Wadumbah is proud to have presented the Noongar culture to thousands of people across the world. Here are just a few of the comments we have received over the years.
Hi James & Team, Thank you for putting on a terrific show for the children of Falcon Primary School on the 26.8.11. The professionalism of the team spoke for itself with the performances & story telling & dealing with E-mails, phone conversations. Wadumbah are truly Professionals in their field, the children loved it and some were still doing the scary dance a couple of days after. Once again thank you for bringing the children's local culture to them & the whole school as we are all Australians. Now don't think we have forgotten the super fantastic Didjeridoo playing off James Webb! Some of the staff said he could have played all day long and again thank you from all the children of Falcon Primary School. Yours sincerely, Cecil Fox, AIEO Falcon Primary School, Mandurah, WA. M-0410118039
I am writing to recommend James Webb and his Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group after the fabulous work they did performing in Shakespeare WA’s summer production of The Tempest in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia - January/February 2012. Right from my very first contact with James, I found him to be courteous, thoughtful, and patient. Throughout the long process of rehearsals and performances, both James and his team were always the first to arrive, well prepared, and the very model of professionalism. James, Jimmy, Terrence and Trevor were both willing and receptive to exploring how Shakespeare’s plays worked onstage; they brought a refreshing honesty and lack of pretention to the entire production. During performance, all the team were as expert as they were entertaining, and I have numerous written testimonials from audience members who simply loved their work. James’s creative approach made our production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest very much alive and highly relevant for a modern day, Australian audience. James is great to work with: he is kind, thoughtful, caring and personable, yet always professional. Likewise, Jimmy, Terrence, and Trevor are not only paradigms of professionalism but the nicest men you could hope to work with. Yours faithfully, Paige Newmark, Artistic Director, Shakespeare WA.
Dear Mr Webb I write to express my appreciation to you and the other members of the Wadumbah Group in making the Australia Day Reception in Perth such a success.The Indigenous cultural aspects of your performance were of an extremely high standard, and you should be commended for both your attention to detail and professionalism. Of particular note was your willingness to modify your routine to incorporate the Indigenous performance into an existing timeline which had stringent time constraints. This was achieved without detracting from the significance of the performance which was highly regarded by the Prime Minister and Premier of Western Australia. I recognise the significant contribution the Wadumbah Dance Group has made to the success of the reception and look forward to continuing our collaborative relationship in the future as opportunities arise within the Western Australian region. Yours sincerely Philip Hart Ceremonial Coordinator Ceremonial and Hospitality Branch Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Hi James, Re: Official Opening Ceremony for the Western Australian Basketball Centre – 24th January 2010. Thanks again to your group for your terrific performance yesterday. It was one of the highlights of a very enjoyable afternoon. All the best. Regards, Struan Burges Facilities Consultant - Projects Department of Sport and Recreation
Hi James, Thank you for a fantastic performance! The kangaroo and fishing dances were so well done that the stories became alive. The children were not only entertained but educated in aspects of the Noongar culture. We'll certainly tell other schools about the Wadumbah Dance Troupe!! Thank you again, Isabelle Tan Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Dear James and Team, Thanks you so much for the wonderful performance you and team provided for our students at John XXIII College. The students were absolutely enthralled with the quality of your production and were so much more informed about the culture of our Indigenous People. My staff and I have never heard such beautiful and rich sounds from the didgeridoo. it was truly amazing! Thank You. We hope to have you perform for us again for us next year! All the best, Dr. Margaret Yoon Learning Area Coordinator (SOSE) John XXIII College