Artists:Bangarra Dance Theatre: Stephen Page (Australia) / Jacob Nash (Australia) / Bonnie Elliott (Australia) / Steve Francis (Australia) / Simon Njoo...
EORA - Dark Emu
The Rocks NSW 2000
Bangarra Dance Theatre: Stephen Page (Australia) / Jacob Nash (Australia) / Bonnie Elliott (Australia) / Steve Francis (Australia) / Simon Njoo (Australia) / Experience The Pulse (Australia) / Tara Robertson (Australia) / Yolanda Lowatta (Australia) / Rika Hamaguchi (Australia) / Tyrel Dulvarie (Australia)
EORA – Dark Emu is a large-scale projection, designed especially for the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s Southern Pylon, which marries Aboriginal history, dance, art and architecture in a striking visual aesthetic.
Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interacted with the land long before colonisation. The title refers to the Spirit Emu, who “left the earth after its creation to reside as a dark shape in the Milky Way.”
Created by Stephen Page and Jacob Nash of the Bangarra Dance Theatre, the work features Bangarra’s dancers, painted with light, showing the unbreakable connection between earth and sky.
Bangarra Dance Theatre is acclaimed worldwide for its compelling contemporary dance, soul-stirring soundscapes and uniquely Australian stories, and this is the fifth time that Vivid Sydney has featured the innovative artwork of this iconic company.
Go exploring, venture into the night and let Bangarra shine a light on this fascinating chapter of Aboriginal history.
Country represented by installation: Australia