ONES COUNTRY – the spine of our stories
Djakapurra Munyarryun, Elma Kris, Nicola Sabatino and Kaine Sultan-Babij
World premiere at Carriageworks, Sydney in November 2017
Following the sold-out season of widely acclaimed production Bennelong, Bangarra returns this summer with three brand-new homegrown dance stories.
Co-presented by Carriageworks and directed by Stephen Page, ONES COUNTRY – the spine of our stories brings together the choreographic talents of Bangarra dancers Elma Kris & Nicola Sabatino (Whistler); Kaine Sultan-Babij (Place); and Bangarra foundation member and Yolngu songman Djakapurra Munyarryun (Yalu).
Together they will take you on an Australian journey of discovery, unearthing myths and stories from the desert heart of North East Arnhem Land; to the azure salt waters of the Torres Strait Islands and the sacred call of the dugong; to navigating the challenges of being queer and black in today’s society.
With a creative team featuring Jacob Nash (sets), Jennifer Irwin (costumes) and Matt Cox (lighting), and performed within the immersive, industrial surrounds of Carriageworks in Sydney’s inner west, ONES COUNTRY – the spine of our stories is the new frontier of Australian contemporary dance.
- Stephen Page
- Djakapurra Munyarryun, Elma Kris, Nicola Sabatino and Kaine Sultan-Babij
- Carriageworks 24 November - 2 December 2017