Wudjang: Not the Past

Elma Kris discusses the healing power of storytelling

  • Yugambeh Language Region
  • Choreography, Music, Costumes, Props, Sets & Lighting, Stories, Songs & Language, Highlights, Behind the Scenes

Elma Kris has been a performer and cultural consultant with Bangarra for over 20 years. She is from Thursday Island (Waiben) and her clan is from the North Western and Central Islands of the Torres Strait.

In our largest ever stage production, Wudjang: Not the Past, she plays the title role (Wudjang), which is our metaphor for the way urban and traditional clans use knowledge of the past to build a strong future. See Elma in rehearsal speaking about the healing power of storytelling.

Video by Cass Eipper.