While past works Alchemy (1996) and Rites (1997) fused ballet with Indigenous themes, this was the first time dancers from both companies joined together in a seamless creative process inspired by Aboriginal culture. From the evening star to the morning star, the myths that resonate within the night sky were expressed from a contemporary perspective.
The score, composed by David Page, provides a rich mix of soundscape and orchestral instruments celebrating the resilience of Aboriginal songs and languages.
This production features the First Nations languages Yolngu Matha (Dhuwa and Yirritja) (North East Arnhem Land).
Sections of Warumuk — in the dark night
Evening Star (Djurrpun)
Julpan - Forbidden Fish
Milky Way (Badurru)
Full Moon (Ngalindi)
Morning Star (Barnumbirr)
Duration: 35 minutes
Warumuk — in the dark night premiered in 2012.