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Fri 17 May 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm
Sat 18 May 2013, 2:00pm–3:15pm
Sat 18 May 2013, 8:00pm–9:15pm

Where: Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong CBD, Illawarra

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Merrigong

The internationally-acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents Blak, a new production in three parts about the challenges and rewards for Indigenous young people transitioning into adulthood.

Embracing their responsibilities, Indigenous young people provide an intrinsic link in the songline that connects the ancient past to our shared future.

Based on the artists’ personal experiences and their appreciation of traditional customs and practices, Blak challenges the sacred place of culture and language in the context of changing social behaviours.

The subtlety and strengths of male and female energies are evident in Scar by Daniel Riley McKinley and Yearning by Stephen Page respectively, and then in Keepers, both choreographers explore a 21st century sensibility.

Blak is about the rites of passage for young men and young women, ultimately reaffirming their powerful desire for belonging, to family and to country.

“Highly theatrical... striking, layered, surprising... absolutely transporting." - Sun Herald

Recommended for ages 10+