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Waru - journey of the small turtle

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Bangarra's first dedicated work for children, Waru - journey of the small turtle, is an interactive and immersive introduction to Torres Strait Islander culture and dance for 3 to 8-year-olds and their families, playing at QPAC in the school holidays from 26-29 June 2024.

Waru - journey of the small turtle

Under the star-lit skies of the Torres Strait, a small green turtle navigates her way back to the beach where she was born. 

The season has started, the turtles are returning to nest, and soon the island will welcome a new generation of hatchlings – amongst them is our small turtle friend, Migi.

Waru - journey of the small turtle

Join Migi as she undertakes a journey of discovery and survival in this contemporary saltwater Lagaw Kazil (Island Children) story inspired by the totemic system of the green turtle.

Created by former Bangarra Artistic Director, Stephen Page, together with Hunter Page-Lochard and Bangarra alumni Dancers and Choreographers Sani Townson and Elma Kris, Waru provides parents, teachers and caregivers a unique opportunity to open up conversations about climate change, caring for the environment, and the traditional cultural values of respect and reciprocity.

Waru - journey of the small turtle

"A stunning way of introducing the importance of how we can make a difference to the environment..." Theatre Travels 

"Waru is less of a show for an audience, more of an event in which the audience is part of the action" Sydney Morning Herald

"Perfect to the littlest culture connoisseurs..." Time Out Sydney

QPAC is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com 

Photography by Daniel Boud

Waru - journey of the small turtle

Playhouse, QPAC

South Brisbane 

Jun 26-29, 2024

$35 + trans fee 

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