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Waru – journey of the small turtle

January 28, 2023January 29, 2023 Buy Tickets

Bangarra Dance Theatre presents WARU – journey of the small turtle

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    • January 28, 2023January 29, 2023
    • Duration 45 minutes
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Sydney Festival

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!

In Bangarra’s first dedicated work for children, join our heroine Migi as she undertakes a journey of discovery and survival. A contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazl (Island Children) story inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle, Waru – journey of the small turtle is an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for 3–7-year-olds.

Created by Stephen Page, together with Hunter Page-Lochard 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.

Featured songs: Koey Maluya by Helen Anu, Leonora Adidi and Peggy Misi; Waru by Helen Anu and Leonora Adidi; Soeywal Wayi by Helen Anu and Leonora Adidi.

Play Dance, Kasa Kab, choreographed by Peggy Misi and Stephen Page.

Director Stephen Page, Cultural Creatives Sani Townson and Elma Kris, Writer Hunter Page-Lochard, Composers Steve Francis and David Page, Set and Costume Design Jacob Nash, Lighting Design Matt Cox, Language Consultant Leonora Adidi

Aka Malu – Storyteller Elma Kris, Performer Aba Bero

Important Notice

The Pavilion consists of two venues located approximately 600 metres apart:

To avoid arriving at the wrong venue, please check your ticket for venue and location information before attending.