Adelaide Festival // 2 - 18 March 2012

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Bloodland

Sydney Theatre Company and Adelaide Festival in association with Bangarra Dance Theatre

Australia

“Spiritual language, ceremonial dance and a take on Western culture filtered through Aboriginal tradition.”

Stephen Page

In an expanse of red dust pounded by the hot Arnhem Land sun, a telegraph pole protrudes from the earth; a symbol of the scar that the modern world has left on an ancient community.

This is Cherish’s place. This is where she hides away from the real world, speaks to imagined friends and is visited by the ghosts of relatives long gone. Then, on a day like any other, Cherish unearths the body of a dead boy, opening fresh wounds within an already torn community.

Featuring an Indigenous cast of 12 including established urban actors as well as traditional Yolngu storytellers, the production fuses traditional languages and Pidgin English as well as dance and song to tell the story. Bloodland promises to be a unique work of scale and significance.


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PAUL GRABOWSKY INTRODUCES BLOODLAND



WHERE

Dunstan Playhouse - Adelaide Festival Centre

WHEN

Thu 8 Mar – Sat 10 Mar 8pm
Sat 10 Mar – Sun 11 Mar 2pm

DURATION

80 minutes (no interval)

TICKETS

Adult $59, Friends $49, Concession $40
Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.

PLANNER

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Contains smoking on stage, partial nudity, strong language, may contain mild violence

Wheelchair Access Assistive Listening Systems 50% Some background music/sounds

Wheelchair access
Assistive listening systems
Some background music/sounds.

credits

Concept by: STEPHEN PAGE
Story by: KATHY Balngayngu MARIKA — STEPHEN PAGE — WAYNE BLAIR
Written by WAYNE BLAIR
Director: STEPHEN PAGE
Set designer: PETER ENGLAND
Costume designer: JENNIFER IRWIN
Lighting designer: DAMIEN COOPER
Composer and sound designer: STEVE FRANCIS
Cast: Kathy BALNGAYNGU Marika — Elaine Crombie — Rarriwuy Hicks — Rhimi Johnson Page — Nolene Marika — Djakapurra Munyarryun — David Page — Hunter Page Lochard — Kelton Pell — Tessa Rose Meyne Wyatt — Ursula Yovich


IMAGE CREDITS
Photo (L-R): Ursula Yovich, Kathy Balngayngu Marika and Hunter Page Lochard by Stephen Dupont
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