Bangarra Dance Theatre Horizon

8 - 17 Aug 2024
Playhouse, QPAC
1 hour 25 minutes
(including interval, subject to change without notice)
$59 - $104 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Concession, Youth, Groups, Schools

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

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

Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, with heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson was born in Turangi near Lake Taupō, and describes the sense of home as something alive, 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.

Presented by QPAC and Bangarra Dance Theatre


To book the below accessibility enhanced performances please call QTIX Group Sales: (07) 3840 7466 or email groups@qtix.com.au.

Audio Described

  • Sat 17 Aug 2024, 1:30 PM

Trained Audio Describers provide a commentary with concise descriptions of actions, expressions and gestures to compliment the theatre experience for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Description is relayed via a discreet headset linked to the infrared audio system.


  • Choreography Sani Townson
  • Choreography Bangarra Dance Theatre Dancers
  • Composition Amy Flannery
  • Set Design Elizabeth Gadsby
  • Costume Design Clair Parker
  • Lighting Design Karen Norris
  • Associate Set Designer Shana O’Brien
  • AV Design David Bergman 

The Light Inside

  • Choreography Deborah Brown
  • Choreography Moss Te Ururangi Patterson
  • Choreography Bangarra Dance Theatre Dancers
  • Composition Steve Francis and Brendon Boney
  • Set Design Elizabeth Gadsby
  • Costume Design Jennifer Irwin
  • Lighting Design Karen Norris
  • Associate Set Designer Shana O’Brien

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