True Stories

Australian Tour Program | 2007

  • Murray Island, Maralinga
  • Program, Resources

True Stories is about nurturing the exchange of stories; the sharing of tradition, culture and of song and dance.

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This double bill features the works of Frances Rings in X300 and Elma Kris' debut work, Emeret Lu.

In Emeret Lu (Very Old Things), choreographer Elma Kris explores her peoples’ love of the land, the sea and their unique culture with an exuberance handed down from generation to generation.

Frances Rings’ work X300 powerfully and spectacularly explores a landscape assumed vacant but which in reality became a contaminated desert which poisoned the people. In the 1950’s a series of atomic explosions were conducted on Maralinga, Tjarutja traditional lands. The code name of the test site was X300.