True Stories

True Stories: On Stage

  • Highlights, Performance

Inspired by two diverse Indigenous cultures, 2007 saw the company premiere its dynamic work - True Stories.

Emeret Lu ("Very Old Things") - the passion and energy of the traditional people of the Torres Strait Islands. 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.

X300 - 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. Frances Rings' new work, of the same name, powerfully and spectacularly explores a landscape assumed vacant but which in reality became a contaminated desert which poisoned the people. Rings' work is known for its theatricality and inventiveness.