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Our first ever dedicated work for children Waru - journey of the small turtle makes its world premiere in Sydney from 24 September - 9 October 2022. 

Join our heroine Migi the turtle as she undertakes a journey of survival and discovery. 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 kids ages three and up and their families.

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. 

24 September - 9 October 2022 | Wednesday - Sunday, 11am and 1:30pm | Studio Theatre at Bangarra

Learn more about Waru - journey of the small turtle.

Tickets are on sale 4 April.


“Waru, told by one of the Torres Strait Islands' greatest storytellers, Elma Kris, is about celebrating the connection of Torres Strait Island people to sea, ocean, land and sky. Even though it’s a children’s show, it carries very old stories of the green turtle’s life cycle that will connect to all people today.”

Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page