A 'Best of Bangarra' production, Up Until Now weaves storytelling, dance, theatre and music into an inspirational theatrical experience. It is the celebration of Indigenous culture.
This production features the First Nations language Yolngu Matha (North East Arnhem Land).
Sections of Up Until Now
Urban Yarn - These works draw their inspiration from urban aboriginal existence today. exploring issues that have a profound impact on the lives of aboriginal people.
Berty's Choice - A Comedy set in a park on Pension Day/Gambling Day.
Ochre Dreaming - This dance is inspired by the essence of traditional Aboriginal movements. The Ochre Spirits emerge from the earth at dusk when the land is still. The Spirits take great delight in their imitation of the different native animals as they play. The growing light of the dawn disperses the Spirits back into the earth where they rest and patiently await the soft rays of the coming sunset.
Crayfish - Based on the lifestyle of the traditional Torres Strait Island people.
Torres Strait Island - Torres Strait Islander Dances are usually celebrations of births, marriages, feast days, returning sailors or the departure of loved ones.
Up Until Now premiered in 1991.