MONA FOMA presents


Created by pakana kanaplila, Soma Lumia, Tasdance and Skinnyfish

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Fri, Jan 21 2022 7:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 22 2022 2:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 22 2022 7:00pm

Running Time

60 minutes


In line with Tasmanian Public Health guidelines, all ticketed Mona Foma events will require attendees over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Government-approved proof of vaccination will be required in order to gain entry to the event venues. Those with medical exemptions will need to provide evidence of exemption.

Please refrain from attending this event if you are feeling unwell or are carrying respiratory symptoms.

On entry, patrons will be required to check-in via the Check In TAS app. Please download it prior to arrival. If you do not have a device with this capability, Theatre North Staff will be there to assist with registration.

For more information about our COVID-safe protocols please see our Covid-Safe Visit page.



A word from our friends at Mona Foma:

Regrettably—due to pandemic-related considerations—we have had to cancel tuylupa. All tickets will be refunded in full. 

Patrons who purchased through the Princess Theatre will be contacted directly to arrange refunds.

Patrons who purchased through Mona Foma will automatically receive their refund within 10 days.

We’ve spent many years working alongside pakana kanaplila and Tasdance to bring tuylupa to audiences, and while we are so very disappointed by the delay to this year’s production, we’re willing to wait a little longer to see it through. Mona Foma remains committed to presenting the work at a later date.

As circumstances change, Mona Foma is constantly evolving and working to bring you a festival that is as meaningful and safe as possible. Love, Mona Foma

Please don't hesitate to be in touch with the Princess Theatre Box Office with any queries.


Dance, music and projections are harnessed to explore what it means to keep the flame alive for sixty thousand years, covering the journey of the palawa people and the evolution of the island of lutruwita / Tasmania.

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Tasmania, Indigenous Languages and Arts Funding, Tasmanian Community Fund and WD Booth Charitable Trust

Image by Jillian Mundy


  • $32 - Full
  • $22 - Concession
  • $20 - All Friends of Theatre North

A Transaction fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, and will be applied at the end of your purchase.

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Creative Team

  • Concept and Dance: - Sinsa Mansell, Harley Jac Mansell, Niara Mansell, Jamie Graham, Janet Ross (pakana kanaplila) (TAS)
  • Augmented Reality: - Darryl Rogers and Troy Merritt (Soma Lumia) (TAS)
  • Musician and Songwriter: - Dewayne Everettsmith (Skinnyfish) (TAS)
  • Music Producer: - James Mangohig (Skinnyfish) (NT)
  • Lighting and Production: - Chris Jackson (IO Performance) (TAS)
  • Rehearsal Director: - Gabriel Comerford (Tasdance) (TAS)
  • Producers: - Adam Wheeler and Emma Porteus, (Tasdance) (TAS)