'In celebration of The Australian Ballet’s 50th anniversary, Stephen Page led a collaboration between Bangarra and The Australian Ballet with the creation of a new work Warumuk – in the dark night as part of the Ballet’s Infinity program.
'While past works Alchemy (1996) and Rites (1997) fused ballet with Indigenous themes, this was the first time dancers from both companies joined together in a seamless creative process inspired by Aboriginal culture. From the evening star to the morning star, the myths that resonate within the night sky were expressed from a contemporary perspective.
'The score, composed by David Page, provides a rich mix of soundscape and orchestral instruments celebrating the resilience of Aboriginal songs and languages.' (Production summary)
Premiered in 2012 at Arts Centre Melbourne
Toured Victoria, New South Wales and New York in 2012 with The Australian Ballet.
CHOREOGRAPHY Stephen Page
MUSIC David Page
SET DESIGN Jacob Nash
COSTUME DESIGN Jennifer Irwin
LIGHTING DESIGN Padraig O Suilleabhain