DANCE | 18 - 20 July

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Horizon

There is a place between sea and sky—a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls, and the light is new.
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From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Horizon. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

There is a place between sea and sky—a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls, and the light is new.

The choreography is by end mesmerising and unceasing. - Stage Whispers

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

In Bangarra’s first mainstage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide Bangarra’s award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.

One of the best things on Australian dance stages this year. Sydney Morning Herald

Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, and has heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson, born near Lake Taupō, is a proud mokopuna (grandson) of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa tribe, and describes his sense of home as something alive, a fire inside, that he carries like a beating heart.

To open the program, Saibailayg (Saibai Islander) Sani Townson expands his acclaimed work Kulka, debuted in Dance Clan in 2023, to make a thrilling opening piece paying homage to Sani’s grandfather and his Torres Strait heritage.

Come explore the cultural forces that bind us together, across oceans and eons. Experience the resilience of the First Peoples of the Oceania region, that extends across the continent now known as Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and Aotearoa, our southern neighbour.

Horizon is a double bill opening with Kulka by Bangarra alum Sani Townson, followed by the primary piece, The Light Inside, choreographed by Bangarra alum Deborah Brown and Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson.

HORIZON
Venue: Canberra Theatre
18 - 20 July 2024

MORE DETAILS & TICKETS

Bangarra is proud to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members discounted tickets to Horizon. Please contact our Box Office on 02 6275 2700 to book.



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