Bangarra Dance Theatre Presents Waru – journey of the small turtle
Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre will present their stunning, new work for children, Waru – journey of the small turtle. Fresh from it’s critically acclaimed (and kid approved!) Sydney premiere season in 2022, Waru is a must-see new Australian work for children aged 3 and up and their families.
A journey of survival and discovery with our heroine Migi the turtle, the contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazil (Island Children) story is inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle, in an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for three to seven year-olds.
Under the star-illuminated skies of the Torres Strait, a green turtle navigates her way back to the beach where she was born. The season has started, the turtles are returning to nest, and soon the island will welcome a new generation of hatchlings – amongst them, our small turtle friend, Migi.
Waru is created by Bangarra’s former artistic director and multi award-winning choreographer Stephen Page, together with Hunter Page-Lochard (ABC TV’s Playschool), and Bangarra alumni Dancers and Choreographers Sani Townson and Elma Kris.
Waru provides teachers, parents and care-givers with a unique opportunity to open up conversations about climate change, caring for the environment and the traditional cultural values of respect and reciprocity.
All performances will include free foyer activities for children facilitated by experts from the Australian National Maritime Museum one hour before and after each show. Kids will have the opportunity to create their own turtle artwork and learn about the Torres Strait Islands!
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Location: Bangarra Dance Theatre 15 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay Sydney