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This show is part of Collected Works 2020

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16 - 18 July 2020

 

Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Resonating under the vast Kimberley sky lie the stories of people and Country. Through the pindan red dust and dry spinifex grass, the undulating sandhills give rise to the movements of people in a shifting cycle of displacement and discontent.
At the heart of this is Jila – Living Water, a symbol of ancient knowledge and power, and a connection back to the Ancestral lands of the old people.
As we journey through the cultural landscape, we uncover ancient Story systems embedded in the land, and passed on to a new generation struggling to navigate cycles of government policy and social dysfunction across a fractured cultural divide.
In this new work, created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation and Wangkatjungka/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley region, SandSong draws on the knowledge and memories of the past to create a new narrative for our Indigenous futures.

★★★★ "Bangarra is one of the true wonders of Australian culture."  Time Out

★★★★½ "They prove how dance can speak when words fail."  West Australian

Show details:

Synopsis

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     
COLLECTED WORKS 2020

SAVE UP TO $20 ON THE BEST
SEATS IN THE HOUSE 

16 – 18 July 2020

 

Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Resonating under the vast Kimberley sky lie the stories of people and Country. Through the pindan red dust and dry spinifex grass, the undulating sandhills give rise to the movements of people in a shifting cycle of displacement and discontent.
At the heart of this is Jila – Living Water, a symbol of ancient knowledge and power, and a connection back to the Ancestral lands of the old people.
As we journey through the cultural landscape, we uncover ancient Story systems embedded in the land, and passed on to a new generation struggling to navigate cycles of government policy and social dysfunction across a fractured cultural divide.
In this new work, created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation and Wangkatjungka/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley region, SandSong draws on the knowledge and memories of the past to create a new narrative for our Indigenous futures.

★★★★ “Bangarra is one of the true wonders of Australian culture.”  Time Out

★★★★½ “They prove how dance can speak when words fail.”  West Australian

Dates

Gala Opening  – Thursday 16 July, 7.30pm

Friday 17 July, 7.30pm
Saturday 18 July, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

Credits

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR:
Stephen Page

SET DESIGNER:
Jacob Nash

MUSIC:
Steve Francis

COSTUMES:
Jennifer Irwin

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Bangarra Dance Theatre

CATEGORY:
Dance

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
TBC

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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Take PartPRE SHOW IN-CONVERSATION with ARTISTIC DIRECTOR STEPHEN PAGE
Thursday 16 July, 6.30pm

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