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Concept
Yamaji Calisto is an intercultural musical theatre project that speaks of things of the sky and our to understand them through observation and narrative interpretation.

Concept
The project is based on a performative dialogue between the Yamaji people and their cultural expressions and the 17th century Venetian opera La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli. The choice of this opera, a masterpiece of early Italian operatic repertory, is inspired by the numerous astronomical references originating from the myth of Callisto in Ovid's Metamorphoses and the first telescope used for scientific observation by Galileo Galilei in 1610.

Yamaji Calisto also partners with the Murchison Widefield Radio Telescope situated in a remote area east of Geraldton in Western Australia on Yamaji territory where the performance is scheduled to take place in 2023.

The Square Kilometre , to which the Murchison Widefield belongs, is an international venture whose objective is the construction of the world's largest radio telescope in two locations, Western Australia and South Africa. The technological grandeur of the SKA represents a significant leap forward in scientific research in which the results are expected to revolutionise our knowledge of the Universe and the fundamental laws of physics.