SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Concert or Performance

26 Oct 2022 Once Only Event

First Nations dance powerhouse Bangarra returns with a work inspired by the Kimberleys, telling the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People.

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. At the heart of this land is the Living Water – Jila – that resides in desert waterholes across the region and is the basis of cultural beliefs and practices. SandSong tells the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People.

SandSong is a journey into ancient story systems framed against the backdrop of ever-changing government policy and of the survival of people determined to hold strong to their Culture.

SandSong is created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation with Wangkatjunga/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley and Great Sandy Desert regions, drawing on the stories, knowledge and memories of the past to create a new narrative for our Indigenous futures. This work honours the legacy of Ningali Josie Lawford-Wolf and her family – past, present and future.

Facilities

Carpark Non Smoking Public Toilet

Event Dates

Once Only Event

26 Oct 2022

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