Aboriginal stories are quite earthbound, whereas Torres Strait Islander song and dance is inspired by the water. Turtle (Waru) is a simple and beautiful work; a thank you to the water and the Torres Strait Islander people.
This production features the First Nations' language Kala Lawaw Ya (Western Torres Strait Islands).
Sections of Turtle (Waru)
- Mother Turtle (Soeywal)
- Hatch (Kakurau Thonar)
- TSI Play Dance (Kasa Kab)
- Aigudau Tonar (Slip 'n' Slide)
- Spirit/Cleansing (Kayan Igil)
Duration: 20 Minutes
Turtle premiered in 2001 as part of the tripple bill Corroboree, which included Brolga, Roo and Turtle.