GLASSHOUSE PORT MACQUARIE AND BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE PRESENT
SANDSONG: STORIES FROM THE GREAT SANDY DESERT
Part of 2023 GLASSHOUSE SELECT Theatre Program
Under the vast Kimberley sky, the red pindan dust stretches across the desert homelands of the Walmajarri, where the ancient knowledge of People and of Country is preserved through Songlines that have endured for hundreds of generations.
SandSong tells the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People.
Between the 1920s and 1960s, Aboriginal people were removed off their Country and forced into hard labour for no wages and only minimal rations. Despite this displacement and cultural disruption, the people of the Western Desert have maintained unbroken connection to their Land, keeping stories and kinship strong.
SandSong is created by Bangarra Dance Theatre in consultation with Wangkatjungka/Walmajarri Elders from the Kimberley and Great Sandy Desert regions.
This work honours the legacy of N. Josie Lawford-Wolf (1967 - 2019) and her family - past, present, and future.
Audio Enabled Description Services
We will have 12 packs available per performance.
Available to vision impaired patrons who will be provided with an audio listening pack (ListenTalk software) so that they can attend the performance while being described the actions. Instructions on how to access/collect your listening set, as well as the full audio file, will be sent out prior to the performance via email. Not available to book online, please contact the Box Office. Companion cards will be accepted. Please advise Box Office if you will be bringing a Guide Dog so appropriate seating can be allocated.
These events have been designed in a way that creatively weaves aural description of physical and visual elements, story, and cultural references into the experience of attending a Bangarra performance.