balarr inyiny | Darwin Festival
An epic spectacle of light, movement and sound transforms the night sky.
Led by Larrakia artist Jenna Lee, supported by elders from the Larrakia community, in collaboration with music producer Kuya James and composer Lena Kellie, balarr inyiny (bah-lahrr een-yeen-y), meaning Light Dreaming, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family.
See 160 drones take flight from Jervois Park in a breathtaking choreographed sky show illustrating Larrakia songlines that run down Darwin’s coastline.
Following on from the Fremantle Biennale’s Australian premiere of First Lights with Moombaki, balarr inyiny uses new technologies to bring to life ancient stories of this place, transforming the way we understand Larrakia culture and our shared relationship to country.
Settle into Jervois Park for a special Welcome to Country before each drone performance. Don’t miss this illuminating free, family-friendly experience.
19 – 21 August 2022
Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia) Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. An access and inclusion statement is available (make this available on your website).