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18–20 July 2024

There is a place between sea and sky—a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls, and the light is new. From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home. In Bangarra's first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide Bangarra's award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home. Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, and has heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson, born near Lake Taupō, is a proud mokopuna (grandson) of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, and describes his sense of home as something alive, a fire inside, that he carries like a beating heart. To open the program, Saibailayg (Saibai Islander) Sani Townson expands his acclaimed work Kulka, debuted in Dance Clan in 2023, to make a thrilling opening piece paying homage to Sani’s grandfather and his Torres Strait heritage. Come explore the cultural forces that bind us together, across oceans and eons. Experience the resilience of the First Peoples of the Oceania region, that extends across the continent now known as Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and Aotearoa, our southern neighbour. Horizon is a double bill opening with Kulka by Bangarra alum Sani Townson, followed by the primary piece, The Light Inside, choreographed by Bangarra alum Deborah Brown and Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson. Bangarra is proud to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members discounted tickets to Horizon. Please contact our Box Office on 02 6275 2700 to book. Bangarra 2024 logo lock-up

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Synopsis

18–20 July 2024

There is a place between sea and sky—a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls, and the light is new.

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

In Bangarra’s first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide Bangarra’s award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.

Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, and has heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson, born near Lake Taupō, is a proud mokopuna (grandson) of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, and describes his sense of home as something alive, a fire inside, that he carries like a beating heart.

To open the program, Saibailayg (Saibai Islander) Sani Townson expands his acclaimed work Kulka, debuted in Dance Clan in 2023, to make a thrilling opening piece paying homage to Sani’s grandfather and his Torres Strait heritage.

Come explore the cultural forces that bind us together, across oceans and eons. Experience the resilience of the First Peoples of the Oceania region, that extends across the continent now known as Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and Aotearoa, our southern neighbour.

Horizon is a double bill opening with Kulka by Bangarra alum Sani Townson, followed by the primary piece, The Light Inside, choreographed by Bangarra alum Deborah Brown and Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson.

Bangarra is proud to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members discounted tickets to Horizon. Please contact our Box Office on 02 6275 2700 to book.

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Dates & Times

Thursday 18 July 2024, 7.30pm (Opening Night)

Friday 19 July 2024, 7.30pm

Saturday 20 July 2024, 1:30pm (Audio Description, with post-show Tactile Tour) & 7:30pm (Audio Description)

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Bangarra Dance Theatre

CATEGORY:
Dance

DURATION:
TBC

ACCESS SERVICES:
Bangarra Dance Theatre offers Audio Described performances during the touring season of Horizon at Canberra Theatre for people with vision impairment or other sensory disability. Bangarra have designed these events in a way that creatively weaves aural description of physical, tactile and visual elements, story, and cultural references into the experience of attending a Bangarra performance. Contact Box Office for more information.

If you would like to speak with a representative from Bangarra directly with questions or to find out more, please contact Shane Carroll at shane@bangarra.com.au.

Audio Described performances
Saturday 20 July 2024, 1:30pm (with post-show Tactile Tour) & 7:30pm

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 12+ or with parental discretion.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
ACCESS INFORMATION

Creative Credits

THE LIGHT INSIDE

Choreography: Deborah Brown and Moss Te Ururangi Patterson with Bangarra Dance Theatre Dancers

Composition: Steve Francis and Brendon Boney

Set Design: Elizabeth Gadsby

Costume Design: Jennifer Irwin

Lighting Design: Karen Norris

Associate Set Designer: Shana O’Brien

 

KULKA

Choreography: Sani Townson with Bangarra Dance Theatre Dancers

Composition: Amy Flannery

Set Design: Elizabeth Gadsby

Costume Design: Clair Parker

Lighting Design: Karen Norris

AV Design: David Bergman

Associate Set Designer: Shana O’Brien

 

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