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Darwin Festival | Waŋa: Spirit NT Dance Company

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.