Bush

Bush: Program and Cast Sheet 2004 International Tour

  • Program, Resources

Stephen Page's spellbinding work Bush is inspired by the Dreamtime creation stories of Arnhem Land.

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From the last breath of sunset to the first finger-light of dawn, the audience enters a mysterious and secret space – reptilian creatures slither from dark caves, a moth emerges from its cocoon, the land erupts pushing up mountains and carving waterholes – the world is being born.

Bush is a lush and hypnotic celebration of dance, ritual and music. It’s inspiration comes from Stephen Page’s relationship over many years with Arnhem Land and his traditional mothers like Kathy Balngayngu Marika.

This production features the First Nations' language Yolngu Matha (Yirritja language group - North East Arnhem Land).