The Other Side of Me
Dance
30 April - 2 May 2024
State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre

The Other Side of Me

30 April - 2 May 2024 State Theatre Centre of WA, Heath Ledger Theatre Buy tickets
Presented by Gary Lang NT Dance Company
Produced by BlakDance

Following the success of their 2022 show Waŋa, NT Dance Company offer a powerful, moving dance duet that navigates the limits of physical expression. 

Choreographed by Gary Lang, this international, cross-cultural collaboration with Northumbria University (UK) communicates a story of the Stolen Generations’ trauma. With care & compassion, it poses questions about relationships between country of origin, identity, adoption, the criminal justice system and psychological health.

The Other Side of Me translates into dance the true-life story of a young Aboriginal man, born in the 1960s in the Northern Territory, adopted by a white English family and raised in a remote hamlet in the United Kingdom. Drawing on a collection of personal letters and poems, it offers insights into the mind of a man struggling to re-evaluating his life in light of his and First Nations Australian origins on the other side of the world.

Audiences are invited to remain after the performance for a post-show restorative process Q&A.
 

Creatives / Cast
Gary Lang (Choreographer) Larrakia
Josephine Crawshaw (Cultural Consultant) Kalkarindji
Jesse Norris (Cultural Consultant) Torres Strait Island descendent
Banula Marika (Cultural Consultant) Yolŋu
Erica McCallum (NT Dance Company General Manager)
Elizabeth Rogers (Project Manager)
Noelle Shader (Rehearsal Director)
Laura Fish (Co-Creator, Dramaturg, Writer)
Liz Pavey (Co-Creator, Dramaturg)
Chandler Connell (Performer) Wiradjuri and Ngunnawal
Alexander Abbot (Performer)
Samuel Pankhurst (Composer/Sound Designer)
Arian Pearson (Sound Designer) Yolŋu
Samuel James (Video Artist)
Joseph Mercurio (Lighting Designer)
Jennifer Irwin (Costume Designer)
BlakDance (Tour Producer)

Image by Paz Tassone

The national tour has received financial assistance from the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $49.00 Adult
  • $37.00 Concession (Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, Health Care Card)
  • $25.00 Full-time Student
  • $35.00 Groups 10+
  • $20.00 School Groups 15+
    For group bookings phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@artsculturetrust.wa.gov.au



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