Whistler (Ones Country - the spine of our stories)

Whistler from ONES COUNTRY - the spine of our stories: Program 2017

  • Torres Strait Islands
  • Program, Resources

A story inspired by the sacred call of the dugong and its significance to the Torres Strait Island people.

Duration: 24 MINUTES

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Bangarra dancers and proud Torres Strait Islander women Elma Kris and Nicola Sabatino have together created Whistler, a story inspired by the sacred call of the dugong and its significance to their people. Whistler is Nicola’s choreographic debut for the company, while Elma has previously created two works for Bangarra: Emeret Lu (2007, True Stories) and About (2011, Belong).

Whistler's Sections:

Talking Sea Grass

Pregnant Mother

Newborn Calves

Ghost Net

Mating

Whistler

Whistler premiered in 2017 as part of the triple bill ONES COUNTRY, which included Ngathu, Place, and Whistler.