SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Concert or Performance

27 Aug 2021 to 4 Sep 2021 Once Only Event

In 2021, Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will present the Victorian premiere of a powerful new contemporary program, SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert. SandSong will be performed at the Arts Centre Melbourne from 27 August to 4 September.

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 off 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 unbroken connection to their Land, keeping stories and kinship strong.

Rates

From AU$75.00

Full Price $95, Senior $85, Concession – ID required $80, Under 30 Years of Age $75, Group 8+ $75.

Event Dates

Once Only Event

27 Aug 2021 to 4 Sep 2021

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