'Commissioned by Bangarra’s Artistic Director, Stephen Page, of earth & sky features the work of celebrated choreographer Frances Rings and Daniel Riley in his choreographic debut.'
'Artefact by Frances Rings, breathes life back into Aboriginal objects that represent the continuum of practices that date back thousands of years. Each artefact is respected for the story it tells in reconnecting people with their traditional culture and heritage. Expressed through striking design and theatrical elements Artefact is a powerful dance theatre work.'
'Riley by Daniel Riley McKinley celebrates the life and work of the late Michael Riley, an acclaimed Aboriginal photographer and filmmaker, related to Daniel through Wiradjuri culture. Riley’s cloud series of photographs with their dream-like beauty and digital manipulation are reflected in the movement and evocative soundscape for this exciting new work about the cultural resilience of Indigenous Australians.' (Source: Bangarra Dance Theatre website)
2010 National Tour - Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Wollongong, Melbourne
2012 Regional Tour - New South Wales & Western Australia
Choreography: Artefact by Frances Rings, Riley by Daniel Riley
Music: David Page
Set Design: Jacob Nash
Costume Design: Gabriela Tylesova
Lighting Design: Damien Cooper