Eora – Dark Emu premieres at Vivid Sydney.

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Eora – Dark Emu premieres at Vivid Sydney.


On Friday May 25, Bangarra unveils Eora – Dark Emu, a large-scale production designed for the Southern Pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The performance combines Aboriginal history, dance, art and architecture and is said to be one of the highlights in Vivid’s tenth anniversary celebrations running from May 25 until June 16.

Bangarra’s Artistic Director Stephen Page and Head of Design Jacob Nash were inspired by the award-winning book of the same name. Their interpretation stars dancers Tara Robertson, Yolanda Lowatta, Rika Hamaguchi and Tyrel Dulvarie, with an emphasis on the connection between the earth and sky in slow motion.

The dance theatre’s new work Dark Emu will premiere at Sydney Opera House from June 14 to July 14 before travelling to Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and finishing in Melbourne in September.