Event held on June 25

SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

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Event runs from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Daily, until 11/07/2021

About

Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, presents the world premiere of a powerful new contemporary program, SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert. Created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation with Wangkajunga/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley and Great Sandy Desert regions, SandSong has been choreographed by Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page, a descendant of the Nunukul people and Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh Nation, and Bangarra Associate Artistic Director, Frances Rings, a descendant of the Kokatha Tribe from the West Coast of South Australia. Under the vast Kimberley sky, the red pindan dust stretches across the desert homelands of the Walmajarri, where the ancient knowledge of People and of Country is preserved through Songlines that have endured for hundreds of generations. SandSong tells the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People, where between the 1920s and 1960s, Aboriginal people were removed from their Country and forced into hard labour for no wages and minimal rations. Despite this displacement and cultural disruption, the people of the Western Desert have maintained an unbroken connection to their Land, keeping stories and kinship strong. Tickets for Bangarra’s 2021 national tour are available now via the website. Entry Cost All tickets $65