Lucas Proudfoot is a member of the Tweed Coast Bundjalung/South Sea Islander Community with a background in professional surfing, music and traditional Aboriginal dance. An award-winning songwriter and musician, Lucas has been an Australian Indigenous Education Ambassador and is currently a role model for Books in Homes Australia.
He performs his one-man shows in schools throughout Australia and has also travelled to perform in over 25 countries worldwide, including destinations such as Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Portugal, South Africa and Hawaii. Lucas has been able to merge his many talents into a one-man performance that is highly interactive and informative about Australian Indigenous cultures.
Lucas’s debut novel ‘Shaka Shaka Hawaii’ was published in 2017, and his series of five books about The Proud Foots are all available from July 2019. The books tell the story of the magical international adventures of three young indigenous animal friends who love to surf and play in a band, The Proud Foots: Pat the Wombat, Koolaz Koala and Billy Blue-Tongue.
Circular Rhythm presents Indigenous Australian culture in a dynamic, fun and informative show. Students learn about different aspects of Australian Indigenous culture through contemporary and interactive musical performance.
Circular Rhythm is a solo performance featuring guitar, stomp box and didgeridoo plus other indigenous instruments including clap and boomerangs. The format is interactive with audience participation a key component. The songs performed in the show are all original compositions by awarded songwriter, Lucas Proudfoot.
Sessions in schools are huge fun and highly interactive, with lots of music and dancing! Lucas can talk about the characters & story in his children’s book series The Proud Foots, and also the inspiration behind his writing, and why he writes not only books but songs & poetry as well.
The Proud Foots series is written for young audiences aged 6–10 years. Each story includes references to Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and showcases other Indigenous cultures from around the world.
“Lucas was the absolute stand out at the 2017 Somerset Literature
Festival!” – Holland Park State School
Stories, music & laughter makes Circular Rhythm a ‘must see’ event for all audiences across the country.
This performance showcases modern indigenous Australia and will complement and enhance your school’s studies in:
• Society and Environment
• Performing Arts
• Creative Writing
Circular Rhythm is an Accredited Education program with Lucas being an ‘Australian Indigenous Education Ambassador’ with DEEWR Australian Literacy & Numeracy Ambassador
See Lucas on ABC KIDS – Play School: https://www.lucasproudfoot.com/abc-kids
“Lucas certainly delivers a dynamic and interactive one man show! His session taught the kids about their culture through dance, music and song. Lucas was amazing, the students and teachers loved his performance. He was entertaining and the students were fully engaged from start to finish. Lucas was highly professional and a very positive role model for Aboriginal students. Can’t wait to have you back!”
Amber Young, Galuwa Coordinator – Aboriginal Education & Training Directorate – Department of Education & Communities