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Bangarra Dance Theatre Waru – journey of the small turtle

26 - 29 Jun 2024
Playhouse, QPAC
45 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$35 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

Available Discounts

Family, Groups, Schools

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 Kazil (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-to-8-year-olds and their families.

Created by former Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page, together with Hunter Page-Lochard and Bangarra alumni Dancers and Choreographers Sani Townson and Elma Kris, Waru provides parents, teachers and caregivers a unique opportunity to open up conversations about climate change, caring for the environment and the traditional cultural values of respect and reciprocity.

Presented by QPAC

Inspired in part by Turtle (Corroboree, 2001), choreographed by Stephen Page, Peggy Misi and Elma Kris.

Waru has been generously supported by the Girgensohn Foundation and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

Community tickets are made possible through the generous support of The Balnaves Foundation.

Accessibility

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

Auslan Interpreted

  • Fri 28 Jun 2024, 10:00 AM

Selected performances are professionally signed by Auslan interpreters.

Audio Described

  • Sat 29 Jun 2024, 10:00 AM

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.