Australia's leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company Bangarra Dance Theatre embraces its fourth decade with a powerful contemporary dance programme for 2020 entitled 'SandSong: Stories From The Great Sandy Desert'.
In this new work, created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation with the 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.
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.
Through a dance theatre language that is truly unique in the world, and performed by Bangarra’s internationally-acclaimed dance ensemble, 'SandSong' will include immersive soundscapes composed by Steve Francis, exquisite stage designs by Jacob Nash, atmospheric lighting designs by Nick Schlieper and stunning costume designs by Jennifer Irwin.
Curated by Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page and Associate Artistic Director Frances Rings, and choreographed by Page and Rings alongside the Bangarra dancers, 'SandSong: Stories From The Great Sandy Desert' will tour to Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Bendigo from June to September 2020.
'SandSong: Stories From The Great Sandy Desert' Tour Dates
9-11 Jun - Sydney Opera House16-18 Jul - Canberra Theatre Centre13-22 Aug - Queensland Performing Arts Centre2-12 Sep - Arts Centre Melbourne18-19 Sep - Ulumbarra Theatre (Bendigo)