerite Pepper

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this performance contains images and voices of deceased persons. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The Fox & The Freedom Fighters is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

  • THE REDFERN STORY WITH DARLENE JOHNSON
    FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER

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    Join acclaimed filmmaker Darlene Johnson as she introduces her latest work The Redfern Story, which traces the history of the formation of the National Black Theatre in inner-city Sydney. Stemming from the social activism of the early 1970’s this documentary records the passion and spirit of a community fighting for their right to a voice.

     

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this performance contains images and voices of deceased persons. 

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