Join us on an epic musical and scientific adventure, from the birth of the universe to the age of dinosaurs to the modern world. Multi-talented performers Rob Thomas and Tanya Gerard will weave didgeridoo world music, a theatrical performance and awe-inspiring visuals into a captivating and interactive program. Students will learn how the air we breathe was created; they’ll marvel at prehistoric creatures roaming primordial landscapes; they’ll explore a mysterious underground plant communication network; they’ll observe interactions between different animal species; and most importantly, they’ll learn how to protect our beautiful and beloved Earth. Throughout the show, stunning photos and video clips will be projected onto two screens for a theater-like experience.
Rob and Tanya also will perform world-fusion music with their vast collection of unique didgeridoos and percussion instruments. The didgeridoo has been played by Australian Aboriginal people for at least 1500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. Rob and Tanya plays a modern style, mixing fast-paced rhythms with relaxing soundscapes and organic sound effects. Some students will be invited on stage to play clap sticks during one of their musical pieces. Protect the Planet is interactive, educational, motivational and highly entertaining!
Rob and Tanya have performed at hundreds of schools, theaters and other venues over 20+ years. They also have produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet.
G’day! Didgeridoo Down Under is a leading K-12 educational entertainment company in the U.S. We specialize in weaving cultural arts, core curriculum, character building, motivational speaking and audience participation into highly energetic and interactive shows and workshops. Our program themes range from Australian cultural arts to science, character education and more. Since 2003, we’ve presented 9,000+ programs (both in-person and virtual) at schools and other venues nationwide, and we’re based in North Carolina. DDU performers Rob Thomas & Tanya Gerard have performed at schools and other venues throughout the U.S. for 20+ years and 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, Wild Wolf.