Warumuk — in the dark night

Australian Tour Program | 2012

  • North East Arnhem Land
  • Program, Resources

In celebration of The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary, Stephen Page led a collaboration between Bangarra and The Australian Ballet with the creation of a new work Warumukin the dark night as part of the Ballet’s Infinity program.

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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.