Didgeridoo Down Under: Amazing School Shows!

  • About the Artist:

    Didgeridoo Down Under is one of the most popular educational entertainment companies in the U.S. Our program themes range from Australian cultural arts to science, literacy, character building, and more. Since 2003, we’ve presented 8,000+ shows, both in person and virtually, at schools and other venues nationwide.

    Our K-12 programs include ...
    - DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Building & More! (K-5th)
    - Adventures of the Wild Wolf: Children’s Author & Motivational Speaking! (K-5th)
    - Protect the Planet: Earth Science & Environmental Entertainment! (K-9th)
    - DDU Show: Australian Music, Culture & More! (6th-12th)
    - Aussie Funk Jam: Didgeridoo Workshop (2nd-12th)

    DDU national touring performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard have performed in almost every U.S. state, including many shows in Maryland. They also have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. Tanya, who grew up in Australia, also has written a children's book, The Adventures of the Wild Wolf.

    Category:

    • Music
    • Theater
    • Writers

    Type of Programs Offered

    • assembly
    • virtual
    • DDU Show: Australian Music, Character Ed & More!

      Description:

      G’day! The DDU Show is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. The didgeridoo has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun for all ages! DDU performer Rob Thomas plays a variety of exotic didgeridoos throughout the show. He also uses a multitude of props – including motivational signs, vocabulary lists, maps, globes, artifacts, artwork and puppets – to deliver educational lessons and empowering messages about diversity, kindness, tolerance, and respect. Your students will be fully engaged and entertained!

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-9

      Curriculum Connections

      Music, Social Studies, Science, Art, Character Education

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Protect the Planet: Environmental Edu-tainment!

      Description:

      Join us on an epic adventure, from the birth of the universe to the age of the dinosaurs to the modern world. We’ll use awe-inspiring visuals, mesmerizing music and exciting dialogue to keep the audience transfixed. We’ll explain how the air we breathe was created; we’ll marvel at prehistoric creatures roaming primordial landscapes; we’ll explore a mysterious underground plant communication network; we’ll observe interactions between different animal species; and we’ll explain how to protect our beautiful and beloved Earth … all while listening to the pulsing, otherworldly sounds of the didgeridoo, one of the world’s oldest musical instruments.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-9

      Curriculum Connections

      Biology, Ecology, Fine Arts

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Adventures of Wild Wolf: Children's Author & More!

      Description:

      Children’s author Tanya Gerard and her husband, Rob Thomas, have raised wolves and wolf-dog hybrids as pets for almost 20 years. Their pets – and their love of nature and storytelling – inspired Tanya to write a debut book, The Adventures of the Wild, Wild Wolf, and a soon-to-be-published sequel. Tanya and Rob are now on a mission to motivate children to practice reading and writing, and to unlock their own inner author. In this engaging program, they will read and act out passages from her book, complimented by stunning photos and captivating videos of their wild pets. Throughout the program, they will deliver motivational messages about reading, writing and life: Read as much as possible. Write about your interests. Follow your dreams!

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      K-5

      Curriculum Connections

      Reading, Writing, Language Arts

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Booking Details

      Additional Notes:

      Rippling Woods Elementary Principal Tammy Scott: “Thoroughly enjoyed the program. Fabulous engagement and incredibly motivating!”

      Lake Shore Elementary Arts & Humanities Specialist Leigh Catterton: “Rob was amazing and really captivated our students!”

      Piney Orchard Elementary Principal Barry Gruber: “The program certainly had an impact, and it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed both performances and appreciated how it was slightly modified for our older students.”

      The DDU Show, both in-person and virtual, is performed by Rob solo. Protect the Planet in-person is performed by Rob solo. PTP virtual is performed by Rob & Tanya. Wild Wolf is only available virtually, and is performed by Rob & Tanya.

      Our virtual programs are available both as prerecorded programs and live streams.

      All of our promo videos can be viewed at www.didgedownunder.com/gallery.

      Please contact Darren for rates and availability.

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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Darren Liebman
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (813) 833-8856
    State / County:
    NC, Avery County

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