Darwin Entertainment Centre

DARWIN FESTIVAL | Waŋa: Spirit NT Dance Company

Gary Lang fuses traditional lore with contemporary movement to share his poignant experience of grief and joy.  

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Aug 5, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 6, 2022


Darwin Entertainment Centre


93 Mitchell Street, Darwin City NT, Australia

Waŋa  is a personal response to the tragedy of young lives lost in remote Indigenous communities. Opening with the haunting sounds of manikay and an interpretation of the elaborate funeral rites of the Yolŋu people of Arnhem Land, the work moves between ceremonial dance and Lang’s own unique style of contemporary ‘Indigenous ballet’, as the performers take us on a journey of the soul into its spirit world. This moving and epic production exquisitely captures both the pain and relief of a spirit’s passing, and the joy and welcome it receives from those that have gone ahead of us.

Tickets also available from Darwin Festival at darwinfestival.org.au or 08 8943 4222

For more information visit https://www.yourcentre.com.au/#!/events/-N1Qbh-iP7cp7QarWWHu/