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Bangarra - Sandsong; Stories from the Great Sandy Desert

Dance

Presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre

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.

Between the 1920s and 1960s, Aboriginal people were removed off their Country and forced into hard labour for no wages and only 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.

This is the Country of Wangkatjunga woman Ningali Josie Lawford-Wolf (1967-2019), an important cultural consultant and artistic collaborator of Bangarra whose spirit, stories and artistic contributions have inspired a number of the company’s works,and enriched the broader arts landscape.

SandSong is created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation with Wangkatjunga/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley and Great Sandy Desert regions.

This work honours the legacy of Ningali Josie Lawford-Wolf and her family - past, present and future.

 

Gallery 

Image credits: Bangarra, Sydney Opera House, Daniel Boud. 

Dates 

18 November 2022 - 19 November 2022

Times 

Friday 18 November, 7:30pm

Saturday 19 November, 1:00pm

Duration
1 hour 20 minutes

Interval
None

Prices 

Adult
$70.00

Concession
$67.50

Child
$35.00

Group 10+
$67.50

Arthouse Member
$65.00

Araluen Concession Member
$60.00

All prices include GST.

Genre 

Dance

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  

Rating

PG

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies on all purchases online and by phone. All ticket prices include GST.

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