Winner of 2023 Best Production for Children, Bangarra Dance Theatre Announces ‘Waru’ 2024 Tour

by | May 1, 2024

Australia’s leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performing arts company, Bangarra Dance Theatre will tour their stunning work for children, Waru – journey of the small turtle from 26 June to 9 November 2024. Winner of the Sydney Theatre Awards ‘Best Production for Children’ in 2023, Waru is a must-see Australian work for children aged 3 and up, having been performed over 80 times across its two critically acclaimed seasons, reaching over 17,000.

A journey of survival and discovery with our heroine Migi the turtle, the contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazil (Island Children) story is inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle, in an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for three to seven year-olds.

Under the star-illuminated skies of the Torres Strait, a green turtle navigates her way back to the beach where she was born. The season has started, the turtles are returning to nest, and soon the island will welcome a new generation of hatchlings – amongst them, our small turtle friend, Migi.

Waru is created by Bangarra’s former artistic director and multi award-winning choreographer Stephen Page, together with Hunter Page-Lochard (ABC TV’s Playschool, Spear, ABC TV’s Cleverman), and Bangarra alumni Dancers and Choreographers Sani Townson and Elma Kris.

Waru provides teachers, parents and care-givers with a unique opportunity to open up conversations about climate change, caring for the environment and the traditional cultural values of respect and reciprocity

Tickets and more information: https://www.bangarra.com.au/productions/waru-journey-of-the-small-turtle/ or (02) 9251 5333

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